I just found out some exciting news for fans of the Allman Brothers Band and I can’t wait to share it!
One of the best live albums ever, The Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East, has been expanded into a new and completely remastered box set! The new box set, entitled The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, will come in three different configurations: six CDs, four LPs, or three Blu-rays.
Fillmore East was rock promoter and impresario Bill Graham’s iconic concert venue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It was open from March 8, 1968 until June 27, 1971 and served as an eastern companion to Graham’s Fillmore Auditorium and later Fillmore West venue in San Francisco, California. Fillmore East was famous for hosting some of the hottest rock acts of the time and The Allman Brothers Band were a much celebrated guest there.
The expanded Fillmore East box set comes from recordings made over the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, as well as the entire Allman Brothers Band performance on June 27, 1971, Fillmore East’s closing night. Bill Graham handpicked the Allman Brothers Band to headline that night because of their phenomenal ability to play live gigs.
The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings box set will also include a 36 page booklet with detailed notes written by Allmanologist John Lynskey, as well as fifteen previously unreleased tracks. These concerts have been remastered in 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-track recordings. They should sound great on whatever machine you want to use to play them!
I am very excited about this new box set because I have been a big Allman Brothers Band fan for years. While I’ve always enjoyed their studio recordings of such classic hits like “Ramblin’ Man” and “Statesboro Blues”, I especially enjoy their live tracks. I think one of the best measures of a band’s collective talent is how good they are live or on live recordings. The Allman Brothers Band is consistently top notch in a live venue; they are well-known for their effortless, innovative jams. And I do love a good live jam!
So, if you love live music by the Allman Brothers Band, mark your calendar for July 29th. That’s when you can get your hands on this brand new box set!
An ad for The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings…