24 Aug The Allman Brothers Band – At Filmore East (2-LP Set)
Out September 1rst, 2022
Deluxe 180-gram gatefold reissue including original artwork. 2-LP Set.
The first live album by the main architects of Southern Rock, The Allman Brothers Band, and their third release overall, this was the band’s artistic and commercial breakthrough and has been considered by some critics as one of the greatest live albums ever in rock music. Recorded over the course of three nights in March 1971, it features the band performing extended jam versions of songs such as “Whipping Post”, You Don’t Love Me”, and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, the latter a complex and melodic instrumental that stretches past the 13-minute mark. Producer Tom Dowd later dubbed it as “the greatest fusion piece I’ve ever heard”. In 2015, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the album at #2 in their multi-genre list of the greatest live albums, and the U.K.’s The Independent put it at #1 in their corresponding list printed in 2020. Duane Allman, who is heard here at the peak of his powers, would tragically die in a motorcycle accident a few months later at the untimely age of 24. For a 21st century listener seeking to experience the best of The Allman Brothers Band’s greatest incarnation, there is no better package than this one.
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.
1. STATESBORO BLUES
2. DONE SOMEBODY WRONG
3. STORMY MONDAY
1. YOU DON’T LOVE ME
1. HOT ‘LANTA
2. IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED
1. WHIPPING POST
The Allman Brothers Band is:
DUANE ALLMAN – Lead and Slide Guitars
GREGG ALLMAN – Organ, Piano and Vocals
DICKY BETTS – Lead Guitar
BERRY OAKLEY – Bass Guitar
JAI JOHANNY JOHANSON – Drums, Congas and Timbales
BUTCH TRUCKS – Drums and Tympany
Thanks to special guest -Thom Doucette – Harmonica. All Arrangements by The Allman Brothers Band. Disreputable persons seen with The Allman Brothers Band from time to time – Rudolph Juicy” Carter, Donald “Fat McClure, Bunky Odom, Tuffy Phillips, Carlos Sound, Bobby Caldwell, Buster Lipham, Phil Walden, Alex Taylor, Jon Podell, Cowboy, and Sid Yochem. Personnel on back cover reading left to right: rics subliminally criticizing The Red Dog, Kim Payne, Joe Dan Petty, Mike Callahan, Willie Perkins & Twiggs on the wall. Remote Recording by: Location Recorders, New York, New York. Engineers: Aaron Baron, Larry Dahlstrom.
RECORDED LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST, MARCH 12 & 13,1971, BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH BILL GRAHAM PRODUCED BY TOM DOWD FOR NO EXIT MUSIC, INC. BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH PHIL WALDEN AND ASSOCIATES, INC.
Photography & Graphic Concept by Jim Marshall.