On October 19th, JEMP Records will release Coral Sky, a 2-DVD set capturing Phish’s November 2, 1996 performance at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL. The complete, uncut concert was created from archival videotapes of the multi-camera lawn screen feed and the audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and 5.1 surround.
Amid the swaying palms and soft breezes of South Florida, the two-and-a-half hour plus concert showcased some of the most unique and compelling playing of the band’s career, including a transcendent pairing of “Crosseyed And Painless” and “Run Like An Antelope.” Santana’s Karl Perazzo
was featured on percussion throughout the show. Perazzo
, who had become acquainted with the band members during their 1992 and 1996 summer tours with Santana
, added polyrhythms that explored new space within Phish's
music in this deeply experimental show. Allman Brothers Band
drummer Butch Trucks
sat in for the encore, “Funky Bitch.”