The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
Label: Back to Black
Catalog: B2BSTK STO1
Format: 2xLP NEW 180 Grm vinyl
Genre: Blues, Rock
Style: Blues Rock, Southern Rock
Credits: Arranged By - Allman Brothers Band, The
Bass - Berry Oakley
Drums, Congas, Timbales - Jai Johanny Johanson
Drums, Timpani - Butch Trucks
Engineer [Remote Recording] - Aaron Baron , Larry Dahlstrom
Guitar [Lead And Slide] - Duane Allman
Guitar [Lead] - Dickey Betts
Harmonica - Thom Doucette
Mastered By [20-bit Remastering] - Suha Gur
Organ, Piano, Vocals - Gregg Allman
Photography, Artwork By [Graphic Concept] - Jim Marshall
Producer - Tom Dowd
Notes: Recorded live at the Fillmore East, March 12 & 13, 1971, by special arrangement with Bill Graham.
Produced by special arrangement with Phil Walden & Associates, Inc.
Remote recording by Location Recorders, New York, New York.
Mastered at PolyGram Studios.
1 Statesboro Blues (4:17)
Written-By - Will McTell
2 Done Somebody Wrong (4:33)
Written-By - Clarence L. Lewis , Elmore James , Morris Levy
3 Stormy Monday (8:47)
Written-By - T. Bone Walker
4 You Don't Love Me (19:16)
5 Hot 'Lanta (5:19)
6 In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (13:04)
7 Whipping Post (23:03)
Gregg's shimmering organ following "Hot 'Lanta" introduces this incredible performance by Duane and the rest.
When I mention my favorite Allman Brothers "song," I speak in terms of studio, saying "Jessica"--it is a wonderful instrumental, with good soloing, but within a basic structure.
But this live version of "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" is a step beyond, into free-flowing improvisation that confounds one's sense of the limitations of what can be achieved in music. Can anything be described as less limited in comparison to this display of sheer instrumental genius?
This brilliant live album has had its praises sung for it over and over, but great albums can still be uneven, at least to a certain extent. In "Live at Fillmore East," there is only excellent and better, from the opening slides of Duane's guitar on "Statesboro Blues" to the tired breaths uttering "I'm dying" at the end of "Whipping Post." The latter and the other extended number, "You Don't Love Me," contain terrific long jams that slow down in tempo in their later parts and shift some gears, with even a little hamming. I enjoy a couple of really cool chugging guitar sections in the latter part of "You Don't Love Me." However, "Whipping Post" is superior--it is more absolutely breathtaking guitar work, by Duane and Dickie Betts. "Hot 'Lanta" has a great steady-driving motif providing a good base for fiery soling, and is also brilliant. "Storm Monday" is a slower, atmospheric number. Beginning with Gregg's glowing organ, this song radiates a gorgeous texture featuring organ glides and Betts' sweet guitar licks.
The Allman Brothers Band with Duane - Whipping Post - Fillmore East - 09/23/1970 (Part 1)
Duane on Fire!! Just listen to the beauty of Duane's slide
The Allman Brothers Band with Duane - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - Fillmore East - 09/23/1970
Duanes' part couldn't had been played by just anyone, he was such a talented guitarist