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At Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band

1971

At Fillmore East

Album Summary

At Fillmore East is the first live album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band, and their third release overall. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released in July 6, 1971, in the United States by Capricorn Records. As the title indicates, the recording took place at the New York City music venue Fillmore East, which was run by concert promoter Bill Graham. It was recorded over the course of three nights in March 1971 and features the band performing extended jam versions of songs such as "Whipping Post", "You Don't Love Me" and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed". When first commercially released, it was issued as a double LP with just seven songs across four vinyl sides. At Fillmore East was the band's artistic and commercial breakthrough, rapidly escalating the band's exposure and gaining them a new legion of loyal fans. Many people consider At Fillmore East to be one of the best live albums of all time, and consider the album to be the start of the band's association with the jam band school of music (although members of the band have repudiated the label, stating instead they are just "a band that jams") . It has also been ranked among the best overall albums by artists and continues to be a top seller in the band's catalog, becoming their first album to go platinum. In 2004, the album was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress, deemed to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" by the National Recording Registry.

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Rating

3.39

Votes

4844

Genres

  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Psychedelic Rock
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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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Like okay man I get it. Good for you but... I got stuff to do

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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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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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Technically good but pointless

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

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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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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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5

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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5

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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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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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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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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5

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

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5

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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5

top notch

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5

Jazz, blues e rock. Perfeito

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5

это ж классика блюза и слайд-гитары!

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5

improvisationS MANEIRO

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5

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

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5

Classic southern rock. Great album

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5

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

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5

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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5

Nice live blues music

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5

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

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5

Old time blues-rock. Espectacular.

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5

Exceptional.

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5

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

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5

My favorite live album

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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

LOVE IT

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Blues! Such a good album!

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5

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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5

Great experience! Electrifying!

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5

So much jams. All the jams. Jammy jam jams

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5

Excellent live album

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5

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

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5

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

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5

One of my favorite live albums.

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5

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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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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"At Fillmore East" is the Allman Brothers Band's first live and third overall album. I like their quote that they do not consider themselves a jam band but a band that jams. And jam, they do indeed on this. This was recorded over two nights at the Fillmore East in NYC. The original release was a double album containing seven songs with two songs, "You Don't Love Me" and "Whipping Post" each with a dedicated side all to themselves. Obviously, most these songs are extended to some extent with the Brothers putting on quite the jam especially Duane Allman and Dickie Betts on guitar. This album is also one of those selected for preservation in the Library of Congress for its cultural, historical or aesthetically importance by the National Recording Registry. These songs all have some level of guitar, drum, organ or bass solos to them. Their music contains aspects of blues, jazz and rock, a lot of times within the same song. "Stormy Monday" has a bluesy start with aspects of jazz and the highlight for me being the guitar solos of Betts and Allman. The 13-minute "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" has a bass solo, an organ solo and of a mind-blowing guitar solo at the end. Good use of two drummers. And, of course, the 23-minute "Whipping Post" ends the album with a chaotic finish highlighting every instrument they have. If you like hearing a rockin band jam with one of the best guitarist ever in Duane Allman, this is your album.

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Muito bom o álbum! Perfeito pra ouvir e relaxar. Gostei muito! Melhor música: Stormy Monday

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5

All about the live jams with the Allmans, good stuff. One Way Out is one of their best songs IMO, but what really rocks on here is this version of In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.

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5

It is a breathtakinglsy good live album. Duane Allman is a legend.

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5

This was THE live album which makes every other seem little in comparison. Absolutely loved it

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5

Listening to this album I had this sense of I'd heard it before... and looking into my last.fm history I indeed had. I had completely forgotten I listened to this album a fair number of times almost a decade ago. It all came flooding back about how I loved this album and I'm not quite sure why it went out of rotation. This is great live blues rock jamming. The guitar tones just wail in a perfect way. Add in the extended jams and this what I want out of a live album.

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Perfection

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Saggy tits and swinging balls Passed out in my overalls A blazing row, a crumpled can, a rusty nail, a faded tan My bloodshot eyes, her broken wrist A ray of sunlight in the mist The hateful looks, the broken smiles, and all I'm thinking all the time... is... You fuckin' cunt, I hate your guts Go away, you filthy slut Your fanny stinks, your arse is fat But, I still love you, that's a fact RIP Pauline.

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5

Very great sound for a live album.

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heard the two-hour deluxe edition it blew my mind how great those performances were - 10/10

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Mõnus dadrock

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I listened to the tracks, and so did my neighbour (although he doesn't get much choice in the matter)! This is one of my favourite alums of it's kind. It's by-far the best live album I've ever heard. From beginning to end, it's absolute audio pleasure. Even though I didn't own the album - I now intend to buy it as soon as I'm able.

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5

Statesboro Blues- 8.5/10 Done Somebody Wrong- 8/10 Stormy Monday- 9/10 You Don't Love Me- 9.5/10 Hot 'Lanta- 8/10 In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed- 9/10 Whipping Post- 8/10 AT Filmore East- 8.5/10

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Trop bon, un classique pour moi, ecoute de dizaine de fois. 5

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5

What a great performance, but also a real commitment of an album. It’s many of best songs the Allmanns had recorded to that point, with a few gems that were to be released on the next album, Eat a Peach. Epic performances of Whipping Post and Mountain Jam. Stellar performances by all the members of the band. While I was thrilled by Duane and Dickey as their guitars soared, and moved by the incredible soulfulness of Greg’s singing, I had to stop many times and shake my head at the incredible groove that the rhythm section maintained without pause for over two hours. Just incredible feel and stamina! Great album, and a true classic. On the constructive criticism side, I did think that You Don’t Love Me was unnecessarily long, although the Duane jam in the middle did seem like a little wave to Jimmy Page, like, “Hey man! I can do that too!”

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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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4

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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4

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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4

Nice blues album

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4

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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4

Was pretty good actually.

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4

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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4

Un Classico

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4

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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4

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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4

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

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4

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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4

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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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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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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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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3.5, obviously they jammed really well here, but I dunno ,I didn't feel the hooks I guess. Giving them the benefit of the doubt here.

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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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Blues rock

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Un dels grans directes de la història, reconegut sobretot per la seva segona part, amb els primers clàssics de la banda i la relectura efervescent i en plena inspiració de 'Whipping Post'. El primer disc, farcit bàsicament de versions de blues rock, tampoc és poca cosa. No apte per tots els moments, per la seva duració i desenvolupament dels temes, però sí un d'aquests discos que sempre agrada tenir en disposició de disfrutar

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Starts with some excellent pacey electric blues, then later the extended guitar soloing is melodic and bluesy and less psychedelic than the era would suggest. Very good.

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Killer solos and stuff. Very fun listen.

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Bluesia rehelliseen tapaan. Potkii maukkaasti ja vaikka pituutta levyllä, nii tolla keikalla olis ollu siistiä

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Live album... hmm. Just jamming. Feels like I should be sitting on a blanket in some warm green grass with this in the background instead of a Monday morning in my office. Artistic guitar I love it. This was much better than i expected.

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I love this shit so much. I just visualize myself at this show rocking out with these men. A great intersection of Southern Rock and Blues. Duane Allman jamming on his guitar is what it is all about. He was taken from us way too soon.

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This was a good listen. Never really dug into the Allman Brothers which kinda feels like a sin now, but I’m excited to hear a studio album. Was originally going to give a 3 given it’s a live set, but all the jamming brought the score up for me. Fun album.

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Wailing screeching guitar can be a very good thing and it is here. The guitar has so much personality in every song on this album that I can't help liking it a lot. I think you have to listen to Fillmore East (and really most good live blues/jazz albums) in a special state of mind -- immersed in the moment rather than comparing song to song, with each track like a phase that's part of the whole. Atmosphere (being there) can induce this state of mind or take away from it. I don't know how often I'd listen to this album (B side is just too long my god) but I'm glad I listened to it now. Statesboro Blues and Hot 'Lanta are standouts for me.

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Very cool hour long guitar riffs. Very entertaining and very memorable experience.

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Wat een virtuozen! Die percussie vind ik ook fijn.

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Unstructured, undefined, self indulgent…but…magical.

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