Album + Live

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
At Fillmore East 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 3 Capricorn Records (US label) 2639 102 [none]
At Fillmore East 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 3 Capricorn Records (US label) SD 2-802
At Fillmore East 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 3 Capricorn Records (US label) 2CX 0131 [none]
At Fillmore East CD 7 Capricorn Records (US label) PHCR-94003 4988011357787
At Fillmore East 2×CD 4 + 3 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 2-558 015775255821
The Fillmore Concerts 2×CD 8 + 4 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 314 517 294-2 731451729423
At Fillmore East CD 7 Capricorn Records (US label) 314 531 260-2 731453126022
At Fillmore East CD 7 Capricorn Records (US label) 531 260-2 731453126022
At Fillmore East CD 7 Capricorn Records (US label) SD-2-860 731453126022
At Fillmore East CD 7 Capricorn Records (US label) PHCR-4440 4988011357879
At Fillmore East (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 4 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 044007735329 044007735329
At Fillmore East (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 4 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) B0000401-02 044007735329
At Fillmore East 2×Hybrid SACD 4 + 3 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) B0000400-36 044007735220
At Fillmore East 2×12" Vinyl 4 + 3 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 823 273-1 042282327314
At Fillmore East (deluxe edition) 2×SHM-CD 9 + 4 Universal International (release must say "制作:Universal International" AND have no logos other than "Universal Music") UICY-94003, UICY-94004
At Fillmore East SACD 7 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) UIGY 9029 4988005614414
At Fillmore East (deluxe edition) 2×CD 9 + 4 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) 0600753270240 600753270240
At Fillmore East Digital Media 7 Mercury Records (Universal Music Group) [none]
At Fillmore East SHM-CD 7 USM Japan (read the annotation before using!) UICY-40005 4988005782151
At Fillmore East Hybrid SACD 7 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2143 821797214360
At Fillmore East 2×CD 4 + 3 Polydor (worldwide imprint, see annotation) 823 273-2 042282327321
At Fillmore East DTS CD 7 High Definition Surround (produced dts encoded CDs), Mobile Fidelity International 710215-4410-2-3, MFI-4410/2 710215441023
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part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 49)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000649823 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/17243 [info]
Wikidata: Q1087498 [info]
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There are many great live double albums. It was probably Cream with Wheels Of Fire who set the template for distended albums that allowed the band to ahem 'explore' their lengthier numbers by making them a little more...um, lengthy. Van Morrison's Too Late To Stop Now? Thin Lizzy's Live And Dangerous? Crosby Stills and Nash's Four Way Street? All marvellous of course, but the Allmans did it best...

By 1970 the band had completed two fine studio albums but hadn't been able to translate their live reputation into fiscal returns. The solution, of course, was to give the public a good compromise. Remarkably, for such a deep-rooted bunch of good ol' southern boys, they'd found a spiritual home on the East Coast at Bill Graham's New York Fillmore East. With this in mind the tapes rolled on two nights in November and the results were condensed into At The Fillmore East. Paydirt was hit.

While many remember the Allmans as essentially a superior version of (ugh) Lynyrd Skynyrd or even (good grief) Black Oak Arkansas, what they really represented at this point was a melting pot of styles welded together to produce something incredibly sophisticated while retaining the requisite 'jamming' looseness needed to entertain the free-thinking audiences of the time. Duane Allman, already a session player par excellence, loved everything from jazz to blues as did co-lead Dickie Betts. Their duelling Les Pauls rode the matching rhythms of twin percussionists Jaimoe and Butch Trucks (still the best name of any drummer on the planet). Topping it all off was sibling Allman Gregg's husky blues wail and lyrical Hammond.

Together they could do what so many bands of the time tried and failed: play numbers for half an hour and never once resort to cliche or repetition. Here reside the defining moments of the Allmans' career. "Whipping Post", already a behemoth of tortured soloing, here becomes an exploration on a par with anything Miles was attempting. Indeed the other monster cut here, ''In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed'' is Bett's homage to Miles, and amply demonstrates his fantastically complex style.

Whether delivering the blues with Duane's slide licks daring grown men to weep ("Stormy Monday"), or with Gregg's song writing skills to the fore on more succinct gems like "Midnight Rider" (a bonus cut on this deluxe edition) this remains a snapshot of a band getting off on each others' abilities and sharing the joy with one lucky crowd. Tragedy was lurking just around the corner, but for these precious moments they were, and remain unbeatable.