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Allman Brothers' expanded 'Fillmore East' out July 29

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The Allman Brothers Band, "The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings"/COURTESY PHOTO

The vast majority of live albums, even most of the iconic double-album live releases of the 1970s, are nonessential. They are largely just fun records for casual fans wanting to hear their favorite songs all in one collection; perhaps with lengthier solos and more playful vocals bolstered by the crowd's cheers, which are conveniently caught on tape. The Allman Brothers Band’s 1971 double album "At Fillmore East," though, remains the group's greatest achievement.

It's also the greatest live release in the history of rock 'n' roll.

The seven tracks spread across the four sides of the original double LP capture a group of singularly gifted musicians working as one formidable unit to create a fresh statement informed by rock, blues and jazz. "At Fillmore East," which has undergone several incarnations since the advent of the CD, is also the ultimate spotlight for the unmatched guitar dialogue between Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. On July 29, fans of the soon-to-be defunct Allman Brothers Band and still thriving, Sarasota-based Dickey Betts and Great Southern group will be able to enjoy a box set version of "At Fillmore East."

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In this June 24, 2009 photo, a set list from the Allman Brothers Band famous 1971 performance at the Fillmore East concert hall in New York City. (AP Photo/Dorie Turner)

Compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, "At Fillmore East" has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with 15 unreleased tracks, according to a statement issued today by Universal Music Enterprises. Additionally, "The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings" contains the complete, final June 27, 1971, performance at Fillmore East originally issued on the 2006 deluxe edition of "Eat a Peach." "The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings" is produced by Bill Levenson, who compiled last year's box set "Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective."

"The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings" complete track listing:

CD 1
March 12, 1971 – First Show
1. Statesboro Blues 4.08 (previously unreleased)
2. Trouble No More 3.48 (previously unreleased)
3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.19 (previously unreleased)
4. Done Somebody Wrong 4.01 (previously unreleased)
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 17.05 (previously unreleased)
6. You Don’t Love Me 16.55 (previously unreleased)

CD 2
March 12, 1971 – Second Show

1. Statesboro Blues 4.12 (previously unreleased)
2. Trouble No More 3.50
3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.28 (previously unreleased)
4. Done Somebody Wrong 4:30
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 19.50 (previously unreleased)
6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10
7. Whipping Post 20.00 (previously unreleased)
8. Hot ‘Lanta 5.09

CD 3
March 13, 1971 – First Show

1. Statesboro Blues 4.20
2. Trouble No More 3.48
3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.47
4. Done Somebody Wrong 3.55 (previously unreleased)
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 13.00
6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10
7. Whipping Post 17.15 (previously unreleased)

CD 4
March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 1

1. Statesboro Blues 4.19 (previously unreleased)
2. One Way Out 4.30 (previously unreleased)
3. Stormy Monday 10.14
4. Hot ‘Lanta 5.00
5. Whipping Post 22.00

CD 5
March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 2

1. Mountain Jam 33.00
2. Drunken Hearted Boy (with Elvin Bishop) 7.30

CD 6
June 27, 1971 – FILLMORE EAST Closing Show

Introduction by Bill Graham (previously unreleased)
1. Statesboro Blues 5.52
2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' 3.34
3. Done Somebody Wrong 3.37
4. One Way Out 5.01
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 12.44
6. Midnight Rider 3.01
7. Hot Lanta 5.41
8. Whipping Post 19.17
9. You Don't Love Me 17.56



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WADE TATANGELO is the editor of TICKET + and a contributor at TicketSarasota.com. He has been an entertainment editor, reporter, columnist and reviewer for more than a decade at publications nationwide. He is a Hershey, Pa., native who grew up in Tampa and graduated from the University of South Florida. Wade joined the Herald-Tribune in 2013. He can be reached by email or call (941) 361-4955.
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