The next Phish live archival release, Ventura, features two shows the quartet played at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California on July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998. Though only a year separated the two shows, the band had a completely different sound at each appearance and delivered two outstanding performances. This audio-only release provides official recordings of two shows for which excellent audience recordings have never surfaced due to in part to the wind at the venue.
The box set is available for pre-order ahead of its June 18 release date from Dry Goods and those who purchase will receive a 10-track sampling of the band’s March 21st, 1993 show at Ventura Theatre called “BuenaVentura.” In addition to the 6-cd box set, pre-order options include bundles which feature Ventura koozies, t-shirts and posters.
As part of our Everybody Wins When We Plug Something And In Return They Offer Us Free Shit To Give Away program, we’ve got three copies of the complete Phish “Ventura” box set to giveaway PLUS a Big Kahuna Bundle which contains the all new 6-CD “Ventura” box set, Little Stevie Water Ski T on Purple and your choice of Koozie®. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us about your favorite Phish Summer Tour. You can enter a second time by following us and then tweeting the year of your favorite Phish Summer Tour at us. Let us know by including both “@hidden_track” AND “#phventura″ in your tweet. We’ll give you a third chance to snag one of the sets by telling us the year that your favorite Phish Summer Tour took place on our Facebook wall. Once the contest entry period closes we’ll tally all the entries from our comments section, Facebook and Twitter and pick four winners at random.
Here’s the fine print…
- To enter the contest, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite Phish Summer Tour
- You can enter a second time by leaving a similar comment on the wall of the Hidden Track Facebook Page
- You can enter a third time by following @hidden_track and tweeting your favorite Phish Summer Tour at us and including both “@hidden_track” AND “#phventura″ in your tweet
- Your comment(s) must be left by 11:59 PM EST on June 14
- Anybody entering more than once a piece on Facebook, Twitter and at the bottom of this post will be disqualified, tarred and feathered (If you have a problem leaving a comment and it doesn’t appear, you won’t be penalized for trying a second time)
- Four winners will be selected at random from all entries
- The first winner chosen will win the Big Kahuna bundle, while the other three will each receive a Phish Ventura box set courtesy of Phish Inc.
- HT staff members are not eligible to win
And now, feast your ears on this sensational version of Makisupa Policeman from Ventura…