fredag 15 mars 2013

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (US 1971)

190:- (24-Bit Limited Remaster Edition. Bra livealbum, klassiker)

At Fillmore East is a double live album by The Allman Brothers Band, released in July of 1971 (see 1971 in music). Their breakthrough success, At Fillmore East remains one of the top-selling albums in the band's catalogue, is one of the critical heights of their career, and is generally accepted as one of the greatest live recordings in the history of rock music. In 2003, the album was ranked number 49 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Recorded at the Fillmore East music club, the legendary rock venue in New York City, on Friday and Saturday March 12, 1971–March 13, 1971, it showcased the band's mixture of blues, Southern rock and jazz. The cover of Blind Willie McTell's "Statesboro Blues" which opens the set showcases Duane Allman's legendary slide guitar work in open E Tuning. "Whipping Post" became the standard for a long, epic jam that never lost interest (opening in 11/8 time, unusual territory for a rock band), while the ethereal-to-furious "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", with its harmonized melody, Latin feel and burning drive invited comparisons with John Coltrane (especially Duane's solo-ending pull-offs, a direct nod to the legendary saxophonist).

The album was produced by Tom Dowd, who condensed the running time of various songs, occasionally even merging multiple performances onto one track. At Fillmore East peaked at #13 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart.

Several songs recorded during the same set of shows, including "One Way Out", "Trouble No More", and the memorable "Mountain Jam", were later released on Eat a Peach, the latter spanning two sides of the double album.

01. "Statesboro Blues" – 4:17 
02. "Done Somebody Wrong" – 4:33 
03. "Stormy Monday" – 8:44 
04. "You Don't Love Me" – 19:15  
05. "Hot 'Lanta" – 5:17 
06. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" – 13:04 
07. "Whipping Post" – 22:56