Yee-haw! Allman Brothers to release southern-rock masterpiece At Fillmore East as box set

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By Steve Newton

Southern-rock fans saddened by word that the Allman Brothers will perform their final concerts this year should brighten at the news that an historic deluxe-edition box set is on its way.

Yesterday the band announced on its website that a six-disc package titled The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings will be released by Universal Music on July 29, and will include 15 previously unreleased Fillmore East performances. The box set will feature a hardcover book and liner notes by “Allmanologist” John Lynskey.

“From its inception in March 1969, the Allman Brothers Band rapidly established a near-mythical reputation through its incendiary, marathon concerts,” writes Lynskey. “No other group could touch the Allman Brothers when it came to extended, improvised jamming; they truly were in a league and dimension of their own. Duane Allman was joined by his brother Gregg on keyboards and vocals, the dual drumming combo of Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, bassist extraordinaire Berry Oakley, and Dickey Betts, Duane’s foil on guitar.

“Together, these individually talented artists blended into a unit whose sum exceeded the total of its impressive singular parts. An Allman Brothers’ concert could not be explained, it could only be experienced, and by word of mouth, the group became known as ‘the people’s band’ for their no-frills approach to live music.”

Yeah, I agree with all of the above.

Here’s the track listings for The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings:

Disc One, March 12, 1971 – First Show

1. Statesboro Blues (previously unreleased)
2. Trouble No More (previously unreleased)
3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (previously unreleased)
4. Done Somebody Wrong (previously unreleased)
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (previously unreleased)
6. You Don’t Love Me (previously unreleased)

Disc Two, March 12, 1971 – Second Show

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

Disc Three, March 13, 1971 – First Show

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

Disc Four, March 13, 1971 – Second Show, Part 1

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

Disc Five, March 13, 1971 – Second Show, Part 2

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

Disc Six, June 27, 1971 – Fillmore East Closing Show

1. Introduction by Bill Graham (previously unreleased)/ Statesboro Blues
2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’
3. Done Somebody Wrong
4. One Way Out
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
6. Midnight Rider
7. Hot ‘Lanta
8. Whipping Post
9. You Don’t Love Me

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