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  • Greatest Fillmore Live Recordings

    There were roughly 200 albums recorded at the Fillmore (West and East). It wasn't easy but we happily choose 10 that really stand out for us. Who's #1?
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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    I’m honestly surprised one of these wasn’t on the list:

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    • rbbert
      rbbert commented
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      2-11-69, not so much.

    • Boltman92124
      Boltman92124 commented
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      I believe Skull and Roses was also recorded at Fillmore East and West. Miles Davis warmed up on one of those shows.(4/10/70 Fillmore West).

  • #3
    No Janis ?

     

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    • #4
      Gimme mo ! ...

       

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      • #5
        Fillmore Albums - A Comprehensive List
        Check out this list of gems also:

        https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Joci/...ehensive_list/

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          Little something for the post-60s people. Lucinda in top form at the Fillmore, and the live recording is superb. This 3-LP set from 2005 is highly recommended (by me).
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          • rbbert
            rbbert commented
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            The Fillmores (East and West) closed in 1971

          • Lap23
            Lap23 commented
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            Totally agree. Great artist, audiophile recording but not surprised left off list. Unfortunately out-of-print.

        • #7
          Originally posted by Skylab View Post
          I’m honestly surprised one of these wasn’t on the list:

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          • rbbert
            rbbert commented
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            How are those amps (water-cooled)?

          • dminches
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            A very nice step up from the Ayre MX-Rs.

          • Boltman92124
            Boltman92124 commented
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            Live Dead also recorded at Avalon Ballroom/Fillmore 1968. There are some excellent soundboard recordings from those shows. For the most part, they played the same songlist every show. (with a few exceptions of course).

        • #8
          Overall, except for the fairly obvious first choice, 2 poorly thought-out lists, unless the idea was to go "against the grain"

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          • #9
            Excellent Myles and others. I guess I’ll be checking out tidal for some of these. Some I never heard of.
            Never like Jefferson or the dead 💀 but don’t hold that against me.

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            • #10
              Fillmore: The Last Days - the box set included 3 - lps, 1 - 7" & poster. Maybe not the 'greatest' but surely a great snapshot in closing.

               

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              • #11
                That Aretha Franklin Fillmore album is one of her best.
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                • #12
                  Originally posted by asindc View Post
                  That Aretha Franklin Fillmore album is one of her best.
                  Thanks for the reminder - I’m going to play this today

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                  TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20, 3030; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
                  VINYL: VPI ScoutMaster/Benz LP-S MR/EAR 834P; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
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                  AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980

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                  • #13
                    some how I ended up with an awesome sounding -5- reel set of 15 ips 1/4" from the work parts of 'The Allman Brothers, Live at the Filmore East'. it did have something to do with a bit of cash. it includes an Epic to-die-for 32 minute version of 'Mountain Jam' done at the Filmore East but on 'Eat a Peach'. you will never hear this iconic recording anywhere near this good.

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                    • MylesBAstor
                      MylesBAstor commented
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                      I heard one of the reels at RMAF last year. Amazing dynamics. It’s on my to buy list.

                    • DetroitVinylRob
                      DetroitVinylRob commented
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                      I find the Classic Records vinyl of this incredible performance to be one of my fav’s. Much better resolution of lower frequencies. Have the pink Capricorn pressing but it doesn’t resolve as well. I can only imagine how explosive the tape must be... Simply remarkable album. So Mike, you must have the complete two day recorded performance?

                    • Mike Lavigne
                      Mike Lavigne commented
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                      this 5 reel set was assembled from the work parts by a friend who is a professional tape restorer and mixing engineer. there are spots with some additional 'parts' in familiar tracks. in particular there is a harmonica solo after Duane's solo on 'Stormy Monday' that is not on any pressing i've ever heard. it is the same performance as the record, but that part is now added. it would have been interesting to have heard the original discussion on removing that solo. my friend mentioned there were some other minor 'discoveries' in the mastering sessions.....now included in these reels. 'Stormy Monday' has been a fav of mine forever, so that addition really jumps out to me.

                      and like I say; there is a 32 minute version of 'Mountain Jam' to die for. obviously it would not have fit on any record side. it is glorious to hear.

                      but it's not the complete two day performances that I know of.
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