ALLMAN BROS – ” Live At The Fillmore 1971 ” BOX SET Great Live Albums

Posted: February 23, 2015 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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The Allman Brothers Band’s classic 1971 live album “At Fillmore East” will be expanded into a six-disc box set, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, to include 15 previously unreleased performances. The group originally compiled the album from four sets recorded over a weekend in March 1971, and the new box set also includes a complete performance recorded at the venue that June. For that performance, promoter Bill Graham handpicked them to headline the Fillmore East’s final night. The new box set features liner notes by “Allmanologist” John Lynskey .


“That weekend in March of ’71, when we recorded At Fillmore East, most of the time it clicked,” drummer Butch Trucks said in a statement. “We were finally starting to catch up with what we were listening to. We had lived together. . . we got in trouble together; we all just moved as a unit. And then, when we got onstage to play, that’s what it was all about – and it just happened to all come together that weekend.”

The four March sets were recorded by Tom Dowd, who produced the Allman Brothers’ second album, “Idlewild South”, and the Derek and the Dominos album Layla (the latter of which paired Duane Allman with Eric Clapton). With so much going on around the band at the time, Dowd and Atlantic Records decided to put out the live album to show what the Allman Brothers  were capable of outside of the studio.

One of the best live albums of all time  The Allman Brothers Band’s cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks. Additionally, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings contains the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue-s final weekend, after the band was handpicked by impresario Bill Graham to headline closing night. The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings captures the most inspired improvisational rock unit ever at the peak of their prodigious powers, blazing their way through extended instrumental elaborations, so taut and virtuosic, that the crowds that packed the Fillmore East on those memorable nights were utterly transfixed. When it came to live performance, no other band could touch the Allmans.

‘The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings’ includes 37 tracks, 15 previously unreleased and a 36 page booklet with extended liner notes and never-before-seen images of the Fillmore concerts.

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