Phish A Picture Of Nectar: Deluxe on Limited Edition 180g 2LP
A Picture Of Nectar was recorded in 1991 at White Crow Studios in Burlington, Vermont on 24-track 2″ tape and mixed to 1/2″ stereo reels. This was the band’s third album and major label debut and the start of a long relationship with Elektra. It was also their tribute to Nectar Rorris, owner of Nectar’s in Burlington, where Phish played many multiple night stands in the 1980’s that in their words “taught us how to play.”
Like Junta and Lawn Boy, Phish self-produced A Picture of Nectar “with a lot of help" from engineer Kevin Halpin. The material displayed the growing extent and diversity of Phish’s talents honed throughout eight years of rehearsals and hundreds of live shows. Over twenty three years later, nearly every song on A Picture Of Nectar is still in live rotation today.
A Picture Of Nectar was mastered by Bob Ludwig and released by Elektra February 18, 1992 on CD and cassette. The album went on to be certified Gold. In 2014, Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers from the original stereo master reels for the vinyl edition. Each LP is pressed onto 180g audiophile grade vinyl.
Phish A Picture Of Nectar - Deluxe Track Listing:
4. Poor Heart
7. Guelah Papyrus
9. The Landlady
3. The Mango Song
4. Chalk Dust Torture
7. Tweezer Reprise