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  • Mike Gordon - The Last Step Digital Download
    Item #: MGDD009
    Five song EP includes additional tracks from the 2014 Overstep recording sessions; one of which ended up making its way into the recording sessions for Phish's latest album Fuego. Mike and Scott Murawski penned the songs during a series of writing retreats in New England for Overstep.

    The EP includes the upbeat "Normal Phoebe" and "Eclipse" before settling into a quieter and more relaxed "Loon" and "Snow". Though originally written by Mike and Scott for Overstep, "Snow" made its live debut on stage with Phish on Halloween 2013. The original studio track was then recorded with the rest of Phish in Nashville during the Fuego recording sessions. The EP ends with a composed and less traditional rock-esque "The Last Step."

    Tracklist

    Normal Phoebe
    Eclipse
    Loon
    Snow
    The Last Step

    MUSICIANS
    Mike Gordon (all tracks)
    Scott Murawski (all tracks)
    Trey Anastasio (track 4) Jon Fishman (track 4)
    Page McConnell (track 4)
    Robert Walter (tracks 1, 2, 3)
    Matt Chamberlain (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
    Tom Cleary (track 5)

    • $4.95
  • Mike Gordon “The Last Step” EP 10” Vinyl
    Item #: MGLP07
    10" vinyl record (pressed on gray splattered wax). Five song EP includes additional tracks from the 2014 Overstep recording sessions; one of which ended up making its way into the recording sessions for Phish's latest album Fuego. Mike and Scott Murawski penned the songs during a series of writing retreats in New England for Overstep.

    The EP includes the upbeat "Normal Phoebe" and "Eclipse" before settling into a quieter and more relaxed "Loon" and "Snow". Though originally written by Mike and Scott for Overstep, "Snow" made its live debut on stage with Phish on Halloween 2013. The original studio track was then recorded with the rest of Phish in Nashville during the Fuego recording sessions. The EP ends with a composed and less traditional rock-esque "The Last Step."

    The Last Step EP

    Side A
    Normal Phoebe
    Eclipse
    Loon

    Side B
    Snow
    The Last Step

    MUSICIANS
    Mike Gordon (all tracks)
    Scott Murawski (all tracks)
    Trey Anastasio (track 4) Jon Fishman (track 4)
    Page McConnell (track 4)
    Robert Walter (tracks 1, 2, 3)
    Matt Chamberlain (tracks 1, 2, 3, 5)
    Tom Cleary (track 5)

    • $12.99
    • $10.00
  • Mike Gordon "Overstep" CD
    Item #: MGCD11
    Overstep is Mike Gordon's fourth solo studio album, following Moss, The Green Sparrow, and Inside In.

    Gordon and Scott Murawski penned the songs for Overstep during a series of writing retreats in New England. He turned over the producing reins to Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies) and invited a few new players into the studio, including legendary drummer Matt Chamberlain (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple).

    "Yarmouth Road," the infectious, reggae-inspired number is already familiar to Phish fans after its debut (along with "Say Something") on the band's Summer 2013 tour. Distant industrial noise gradually gives way to lush guitars and welcoming vocal harmonies in "Ether," the album opener (listen to the track here), while "Jumping" is a rhythmic puzzle box, detailing a series of thoughts that take place in a fleeting 1.5 seconds.

    Many of these songs promise huge payoffs in a live environment, most notably two plunging grooves that seem capable of bringing a house down. "Tiny Little World" opens with a polite reverie about a fetching woman in a coffee shop, but morphs quickly into pulsing boogie as the narrator is carried away by desire and bravado. Debauched exhortations to dance surface again in "Face," which chugs along atop Chamberlain's simple but undeniable pocket.

    The songs on Overstep also speak to Gordon's evolving ability to develop three- dimensional characters, and to speak more directly to the truth of their condition. He hasn't lost his appetite for metaphor, and he still leaves plenty of room for interpretation, but listeners may find themselves recognizing the human portraits in songs like "Say Something" and "Paint" in a way they haven't in Gordon's previous albums. Still, happily, Gordon embraces absurdity as he always has - conceptually, lyrically, and musically.

    • $9.99
  • Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow CD
    Item #: MGCD05
    After dedicating all of 2007 to writing The Green Sparrow, the end result is an eclectic album boasting his skillful assimilation of free-form rock & roll, calypso, pop and funk that showcases an unexpected side to Gordon's songwriting. Recorded at Mike's home studio in Vermont and mixed at The Barn, The Green Sparrow features special guests Chuck Leavell, Trey Anastasio and Page McConnell, Bill Kreutzmann, Ivan Neville and horn players from Antibalas.

    From the deeply rooted funk of "Radar Blip" to the rousing intricacies of "Andelmans' Yard," from the spirited rock of "Traveled Too Far" to the punch of "Another Door," The Green Sparrow is a playful album from an artist who continually reveals new layers of far-reaching invention.

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    • $12.00
  • Benevento/Russo Duo feat. Mike Gordon Live From Bonnaroo 2005
    Item #: MGCD04
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    As the sun began to set on the first day of Bonnaroo 2005, the Benevento/Russo Duo featuring Mike Gordon took the stage of "That Tent" for a killer set; one many have claimed to be their best show to date. The set was made available on LivePhish.com last year, and we are happy to announce that a remastered version is now available as a Limited Edition 2-CD set.

    The set features a mix of Benevento/Russo Duo originals including Welcome Red, Best Reason to Buy the Sun as well Phish/Mike Gordon favorites Foam, Mike's Song and The Beltless Buckler.
    • $18.00
  • Mike Gordon - Clone CD
    Item #: MGCD03
    This is the debut album from bassist Mike Gordon and acoustic guitar legend Leo Kottke.

    Released 2002.

    • $14.00
  • Mike Gordon - Moss CD
    Item #: MGCD08
    Moss, Mike's third solo album, comes only two short years after The Green Sparrow, and about half of its songs stem from the same 50-song burst of creativity that seeded that album. Gordon's bass lines wind through these songs like strands of DNA, determining the forms that the surrounding instruments and overall composition take. This is not an entirely far-fetched comparison, as lyrical references to double helixes, spirals and corkscrews – some of the shapes that DNA and other bits of cellular material assume – run through these songs, especially the dreamier, more otherworldly ones.

    A four-song sequence, comprising "Flashback," "The Void," "Got Away" and "Spiral," goes places no songs have gone before. You might suppose these soundscapes are musical evocations of particularly fanciful sights and sounds experienced while on hallucinogenic vision quests. Songs like "Spiral" and "The Void" detour into evocatively abstract, meterless areas of sound with a mysterious, textural richness. On the other hand, such numbers as "Can't Stand Still" and "Fire From a Stick" – both joyfully devoted to muses, mentors and the ecstatic wellspring of inspiration - are infectious, danceable, upbeat and viscerally planted in the here and now. Drummers Joe Russo and Doug Belote crop up throughout the album, and other guests include organist Marco Benevento, keyboardist Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman.

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    • $12.00
  • Mike Gordon 'Steamroller Wheelies' Flood Relief CD
    Item #: MGCD09
    This item ships for $3.99 for one CD!

    Steamroller Wheelies: A Restoration Convoy is a compilation of collaborations between Mike Gordon and a smattering of fellow musicians; all of whom wanted to contribute to Vermont flood recovery.

    The tracks were collected and compiled by Mike from various projects he's either developed or participated in over the years, beginning in 1999. All proceeds from Steamroller Wheelies will be directed towards recovery efforts, to help restore Vermont after the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene in 2011.

    Steamroller Wheelies is available now for download at LivePhish.com. The CD version sold here is limited to one printing.

    "The repairing of Vermont is about bringing different kinds of people together, so I wanted to do that musically with this group of tracks that were recorded over the years with interesting and unique musicians, but not widely released to the public" says Gordon. Musicians who participated include Phish bandmates Page McConnell and Jon Fishman, Marco Benevento, Joe Russo, Chris Thile, Little Feat, Danny Barnes, Russell Batiste, Fonzworth Bentley, Scott Murawski, Oteil Burbridge and others.

    "My entire career was based on moving to Vermont and embracing the magnificent Green Mountain vibes that infused Phish with its sound. Since our success story started with Vermont, it's natural that we immediately started contributing to the recovery efforts after Hurricane Irene. I wanted to make a personal contribution. Steamroller Wheelies gives some songs a home while helping to rebuild Vermont homes, roads, and bridges."

    See Details for a complete track listing.
    • $9.99
  • Mike Gordon - Inside In CD
    Item #: MGCD02
    Four years in the making, INSIDE IN started with OUTSIDE OUT, Mike Gordon's first feature film. With the theatrical and DVD releases behind him, Mike went back to the mostly instrumental soundtrack and significantly reworked the material, creating songs out of jams and adding lyrics to pieces that previously had none. Though there's clearly a link between film and album, it is only loosely a soundtrack.

    Released 2003.

    • $12.00