Wednesday, July 09, 2014



But at nearly 68 Yankee Dollars?  I'll pass.  Still and even, this IS tempting, very tempting.  The ad copy on Amazon:
One of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. 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. 
Correction: "Live at Fillmore East" isn't "one of the best live albums of all time," it's THE best live album of all time.  Nothing else comes close.  Except for this, mebbe.


  1. Well Buck, that, 'this mebbe' is actually one that I had for so many years. In the vinyl. I held on to it for almost 2 decades after I got rid of my phonograph. I could look at that album and HEAR the music on it. I don't miss it so much anymore and it was kind of laid waste by subsequent maneuvers with lawyers and such, but it was good. Sadly, while in search of the sound, I found that recording by spit baez from 1965 which is all that remains now of it ain't me babe. I heard some of the rest laterally in Portugal from an album that would likely ire you but which I bought when I got home. Sometimes, the covers are better than the originals.

    Remember the day when you could go to the library on an Air Force base and they had every sound recording on the planet on reel to reel tape and you could copy all of that to cassette tape? Yeah, I did that in the long ago in Diego Garcia when we spent a lifetime there. They're all gone but maybe Padre Harvey kept a few. I used to have scores of tapes of the best music on earth.

  2. The Allman's "Fillmore East" is great, but I vote for Dylan and the Band. BTW some full page ad kept popping up as I tried to comment. Don't know if it's you or me.

  3. @ Curt: I have "Before the Flood" on vinyl... which should prompt me to bemoan the fact that SN2 has my vinyl, not me... but we've flogged that dead draft animal too often. As for Air Force libraries and tapes... That's usually only at the remote sites/bases. I did something similar when it comes to recording, though. I worked as a deejay and later as station manager for a closed circuit radio station we had in Sinop, Turkey (which was actually an Army base with an AF det). The station record library prolly had 10,000 albums in every conceivable genre and I recorded a LOT of that library on about 70-some-odd 7-inch reel to reel tapes over the course of my tour there. SN2 has those tapes, too.

    @ Dan: I get no pop-ups when commenting, so I HOPE it's you. I can see "BtF" being called "the greatest," even though I don't agree.


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