On this week's Under the Scales, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom about the 20th anniversary of "Story of the Ghost." Shortly after getting into the conversation, we realize we should probably call Trey to bring some more color to the conversation. We talked to him about the making of the album and much more.
Over the course of the conversation, Trey tells LOTS of stories about the writing and recording of the "Ghost" material, along with songs that ended up on "Farmhouse" and "The Siket Disc." Of course, we veered off course and talked a lot about the modern era — including Page's new keyboard setup, which includes vintage keyboards and a Hammond organ that has, according to Trey, completely changed the band's sound. We also talked about Trey's feelings about the Baker's Dozen and the flourishing state of the Phish community.
In addition, we touch on the process of deciding which songs end up on albums and which don't (including why “Twist” didn’t make it onto "Ghost"); Trey's respect for Fishman; and the lyrical and musical motivations behind songs like “Wading in the Velvet Sea,” “Ghost,” “Brian and Robert,” “Birds of a Feather” and more.
You can listen to the whole interview here or through the player below.
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