The Allman Brothers Band
At Fillmore East


5.0
classic

Review

by keep on phishin' USER (13 Reviews)
January 15th, 2005 | 37 replies | 9,037 views


Release Date: 1971 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Live at the Fillmore

Band:
Duane Allman (RIP) - Lead and Slide Guitars
Gregg Allman- Organ, Piano and Vocals
Dickey Betts - Lead Guitar
Berry Oakley - Bass Guitar
Butch Trucks - Drums
Jaimore - Drums, Congas and Timbales


There is just something about the Fillmore that makes a band shine beyond anything they could've done in just normal venues. This is quite notable with a wide variety of bands. This is without a doubt the best material the ABB have ever released. Just by listening to a few of the songs on Live at the Fillmore you can tell where they really shined. They even have said themself that they had gotten frustrated doing the studio albums.

Going into the concert they had an idea of what they had wanted to achieve. No real setup just a bunch of guys just jamming doing what they had always done best. Quite a few of the songs on the album they had never even recorded previous to the concert. And a lot of them had been covers of old blues songs that they had loved for years.

The band itself were simply put superstars at what they did. Containing arguably the tightest rhythym section in rock. One thing is for sure Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley sure could hold the band together. The two guitarists were for sure some of the best. While they each had their part. Duane was the slide man, and he stills stands the best after all these years. Dickey took care of the great leads that you often hear in the ABB. Gregg Allman's voice fits perfectly with the band. And it would certainly not be the same with anyone else.

Now onto the songs:
1. Statesboro Blues - This is originally a William McTell song. It is one of the many songs the ABB covered at the Fillmore. As they introduce the Allman Brothers Band. The song starts off with just plain great slide playing by Duane. And this continues throught out the whole song. Gregg's soothing voice comes in and goes great with the song. This song is probaly up there as Duane's best guitar work which is saying quite a lot. The rhythym section is so tight on this song it is almost scary. Easily a standout.
5/5

2. Done Somebody Wrong- On the next song they cover an older Elmore James song. As Gregg says before the song starts its a true story just like a lot of old blue songs. Starts off with a really catchy slide lick and starts going from there. There is a few fabulous solos played by both Duane and Dickey which really stand out and make the song shine. After hearing both the original and ther version, I must say that this version is so a lot better. Great song
4.7/5

3. Stormy Monday- This song was originally done by T-Bone Walker. This is a slower placed song compared to the last few. It has a fabulous solo that fits in so perfect with the song its amazing. They put so much emotion into this solo and in genral, the song. And then there is an organ solo which you probaly wouldn't be the first thing you would think of hearing in an ABB song. But surprisingly it fits in quite nicely with the song. Followed by another guitar solo to end the song.
4.3/5

4. You Don't Love Me- This was originally performed and written by Willie Cobbs. This one of the long jams in the album. Which is fitting considering that they are a jam band. In the beginning of the song the band gets the crowd going early. Along with quite a stunning guitar riff. Also you can hear in the background,the organ going along with the guitar. Followed by quite an amazing solo, more fast and ferocious than the others solos on the album but still as good if not better. And here comes the organ solo which was heard throughout the whole song so it is no surprise to hear it again. And might i say it sounds great in the song. There is a point in the song where it all stops for just Duane to play. This is where he shines in the song, without a doubt the best part in the song. Then, the pace of the song changes and it almost seems like a different song. But no, its just a little change. Fabulous Fabulous Song
5/5

5. Hot 'Lanta- This is actually a true original by the ABB. It is an instrumental where all members of the band get to show off their skills. Each have their time in the song to shine and be heard. I think it is an alright song but it just doesn't really compare to other songs on the album. It just seems to lack that true ABB sound.
3.3/5

6. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed- Another original this time a more popular one that is probaly familiar to you. Has a more jazzy feel than quite a few of their others songs. The guitar work in this song is amazing because it strays away from the style(s) that the guitarists usually do. About halfway through the song there is a great organ solo. I would say it is the best organ solo on the whole album. And there are alot of great ones on here so that is saying alot. Fantastic Song.
5/5

7. Whipping Post- If you have heard one Allman Brothers Band songs without actually knowing it. It should be familiar to most people. It is a very recognizable riff. And this is probaly one of the best versions to be heard of it. This version is high on improvisation and it is just amazing how they can string out a 4 minute song to become a 20 minute song and still have you interested every second of the song.
5/5

Overall
This is and probaly always will be one of my favorite albums of all time. I would recommend this to everyone but especially to people that like classic rock, jam bands , and southern rock. But just give it a chance if you like any style of rock.

Overall rating:
4.8/5
had very few weak points.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
keep on phishin'
October 17th 2004



71 Comments


Sorry about this I didnt mean to post this.

I had accidentally deleted it. I had it all written out.
and said create thread. and this came out

If you would please delete this.

Zesty Mordant
October 17th 2004



1196 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

**** yeah, and i was just wondering if there was an allman album review up here. a very good review on one of possibly the best live albums ever. statesboro blues in particular is just stellar on its own in the way they maintain such tight grooves with two drummers and a bassist, and duane and betts tear it throughout the whole course of the album.

SimpleMTS
October 18th 2004



9 Comments


Live at fillmore east.. isnt this a two cd set?

Both the cds are awesome, one of the best rock/jam bands ever.

keep on phishin'
October 18th 2004



71 Comments


They sell a Deluxe versio that is a 2 cd set

But the original is one cd

Broken Arrow
November 3rd 2004



220 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

What's youyr rating on Whipping Post?

Excellent reveiw. 2nd best ABB album IMO next to Eat a Peach

Med57
Moderator
November 3rd 2004



1001 Comments


I've got the double CD version...brilliant stuff. It's all I've heard by this band so far, but I'll definitely be checking out more, as they're very talented, and make great music. Good review as well.

AfroMan
November 3rd 2004



101 Comments


I really want this album. Great review.

:cool:

Woodstock
November 10th 2004



154 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good Review. Absolutely fantastic album, I would say In Memory of Elizabeth Reed is my favorite song.

Badmoon
November 10th 2004



384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Duane Allman (RIP) - Lead and Slide Guitars
Gregg Allman- Organ, Piano and Vocals
Dickey Betts - Lead Guitar
Berry Oakley - Bass Guitar
Butch Trucks - Drums


Where's Jaimoe?

keep on phishin'
November 11th 2004



71 Comments


:amaze: Can't believe I forgot him.

Thanks for pointing that out.

Broken Arrow
November 11th 2004



220 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Still no rating on Whipping Post

keep on phishin'
November 11th 2004



71 Comments


[QUOTE=Livewired]Still no rating on Whipping Post[/QUOTE]


Fixed

Broken Arrow
November 11th 2004



220 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I would give it a 5/5 too! :chug:

BludgeonySteve
November 11th 2004



558 Comments


Good stuff. Great review for an essential album for anybody who likes rock the least bit :thumb:

Smackers
November 18th 2004



25 Comments


Great review, that is one awesome live album with a great 13 min. version of 'In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.'

Kingadamx
November 18th 2004



120 Comments


This is a great album, probably one of the first Live Albums that truly defines the term "Jam Band".

Hey Mr. Light Man
December 22nd 2004



51 Comments


This cd's spectacular. Duane's guitar is better than ever.

Badmoon
December 23rd 2004



384 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

1. Statesboro Blues - This is originally a William McTell song. It is one of the many songs the ABB covered at the Fillmore. As they introduce the Allman Brothers Band. The song starts off with just plain great slide playing by Duane. And this continues throught out the whole song. Gregg's soothing voice comes in and goes great with the song. This song is probaly up there as Duane's best guitar work which is saying quite a lot. The rhythym section is so tight on this song it is almost scary. Easily a standout.
5/5


I love this song. It's not even the technical playing or writing. It's just the vibe the band lets off between those early first slides. Very hard to describe.

Great job :thumb:

Jam2Me
December 23rd 2004



10 Comments


Nice review, although I would've given Hot 'Lanta a 4.5 or 5 I love that song.
Maybe if you just chill and listen to it and get into it it'll grow on you.

fendercustomstrat
August 1st 2005



46 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Good review for an incredible album. In my opinion, this is not only the Allman Brothers' best album, but also the greatest live album ever recorded. This is also the first album that I listened to thousands of times and learned every single note of each guitar part. That's right - every note (except "Mountain Jam" and "Drunken Hearted Boy" from the Deluxe Edition, but all the other additional songs as well)!!!!!

Surprised he didn't put an RIP next to Berry Oakley as well as Duane since they died the same way a mile away from each other a little over a year apart.

Nice job! : )This Message Edited On 08.01.05



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