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At Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band

1971

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At Fillmore East

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3.42

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The legendarily talented Allman Brothers meander their way through 80 minutes of directionless jamming, demonstrating to me that I enjoy a little (or a lot) more structure in my tunes. Gave it three listens out of respect and couldn't rise above a neutral rating. Still looking forward to the studio albums. 5/10

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Live At Fillmore East is a great example of The Allman Brothers Band's intention to fuse Blues and Jazz in a soulful way with a country rock vibe. Although I very much respect traditional blues and dig them live, I am often not drawn to listen away from the stage. However, The Allmans' style has always helped bridge that gap for me and cause me to appreciate the genre more and awaken me to their influence on many artists that I know and love. After the first 3 more traditional blues tunes, for me the album just gets cookin' 4 songs into the album with You Don't Love Me. This epic 19 min. blues rock saga gets all cylinders hummin'. Cool jams Hot 'Lanta and In Memory Of Elizabeth really keep it rollin' to the pinnacle of the whole set, Whipping Post. Damn, it's so good! **I would love to see My Morning Jacket cover You Don't Love Me at Red Rocks someday!!! (eyes bugged)

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Not as onanistic as the worst blues wanks of the era but still guilty of viewing solo length as equivalent to generosity of feeling, which is something the blue masters they respectfully cover had in abundance. This is all pretense, guard, posture. When Elmore James strikes a cord it sounds like the truest thing you ever heard. These guys have to shroud theirs in fuzz, or turn the songs into arena rockers, to disguise the attenuated feelings beneath.

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Cet album m'a permis d'établir une nouvelle règle faisant désormais loi: si un album comporte des chansons de plus de 10 minutes, c'est forcément un album de merde. En effet, proposer une chanson d'une durée supérieure à 10 minutes démontre un égo surdimensionné, l'artiste pensant pouvoir nous captiver sur une durée aussi longue. C'est d'ailleurs pour ça que l'ignoble Frank Zappa s'évertue à proposer des horribles morceaux interminables. Cet album n'échappe pas à la règle, et vient récolter un 2/5 bien mérité.

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Pour que vous compreniez ce que j'ai ressenti pendant l'écoute de cet album, je vais vous partager une anecdote. Vous savez que j'ai pour habitude de manger régulièrement dans des restaurants japonais proposant une formule de sushis à volonté (l'un d'eux est évoqué dans ma critique de l'album Led Zeppelin). Dans celui que je fréquente le plus souvent, une annonce est faite pour chaque client qui souhaiterait choisir la formule dite "All you can eat" : "ne commandez que ce que vous pouvez manger, tout gâchis sera facturé". Un certain vendredi, je décidai de m'y rendre accompagné de trois espagnoles, leur nombre ayant été choisi par mes soins. Après nous être installés, nous commençâmes à commander les tant attendus sushis. Seulement voilà : chaque tournée de sushis apportée à notre table me semblait incomplète. Je décidai donc de commander de nouveaux sushis pour compenser ce qui me semblait être un oubli de la part de la serveuse. C'est alors que les problèmes commencèrent. Alors que je n'avais bientôt presque plus faim, les tournées de sushis oubliés nous furent servies. D'immenses plateaux de se succédèrent dès lors, me provoquant de fortes envies de vomir. Ce qui devait être un déjeuner sympathique se transforma en cauchemar. Je calculai bientôt combien de sushis j'avais la capacité d'ingurgiter et répartis le reste entre les espagnoles. Gobage après gobage, envie de vomir après envie de vomir, nous arrivâmes à bout de notre commande, laissant trois pauvres makis au tofu sur le côté d'une assiette. La morale de cette histoire est qu'il faut savoir doser les bonnes choses, et elle ferait bien d'être entendue par l'Allman Brother Band. Leur album de quatre heures a réussi à me faire dégobiller plus d'une fois, c'est la raison pour laquelle ils obtiennent de ma part la note de deux sur cinq.

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Technically good but pointless

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GOAT love album. Guitars don’t get much better than this

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5

Live music that's so well recorded and performed that you can barely tell. Classic!

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5

I like this. Bluesy. I had no idea. I thought they were country and Neil Young was more like ummm folk music or blue grassy. This is not what I expected. Traditional blues riffs everywhere. I had this cd in high school that was all backing blues stuff for you to do improvised solos over the top of it. I'm sorry...maybe they'd hate this...but this is what that sounded like. Also look how happy they look in this album cover but like you can tell....this group does drugs. Gregg Allman married Cher. What? Whipping Post is 23 minutes long. 23 minutes. How does that work? Like how did that song ever get exposure? In Memory of Elizabeth Reed is 13 minutes. How...did ....that ....ever ....work? Whipping Post is the best of the album. All 23 minutes. Wild man, wild. It stands out with it's opening. Blues can sound like the same song over and over and over...but Whipping Post is blues and then this unique heavy tripping triplet feeling bass-line. Fast moving base lines in general are memorable.

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5

Now, this is an interesting mix of musical genres that I've never had the opportunity to hear before... Rock + Blues + Country + so much more. I enjoyed the whimsy of it all, swinging between the different styles, and weaving them into a single fabric, making you feel like you're listening not to one band, but to a strange one-time fusion event.. which I suspect it was? I may be wrong, and I will be happy if it wasn't... it means more music like this I can look forward to in the future! It's always a pleasure discovering new flavour combinations in food, and style combinations in music, and this was no exception. This was totally my jam, and probably my new favourite flavour of it (pun intended).

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Every track on this album crackles with energy. This is clearly a band that honed their craft and spent countless hours playing together. Everyone is on point through songs that wind upwards of 10 minutes. The songs wind expertly from rootsy blues of Stormy Monday to the frentic uptempo rock of You Don't Love Me Anymore. Its hard not to get caught up in the energy that this band channels into every second. Its fun to hear the band react to the music and yell at the band between songs. Theres nothing not to love here. The dueling guitars, the manic drum sets, the pumping bass, and Gregg Allman's piano and lyrics tying it altogether. The album isn't perfect but its imperfections are often an artifact of the fact that it is a live album and help make it better.

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5

Superb raw blues with pockets of ambience amidst layers of quality musicianship. Every string reverberates into your soul, and if you close your eyes, you're in that dive bar and can almost taste the bourbon and smell the smoky air. This is awesome.

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Look... live albums often feel like your friend showing you a video they took at a concert; but here is where context matters... The Allman brothers band is a jam band. Just like the Grateful Dead. Sure studio albums are fine if you want to hear the polished copy of their songs; but bands like these are important; because they are performing artists. Dead heads and hippies didn't travel with these bands because they really liked their 5 set songs and wanted to hear them performed over and over again. They followed these bands across the US and beyond; because each time these bands played a song, it was different, it was greater, it was grander, it was the spirit of blues and improvisation. That being said... I'm not really a fan of live albums. I am however a fan of blues. This album has some great solos 'on done somebody wrong' . You can feel that they are having a blast jamming together on stage.

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I'm not a big fan of the "jam band" thing, but this is pretty good. Some incredible guitar work in the midst of some long, pointless jamming. Must have been amazing to see them live. 3 stars.

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Questo è un 3.5 perché devo dire che l’ho ascoltato divertendomi e sentendomi coinvolto. Non mi ha emozionato particolarmente e a tratti capisco essere progressive ma la tirano un po’ per le lunghe.

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This album taught me I don’t have the attention span for 20 minute long songs. You’ve got to respect the talent here but a little too much “jamming” going on for this to be something I’d regularly listen to.

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I don't have the musical sense to understand why this is good. I'm sure that to many people, this is an objective masterpiece -- otherwise it wouldn't be on this list. But I don't really have the patience for twenty minute-long jam band sessions. At best, I'd put it on as background study music.

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Too bloated, self indulgent and long. Sounded like a band rehearsing.

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Live albums are bad albums

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Found it irritating so turned it down and then forgot it was playing

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Hot 'Lanta: Questa è stata divertente. In conclusione: Non c'ho molto da dire, sapevo cosa aspettarmi perché nel mio periodo chitarristico da 15 anni un po' me li so sentiti insieme ad altri gruppi come loro. Diciamo che considerando che è un album live è più tosta perché sti gruppi fondamentalmente suonano solo per questioni masturbatorie dei chitarristi che li ascoltano e quindi live la situazione diventa ancora meno compositiva e più circense. Ce so stati rari momenti in cui magari mi sono un po' fomentato ma in 1 ora e passa de cazzeggio almeno un momento in cui suonavano tutti insieme statisticamente capiterà. Gli vorrei dà più di due ma meno di tre.

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It’s soooooo long… meandering, self indulgent… watch as the band congratulate one another for the thirteenth solo in the same track! There is no denying the talent and skill of the musicians is first rate, but it’s a hard one to enjoy.

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No me convence eso de recomendar un disco en directo como imprescindible de un grupo. Creo que los directos son un complemento a los discos de estudio pero no lo principal. Aunque también es cierto que muchos grupos tienen discos "meh" y luego brillan en directo. Después de este rollo vamos a hablar de este disco. Este disco me da igual, no es malo pero no es algo que escucharía ni recomendaría. Le doy 2 estrellas y ya.

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Like okay man I get it. Good for you but... I got stuff to do

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Quality recording and playing, it just didn't sound very interesting.

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“I guess the appeal here is the inevitability of it all.”

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Ranking (in ascending order) of male vocalists who have had sex with Cher (allegedly): Sonny Bono Gregg Allman Gene Simmons Val Kilmer This album is just proof that Phish had much stronger weed.

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No interesting ideas in sound

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Production: 4/20 Songwriting: 4/20 Innovation: 2/20 Bangers: 0/20 Emotional response: 2/20 =12 get teh fuck white man blues

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These kind of blues jams are very much not my thing. Couldn't make it through most tracks. I find this kind of stuff utterly boring and tedious. Can't even imagine trying to make it through the deluxe edition .

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Despite the apparent iconic nature of this album, I don’t think I’ve ever listened to it before. Unfortunately I can see why. There’s a few tracks that really get going, in that driving, bluesy, rock way, but then there’s a whole load of noodley wanking off that just turns me right off. Not for me.

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Rock, Soul, Blues Feels classic Dad likes this band I think

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Soulful blues on one of the best live albums I’ve heard!

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5

Que álbum fenomenal. Rock, blues, soul, swing.... fantástico

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5

Excellent album. Please play albums like this

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даже не читая отзывов критиков и вообще не зная об этом альбоме ничего я сразу понял, что это шедевр. великолепные произведения, дополненные взрывающими голову гитарными соло, если говорить совсем кратко. достойно прослушивания каждого, даже если вы не любите тяжелый блюз.

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top notch

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Jazz, blues e rock. Perfeito

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это ж классика блюза и слайд-гитары!

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improvisationS MANEIRO

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An exceptional snapshot in time of a band that had much better songs to come.

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Classic southern rock. Great album

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Great playing. Long jams with Enthusiastic blues and Duane is missed.

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Yes. Not many are going to get five star but this does

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This one was one the first albums I listened to with my friends in HS. We spent 2 summers hitting record stores. This album reminds me of that couple of summers.

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Nice live blues music

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These guys hold a solo longer than carbonite, and they work better in the songs than normal dabblers. Really good

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Old time blues-rock. Espectacular.

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Exceptional.

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One of the best live albums I've heard. Good ol sourthern blues.

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My favorite live album

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All time top 3 album for mw

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It was a great listen, especially loved the last track - so much talent!

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Un buen álbum de blues. Ganas de haber estado allí en vivo y en directo

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Great 90 minutes of rock blues.

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Some good ass blues rock. The double drummers holds up super well live, too. The jams are really where this album soars.

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Favourite song is Hot ‘Lanta. Album Rating: 5/5 Track by track 1/7 : statesboro blues : 4/5 Great song But to short 2/7 does somebody wrong : 4/5 See above 3/7 Stormy Monday : 4/5 Here’s are first longer track and it’s great 4/7 You Don’t Love Me : 2nd favourite track on the album and it’s a great jam 5/5 5/7 Hot ‘Lanta : My favourite track 5/5 6/7 In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Best jam on the album 5/5 7/7 whipping post : 4/5 Super long and good! This review is by coolistaken and I’m out

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great

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It's great!

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5

An absolute classic. I've listened to this 100x.

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Вау. Импровизация, гитары, семидесятые - идеально.11/10

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Classic.

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5 Gran álbum para comenzar un viaje entre la emoción y la tranquilidad. Además es un gran paso para empezar a escuchar canciones de larga duración con la emoción de inicio a fin.

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Perfect southern rock live album of 1971! It's The Allman Brothers Band's third album - artistic and commercial breakthrough and also the most successful of band's discography. A great mix of blues and jazz improvisations. Must be listened!

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This was a good one 😀

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spacca

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5

Guidando di notte attorno a Milano

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5

love the energy and musicianship combined

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Hot Blues JAMS!!!!!!

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Been a few times in my life where I've just ended up in a room with someone just jamming hard on a guitar with no end in sight, this album brought me back to those places. Plus, can't go wrong with a bit of blues. Solid 5/5, music so chill and freeflowing I could fall asleep, but I wouldn't want to.

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Almost gave it four stars for a less than ideal tracklist (a good balance of hits/jams, even for a legendary jam band like this, is ideal for a mass released album). But, the extended edition easily solves this problem. Legendary playing from a legendary band, live Duane easily earns it 5 stars

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The Zeus in the "greatest live albums of all time" pantheon

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Awesome love album. The band talks about how they didn't have a lot of commercial success with their studio albums, mostly having to do with the fact that they felt constrained by the limits of studio recording (3:20 song times). So apparent listening to this album - the band is meant for live music! Awesome riffs and great solos throughout

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LOVE IT

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Blues! Such a good album!

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If there is a Mount Rushmore for live albums (and I'm assuming that there is), At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band should very well be in it. The second half of the album is among the most fiery and magnetic moments in not just rock, but music, history. No wonder this shot up the charts rapidly unlike their previous efforts. Favorites: Hot 'Lanta, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Whipping Post.

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Raw and thumping rock n roll blues and southern.

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5.5….one of MY top ten albums…cut my teeth in great music with this album….had older siblings that were a great influence, but discovered this one on my own…saw then once with Duane( my 1st concert) and 3 times after that….just can’t say enough about album and group

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Great experience! Electrifying!

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So much jams. All the jams. Jammy jam jams

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Excellent live album

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Es como rock urbano pero afinado y bien tocado. Diez estrellas.

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A masterpiece. Probably the best live album of all times.. In the top 3 for sure.. Whipping post is epic

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One of my favorite live albums.

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Loved this, especially its more psychedelic odysseys, which reminded me of Circle and Pharaoh Overlord.

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One of my favorites. Classic live performance. Liz Reed, whippin post brings the 🔥

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Good

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5

got that great 70s blues rock vibe with electric guitar, raspy voices, makes you do the stank face. vibes. couple long ass jazz riffing instrumental songs.

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Jam sensacional

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Certainly one of the greatest live albums in rock history. Duane Allman’s slide guitar is so unearthly good and the whole band is just in sync, the crowd wholly on their wavelength. A masterpiece.

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3.5/5. Standout Tracks: Stormy Monday, You Don't Love Me, Hot 'Lanta, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Whipping Post

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The sequencing is a slow build: The listening state ten or twelve minutes is about the same as in any other live country case. Then, a few minutes later, comes the first fade, almost to black, of You Don't Love Me. Careful! This is where taste becomes more important, and where the live audience attempts to sway you with theirs. The organ peeks out, but won't come into its own until later in the multi-movement jam. At the end, everything crashes down painlessly and musically. The false promise of another song is unfortunate but probably an artifact of the vinyl format. The three longer songs are the obvious heart of the release. The guitar lines are long and indulgent, but not particularly noodly. In time, the aforementioned organ is introduced, along with slide guitar and (a bit of) bass. It's bright all the way through. Doesn't reach the rapture of certain other live recordings for me thanks to my lack of close listening for quotes (which could be remedied with time) and the backgrounding of the rhythm section (which is unlikely to change).

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I enjoyed the jam stuff, just sounds like a fun show to be at

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Clássico

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It would have been fun to see this live, but for the album I’m looking for a little more connectivity

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Good Vibes! Fun Live Blues/Rock

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I love these kind of blues, makes me focus makes me do things. Very energetic and feelgood

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More musical and not a big fan of live albums, but I liked the vibe

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Jammier than I would normally pick for myself, but to expect anything else would be naive. I found myself getting into the groove of a 20 minute song. I dig it.

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Nice blues album

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I like jazz music so I enjoyed this album. I liked the instrumental music. Granted I skipped a bit since some of these songs were long...

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Was pretty good actually.

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Not bad. Fun little live Blues record

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Yeah it was good. I was impressed at the straight-up blues.

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Un Classico

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Cool, bit draggy /samey

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I'm not a fan of 23 minute songs. These songs were way too long. BUT they were still good. Some of the bluesy riffs were quite enjoyable. They were just too long.

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4

Great album, another one that my dad approves...

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Listened to the 2.5 hour deluxe version. A rambling, jamming, bluesy concert. Great times! I really enjoyed the extended length Whipping Post and Mountain Jam.

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Some really jamming stuff, great blend of bluegrass and rock and a real lively performance

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Surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this. Had a little bop in the kitchen whilst waiting for the kettle to boil.

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What a gig

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Amazing vibe

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mu bueno, excelente

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Zalige Blues-Rock! Ik had graag tussen dat publiek gestaan!

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Thumbs up! Good blusey rock!

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intimate

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Intensiv gehört und für gut befunden. Nicht zu southern weil mehr fusion

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Eindrucksvolles Album! Historische Leistung der Band. Nur keine 5, weil ich nicht weiß wann man sowas hören soll

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Instrumental funky

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This grew on me. And there is a jam!

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4

Pretty great live album. Just a little too much guitar.

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I listened to the original version of this album with 7 tracks, but I put the extended album in a back-up playlist to listen to later. I wasn't expecting to hear so much of a blues sound, but the album sounds like the Allman Brothers. "Whipping Post" might be the only track on this album that I have heard before, but even this version was different than what I've heard before. My two favorite tracks were "Hot 'Lanta" (in part because of the keyboards), and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" (an excellent composition by Dickey Betts).

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🎸🎸🎤

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Good album. Sadly a lot of the live was cut out and not all songs from the performance were included (some transitions fade out the next song in the set). That all aside, this was a good listen for classic rock and blues.

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Good live album from a favorite band. Thought this would be a fiver from the get-go but wasn’t as convinced when listening. Great vocals and drum/guitar work but something about the audio quality was distracting compared to other live albums of the time. Appreciate the credits tot he song writers, not a lot of interaction beyond that.

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It was a 2 hour guitar solo

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Done.

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Dig it more than I thought. Would revisit on a Sunday afternoon.

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A good blues álbum.

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not my kind of music but it's undeniably high quality.

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Was surprised by this album. Enjoyed the jamming chilled vibe of this one.

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4

Best: Stormy Monday Hot 'Lanta

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This is really some quintessential live music, isn't it? I know a lot of people seem to take issue with listening to live albums. But really, hearing the Allmans live is necessary to getting to know who they are and appreciating their brilliance. The album is packed with warm, bluesy, jammy tracks that flow effortlessly. The applause is occasionally jarring because the music has a way of just mellowing you out and its like snapping out of a daydream. I usually have very little patience for songs that exceed 6 minutes, but they just make it so easy to listen to. If you are similarly attention deficient, I would recommend not overly paying attention to every note, just let the music exist with you as you go about your business. It's hard not to like these guys. Fave songs: Whipping Post, Done Somebody Wrong, Statesboro Blues, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

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4.0 - Easy listening that all heterosexual white men can agree on.

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Brauchte ein bisschen zum warm werden, hab das zunächst für den üblichen Bluesrock gehalten und fand das nur aus Bildungsgründen interessant, aber nicht näher wichtig für mich. Dann aber zündete die Jam-Session bei Elizabeth Reed, und plötzlich sah das alles ganz anders aus. Wild, orgiastisch schon fast! Getrieben von dieser geilen frei shuffelnden Rhythmik dann die gedoppelten Gitarren, ich hätte mich direkt ausgezogen, wäre ich im Fillmore East dabei gewesen! Direkt dann noch mal auf Repeat, und dann das ganze Ding noch mal. Ähnlich sieht's natürlich mit You Don't Love Me aus - ist mir beim (zugegeben) nebenbei hören im ersten Durchgang total durchgegangen. Im zweiten Durchgang, diesmal auf der Deutschen Autobahn (gut!), hat das die Fahrt dann ganz anders dahinfließen lassen. Richtig super, trotz Gitarrengewichse. Aber auch das muss man ja mal sagen: diese Art Gitarre zu spielen mag heute vielleicht bisschen alt wirken - damals war das aber noch keine 10 Jahre alt, right? Und überhaupt, haben die Allmans nicht die gedoppelten Gitarren überhaupt erst (mit-) erfunden? Ist nicht immer mein Ding, in diesem Rahmen aber total. Insofern: nicht alles auf der Platte funktioniert gleich gut für mich - aber das, was funktioniert, zündet so richtig. 3,85

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Das ist so versiert, verspielt, virtuos und frei, dass es an Jazz rankratzt und für einen Live Mitschnitt zudem extrem blitzsauber. Loving „You Don‘t Love Me“ und vieles mehr diesen traditionalistisch/avantgardistischen Mucker 4.0

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4

This is a great live album, and I would love to have it on the background as I do something else. Listening to it purely to listen to it wasn't that rewarding though. 8/10

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8/10. I was working while I listened to this, so that could have distracted me from any boring sections, but I really enjoyed this album. The 20 minute extended performances of some of the songs worked out the be pretty enjoyable to listen to.

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pretty solid live album, the groove and musicianship were strong enough to keep me at least somewhat engaged during the incredibly long jam sections. Weirdly enough the guitarist reminded me a lot of David Gilmour at times. 7/10

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Ruthless guitar shredding

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Great blues jams here. They strike just the right balance between song & jam, for my tastes. Love the organ on Hot 'Lanta, the gritty passion and inventive noodling on Whipping Post, and the thrumming groove on the album as a whole. While it might not be quite that same as being there, you can feel the energy coming off of them and the interplay amongst themselves and the crowd. I'll listen to this one again.

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This week brought us CSNY, Radiohead, Megadeth, Al Green, and now the Allman Brothers. While I love when favorites come up on the list, it's also been great getting exposed to variety. But this isn't the Allman Brothers I was expecting. I was expecting "Ramblin' Man" - twangier Southern rock. But "At Fillmore East" is blues! Slide guitar, string bending, harmonicas a-plenty... Unfortunately the style shifts later in the album, with the incorporation of the organ on "Hot 'Lanta" and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." There is still a lot to like on those tracks (continued great guitar playing), but it doesn't rise to the levels of the blues covers early on. They bring it back around though with "Whipping Post" at the end. After following this up by listening to some of their most popular songs, I can say that I enjoy this much more. The other stuff would be ***, but "At Fillmore East" nearly makes *****.

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This is truly one of the greatest live albums! Great stuff front to back twice!!

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It's funny how these classic bands sound like they could be a cover band at a dive bar these days.

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Prachtige blues rock die live goed tot zn recht komt, vooral de solos in de lange nummers maken dit een gaaf album.

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The garage-rock blues sound that's showcased on this album is one of my favorite genres of music and this album was over an hour of just that. It's a great live album and one I can just listen and vibe to forever just because it sounds so good. Fav song: done somebody wrong

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Been a fan of this album for a while. ABB is much better live than what their studio albums portray. If you like this check out Ludlow Garage with a 45-min Mountain Jam.

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Good. Very enjoyable.

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They mention this being a live album, and you do hear a bit of cheering as it opens but the music sounds like it could be a studio recording once they get going as the audience is barely audible and the playing is so smooth. Excellent blues jams, just easy to put on and groove with. It definitely drags on, most albums I've sat straight through or paused if I need to do something else but this one I could walk away from and not feel like I was really missing much. Also as someone that has a Skynyrd double live album that I've played to death, there was a lot in these jams that sounded identical though that just may be a Southern rock thing and the styles are going to result in the same solo's happening sometimes.

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Ah hell yes. This is the good stuff, some chilled out rock for a Monday morning. Stormy Monday, aptly named for when this dropped, has one of those intros that makes you think 'this track is a long one' in that way that this style does so well. An odd choice that doesn't feature any of the bands biggest tracks, and I tend not to go for live albums in general, but this was a thoroughly enjoyable listen.

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The very reason I signed up for this-a classic album that I never got around to listening to. There's a reason Duane Allman is still a revered guitar deity (fun fact-that's him soaring on slide guitar on the original version of 'Layla'). I had every intention of skipping the extended jam tracks but I didn't, or rather couldn't because they were too good to miss. You Don't Love me was my fav I think

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Have heard a few tracks. All good.

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Great American blues rock album

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Standout - Whipping Post Live album, as the title suggests. Lots of nice blues guitar work. Long instrumental stretches My first time listening to a full Allman Brothers album (that I can recall)

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I'm not much of a blues rock guy, I don't usually Gosford guitar virtuosity nor for extended jams. But despite thar I found myself enjoying this album. In memory of Elizabeth Reed is especially good and seems shorter than its 13 minutes. However, Whipping Post, at 23 minutes is just too much still has some beautiful parts to it though; 4 🌟

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I can already tell you this gives me working a saturday lunch shift at Nancys BBQ and im burning my fingers trying to get a brisket out of the smoker. Blues for days, not bad. would play this inbetween rock classics

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Some critics consider this one of the best recorded live albums in history. Well, I would have given anything to have been in NYC on one of those two nights when there was the show and the recording. Cohesive repertoire, with perfect arrangements for traditional blues and musically rich instrumental themes, incredible performances, energy and vibrancy from start to finish. Duane - one of my all-time favorites - makes you levitate with his slide guitar solos.

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Me imagino que estar ahí, presente, potencia mucho las cosas. La grabación está bien, todo suena nítido y hay momentos emocionantes, buen álbum también para escuchar mientras haces otras cosas. 8/10

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Solid bluesy-swamp rock Live-Performance. Too little time to argue for or against this album. (7/10) FT: One Way Out

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Muy buen disco

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Just seem to be a band having a good time. 3.6

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ooo pretty cool and funky. a bit long though

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Nothing quite like a great blues rock band with an impeccably recorded live album.

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While I have heard this album before, my go-to for the Allmans is Eat a Peach, mostly because I have owned multiple copies of it. This is sad, because this album is an incredible experience whether or not you are attuned to southern rock in general. Dynamic, ripping performances, especially on "Whipping Post," which I used to hear often on the radio, but have chiefly heard Zappa's slightly mocking version of most in past years. What I am saying is, I have not heard this album enough over the years, and will probably listen to it again later today. And more in the future...

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At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band (1971 - original double LP version, plus “One Way Out” and “Midnight Rider” from the Deluxe Edition, which should have been included, in my opinion, by shortening the much-too-long “You Don’t Love Me”). This is a live ‘compilation’ album, recorded at four separate concerts held over two days in March 1971. If you (like me) are generally not a fan of live albums, you might be pleased with this one. I was. Although, in general, the studio versions of these tracks are better. But it’s nice to hear the live extended jams. Opening with four blues numbers, including the opening shuffling, rocking cover Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues”, this album showcase the alternating lead electric guitar solos of Duane Allman and Dickie Betts. With the relaxed, free, unhurried setting, The Allman Brothers Band fills the first two sides of this double LP with glorious performances of foot-stomping blues. The ninetenn-plus-minute instrumental “You Don’t Love Me” is about nine minutes too long, especially given the impatient rhythmic hand clapping by the crowd. They wanted some forward motion too (But hey, the band had to fill side two). However, when I’m confronted with the fact that she don’t love me, I’d rather not dwell on it. Know what I mean? Side three transitions to the prog/jazz rock “Hot ‘Lanta” with a very nice drum duet (3:24) featuring drummers Jai Johanny Johanson and Butch Trucks. The timpani at the end (Trucks) is haunting. This track is followed by the thirteen-minute jazz composition “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” Very innovative. The closing track, is a 23-minute rendition of Gregg Allman’s “Whipping Post”. The song itself is lyrically and compositionally stellar. The skill in delivering it is amazing. The extended improvisational jams are sometimes aimless, but always entertaining. Is there such a thing as psychedelic/jazz/country/blues/prog/rock? If so, this is it. The album has some of the same weaknesses that nearly all live albums have: crowd noise, recording flaws, unintentional feedback uncontrolled harmonics, and musical flubs. For a flubbing example, on “One Way Out”, bassist Berry Oakley erroneously comes in on the backbeat at his re-entry (at 3:18) after Duane Allman’s and Dickey Betts’ dueling guitar solos. But drummers Johansson and Truck (no doubt glancing at each other) recover seamlessly, resetting, lining up and adjusting to Oakley’s new meter, romping together toward a final verse and powerful blues windup. The live “Midnight Rider” is much inferior to studio version (Idlewild South [1970]). Likewise, the classic “Whipping Post” here, while gloriously extended (to the point that it becomes a different composition altogether) is far below the quality of the studio version (The Allman Brothers Band [1969]). This is about as good as live albums get. 4/5

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4.25

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I know this probably isn't everyone's bag, but I was raised on the Allman Brothers. This is probably the pinnacle of southern blues-rock. I'm not typically one for the long, drawn-out solos, but they all seem to work here. And "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" is one of the best modern instrumentals ever. Favorite tracks: "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", "Whipping Post"

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solid album, great live tracks.

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A great live album, one of the best. I love the Allman Brothers Band and this is a classic record

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I don't think I've ever listened to these guys before, definitely know the name though. Pretty cruisy blues, nothing mind-blowing but pretty easy to listen to for an hour. Tapped my foot most of the time. Would listen again happily, at least to a few tracks here and there. Overall probably too long; I got the idea well and truly before the 1hr20m mark. If it was under an hour it could've been full marks. 4/5.

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Good rock even though long live songs like this are better appreciated live.

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Jam band with great sound.

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Hip!

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Good live album. Would have loved to see them live but for an album it goes on a bit.

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Their guitar playing is on point for sure. I'm still not sold on them entirely though.

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Cool guitar but otherwise nothing too special

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Good life concerts, with style. It doesn't convince me, way too long and similar. It is good for some groove though.

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Pretty good live album, haven't heard Allman Brothers Band too much to comment on how it compares to their studio albums.

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All the guitar solos

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My worst nightmare: a live album with only 7 songs clocking in at over an hour!!! Not terrible, just interminable. 2.5 rounded up.

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Blues more than rock. Well done but hardly inventive, progressive, novel etc...

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Anooother live album

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I am sure it was cool to see it live, but a song is a song and a jam is a jam.

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Didn't listen this time but I have before - a good album

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This is a very good live album, but it's still a live album and I prefer studios over it. Reading the Wikipedia link, I understood the reasons for a live album, but I still prefer the studio versions

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Country music!!!! Excelent!

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Just never gonna be my cup of tea, but the skill is definitely apparent

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Not bad

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Bluesy jams - decent enough not life changing

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It was good but all the songs kind of blended into one by the end.

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I usually don’t like Live albums, but I actually enjoyed this one!

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I'm not into live albums

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"At Fillmore East" is the first live album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band. This album was released in July 1971 (a mere 3 months before the tragic motorcycle death of brother rocker Duane Allman) and falls under the following genres: blues, rock, country, and jazz. This jam album is 76 minutes long (that's two albums!) and features the following track list: Statesboro Blues Done Somebody Wrong Stormy Monday You Don't Love Me Hot 'Lanta In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Whipping Post "Statesboro Blues" opens up this jam fest with a cheering audience and a rockin' fun guitar. I see pool halls filled with cigarette smoke and I can smell the scent of tepid Budweiser on tap when I hear this song. It's fun, jammy, and unapologetically Americana. Track 2 is "Done Somebody Wrong," and features more of the beloved Americana rockin' tunage. Per Wikipedia: Thom Doucette takes a solo on blues harp, and by the end of the song, the band breaks out of the shuffle and builds up to a dual-lead guitar, triplet-based crescendo on this track. It's rockin'! "Stormy Monday" is next up on this album. This song was written by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker in 1948. The Allman Brothers make this song their own, with their strong guitar work and bluesy/rocky style. The next track, "You Don't Love Me," is 19 minutes long and is a cover of a 1960 release from Willie Cobbs, which was adapted from Bo Diddley's 1955 song "She's Fine She's Mine." Per Wikipedia: Duane Allman chose "You Don't Love Me" to create a special tribute to recently slain R&B saxophonist King Curtis, interweaving Curtis' signature "Soul Serenade" into a rendition of the song played at a band show at the Academy of Music in Manhattan on August 15, 1971. This track is fun and rockin' and makes me want to go for a long drive down a country road. "Hot 'Lanta," is the next track on this live album. It's a 5-minute instrumental piece that contains elements of progressive rock, jazz, and blues. It's full of energy, with heavy guitar, drum, bass, organ, and timpani [kettle drum]. It has a wonderful crescendo buildup near the end of the song. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" comes next. This track is another instrumental track with co-writing credits to the Allman Brothers' backup guitarist Dickey Betts. Betts named it after a headstone he saw in Rose Hill Cemetery in the band's hometown of Macon, Georgia. The song is smooth and jazzy with cool guitar work throughout. There's a segment at 2 minutes and 40 seconds that reminds me of the Wii Shop Channel, and I'm not sure why that is. It reappears at 12:30. "Whipping Post," is the final track on this live album, and at 22 minutes and 40 seconds, it's undeniably the longest. This song launched the brothers into the airwaves, as it was a popular track to play to ensure DJs had ample bathroom time. Per wikipedia: ...as The Rolling Stone Record Guide wrote in 1979, "no wasted notes, no pointless jams, no half-realized vocals--everything counts." And per VH1, "an endless climb of heightening drama staked out by the twin-guitar exorcisms of Duane and Dickey Betts and the cool, measured, almost jazz-like response of the rhythm section." This track truly has a life/energy of its own. I enjoyed listening to this album, despite its length. It serves as great background noise for work, and allows the listener to periodically daydream about summertime in America. Favorite track: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Honorable mention: Whipping Post

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Great if you like blues jams.

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Classic boomer music

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Me gustan los Allman Brothers, pero demasiada música instrumental.

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legal

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Solos de guitarra ao vivo impressionantes

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Easy listening

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1971: You Don't Love Me

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I'm really not a fan of Live albums

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dirty, bluesy, live, but somehow crisp. nice lazy arvo soundtrack

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Very bluesy. Always cool to hear a live album and great performances.

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it was ok

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I’m not a huge fan of blues, but when combined with rock like this its much more accessible to me. This must have been a legendary concert to see live with those long guitar jam sessions but when listening to it at low volume at home while reading the Saturday paper I think most of it got lost in translation. I’m sure this is a you had to be there situation.

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I've always had a bee in my bonnet about this album. I had purchased and played to death their 1969 debut album, but whenever I've read AB reviews, that album is always considered an hors d'eurves for this one, which I had heard and didn't like as much, due to the jams that take up entire album sides, which I guess was the thing to do in 1971. So listening again, more closely 50 years later, the blues covers are great, the guitar playing is great and Duane Allman has got one of the best blues growls of all time. I deduct points because they were good song-writers and there's not much original material here, since half the tracks are covers, and while I like the originals, the 2 signature tunes showed up on their LPs a year or two earlier and I didn't need a 23 minute version of Whipping Post.

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I listened to this back in the day. If you went to a party and they had this album it elevated the party's  cool status. Back then I didn't fully appreciate how great Greg Allman was at playing guitar. He is up there among the best. The harp on Done Somebody Wrong is stellar; just slightly better than Dylan's harp playing, lol. Brother D also throws in some excellent organ. The sub 10 minute songs are great.  The album would be so much better if the two long songs were shortened substantially. The guitar playing in You Don't Love Me  that is truly solo - ie playing when no other instruments are present- is as boring as drum solos are. Whipping Post is such a great song. This version  is amazing for the first 10 min but the next 12 minutes are painful. If this were a single album with both the big boys limited to 10 minutes each it would be a 5. 

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Het is meer een soort achtergrond muziek

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Ehh. The instrumentals got pretty overwhelming and started to sounds bad after about 10 minutes of each long song. But the boys with vocals were nice. 6

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6/10 fav track: in memory of Elizabeth reed

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There’s a lot I like on this album. I like the songs. I even like most of the jamming believe it or not, but it gets out of control near the end of the album.

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Jazz rock. Good, but not quite the style of music that I like most.

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Enjoyed this alot more than i thought i wouldsome high some lows but kept my interest throughout

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sounds like a really good jam sesh that i'm not emotionally invested in

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Allman Brothers are clearly talented, but long guitar-jams typically don't do much for me. Which is sort of odd, since long Jazz performances of synthesizer instrumentals can be interesting to me, it might just be there's only so much guitar wankery I can take. However, I was listening to this while working and I did not mind it as background music.

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A great display of skill, but far too long. This feels like an album for fans only. Whipping Post made me uncomfortable.

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If it helps, imagine they're playing at your college campus. Now that would be impressive. Allman Brothers is known for their hits "Midnight Rider" and "Ramblin Man," although "Jessica" is just as amazing (I blame it being a long instrumental). They're a jam band appealing to hippies all over the country, and this album is the equivalent of Grateful Dead's Live/Dead... except less folk and a lot more blues. In fact, they were both filmed in Bill Graham's venues, just on opposite corners of the country. The album starts off a little weak, but this might just be getting people comfortable while others are still coming in. It is a live performance after all. Second track has some nice instrumentals here and there. Third track is mellow and helps compliments surrounding tracks. Instruments start to get real crazy with "You Don't Love Me," and that energy to carried to the very end. "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" is a jazzy piece that starts mellow but really picks up about a third in. Love it. And then finally there's the best track: "Whipping Post." For a live album, it's really good. I'd love to see them perform live. It's the improv that keeps each performance new and exciting. But the lengths do not translate well when it's just your ears and a computer. Maybe if you saw an accompanying video it would help. But it's not just that. None of them really hold up in a studio album standard. The songwriting is poor, the vocals only work well in "Whipping Post," and it's the crazy improv instruments that people are engaging for. There are things I can point out that I like about each of the tracks. But again, besides "Whipping Post," I can't say any of them are spectacular standalone pieces. Only in the context of a jam.

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they're great guitarists, and they get incredible sound from them. i've liked a lot of their stuff, and whipping post is on that list, for sure. and seriously, that gentle fuzz on the guitars is just soothing to hear. but this album just missed me. i quite liked stormy monday, and sure, it's fun to hear them rock out on the last 2 tracks, but overall, this just didn't grab me - which is a shame, because i always kinda thought if i just sat down and gave them a serious listen, i'd really love these guys. maybe it'll happen on another album.

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Average album

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Decent, enjoyable. Bluesy rock. 19 minute songs ain't never gonna be my bag though but still a solid 3.

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Just not really my thing

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Southern rock classic. Whipping Post is incredible. 7/10

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3 Stars. I want to like this more than I do. Great if you are in the mood for some southern blues rock, but not my favorite. Sounds great though - can hardly tell that it's live.

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Good jammin' Highlight Tracks: The short ones

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Too generic

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It was pleasant, wasnt really into it

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I woke up this morning, I had them Allman Brother Blues I woke up this morning, I had them long guitar solo blues Well, I played this album, baby And it seemed to have them too

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Mildly entertaining, but it does drag on a bit.

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Quite chilled background and some great drum/guitar riffs

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Loved it. Clearly some talented musos on display here. Esp considering it's a live recording.

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Not for me but good

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I like some of Allman Brothers' work -- 'Blue Sky' is a great song - but overall, I don't ever listen to them. I get how strange it is for someone like me who listens to a ton of live recordings from Dead shows not to be into the Allmans, but I'm just not. I get bored.

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kunnon tiluttelua. Hot 'Lanta ainakin hyvää jamikamaa.

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Huh, mitä jamittelua, nautin. Jos tästä ois leikannu 45 min levyn parhailla biiseillä, ois 4/5. Nyt auttamatta vähän liikaa samaa.

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ihan ok meininki ja kitarajamittelua jota jakso jopa kuunnellakki.

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Was expecting this to be lame but it was kinda dope

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Live album. Pretty decent blues rock, but I found the endless guitar solos and improvisations rather tedious.

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Another live album which I agree makes a good case for having live albums included in the list. Yet at the same time I never manage to sit this album out in one go - a bit too much blues and too little rock for me.

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ja weer tof maar niets speciaal

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Blues, lembra Elvis

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This album sounds like the lead-up to a BIG hangover.

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I accidently clicked on some super deluxe version which goes for 6 hours and five minutes but luckily found the original 78 minute version. Even on the original version, the songs go forever but nice guitars. I think I would have liked this a teenager.

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Easy listenin'. The album plays like you're sitting in a jam session with the band since the songs kind of just goooooo. Overall pretty cool, but nothing crazy. 5/10

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Not bad! Better than I was expecting

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langweilig, weiß mit pferden

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Hard to know how to rate this - they are good musicians but this album is more jamming than actual songs.

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Feels like it has a heavy Jimi Hendrix influence which I guess isn't a bad thing and as live albums go this is actually OK.

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I really like this overall, but it's without question a lot to take in. I'm not at all prone to enjoy extended jams, but there's a moment in one of those 20 minute songs where they transition into the main melody of "Joy to the World," and - just for a second there - I was like, "Oh wow. That was nice. Maybe this is what people get out of the whole jam band experience?" Who knows? I'm not gonna invest too much (or any) energy to really find out. Anyway, some solid classic tunes throughout and really stellar guitar work. But absolutely something you gotta be in the mood for. And to play catch up, I will take this hands down over that Drive By Truckers record. My brother gave me that on CD years ago when it was first garnering praise, but I just can't with that one dude's voice. You know who I'm talking about. The main singer and the one who says Neil Young's name the most. I'll allow that there's something cool about a southern set concept album of sorts and I like the music well enough. But give me a different singer and different lyrics or I'm out. Emerson Lake & Palmer. I didn't mind, didn't love. Scratches an itch for me that's in the same wheelhouse as classic Yes, but not nearly as satisfying. To be fair, very little is in this space! Is it possible we'll get some Skynyrd, Alabama, and the Oak Ridge Boys this week?? Let's keep that Southern Rock thang going until we get some Mountain, please.

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I mean look, these guys are very good at what they do. But Statesboro Blues was the only song I had a passing familiarity of and even that one was pretty noodly. I hung with it for a few songs, but it fell into the background never to return.

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Enjoyed this one, but i will say the longer ones got a bit boring by the end.

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3.5

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C'est pas dur le Blues: Tu t'mets dans un champ, tu cries. Pref: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed Moins pref: Whipping Post (deuxième moitié)

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Some absolutely brilliant bibs (Statesboro Blues) early on in the set, but getting slowly off peak towards the back end, which was a shame - 5 stars for the first half, 2 stars for the second half

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This should be a good time! Oof. Might have been great if you were there. But its a bit jammy for a home based listen. Good, great in parts, but not wonderful as an album.

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This is a nice live album. Very good recording. A great album for a summer barbeque.

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Long. But good. 3/5

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Whipping Post ended like 5 times.

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Great blue country rock album or is it country blues rock or rock blues country?

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Highly enjoyable and great rhythm though out. Could easily give a 4 but just don't think it's got the appeal for regular listening.

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Enjoyable but nothing would drag me back.

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Great one!

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I really like the groove of the songs.

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Really good.

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Do you like pasta? If so, you might enjoy all the noodling here.

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Really good

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Listened to this album yesterday. What a coincidence! Particularly enjoyed the one-two punch of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and "Whipping Post" at the end. Brothers at their best. Will give the first half another listen today.

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Whipping post is a 4.5 on its own

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Incredible jams

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Genre: Blues Rock 3/5 As much talent as The Allman Brothers Band clearly possesses, and as much fun as they're clearly having throughout these live performances, this one turned into one big, long guitar bend for me. At Fillmore East is a decent live album, but this is noodling at its most obvious. Again, there's plenty of talent necessary to keep up a 22-minute long blues jam, but if I'm not there to appreciate the performance with my eyeballs as well as my ears, then I'm just listening to some guys play music. I've never been a big "jam band" guy, and this album did little to persuade me otherwise. Duane Allman can play, and he can play lots of notes, and he can string them all together for quite some time, and boy does it feel neverending sometimes. On the longer tracks here, with each solo we're gifted with 10+ minutes of improv that feel very long, and don't do all that much in terms of interesting, or experimental, tones and shifts. This is a dude who has played blues guitar for years, mastered the craft to a high degree, and can lick his way through basic chord progressions until his fingertips bleed. The passion is felt, but I couldn't really get into these longwinded jams as much as I'm sure others can.

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Честно говоря, кроме последнего трека и трека посередине альбом не запомнился, но понял, что ребята очень талантливые.

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Texhnically good, but i cant concentrate on so much guitar for so long.

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Can hear it's good but not my style of music. Some very long tracks.

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Gave it a listen but it’s just not my vibe

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Warum ein live Album? Soll ich das als milderne Umstände von der Soundqualität abziehen? Und dann auch noch 134 Minuten... Smooth Blues, aber nichts, was zum hören Aufmerksamkeit fordert. Streckenweise sehr gute längere melodische Einlagen, die eher jazzigen Charakter haben, aber erst nach ca. 30 Minuten Blues. Wenig Text, aber wenn dann häufig penetrant über Gott. Das Publikum nervt stellenweise und der Smacktalk zwischen einigen Liedern auch. Ganz klar nicht noch mal hören, aber tatsächlich vor allem weil es Live ist. Die Band ist okay, teilweise sogar gut.

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ok instrumental

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Meh.

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Jam band

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Not my favorite

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Classic live rock but it's not really my thing. 4/10.

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I had to bail about 20 minutes in as it was just a continuous blues-country-rock jam, and while it sounded technically accomplised/well played, it just wasn't my cup of tea. There's no way I could take the full 76 mins of it.

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Southern rock/blues played live at the classic venue. If you're not into side long jams then this isn't for you. Best Tracks: Statesboro Blues, Stormy Monday, Hot 'Lanta,

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Een beetje té.

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Just kinda boring for me

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Not my cup of tea

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Not my jam. Songs were long and repetitive, and I can go to other sources for better blues. Two stars instead of one because it was inoffensive background music when I wasn't paying attention to it.

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Songs just blended in with each other. I heard all these songs separately out of album and I think they're better that way.

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Great musicians just not my genre

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Buen disco, muy buen sonido rock jams eternos buenas guitarras

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not for me

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really not for me, the rifts where jazzeque as times and that is not my cup of tea, the bluesy parts were good

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Went from a 4, then a 3, then a 2 after 78 minutes of the same solos

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Live country rock. Am I missing something?

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To be fair, this has made perfectly fine background listening. The guitars have an eagerness of sorts, and the whole sounds pretty urgent, more than mere technical show-offery (though plenty of that). I can see this existing as an important album of that white-guys-play-the-blues genre. It’s just not an especially compelling genre to me.

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This really faded into the background. Seemingly some pretty serviceable bluesy rock. Well done fellas. Go smoke a fat one. I’ve got my day to be getting in with.

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I really like the Allman Brothers. They were a first rate blues band in their early days and they pretty much invented Southern rock. I love their sound. Their arrangements are tight and tasteful. And they could do it all live. For example, there is little to criticize about the opener of this album, Statesboro Blues. Greg Allman is an underrated singer and Duane Allman, contained in a short radio format as he is here, is an unbeatable slide guitarist. The problems come when they try to stretch out. Someone like John Coltrane or John Scofield can solo for half an hour and never repeat himself, relentlessly spinning out fresh melodies and variations. Or, to take an example from rock, Eddie Van Halen had the kind of imagination and chops to pull off an extended improvisation. But on a tune like You Don't Love Me, it becomes painful to listen to the soloists vamp, trying to ring something vital out of a stunted vocabulary of the small handful of pentatonic phrases. So, how to rate? The shorter songs are terrific. The epics are torture.

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2/5

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It was ok but so long and samey

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meh

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I think this is what the inside of Jeremy Clarkson's head sounds like

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2.5 for the awesome guitar playing

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This was weirdly quite good but also a massive drag. Everything sounded the same and I didn't really like the bits songs you do get every so often.

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Meh

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not exactly my style

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Was about to write 'Why in the hell is this album included in the list', and then read on wikipedia that it's actually because they're a leading jam band. In fact, if you google "A band that jams", The Allman Brothers Band is the 2nd hit. And this is then their top album. Also, Rolling Stone ranked them at 52/53 in their lists of the greatest artists of all time. Taking this into consideration, it kind of makes sense this is on here. It also makes sense why it'd be a live album. That being said, this doesn't mean I like it. I don't haven an affinity for live records. I enjoy live music, but part of the feeling of a long live jam is that you feel connected to the musicians in front of you on the stage, and that is obviously not going to happen when listening to a recording. If there was less jamming and got recorded in studio rather than live I'd probably like it more, but that would mean it would not have deserved to be on the list. I'd rated it a 3 or 4 if it wasn't so looooong and not recorded live, but hey here we are. Weirdly it is my type of music, and I would enjoy seeing them live -- though I realize that is both never going to be a real possibility and if I could, then it'd probably be to pricey for me. (As a side note, I felt like I was listening to a zydeco band while listening to 'You don't love me', which I liked)

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eh, didn't really do anything for me

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Ik ben nog steeds geen liefhebber van blues en ook niet van live registraties. Toch heeft dit best iets swingends. **

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Not my kind

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not my jam

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Clearly good, but not for me

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Cool jams but songs are too long... Ça devient interminable... And I don't like live albums. La musique finit par juste être une trame de fond. 2.3/5

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OKé maar ik hou niet zo van live albums

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A very professional live performance by a tight band. Easy background music, but 19 and 23 minute long songs may get a bit boring if I'm not distracted by other things. 2.5/5.

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This album is a perfect example of why I don't like live albums. Far too much self indulgent jamming.

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Jam bands are not my jam.

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The only time I get excited to hear Allman Brothers Band is when it means I’m about to watch an episode of Top Gear. Unimpressive, but not offensive.

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Too much

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Eh, I like the way these guys play in the studio. Let loose in a live environment, however, and they become self-indulgent. There's simply not enough present in their undoubted facility with blues rock to keep me hooked on these lengthy jams. And the longeurs are a shame, because in more concise forms 'Statesboro Blues' and 'Whipping Post' are damn fine songs

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aðeins of mikið svona rúnk fyrir mig

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Not a lot of noteworthy tracks on this one, they all kind of blend together. Also, Whipping Post lol

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No way to justify the length of this album, these cunts cannot improvise well enough to fill a 15 minute solo.

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Not another live album! This stuff is for fans only - not great sound quality - I have said this before, for a live album to make this list it has to be really special and capture a particular special moment in time. This is not that. I’d rather listen to their studio albums.

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Meh.

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One of these songs is 19 minutes and I enjoyed six seconds of it, it's just sort of background noise I cannot connect to.

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I listened to enough of this growing up that I feel like my 50% is like other’s 200% in this case. I have such a predisposition against southern rock that makes it hard to get around that.

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Boring. This was my first impression more than 20 years ago when I heard it for the first and only time up to now. Three tracks in and that first impression is confirmed. Will bear patiently with it until the end, but I don't see my point being changed anytime soon. Verdict: A master-bating exercise in fake blues.

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dsds

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I didn’t hate it but I wouldn’t listen to it again. 2.5 / 5 stars

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This would be so much better if there wasn't so many longer songs. I don't know if that's supposed to add anything sentimental to the album, but it doesn't do it for me. They are genuinely very good, the songs are just so long.

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