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.