an expanded version of the original release Live
at Fillmore East with an additional five (5) tracks, of
which several are repeated from their Eat
a Peach CD including the scorching 33 minute Mt. Jam.
If you have Eat a Peach or are a casual Allman
Brothers fan you’ll be better off with the original release, Live
at Fillmore East. However, if you have the hits from Eat a
Peach on a compilation release, buying the expanded release is
highly recommended as this release includes three great tracks also
on Eat a Peach. Also important is that the song
sequence flows better on the re-issue, The Fillmore Concerts,
and is closer to the original concert especially the "Whipping
Post" and "Mt. Jam."
version of "In
Memory of Elizabeth Reed" in this reissue is a combination of
two different versions spliced together which is divided where Duane
Allman's solo comes in; the original Live at Fillmore is a
CD is split between short songs and long extended jams. Its tone is
heavily blues oriented with some of the best guitar dueling ever
recorded thanks to Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. Back that up with
one of the best rock rhythm sections in history, Gregg Allman’s
keyboards, and that add up to a classic.
is the live Allman Brothers at their best. Recorded
live at the Fillmore East, New York, New York on March 12, March 13,
and June 27 1971. by Barry
Grade A +
Allman Brother Fillmore Concerts have been issued several
Originally it was one disc. Then, it was then expanded and called The
Fillmore Concerts in 1992 (Polydor label). That is the version I
have. Then in 2003, it was reissued, and renamed At Fillmore East
that seems to only include one song, "Midnight Rider,"
more than The Fillmore Concerts.
one to get? The two in bold are the best choices. Keep in mind that Eat
A Peach includes the same version of "Mountain Jam" as
what is included on the 2 disc sets. This music is great, if
you can afford the two disc set, more is better.
At The Fillmore East
- 1 disc, 7 songs - '97
At The Fillmore East
SACD - 2 discs, 7 songs '04
Fillmore Concerts - 2 discs, 12 songs
- 2 discs, 13 songs -'03 (add M. Rider to F. Concerts)