Junta (pronounced Joon-tah - the "oo's" sound like "book") is Phish's first official studio album.
Junta was recorded at Euphoria Sound Studios in Revere Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. In addition to writing and performing all the music, the band produced the album themselves - gathering around Enginner Gordon Hookailo's console to do group fades since the studio lacked mix automation. It was a ground-breaking effort in terms of musical ambition and every song on the album is still performed by the band live.
Junta was originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989 with packaging created by the band. The album was re-mastered and re-released as a double CD (and cassette) in October 1992 on Elektra with art by Jim Pollock. Junta was released on vinyl for the first time in April 2012 as a limited edition 3-LP set as part of Record Store Day.
- 3LP Set
- Black & White Splatter Edition
- Lacquers cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering from the original stereo 1/4" master reels
- Triple Gatefold
- Limited time download of the album (from the new vinyl remaster)
- You Enjoy Myself
- Golgi Apparatus
- Dinner And A Movie
- Divided Sky
- David Bowie
- Fluff's Travels