On a crisp October day in 2004, we rolled into the Bay Area for our second show ever at the legendary Great American Music Hall. If you have ever set foot inside those hallowed halls, you understand the “if these walls could talk” feeling that permeates the room. Home to countless legendary performances from Sonny Rollins to the Grateful Dead, the energy is undeniable. Our excitement about that show returns today as we roll out the previously unreleased, re-mastered matrix recording from the vault.
The show featured the debut of “Great American,” with the venue appropriately serving as the song’s namesake. Phil Lesh dropped by and joined in on “Robot World,” as well as the first rendition of “Franklin’s Tower” since 1998. Throw in “Divisions” > “Glory” > “Divisions” and some humorous banter about Blue Öyster Cult and you’ve got classic UM.
This archival release is available exclusively via UMLive.net in a variety of digital formats including lossless options. We have pressed a special three-disc set for those of you who like to exercise all your senses. In addition, we are also reducing pricing on CDs across all shows on UMLive.net. Finally, you can subscribe to UMLive.net and automatically have streaming access to this show as well as over a thousand others.
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Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
October 22, 2004
Set 1: Roulette, Utopian Fir > Great American > Utopian Fir > Syncopated Strangers, Plunger, Mail Package > Divisions > Glory > Divisions, Hot for Teacher
Set 2: 2nd Self > Robot World > Franklin’s Tower, Nemo, Mulche’s Odyssey, Visions > The Bottom Half, Hurt Bird Bath -> Making Flippy Floppy -> Hurt Bird Bath
Encore: All In Time
 debut, original
 with Phil Lesh replacing Ryan on bass for ending
 with Phil Lesh on vocals and bass
last Franklin’s Tower 04.24.1998 (790 shows)
Mixed & recorded by Kevin Browning
Remastered by Micah Gordon
Additional editing by Brian Walsh
Design by John Engelman
Photos by Susan Weiand