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The Allman Brothers Band: Fillmore West '71

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Like virtually all the previously-releases from The Allman Brothers Band Recording Co., this latest archive release, Fillmore West '71, is a mixed blessing. The four-CD set might better have been graced with the stylized graphics that adorn such titles as Nassau Coliseum: Uniondale, NY 5/1/73 (The Allman Brothers Band Recording Co., 2005) including the caveat about sound quality, because it is of a piece with such exhumations from the ABB vault, even if deceptively so: the best moments hearken to ...

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The Allman Brothers Band: Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East February 1970 - Deluxe Edition

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This Fillmore East February 1970 set is actually the third physical release of these recordings, originally issued in truncated form in 1996 as part of the Grateful Dead's Dick's Pick's archive series. This three-CD set follows closely on the heels of the 2018 digital distribution of all the recordings from the three New York dates on which these two bands shared a bill. Coincidental with that release and taken from those very same files, a single compilation disc ...

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The Allman Brothers Band: Live From A&R Studios New York August 26th 1971

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Sacrilegious as it may sound, the Allman Brothers' performance on Live From A&R Studios New York August 26th 1971 is superior to At Fillmore East (Capricorn, 1971), heretofore regarded as the definitive document of this seminal southern rock band's on-stage expertise. After prior bootlegging in a variety of forms, the recording of the former has been mixed from the master tapes under the supervision of Bill Levenson, the overseer of the Dreams box (Polydor, 1989), and as such is the ...


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