Phish‘s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell have offered up some yuletide cheer in the form of a duo album entitled December. Stream the whole thing via YouTube below or on SiriusXM Phish Radio. The album features two-man renditions of Phish favorites like “If I Could”, “Mountains In The Mist”, “Wingsuit”, “Joy”, and “Miss You” as well as a mammoth, 17-minute rendition of “The Squirming Coil”.
After the premiere, tune in to Phish Radio (Ch. 29) at 4 p.m. ET for “The Year In Phish,” a retrospective special about this most unusual year for the band and the Phish fanbase. Listen to the album in its entirety below:
Page McConnell & Trey Anastasio – December – Full Album
[12/24/20, 11:00 a.m.] Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell have announced a special Christmas Eve surprise set to air on LivePhish and SiriusXM Phish Radio today, Thursday, December 24th, at 2 p.m. ET.
Whatever this surprise may be, Trey and Page seem to be keeping the specifics under wraps until 2 p.m. The announcement came inconspicuously on Thursday morning with a simple post on Phish social media with the caption, “Page McConnell & Trey Anastasio. 2PM ET / 11AM PT. Youtube.com/phish / Phish Radio/ LivePhish.”
The only portion of this mysterious announcement that may provide clues as to what’s in the proverbial box is the photo shared along with the social media announcement—a new twist on an image with which we’re quite familiar. The image shows Trey and Page during their porch session at Trey’s Barn studio in Vermont carrying a keyboard in the style of Phish’s Colorado ’88 album cover, much like they did with a keyboard-shaped cake on New Year’s Eve 2013. Fans have seen this recreation of the famous album cover before, too, as it was included in one of the several Page and Trey duo videos shared in conjunction with The Beacon Jams in October and November. Watch the Page McConnell and Trey Anastasio performance of “Evening Song” premiered prior to The Beacon Jams Night 3 below:
Trey Anastasio & Page McConnell – “Evening Song” – Premiered 10/23/20
This time, however, there’s a twist: One of the evergreen trees in the background of the image has been edited to look like a trimmed Christmas tree, complete with lights and a star on top. What surprises await Phish fans under Trey and Page’s tree? Tune in at 2 p.m. ET on Phish’s YouTube, LivePhish, or SiriusXM Phish Radio (Channel 29) to find out.
Immediately following Trey and Page’s 2 p.m. surprise on Phish Radio, stick around for a special “The Year In Phish” retrospective special at 4 p.m. as various members of the extended Phish community break down the biggest events and storylines for the band and its members during this most unusual of years. In addition to host Ari Fink, “The Year In Phish” guest hosts include Scott Bernstein and Andy Kahn (JamBase), Karina Rykman and Raffaela Kenny-Cincotta (Relix, 3 from the 7), Elisa Allechant and Dawn Jenkins (Phemale-Centrics), Jonathan Schwartz (Phish Radio) and Kevin Shapiro (Phish archivist), Dean Budnick (Relix), Jordan Hoffman (Vanity Fair), The Beacon Jams darling Heather McDougal, and Live For Live Music editor-in-chief Andrew O’Brien. Listen to SiriusXM Phish Radio (Channel 29) online here.
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