The Phish Companion
|Series||The Phish Companion|
|Subject||Biography, History, Reference|
|June 22, 2016|
The Phish Companion is an encyclopedia about the band Phish. Three editions have been published: A first in 2000 by Miller Freeman, a second in 2004 (around the time of Phish's "breakup") by Backbeat Books, and a third edition (self-published) in 2016.
The Companion is produced by fans of the band, on a volunteer-basis and for charity, under the auspices of the nonprofit Mockingbird Foundation. Content has, in one edition or another, included song histories, setlists, reviews, statistics, essays, poetry, guest and sideshow info, an index of lyrics, interviews, and more. Proceeds - of which $1.13M has already been disbursed through 348 grants - benefit music education for children. Created completely by fans, it is the authoritative guide to Phish.
The third edition of The Phish Companion: A Guide to the Band & Their Music is a hard-bound, 898-page, full-color revision, with thousands of freshly-manicured setlists, song histories, and charts; hundreds of evocative show reviews and fan stories; and 128 pages of dazzling Phish photography – most of which has never been published.