Trey Anastasio releases live album The Beacon Jams. [Watch/Listen]

Trey Anastasio released The Beacon Jamsa live compilation album of 18 newly remixed songs from his 2020 Beacon Theater Livestream series of the same name. The digital-only version is now available on all major streaming platforms.

The livestream series, held without an in-person audience at Manhattan’s famed theater during the dog days of the pandemic-enforced tour closure, was played over eight Fridays in the fall of 2020. With strict COVID-19 protocols in place and limited travel abilities, Anastasio tapped a number of staff to enter the Beacon Jams Blow and help him redesign his decade-long catalog for a total of 1.8 million viewers via Pull out.

“I absolutely loved The Beacon Jams“, Anastasio recalls the residence of the. “We would end on Friday night, the stream would shut down and I would go home and start planning the next one. With each week that passed, we all felt more comfortable. Everyone made discoveries. … What made it successful for me was that we weren’t trying to replicate a live concert. What I was hoping for was that it would be a fresh form of entertainment – turning lemons into lemonade. I have a feeling that was the case.”

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Released two days before the two-year anniversary of the eighth and final night of the residency, the album features performances by Trey Anastasio Bandconsisting of Kyro Baptista (Drums), James Casey (saxophone, vocals), Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals), Jennifer Hartwick (trumpet, vocals), Russ Lawton (Drums), Ray Paczkowski (keyboards) and during his last performances with the group der Späte Tony Markellis (Bass). Also featured are frequent collaborators Jeff Tanski (keyboards), Celisse Henderson (singing) and Jo Lampert (vocals), as well as the debut of The Rescue Squad (violinist Katie Kresek and Maxim Mostonviolist Rachel Goluband cellist Anya Holz).

The 145-minute live compilation co-produced by Anastasio and Vance Powell and remixed by Powell, the 18-track collects a variety of acoustic and electric highlights from the event, including solo material, Trey Anastasio Band favorites and unique versions of classic songs from the Phish Catalog.

The Beacon Jams Residency generated $1.2 million in fan donations for The Divided Heaven Foundation, Anastasio’s initiative to fund a residential home renovation program in Ludlow, VT. Much like the livestream series itself, proceeds from the new compilation will benefit the foundation’s efforts to open the treatment center, which is currently slated for 2023.

“It was beyond our wildest dreams that we would raise $1.2 million in fan donations,” Anastasio said. “It has given the recovery program a head start and has helped us work to bring treatment options to sections of the community that have been excluded in the past.”

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The news of the new The Beacon Jams Compilation follows the Trey Anastasio Band’s eight-day co-headlining tour goose. Next up for Trey is a four-day New Year’s Eve run Madison Square Garden with Phish.

Listen to Trey Anastasio The Beacon Jams Live compilation album on your platform of choice here or stream via the Spotify player below. Scroll down to watch a new video from What’s The Use? out The Beacon Jams with remixed audio. Read Live for live music‘s comprehensive live coverage of The Beacon Jams including setlists, videos and full nightly recaps, go here.

Trey Anastasio – The Beacon Jams – Full Live Album

Trey Anastasio – “What’s The Use” (Remixed for The Beacon Jams) [Pro-Shot] – 13.11.20

[A version of this article was published 11/22/22]

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