Vinyl Edition Of Phish ‘The Siket Disc’ LP Available For Pre-Order


Music retailers Elusive Disc and Acoustic Sounds have made a vinyl edition of Phish‘s 1999 album The Siket Disc available for pre-order. According to the web stores, the record will be issued on wax by JEMP Records on Friday, December 18.

In September the band reissued their first four studio albumsJunta, Lawn Boy, A Picture Of Nectar and Rift – on 180g audiophile grade vinyl. According to the listings, The Siket Disc will also be pressed on 180g vinyl from “lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.” Here’s how Elusive Disc describes The Siket Disc vinyl release:

The Siket Disc contains 35 minutes of almost entirely instrumental, live-in-the-studio improvisation recorded by its namesake, engineer John Siket.

The music was culled by Phish keyboardist Page McConnel [sic] from the Story of The Ghost sessions that took place in 1997 at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, New York. Highlighting the band’s millennial, sometimes-ambient explorations of the time, The Siket Disc yielded a few songs that have since been incorporated into live shows including “What’s The Use?”, “My Left Toe”, “The Happy Whip and dung Song”, and even the vocoder soundscape of “Quadrophonic Toppling”.

The album was recorded and mixed by Siket, compiled/edited by McConnell, and mastered for vinyl from the digital audio tape flat master by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl and includes a limited time MP3 download of the album transferred from vinyl.

The Siket Disc Vinyl Track List:

Side A:

  1. My Left Toe
  2. The Name Is Slick
  3. What’s The Use

Side B:

  1. Fish Bass
  2. Quadrophonic Toppling
  3. The Happy Whip and Dung Song
  4. Insects
  5. Title Track
  6. Albert

Recorded March 11-15 and September 29 – October 2, 1997 at Bearsville Studios, Woodstock, NY.

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