The people have spoken! Behold the Hall of Fame: Class of 2014, a monster collection of the year’s best as determined by the UM faithful. Clocking in at 22 tracks, unfolding over four and half hours, it’s the deepest HOF offering to date. We’ve taken more of your top picks than ever and turned them into a two-set show (and a behemoth of an encore) that encapsulates the essence of live UM: raw, energetic and inspired. Heavy on improvisation and stylistically diverse, it’s what you’ve come to expect from Umphrey’s McGee.
Hall of Fame: Class of 2014 Foil Stamped Cover
As always, the Hall of Fame is curated by the people, for the people. Your selections this year include everything from UMBowl Raw Stewage debuts to tracks from our 2,000th show. Cities represented span from coast to coast, Seattle to New York to Florida and plenty of Midwest representation in between. From the vaunted Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado to the obscure F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, you left no stone unturned.
Pre-orderers of the Class of 2014 will be part of another fan centric project debut as we unveil the Hall of Fame Wall of Fame picture mosaic. Pre-order the album (in any format) and you’ll be invited to upload a photo of your “Hall of Fame Moment” for inclusion. (Have a favorite photo of you and your friends at a show? Or one of you hanging with one of the guys? Perhaps you want that pic of your new pet chinchilla included? *Most* things are fair game.) You’ll then receive a hi-res version of the finished art to use however you’d like (digital print, screensaver, desktop etc.) Additional details and login credentials will be emailed on your receipt.
Hall of Fame: Class of 2014 is available in a smattering of physical and digital formats, from 180 gram “Sun Spot” vinyl to high resolution 24-bit ALAC to MP3. In addition, we’re pleased to offer the album as a four CD set this year. Finally, we’re forging new ground this year with our deluxe offering as we roll out our first ever dual sided picture disc vinyl. Limited to an edition size of only 75 lathe cut records, the discs feature two runner-up live tracks from the HOF voting. Each side highlights a classic Abby Fox live photograph. (What’s a lathe cut vinyl you ask?)
Digital delivery of the HOF commences Friday, October 9th. Vinyl will ship in the beginning of November (all vinyl orders will receive the digital version on October 9th). You must pre-order by release date to participate in the UM picture mosaic.
The Hall of Fame: Class of 2014 Set List
August (13:33) 04/19/14 | Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX
Bridgeless > (19:04) 11/01/14 | House of Blues, Boston, MA
Den > (6:09) 11/01/14 | House of Blues, Boston, MA
Bridgeless (4:37) 11/01/14 | House of Blues, Boston, MA
Stanton > (2:18) 10/30/14 | The F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Front Porch (17:00) 11/08/14 | Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
Where Is My Mind? (3:58) 11/08/14 | Orpheum Theatre, Madison, WI
Onward & Upward (23:18) 05/03/14 | Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Cemetery Walk II (14:53) 10/22/14 | House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Wappy Sprayberry > (13:35) 07/05/14 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
JaJunk (4:42) 07/05/14 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Wizard Burial Ground (17:00) 05/04/14 | Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
Syncopated Strangers > (13:12) 04/10/14 | Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
#5 > (14:11) 05/23/14 | Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, IL
Syncopated Strangers (3:38) 04/10/14 | Revolution Live, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Blue Echo > (17:37) 12/30/14 | The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
Ringo (13:34) 10/25/14 | Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
Driven to Tears > (3:53) 10/22/14 | House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Jam > (7:54) 10/22/14 | House of Blues, Cleveland, OH
Hurt Bird Bath (16:49) 10/29/14 | Forum Theatre, Binghamton, NY
Much Obliged > (15:16) 02/20/14 | Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
Mantis (20:53) 03/06/14 | Neptune, Seattle, WA
Vinyl back (left); “Sun Spot” vinyl (right)
Deluxe Picture Vinyl : This Side (left); Deluxe Picture Vinyl : That Side (right)