Legendary concert promoter Bill Graham once said of the Grateful Dead
'they're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they
do', and that just about sums up the group who went from 'frighteningly
radical' to 'as American as Aplle Pie' in just a couple of generations. But it
wasn't the Dead who changed in order to bring about this circumstance, it was
the rest of the world catching up - and despite the band proper now being
absent from the scene for a number of years, the spirit remains.
Phish, once the new pretenders to the Dead's crown are now almost 30 years
into a journey that began when their upline had yet to achieve the biggest 'hit'
of their career. And despite the odd hiatus, the mighty Phish continue to play
unabashed to this day.
This two disc collection, featuring interviews with both bands recorded across
respective careers, spoken word biographies, booklets with rare photos and
even posters of each act, celebrates a genre of music that is composed and
performed by very few music makres, but is appreciated by millions across the