Round Room


Round Room
Round Room
Studio album by Phish
Released December 10, 2002 (US]
Recorded October 5,-October 19, 2002
Genre Rock
Length 77:51
Label Elektra
Producer Bryce Goggin
Phish chronology
Farmhouse
(2000)
Round Room
(2002)
The Victor Disc
(2002)
LivePhish.com Downloads series chronology
Live Phish Downloads: Farmhouse
(2009)
Live Phish Downloads: Round Room
(2009)
Live Phish Downloads: Undermind
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Round Room is the ninth official studio album by the American rock band Phish, released on December 10, 2002, by Elektra Records. The album was recorded and released in the lead up to Phish's reunion concert on New Year's Eve 2002 at Madison Square Garden, which marked the end of the band's two-and-a-half year break.

As with previous Phish albums, the songs originated in collaborative writing sessions between frontman Trey Anastasio and lyricist Tom Marshall (with two songs contributed by bass guitarist Mike Gordon). Round Room is unique, however, in that the final tracks were taken from the band's unedited rehearsal sessions at The Barn, Anastasio's studio in Vermont. Rolling Stone notes that this approach gives the album a "decidedly live" feeling, and "breathes with an anxious, edge-of-the-seat intensity that's missing from their previous studio efforts."[3] Though largely positive, the review criticizes Anastasio's singing and the "Phishspeak" quality of the lyrics.[4]

Phish appeared on TV twice before their official return to the stage on New Year's Eve 2002. "46 Days" was debuted live on the December 14, 2002, episode of Saturday Night Live,[5] and "All of These Dreams" debuted five days later on The Late Show with David Letterman.[6]

About a week after the release of Round Room, Phish recorded an impromptu jam session in a studio in New York City, excerpts of which were later scheduled for release as The Victor Disc. However, this instrumental album has not yet been officially released.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Pebbles and Marbles" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 11:39
  2. "Anything But Me" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 4:30
  3. "Round Room" (Gordon, Linitz) - 4:13
  4. "Mexican Cousin" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:16
  5. "Friday" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 6:31
  6. "Seven Below" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 8:27
  7. "Mock Song" (Gordon) - 4:29
  8. "46 Days" (Anastasio) - 6:15
  9. "All of These Dreams" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 4:08
  10. "Walls of the Cave" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 9:59
  11. "Thunderhead" (Anastasio, Marshall) - 3:19
  12. "Waves" (Anastasio, Herman, Marshall) - 11:05

Personnel

Phish

Trey Anastasio - guitars, vocals
Page McConnell - keyboards, vocals
Mike Gordon - bass guitar, vocals
Jon Fishman - drums, vocals

References

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