Hall of Fame: Class of 2013

Of the people, by the people, for the people . . .

You cast your ballots, we have counted the votes, and the Class of 2013 is in. The annual Hall of Fame series features the best of best of 2013 as determined by the UM faithful. We’ve taken your top picks and turned them into a two-set show that encapsulates the essence of live UM: raw, energetic, and inspired. Heavy on improvisation and stylistically diverse, it is what you’ve come to expect from Umphrey’s McGee.

Nearly three hours of music have been meticulously stitched together to deliver you a new listening experience. This year’s offering features classic UM staples alongside two stand out covers (of Beck and moe.) as well as appearances by Joshua Redman and Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret Horns. Hall of Fame: Class of 2013 is available in a smattering of digital formats, from high resolution 24-bit ALAC to MP3. We will also be pressing a double 180-gram splattered LP set for you audiophiles and collectors. The vinyl set includes an MP3 download of the entire album.

In addition, this year’s class features a new option for the UM core, one guaranteed to turn heads. We are pleased to present umGOLD, the finest commemorative piece we’ve ever offered, celebrating the Hall of Fame: Class of 2013 going gold (margin of error +/- 499,000 copies). Housed inside a beautifully crafted wood shadow box, each gold record is customized with the name of your choosing indicating your “Associate Producer” status. The 16- by 20-inch frame also features the album art, Hall of Fame hologram logo, and personalized etched gold plaque, as well as the double LP vinyl set and digital download. There is no better way to show your umph love than umGOLD.

Pre-order begins today and digital delivery of the Hall of Fame: Class of 2013 commences Tuesday, September 23rd. Vinyl and umGOLD has gone to the presses and will ship in early November, but all orders will receive their download on the 23rd. As a final thank you for pre-ordering and supporting UM, you will receive an immediate download (read: now) of an unreleased UM studio track titled “Full Frontal.”

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Team UM

Full Show

Set I:
Dump City (10.16.13 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT)
Kabump > (02.14.13 The Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown, WV)
The Triple Wide > (12.28.13 The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO)
Bad Friday (12.31.13 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO) Features Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret Horns
Conduit (08.17.13 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, IL)
Debra (05.25.13 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL)

Set II:
Wappy Sprayberry > (11.01.13 Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI)
Robot World> (06.08.13 Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO)
Rebubula (05.24.13 Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL)
Der Bluten Kat >
Amble On >
Der Bluten Kat (12.29.13 Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO) Features Joshua Redman on saxophone & Jaden Carlson on guitar

Encore:
Resolution > (08.23.13 Riverfront Park, Nashville, TN)
Blue Echo (12.30.13 1 Up Colfax, Denver, CO)

Vinyl

Side A:
Robot World
06/08/13
Chautauqua Auditorium
Boulder, CO

Side B:
Dump City
10/16/13
Higher Ground
South Burlington, VT

Side C:
Bad Friday
12/31/13
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO

Conduit
08/17/13
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Chicago, IL

Side D:
Rebubula
05/24/13
Summer Camp Music Festival
Chillicothe, IL