The Allman Brothers live vinyl album presents the band’s three-show February 1970 engagement at the long-closed New York City venue, Fillmore East.
The Allman Brothers Band fans often talk about the band’s three shows at the now-closed Fillmore East in New York from February 1970. Now, a double edition pressed on ‘orange sunshine’ vinyl of that album is being reissued as Bear’s Sonic Journals: Allman Brothers Band Fillmore East February 1970.
As the American Songwriter site notes, the remastered collection, which originally was released on CD in 2018, was recorded by the late Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the legendary soundman of the Grateful Dead. The shows, which took place on February 11, 13, and 14, were the second series of gigs that the Allman Brothers Band played at the Fillmore East, a venue that was booked by famed concert promoter Bill Graham.
The Allman Brothers, who had only been together for about 11 months at the time, were part of a triple bill that also featured the Grateful Dead and Love. Among the songs featured on the live vinyl album are such Allman Brothers staples as “Statesboro Blues,” “Trouble No More,” and “Whipping Post,” as well as an epic 31-minute version of “Mountain Jam” that spreads across the entire two sides of the second LP.