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3.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB PLAYERS.....BUT A TAD LONG-WINDED AT TIMES, 13 Sep 2010
This review is from: The Fillmore Concerts (Audio CD)
I know most die-hard fans don't favour this live set over the original Fillmore release. Also there are those who complain that the recordings have been chopped up and generally messed about with. Well actually there are only two tracks where any editing was done, and the rest of the time we get either the original recordings or alternative Fillmore records (from other nights during the band's residency), that are considered by the producer to be stronger performances - due to the limited time and only basic equipment he and the band had available at the time the original album was edited.

No I can't fault the album for any of those reasons, my gripe is that despite the superb musicianship on display, the inclusion of two VERY long tracks is just one too many - halfway through Mountain Jam (which runs in at 33.47) I simply give up the will to live. No doubt on the night following copious inhalation of the right kind of 'baccie' brilliant, but not really the same effect listening to a commercially issued CD release in the car / lounge / headphones etc.

An earlier reviewer complained that Hot Lanta was just a jam, well my friend what do you think Whipping Post and Mountain Jam are then, in fact I think you'll find that's what The Allman Bros did best!!

Aside from the two mammoth workouts this album works really well and contains some excellent performances and, in my view, is a worthy release in its own right.

Don't be put off by the other - more dyed-in-the-wool Allman Brothers Band fans, listen to this set for yourself and make up your own mind.
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