The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1972/2016) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 01:18:40 minutes | 3,21 GB | Genre: Blues Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Island Records

The original Fillmore East album is one of the finest live documents of the rock era, capturing the original line-up of one of the ’70s’ tightest outfits before they were cruelly robbed of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Taken from five 1971 performances at New York’s fabled Fillmore East, the extended and effortlessly melodic workouts of “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post” still have the power to rivet and move.

On display here is the Allmans’ fabled chemistry at its finest. The band not only rocks, it rolls, swings, and stretches out in exploratory, jazzy passages. The dual guitar interplay of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts glides effortlessly over the propulsive rhythm section of Oakley and twin drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, while Greg Allman’s powerful blues voice and melodic keyboard work provides the icing on the cake. Though the later-released The Fillmore Concerts presents these songs in their original entirety, “At Fillmore East”, with its seamless edits of multiple performances, may be the superior recording. It highlights all the glint and sparkle of what still ranks among the best jamming committed to record.

01. Statesboro Blues (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
02. Done Somebody Wrong (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
03. Stormy Monday (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
04. You Don’t Love Me (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
05. Hot ‘Lanta (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
06. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)
07. Whipping Post (Live At The Fillmore East/1971)

Duane Allman – guitar, slide guitar
Gregg Allman – organ, piano, vocals
Dickey Betts – lead guitar
Berry Oakley – bass
Jai Johanny Johanson – drums, congas, timbales
Butch Trucks – drums, tympani
Guest musicians:
Thom Doucette – harmonica
Jim Santi – tambourine