Allman Brothers Band Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East February 1970
Vinyl LP Pressing. This is essential listening for Allman Brothers Band fans, showcasing an early incarnation of the legendary group with Duane Allman in top form and featuring the earliest known live concert recording of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed," which had just been penned by Dickey Betts shortly before these shows. The tapes were recorded just one year before the band's landmark At Fillmore East album from the same venue. Captured over three nights in February 1970 when the Allman's opened for the Grateful Dead for the first time, these shows were recorded by Owsley Stanley aka Bear, the Dead's pioneering soundman, whose "Sonic Journal" recordings are sought after for their purity and uncanny ability to place the listener in the venue. Long out-of-print, this set was freshly restored and mastered from original tapes in Stanley's archives, and boasts all new album art and liner notes, including a series of rare band photos from the Fillmore East in February 1970, original cover artwork ("Electric Mushroom"), and new notes from the band and the Owsley Stanley Foundation. This is the second release in the award-winning "Bear's Sonic Journals" series.