We hold these truths to be self evident, that all improvisations are not created equal . . .
For the first time in Umphrey’s McGee history, the people and the band have made their collective voices heard to bring you the best of the best of 2016. The wait is over, Hall of Fame: Class of 2016 is here in all its glory, an immersive collection of live Umphrey’s McGee improvisational heavy rock, as chosen by the fans and augmented by the band. As such, the collaborative track listing contains the most righteous elements of the year 2016, determined by both the governor and governed.
This year’s bounty features a Double LP 180 gram bright orange vinyl, including music from the all improv show with saxophone virtuoso Joshua Redman as well as the high energy debut of Sturgill Simpson’s “Call To Arms” with Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret. Each vinyl includes a download for the complete 16-song album, clocking in an over four hours of music, seamlessly stitched together into one boundless listening experience. Capping off this year’s offering is the first ever “Utopianstein,” a composite of four of best Utopian Fir’s of the year edited together to create a never before heard original 44+ minute track. Utopian indeed!
16 tracks from 12 different shows in 11 different cities totaling 255 minutes of improvised rawk await. Live, liberty, and the pursuit of awesomeness shall ever reign forth!
All formats of the Hall of Fame: Class of 2016 will be available on Tuesday, June 27th at merch.umphreys.com. You can also grab the digital audio at UMLive.net or you can stream via the nugs.net app. Additionally, the Double LP will be available at the merch table all summer long, starting at our triple-header at Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 30th–July 2nd. An extremely limited amount of vinyl have been signed by the band, and will be available in our online store as well.
Vinyl Track List
Side 1: Phil’s Farm (10.20 The Fillmore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Side 2: Chapter 5 > Chapter 9 (01.28 The Orpheum Theatre, Madison, Wisconsin) featuring Joshua Redman
Side 3: Front Porch (01.02 The Fillmore, Denver, Colorado)
Side 4: Resolution > (10.27 Suwanee Hulaween, Live Oak, Florida)
Call To Arms (12.31 The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois) featuring Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret
Full Track List
Phil’s Farm (10.20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
August (02.20 Asheville, North Carolina)
Resolution > (10.27 Live Oak, Florida)
Call To Arms (12.31 Chicago, Illinois) featuring Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret
Chapter 5 > (01.28 Madison, Wisconsin) featuring Joshua Redman
Chapter 9 > (01.28 Madison, Wisconsin)
Puppet String (12.31 Chicago, Illinois)
Ringo (02.06 Albany, New York)
Front Porch (01.02 Denver, Colorado)
1348 > (12.30 Chicago, Illinois)
All In Time (07.02 Morrison, Colorado)
Bad Friday (01.22 New York, New York)
#5 > (10.20 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Hurt Bird Bath (12.30 Chicago, Illinois)
In The Kitchen (07.02 Morrison, Colorado)
Utopianstein (02.20 Asheville, North Carolina + 03.24 Stateline, Nevada + 03.10 Sandpoint, Idaho + 07.02 Morrison, Colorado)