- Back on the Train
- Heavy Things
- Gotta Jibboo
- The Inlaw Josie Wales
- First Tube
- Mountains in the Mist
"Driver" and "Mist" are both Japanese import only.
Released May 16, 2000, but available for pre-order (as of 4/13/00, to be mailed just before the release date, with a free sticker) from Dry Goods, Phish's official merchandise arm.
Title comes from a song of the same title, about and named for a location Tom Marshall and Trey have spent time writing songs together.
Sales: "Farmhouse sold 88,776 copies, ranking it at #12 on the Top 200 Soundscan chart. It is the highest first week sales that Phish has ever had for a record. Billy Breathes debuted at #6 back in 1996, but did not actually sell as many first week copies as Farmhouse."
Back on the Train
The Inlaw Josie Wales
Phish Opens The Doors To Its 'Farmhouse'
Edited by Jonathan Cohen / February 28, 2000, 4:00 p.m. EST
Phish will see its eighth studio album, "Farmhouse," released May 16 on Elektra. The album was recorded in guitarist Trey Anastasio's Vermont studio with producer Bryce Goggin. "Farmhouse" is the acclaimed rock quintet's first studio disc since the 1998 set "The Story Of The Ghost," and follows the winter 1999 release of the six-CD live box set, "Hampton Comes Alive."
A tracklist for "Farmhouse" has yet to be finalized, but the 12-track album is expected to feature a number of the unreleased songs performed frequently on Phish's fall 1999 tour, including the title track, "Get Back On The Train," "Gotta Jiboo," and "Heavy Things."
After two warmup dates on May 21-22 at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and a week-long club tour in Japan, the band will embark on its standard North American summer jaunt, beginning June 22 in Nashville and concluding with shows July 14-15 in Columbus, Ohio. Touring is expected to resume in mid-September.
In other Phish news, a documentary about the band titled "Bittersweet Motel" will make its debut March 12 at the South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. "Outside Out," a film by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, will also premiere. A theatrical release of "Bittersweet Motel," which profiles the band and its 1997 festival the Great Went, is also in the works.
-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Ode to the purported end of dot-coms (early 2001), to the tune of the "Farmhouse" by Phish (author unknown; submitted second-hand 4/19/01):
Welcome this is a dot com
We have layoffs here sometimes
And this time of year is bad
We are so very sorry
There is little we can do
But count them
They didn't care
Or not enough
They weren't there when things got tough
They told a lie and I got mad
They weren't there when things go bad
I never ever saw my options soar
I never really saw the ROI
I never ever saw the forecast bright
In the dot coms things won't be all right