July 29th will see the release of a newly expanded six-disc edition of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic 1971 live album, At Fillmore East. In addition to the music on the original release, which was compiled from four sets recorded over a weekend in March 1971, the new box set includes a complete performance recorded at the venue’s final night, which took place that June. The new release also features liner notes by “Allmanologist” John Lynskey.
“That weekend in March of ’71, when we recorded At Fillmore East, most of the time it clicked,” drummer Butch Trucks said in a statement. “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.”