Phish to Release Clifford Ball 7-DVD Box Set

Article Contributed by | Published on Sunday, January 18, 2009

Phish is pleased to announce The Clifford Ball, the highly anticipated 7-DVD Box Set documenting Phish's landmark concert event that drew more than 70,000 fans to upstate New York in August 1996. The collection is available for pre-order now at Phish Dry Goods and will hit stores March 3rd.

The Clifford Ball was the first of six two-day spectacles the band staged, including The Great Went a year later, followed by Lemonwheel in 1998 and culminating in Big Cypress - the largest ticketed event in the world for the millennium celebrations, drawing over 90,000. The Clifford Ball was held in Plattsburgh, New York, at a decommissioned air force base, during which Phish played two marathon concerts which included multiple guests.

The box set features nine hours of concert and event footage, with six complete sets of music recorded Live August 16 & 17, 1996 and bonus features including Phish's extended soundcheck, its late night flatbed truck jam and a 30-minute featurette with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more. This regionless DVD set includes options for both stereo and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Audio (remixed and mastered from the band's multi-track tapes).

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a Festival Souvenir Pack. And the kicker: everyone who pre-orders The Clifford Ball from Phish Dry Goods by February 17th will be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to each night of Phish's upcoming Hampton Coliseum shows in March. Five winners will be chosen. Click here for full contest rules.