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Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced
Posted by: Lana on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 08:30 PM
Six Additional Live Tracks Added to Classic 1971 Double Live Album

One of the greatest double live albums of all time, The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East has been digitally remastered and expanded with bonus tracks, creating for the first time a complete concert experience. The two-CD The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition) (Mercury/UME), released September 9, 2003, adds six performances, all from the Fillmore East in 1971, to the album issued that same year.

The band’s first major hit album, the breakout release that transformed The Allman Brothers Band from a regional cult into nationwide superstars and ignited the fashion for double live albums, The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East peaked at just #13 on the charts yet quickly sold more than a million copies (“gold” in the pre-1976 era). Only the band’s third album, it was unique for a live excursion in that guitarist Duane Allman, singer/keyboardist Gregg Allman, guitarist Dickey Betts, bassist Berry Oakley, and drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks had never recorded in the studio the majority of the songs they performed.

From the mobile studio parked outside the Fillmore, producer Tom Dowd recorded both the 8 p.m. shows and more open-ended 11:30 p.m. performances on Friday and Saturday night (March 12/13), winding up with 20 reels of truly incendiary tape from which to carve the final album. The original release contained just seven songs: starting with the blues of Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” Elmore James’ “Done Somebody Wrong” and a near-nine-minute rendering of the T. Bone Walker chestnut “Stormy Monday” before an epic 20-minute “You Don’t Love Me” exploded into a triumphant “Hot ‘Lanta.” A 13-minute take on Dickey Betts’ “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” was followed by the 23-minute showstopper “Whipping Post.”

This Deluxe Edition rearranges the running order closer to the actual concert by inserting Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More,” Gregg’s “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’” and “Midnight Rider,” and another Elmore James classic, “One Way Out,” throughout Disc One. Appended to Disc Two are the megalithic 30-minute “Mountain Jam,” which originally rose right out of “Whipping Post,” and the final encore of the final show, “Drunken Hearted Boy,” starring its author Elvin Bishop, one of the evening’s support acts.

Each has previously been released on other albums--Eat A Peach (1972), the two Duane Allman Anthology volumes (1972 and 1974) and the Dreams box set (1989)--but they have never before been brought together as one concert experience.

“Midnight Rider” and “One Way Out” were actually recorded at their next Fillmore gig, June 27, 1971. That night marked the last concert staged there, and the band’s presence on the bill cemented The Allman Brothers Band into the legend of the Fillmore as firmly as the Fillmore is cemented into the legend of The Allman Brothers Band.

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PRESS CONTACT: Sujata Murthy, Universal 310-865-7812
Todd Nakamine, Universal 310-865-7797
RADIO CONTACT: Elliot Kendall, Universal 310-865-9852

 
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Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by cleaneduphippy (fgbowman@mindspring.com)
on Aug 02, 2003 - 04:35 AM
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Looking forward to getting this one. Hope that the mix is adjusted from Fillmore Concerts CD (which I thing Mercury did), so that Berry's bass can heard better.


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by Marley (Duane on the Brain)
on Aug 02, 2003 - 03:17 PM
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I'm a little confused - how is this different from The Fillmore Concerts?



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by TopDroog (rtstone@uic.edu)
on Aug 02, 2003 - 03:23 PM
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So is Midnight Rider the only previously unreleased track?





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by enthios (enthios@netfriend.net)
on Aug 17, 2003 - 10:18 AM
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Midnight Rider (live at Fillmore version) was previous released on the Duane Allman Anthology.





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by MundeleinHoward (uncleho13@netscape.net)
on Aug 02, 2003 - 05:48 PM
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It looks like "Midnight Rider" is added,but other then a remix & a new running order,I don't see much of a difference.Oh well,I'll get it anyway can't have enough Duane!!! PEACH





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by Groovinstein (Groovinstein At hittinthe web Dot com)
on Aug 06, 2003 - 01:24 AM
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I understand the dif to be that Tom Dowd edited different takes of the same songs together. A solo, or part of a solo from one edited into another different take..etc.
At least that's what the liner booklet said.





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by woodyca (woody@thevine.net)
on Aug 14, 2003 - 01:47 PM
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Fillmore concerts didn't have midnight rider on it is the only difference I think.




Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by DLMyersJr on Aug 11, 2003 - 04:27 PM

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While I'm looking forward to the new edition, I agree with many of the other comments that this is just THE FILLMORE CONCERTS with the addtion of "Midnight Rider." What frustrates the hell out of me is that there are FOUR Fillmore shows on tape (five, if you count the closing show from June), professionally multi-track recorded. What they should do is put out a box set of all four shows from the weeknd of March 12-13, complete and unedited. That's what the fans need. It kills me to know all that stuff is just rotting in the vaults. The saving grace is that I just read on the BILLBOARD site that they are releasing a two cd set "Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival July 3 & 5, 1970" on October 21st.


Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by enthios (enthios@netfriend.net)
on Aug 17, 2003 - 10:16 AM
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I have already recreated this CD (including Midnight Rider) by burning combinations from previous F.E. recordings. I then added some key ABB songs from earlier live recordings - Ludlow Garage and Filmore '70 - namely, Dreams, Hoochie Coochie Man, and Every Hungry Woman - to create a 3 CD set.

It would be awesome if "they" (whoever owns the FE tapes) could put together a set that includes at least one version of ALL of the songs that the band played at the Fillmore.

And while we're on that subject, I'd like to put in my suggestion for an ABB "retrospective live" CD - Warehouse, New Years Eve 1970. That was the best ABB concert I ever saw, and I've got a B+ bootleg that begins to do it justice. You Don't Love Me / Auld Lang Sayne was the best version of that song that I ever heard.



Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by salcapitano on Aug 18, 2003 - 08:54 PM

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Why in the world would anyone buy yhis? Another rehash of previous released material. Buy the new Stoneybrook show instead. Maybe these guys at Mercury can figure out there were a total of 4 shows on march 12&13.


Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by RANDYGALVAN on Aug 24, 2003 - 01:14 PM

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Who needs this????? Everything is already released. Have cassette of ??? show of that weekend. DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF STSTESBORO & ONE WAY OUT. ( Think it 3-13 late show) Will buy Atlanta Pop-my brother was there who drove up from Mayport Naval Yard, Jacksonville with some navy buddies.


Re: Deluxe Edition of The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East Announced (Score: 1)
by Greenman on Sep 01, 2003 - 10:25 PM

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Folks, if you go back a while on this site you find an article which has information about the lawsuit that the Brothers brought out against Universal to force Universal to return the ABB tapes from 1969 to 1980 that were in the possession of Capricorn Records when it went bellyup. The ABB lost.
So here is the reason why Universal wanted to hold on to the tapes. This release does nothing for the fans or the Band. It just attempts to put more money in the hands of the owners of the tapes. It is very, very sad. If Universal wanted to do some good, it would put out a 2 disk show from the closing night at the Fillmore. We know that they have to show on tape as two songs from that show were already released. Most of us old fans got copies of this show off the FM radio broadcast. It was very late in the am and the crowd had just about disppeared but the ABB were terrific. It deserves to be released under the right circumstances. There are plenty of traders out there that would provide a copy of it. You can purchase bootleg CD's of it most anyplace. However, if I was assured that the Band would make most the money, I would buy it.
The upcoming Atlanta Pop Festival is very similiar. I have it as well as many other fans. The inital songs were released as part of an Atlanta Pop Festival vinyl album way back in the early 1970's. It was released on that most horrible of labels, Columbia (just look at the awful way Columbia has handled Bruce Springsteen over the years, especially the live album that had sound that was worse than many bootlegs of Bruce). Kirk made some mention about those tapes years ago. Tony Yoken, who was involved in the Duane II Anthology and who supplied me and my friends with many hours of Duane material, tried to get his hands on those tapes for the anthology and they could not be found. It seems that finally they have been.
So while it is good news for fans, it is uncertain whether either of these releases are good for the band. I have not been on the forum or guest book for a while so perhaps there has been feedback from the band on these releases. I don't think it will be positive. Look for the money trail. One of the reasons that Dickey is no longer a brother!

Given the postings here, it is doubtful that I will purchase the Fillmore show. I was upset that Dowds cut and spliced instead of giving us a totally new Reed to listen to. The other material from those nights is proported to be awful and out of tune. Just to hear more from Dickey and Duane would be worth the pain of listeing to horns that are out of tune!! The jury is out on the Atlanta Pop Festival. I hope it is worth the price of admission and that the ABB gets the royalties.

Dennis the Greenman!!



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