Trey Anastasio's Debut For Columbia Records

Trey Anastasio has been scheduled for several very special late night television appearances in support of Shine, his debut album for Columbia Records and first solo project since the dissolution of his rock band Phish in 2004.

Trey's fall tour kicked off November 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following several October gigs which included two nights opening for the Rolling Stones and a series of triumphant performances in Las Vegas during the Vegoose Music Festival.

"Mr. Anastasio is embracing the simpler pleasures of 4/4 time, major chords and songs that simply sound happy, " observed the New York Times. "The band draws on familiar styles -- gospel vamps, riffing Southern rock, walking- bass blues, the Grateful Dead's countryish lilt -- and cruises contentedly within them."

Meanwhile, both the underground and mainstream music press has been ecstatic about Trey's new album, Shine, released November 1 in CD and DualDisc formats.

Produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien (whose extensive resume ranges from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Paul Westerberg to Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine), Shine premieres 12 new studio recordings by Trey Anastasio (many of them road-tested in the past year by Trey's touring ensemble, 70 Volt Parade). O'Brien plays bass, keyboards and contributes background vocals to the album and is joined on several tracks by legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop).

All guitar parts and lead vocals on Shine are by Trey Anastasio, who, for the first time on any of his albums (with the exception of the primarily instrumental One Man's Trash but including the Phish catalog) is the record's sole lyricist.

Tracks on Shine include: "Shine, " "Tuesday, " "Invisible, " "Come As Melody, " "Air Said To Me, " "Wherever You Find It, " "Sweet Dreams Melinda" (an older song, cowritten with Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis, heard here with new lyrics and a fresh arrangement), "Love Is Freedom, " "Sleep Again, " "Spin, " "Black, " and "Love That Breaks All Lines."

The DualDisc edition of Shine features the album, in its entirety, on the audio side. The DVD component includes the full album in PCM Stereo as well as "Live At Red Rocks, " featuring four songs -- "Air Said To Me, " "Dark and Down, " "Shine, " and "Come As Melody" -- from Trey's most recent concert (August 13, 2005) at Colorado's fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The Shine DualDisc also includes behind-the-scenes rehearsals at Red Rocks and an exclusive interview with Trey.

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