The Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Fillmore East


Label:

Mercury

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AMER 792580
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

200 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 4

200 Gram LP  



An expanded version of The Allman Brothers' The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

Featuring 14 previously unreleased tracks recorded on March 12 and 13!

200-gram gatefold 4 LP set plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Newly mixed and mastered by Kevin Reeves from the original multi-track tapes at 4th Floor Studios, NY!

No. 49 on Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!

The Allman Brothers Band's 1971 live album, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, is hailed as one of the best live albums ever made and for good reason — all of the Southern blues-rockers' many assets are on full display on this juggernaut recorded during the three-night stand in March 1971 — showcasing the venue that featured some of rock music's biggest acts at the time.

This new release from Mercury Records contains a whopping 14 previously unreleased tracks recorded on March 12 and 13 — contained in four full sets from those dates, as unfortunately no tapes exist from the first night of the run.

Also included are complete versions of the two "You Don't Love Me's," that producer Tom Dowd cut and spliced together for the original version of the At Fillmore East album. As well you'll experience a recording of the Allman's Fillmore East-closing performance from June 27, 1971, and this time it includes Bill Graham's wonderful introduction of the band!

There has never been a better showcase for improvisational rock than this 1971 concert recording, and few (if any) live rock albums are in its rank. With only two studio albums (and plenty of touring) under their belt, the Georgia sextet tore into the Fillmore East with road-tested buoyancy.

Greg Allman's grittty vocals and grooving organ work, the dynamic twin lead guitars of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts, the two-drummer attack of Jaimoe and Butch Trucks cap a thundering performance that takes in four blues covers, two original instrumentals and an epic, frenzied 23-minute version of their signature "Whipping Post."

The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings helped The Allman Brothers Band achieve a massive fame that they still hold to this day. It ranks No. 49 among Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and remains among the top-selling albums in the band's catalogue.

"Titanic guitarist Duane Allman was at the peak of his powers, pushing his foil, Dickey Betts, to unsurpassed peaks. Vocalist-keyboardist Gregg Allman would have been a star in any other setting; here he's merely one more component in a brilliant ensemble. Duane Allman died shortly after At Fillmore East shipped, and the Brothers haven't scaled such heights since. But, then, neither has anyone else." — Amazon.com



Side 1
Statesboro Blues
Trouble No More
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
Done Somebody Wrong

Side 2
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Midnight Rider

Side 3
One Way Out
Stormy Monday
Hot ‘Lanta

Side 4
You Don’t Love Me

Side 5
Whipping Post

Side 6
Mountain Jam (Part 1)

Side 7
Mountain Jam (Part 2)

Side 8
Drunken Hearted Boy

Customer Reviews (4.80 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

A great new sonic perspective of a storied old show

posted on 07/22/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: JM
Pressing quality is second to none! Flawless, flat and dead quiet. The labels and the packaging are superb to see and touch. A real treat of a pressing!

In a very good way, it sounds different than the pink Capricorns of the original issue. It adds more clarity and ambience. Rather than a sonic clone of the original, this offers fresh sonic nuance in a way that makes you feel like you are RIGHT THERE hearing the band perform.

Whether this is a replacement or a companion for your old original it will satisfy. Make no mistake: it is not a sonic clone of the original; it is a refreshingly new perspective on the events of a March weekend in 1971. It will transport you back in time. I love the original and I love this reissue.


Solid Quality Pressing - but - $80.00 worth ??

posted on 03/22/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: Vinyl Junkie
One of my Top 5 favorite albums of all time. Excellent pressing quality - flat & quiet. The dynamic range was not as good as I had hoped. I guess the analog master tapes are getting too old. Did not like the reissued version of "You Don't Love Me" - much prefer the version on the original pink label double album. All things considered - it was a lot of fun listening to the new remix/re-mastered recordings. If you're a huge Allman Brothers fan it's probably worth the $80.00 but audiophile/sound quality-wise it's a B+ recording.


The best version Ive ever heard

posted on 01/07/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: John P. M.
This websites description doesnt make much sense to me being these tracks have been previously released. To be certain I checked all 3 vinyl pressings along with a cd and an sacd release of "Fillmore" and the dog bark in "Done Somebody Wrong" at approx. 27 seconds, is identical to all the other releases. The important thing is Its the best sounding version of this collection to be released. The packaging is absolutely beautiful. Its a lot of money but its well worth it. I was initially disappointed they didnt press the Analogue Productions 200gm 2 disc set of this title that was initially a pre-order. Now that I own a copy of this, I cant imagine Analogue Productions (as good as they are) could have done any better. Truly a 5 star release in every way.


Get this!

posted on 01/02/2015
5 Stars
I have many versions of this concert and this pressing exceeded my expectations. The vinyl is flat and has no crackles or pops. This mix puts you front and center and I feel like I'm in the first 5 rows. Very clear and precise.


Great set! Recording quality Excellent

posted on 08/18/2014
5 Stars
Wow another outstanding job by Quality Recordings. I own many copies including vinyl, CD, SACD of ABB at Fillmore East. This in my mind is the best yet. The uncanny "live" soundstaging is incredible. The mix lets the speakers disappear. Many recordings seem to make the guitars of Dickey and Dwayne either all right or all left. This recording puts the entire band in a space better than I have heard before.

The usual quiet high quality vinyl as well.

Highly recommended to any ABB fan or those that love live rock recordings at its best.


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