Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Reel To Real

On the heels of the release of our archival documentary Reel To Real, we are pleased to share the original soundtrack from the film. Comprised of 11 tracks scanning the entire 18-plus year history of UM, this one covers a wide swath of ground. In addition new and old, studio and live Umphrey’s, six of the tracks are solo works from Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger.

Following the opening single “Gone for Good,” an acoustic version of “Glory,” performed entirely by Cinninger and featured in the penultimate scene of Reel To Real, makes its debut. Two versions of the film’s main title “Australian Lullaby,” written and performed by Bayliss are audio ambien (do not operate heavy machinery while listening). A rare acoustic “Plunger” is followed by lyrical analysis and contemplative yet humorous recollections about UM’s original drummer Mike Mirro. Three tracks from Cinninger’s Boondocks Studio check all the boxes from head banging metal to a Brian Eno inspired composition aimed at moving pictures. And an oldie but goodie, “Orfeo” from the band’s 1998 debut album Greatest Hits Vol. III caps off this eclectic offering.

Listen to the soundtrack wherever you consume your digital media or order the CD directly from UM Merch (or at a show near you this summer). If you haven’t seen the film you can stream or download on Vimeo. Please leave us a review wherever you download, stream, watch, or across social media. We give a shit about what you think. Thanks for supporting Umphrey’s McGee.

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Track list for Reel To Real Soundtrack:

  1. Gone for Good
  2. Glory (acoustic)
  3. Full Frontal
  4. Australian Lullaby (acoustic)
  5. Plunger (acoustic)
  6. Plunger Commentary
  7. Bull Nasties
  8. Abbodon
  9. All Is Done
  10. Australian Lullaby (electric)
  11. Orfeo

Gone for Good – Written by Brendan Bayliss. Instruments recorded by Chris Mitchell at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, California on March 25th, 2016. Bayliss vocals & acoustic guitar overdubs recorded by Mike Sportiello & Kevin Browning at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, Illinois on May 18th, 2016. Edited by Greg Magers. Mixed & Mastered by Manny Sanchez at IV Lab West in Los Angeles, California.

Glory (acoustic) – Written & performed by Jake Cinninger. Recorded & Mixed by Jake Cinninger at Boondock Studios in Niles, Michigan. Assistant engineering by Jim Leep.

Full Frontal – Written by Umphrey’s McGee. Recorded & Mixed by Manny Sanchez at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, Illinois.

Australian Lullaby (acoustic) – Written & performed by Brendan Bayliss. Recorded & Mixed by Kevin Browning at Big Room Studio in Chicago, Illinois.

Plunger (acoustic; 120316 True Hollywood Stories) – Written by Jake Cinninger & Brendan Bayliss. Performed by Umphrey’s McGee. Recorded & Mixed by Chris Mitchell at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California on March 16th, 2012.

Plunger Commentary (120316 True Hollywood Stories) – Written by Umphrey’s McGee. See above.

Bull Nasties – Written & performed by Jake Cinninger. Recorded & Mixed by Jake Cinninger at Boondock Studios in Niles, Michigan.

Abbodon – Written & performed by Jake Cinninger. Recorded & Mixed by Jake Cinninger at Boondock Studios in Niles, Michigan. Assistant engineering by Jim Leep.

All Is Done – Written & performed by Jake Cinninger. Recorded & Mixed by Jake Cinninger at Boondock Studios in Niles, Michigan. Assistant engineering by Jim Leep.

Australian Lullaby (electric) – Written & performed by Brendan Bayliss. Recorded & Mixed by Kevin Browning at Big Room Studio in Chicago, Illinois.

Orfeo – Written by Joel Cummins. Performed by Umphrey’s McGee. Recorded by Mike Brinker & Andy Peck at Dirty White Couch Studios (read: back of a Napa Auto Parts warehouse) in South Bend, Indiana in 1998. Originally appeared on the band’s debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. III.

Umphrey’s McGee is: Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, Andy Farag, Kris Myers, & Ryan Stasik

Produced by Umphrey’s McGee, Jefferson Waful & Kevin Browning
Cover by: Select Design
Additional design by: John Engelman
Packaging design by: Jeremy Welsh
Mastered by: Kevin Browning

Film Credits
Directed by: Jefferson Waful
Produced & Edited by: Jefferson Waful & Clayton Halsey
Created by: Kevin Browning