The Allman Brothers Band has attained a clarity that few Rock bands can lay claim to, a clarity that has lovingly brought them into the hearts of many fans. Over their years, they have endured catastrophe with the deaths of Duane Allman, and in a similar mishap, of Berry Oakley, both just a year apart from each other. But they have also produced some important live albums including the partial live set, Eat A Peach, and the magnificent At Fillmore East.

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At Fillmore East documented the final shows of the legendary Fillmore East featuring the three night stands in March of 1971 by The Allman Brothers Band. Hailed by many as one of the best live albums ever made, the album helped the band achieve a massive fame that they still hold to this day.

On July 29, Mercury Records (the original albums were released on Capricorn Records) will revisit the shows with The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. With not too much info to go on, there will be a CD issue, along with a 4LP set, and the usual DD of the title.

As more info becomes available, I will be sure to provide the details in an update.

By MARowe

12 thoughts on “An Expansive The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings Featuring The Allman Brothers Band To Arrive In July”
  1. Small clarification: The March shows were months before Fillmore East closed on June 27th. The final Allman Brothers show is actually part of the deluxe CD edition of Eat a Peach.
    Frankly, I don’t know what they can add to the March set. I know there are differences between the various versions (the original, the Fillmore Concerts version, and the Deluxe Edition), but I don’t think there is any other actual music.

    1. From Hittin’ The Web (Allman Brothers official site):;name=XForumamp;file=viewthreadamp;tid=134974#pid3082735

      Here are additional details, as provided by John Lynskey, who is writing the liner notes for the new set:

      Just finished the liner notes the other day; a lot of legit questions about this box – let me clear up what I can at this point – nothing from March 11; no tapes exist. What is included are the four sets from March 12 amp; 13, and there are a total of 14 unreleased tracks from those four sets. Also includes the complete versions of the two “You Don’t Love Me’s” that Tom Dowd cut and spliced together for the original version on the AFE album – June 27, 1971 is also in the package, and this time it includes Bill Graham’s wonderful introduction of the band. Great stuff on here, and some interesting surprises – I know people are skeptical; everyone can judge for themselves when it is released. Bottom line is 14 unreleased tracks are included.

  2. rck60s said: ↑
    I had lunch with Bill today and we talked a bit about the box…he has sent all the files to all the proper places…Everything has been remixed….The surround mixes are all new and will be on 3 Blu ray discs…He was not sure what format they were going to show up in and I do not want to speculate…There will be 4 lps 8 sides but the explanation of what they will contain is too difficult to try and explain without causing a whole raft of questions I cannot answer but they are all new mixes as well….Everything being released is newly mixed…The UME solicitation sheet should be out by next tuesday which will have all the info…This is the last time I am going to post anything about this set as I do not want to betray confidences..I also do not want to use my relationship with a good friend to speak out of place and give possibly misleading info…We also listened to the newly released YES album in surround and it sounded amazing….

  3. The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings Announced
    Posted by: Rowland on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 09:45 PM

    Universal Music Enterprises and Mercury Records to Release The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Band’s Historic 1971 Performances At Bill Graham’s Iconic New York City Venue

    Package Contains All Four Performances From the Legendary Weekend of March 12-13, Which Yielded At Fillmore East, as Well as the Allmans’ Headlining Set From the Fillmore East’s Closing Weekend, Available July 29

    Pre-order at

    LOS ANGELES – One of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. The Allman Brothers Band’s cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks. Additionally, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings contains the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue’s final weekend, after the band was handpicked by impresario Bill Graham to headline closing night. Produced by Bill Levenson, who compiled the definitive Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (Rounder, 2013), The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings captures the most inspired improvisational rock unit ever at the peak of their prodigious powers, blazing their way through extended instrumental elaborations, so taut and virtuosic, that the crowds that packed the Fillmore East on those memorable nights were utterly transfixed. When it came to live performance, no other band could touch the Allmans.

    In his scrupulously detailed notes for the set, Allmanologist John Lynskey writes: “From its inception in March 1969, the Allman Brothers Band rapidly established a near-mythical reputation through its incendiary, marathon concerts. 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. The group toured relentlessly—they spent 300 days on the road in 1970 ? honing their sound and building a loyal fan base, one show at a time. 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.”

    As Lynskey notes, the Allman Brothers Band’s magic has always existed primarily on the concert stage, but on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, when they rolled into Manhattan to play four shows at the iconic East Village venue, they raised the bar higher than ever. “That weekend in March of ‘71 when we recorded At Fillmore East, most of the time it clicked,” drummer Butch Trucks recalls. “We were finally starting to catch up with what we were listening to. We had lived together…we got in trouble together; we all just moved as a unit. And then, when we got onstage to play, that’s what it was all about—and it just happened to all come together that weekend.”

    The four shows were recorded by veteran Atlantic Records engineer/producer Tom Dowd, who’d not only produced the Allmans’ second album, Idlewild South, but also the sessions for Derek amp; the Dominos project, putting Duane Allman together with Eric Clapton for some mind-blowing extended guitar duels. That album, Layla, dramatically backed up those who’d been calling the upstart Allman Brothers Band the most exciting live act on the planet, and its little-known 24-year-old leader a fiery six-string virtuoso to rival Clapton, Beck and Page. Dowd and Atlantic, consequently, wanted to put out a live album to capture a skilled and adventurous band in full flight, the two guitars circling each other like a pair of falcons, stretching their material into thrilling and electrifying shapes. No matter that the Allmans had yet to tackle most of their live material in the studio—this band wasn’t about the studio.

    “If we could just get people to come out and see us,” Duane Allman told interviewer Bud Scoppa on the afternoon of Friday, March 12, before their first pair of headlining sets, “I know they’d like what they heard.”

    How right he was.

    The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

    CD 1
    March 12, 1971 – First Show
    1. Statesboro Blues 4.08 (previously unreleased)
    2. Trouble No More 3.48 (previously unreleased)
    3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.19 (previously unreleased)
    4. Done Somebody Wrong 4.01 (previously unreleased)
    5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 17.05 (previously unreleased)
    6. You Don’t Love Me 16.55 (previously unreleased)

    CD 2
    March 12, 1971 – Second Show

    1. Statesboro Blues 4.12 (previously unreleased)
    2. Trouble No More 3.50
    3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.28 (previously unreleased)
    4. Done Somebody Wrong 4:30
    5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 19.50 (previously unreleased)
    6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10
    7. Whipping Post 20.00 (previously unreleased)
    8. Hot ‘Lanta 5.09

    CD 3
    March 13, 1971 – First Show

    1. Statesboro Blues 4.20
    2. Trouble No More 3.48
    3. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.47
    4. Done Somebody Wrong 3.55 (previously unreleased)
    5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 13.00
    6. You Don’t Love Me 19.10
    7. Whipping Post 17.15 (previously unreleased)

    CD 4
    March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 1

    1. Statesboro Blues 4.19 (previously unreleased)
    2. One Way Out 4.30 (previously unreleased)
    3. Stormy Monday 10.14
    4. Hot ‘Lanta 5.00
    5. Whipping Post 22.00

    CD 5
    March 13, 1971 – Second Show – Part 2

    1. Mountain Jam 33.00
    2. Drunken Hearted Boy (with Elvin Bishop) 7.30

    CD 6
    June 27, 1971 – FILLMORE EAST Closing Show

    Introduction by Bill Graham (previously unreleased)
    1. Statesboro Blues 5.52
    2. Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3.34
    3. Done Somebody Wrong 3.37
    4. One Way Out 5.01
    5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed 12.44
    6. Midnight Rider 3.01
    7. Hot Lanta 5.41
    8. Whipping Post 19.17
    9. You Don’t Love Me 17.56

    In other Allman Brothers Band news, the band recently announced a residency at the famed Beacon Theater on Oct. 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, and 28 on top of their already announced tour dates.

    Additionally, a contest to design a commemorative poster for The Allman Brothers Band and The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings will start on Wednesday, June 11. One winner will receive $600 and a copy of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. A second place runner-up will receive $250 and third place runner-up will receive $150. Each runner-up will also receive a copy of The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. For more information on the contest, check out


    For more info, please contact:
    Keren Poznansky
    [email protected]

    Pre-order at

  4. Hi everybody. Checking the previous issues, maybe something is missing?
    I mean, on the double Fillmore CD there was a version of Done Somebody Wrong from March 13, 1971 Second Show that is not included here. Also there is a mix of two recordings of In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed from March 13, 1971 First and Second Show, the second show recording is missing here.
    Also, on Eat A Peach there’s a mix of two recordings of Mountain Jam from March 12 and 13, 1971, and the one from 12 march is not included here.
    Many thanks is somebody has some news!
    Paolo, Italy

  5. Really looking forward to the massive release, it’s great you can choose which format to suit, i am going for the bluray editions. You also can have a read at these to great web-sites, with all these forthcoming deluxe, super deluxe editions go to there are 2ee’s “superdeluxeedition” amp; 2dd’s @ seconddisc.

  6. I just received the 6CD and 4LP packages of the Fillmore 1971. I am a lifetime fan of ABB at Fillmore East and to make this short but a little longer han usual, as much as I am pleased that the whole shows have finally been released I must say that this release proves the genius of Tom Down that chose the best of the best for original 2LP At Fillmore East set + Eat A Peach selections of live tracks. The BEST of them all !

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