Entertainment Weekly - 11/27/92, p.82
"...piles on the flowing blues-jazz-rock improvisation, taking full sonic advantage of two hour-plus CDs..." - Rating: A
Q - 3/93, p.945 Stars
- Indispensable - "...the mix of blowsy and lyrical guitar remains extraordinarily potent, right from the opening swagger of 'Statesboro Blues' to 'Drunken Hearted Boy' which closed the show at six the following morning..."
The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, tympani).
Additional personnel: Elvin Bishop (guitar, background vocals); Thom Doucette (harmonica); Rudolph Carter (saxophone); Steve Miller (piano); Bobby Caldwell (percussion).
THE FILLMORE CONCERTS contains the Allman's 1971 live recording, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND AT THE FILLMORE EAST. It also includes material omitted from the original LP, plus previously edited tracks that have been restored to their original length.
Personnel: Elvin Bishop (vocals, guitar); Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Thom Doucette (harmonica); Rudolph Carter (saxophone); Stephen Miller (piano); Berry Oakley (bass guitar); Jaimoe Johnson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, timbales); Bobby Caldwell (percussion).
Recording information: Filmore East, NY (03/12/1971-06/27/1971).
The original Live At The Fillmore East album is one of the finest live documents of the rock era, capturing the original line-up of one of the 70s' tightest outfits before they were cruelly robbed of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley. Taken from five 1971 performances at New York's fabled Fillmore East, the extended and effortlessly melodic workouts of 'In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed' and 'Whipping Post' remain definitive recordings. The dual guitar interplay of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts glides effortlessly over the propulsive rhythm section of Oakley and twin drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, while Greg Allman's powerful blues voice and melodic keyboard work provides the icing on the cake.