During the summer of 2007, Umphrey?s McGee came home to Chicago to record a special live performance for the award-winning PBS music series Soundstage at WTTW?s Grainger Studio. This Tuesday, the incredible 13-song set hits stores on DVD ? including six favorites not shown during the original PBS broadcast.
UMPHREY?S McGEE ? LIVE features over two hours of dazzling music presented in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, plus two bonus tracks (?Made to Measure? and ?Wizard Burial Ground? recorded at the legendary Auditorium Theatre in Chicago). A visual showcase of the band?s spontaneity and innovative prowess, UMPHREY?S McGEE ? LIVE is available at FYE, Best Buy and Value Music stores.
Track Listing: Ocean Billy, Higgins, Got Your Milk (Right Here), Out Of Order, Great American, The Bottom Half, Walletsworth, Believe The Lie, Eat, Words, Morning Song, Alex?s House, Glory
Plus the Live Bonus Tracks: Made To Measure, Wizard Burial Ground
Umphrey's rolled into Austin, Texas ready to rage at what has been their 4/20 destination spot for three years running: the famous Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre. Spirits were high as fans swarmed Red River and started flowing into the venue for the highly anticipated sold out show.
The band started the night off on fire with a stellar "Utopian Fir" sandwich. Fan favorites "In The Kitchen" and "Hurt Bird Bath" stood out as Jake Cinninger delivered with his signature guitar wizardry. Brendan Bayliss took the lead in "Loose Ends" and showcased vocal abilities that seemed to send a warm wave over the crowd. The set continued to cook as they broke into a spectacular cover of The Allman Brothers' "Jessica", allowing Joel Cummins to showcase his impressive piano skills. On top of it all, Waful lit up the night with an awe-inspiring array of colors that weaved through the leaves of the venue's oak trees. "Puppet String" closed out the first set with monumental energy and deep bass lines provided by Ryan Stasik, leaving the crowd hungry for more.
The second set maintained the intensity as Umphrey's busted out a huge "JaJunk," followed by a shredding version of "Push The Pig". Fans were then treated to a perfect reggae mashup titled "Life During Exodus" which blended covers of Bob Marley's "Exodus" and the Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime." The encore revisited the reggae vibe with "FF" leading into the longest jam of the night during "Divisions" which showcased amazing percussion solos by Kris Myers and Andy Farag.
Recorded live at Summer Camp Music Festival in May of 2011, these performances are raw, live and awesome. With the debut of 5 new original songs & a cache of classics, these 2 nights are the stuff of lore. The first DVD the band has released since 2007 is stuffed full. This package contains 2 dual layer DVDS, each containing a full two set show totaling over 5 hours of music plus bonus footage.
Both the video and the audio were captured in real time as it happened - no remixing, editing, 5.1 mixes or other blemish reducing measures. What you saw is what you get. See "Details" tab below for complete setlists.