Vida Blue is the debut album by Vida Blue, a trio featuring Phish keyboard player Page McConnell along with bass guitarist Oteil Burbridge and drummer Russell Batiste. It was recorded and released during Phish's break from touring. The album features extended instrumental electronic keyboard pieces mixed with lyrical tracks featuring vocals by McConnell. The band briefly toured in support of the album before taking a year off following the reformation of Phish in late 2002.
The Illustrated Band (CD, Album, Promo). The Illustrated Band (CD, Album, Dig).
Vida Blue got its name from the 1970s and 1980s Major League Baseball pitcher Vida Blue A screamo band from Iowa City, Iowa had been using the same name through part of 2001.
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Discography: Vida Blue. The Illustrated Band (2002).
It was recorded and released during Phish 's break from touring.
The band has performed at many music festivals including Roskilde, High Sierra, Langerado, Gasparilla Music Festival, Wakarusa, Montreal Jazz Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Santa Monica Pier, Grassroots, and Summerstage. 1999: Pork Scratchings.
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The Illustrated Band
You Don't Know
Little Miami (Reputation)
Written-By – Yeomanson*, McConnell*
Middle Ear Studio
Who Is She? Music, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p)
Sanctuary Records Group Inc.
Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Technician [Production Assistance]
DJ Le Spam*
Recorded April 21 and 22, 2003 at Middle Ear Studios, Miami Beach, FL.
Mastered at Absolute Audio, New York, NY June 2003.
Track 1 contains samples from "The Essence of Americanism" (Leonard Read); "Cuentos Infantiles Vol. 4". Track 3 contains samples from "I Fell in Love With a Prostitute" (Rev. Jasper Williams), Su-Ma Publishing (BMI). Track 4 contains samples from "My Man! Wild Man!" (Wildman Steve a/k/a Steve Gallon); "Preach On Sister, Preach On!" (LaWanda Page); "La Ultima Familia" (various artists).
Vocals on track 2 are Traditional Yaruba chanting.