Phish New Album: Joy

Phish New Album Details: Joy

Update: has released the track listing for Joy

Phish will be releasing Joy, their first studio album in five years, later this summer on JEMP Records. The album was recorded in New York City this spring with producer Steve Lillywhite. Stay tuned for further details and pre-order information in the coming weeks! The last track, "Time Turns Elastic," is available now at iTunes.

The track listing for Joy is as follows:
1. Twenty Years Later
2. Backwards Down the Number Line
3. Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan
4. Light
5. Joy
6. Sugar Shack
7. Ocelot
8. Kill Devil Falls
9. I've Been Around
10. Time Turns Elastic

According to, the new Phish album will be titled Joy.

Following the reunion shows at Virginia's Hampton Coliseum in March (see our coverage here), the foursome linked up with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite at New York's Chunk King Studios and laid the foundation for the ten-song album. Trey Anastasio told RS' David Fricke that Joy "feels more like a live record than a lot of our live records."

Several songs from Joy have already been heard by Phish fans during the first leg of the band's summer tour, which concluded last week at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley (see our coverage here). New tracks, "Kill Devil Falls," "Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan" and "Time Turns Elastic" will all appear on Joy and have already made a strong impression on longtime fans.

Themes on the album include Anastasio's drug addiction, arrest and subsequent sobriety; and the title track was written when Anastasio's sister was struggling with cancer, she died in April.

Phish just completed a very strong return to the road and JamBase was there. We were on the scene with live Twitter coverage and setlist updates as well as reviews and pics from every stop on the tour. You can check out all our Phish Summer Tour coverage HERE.

[Published on: 6/24/09]

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