ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Bear’s Sonic Journals – Fillmore East 1970 2LP SET
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Sonically restored and mastered recordings of the Allman Brothers Band's performances at the Fillmore East on February 11, 13 & 14, 1970, captured by legendary Grateful Dead soundman, Owsley Stanley, a/k/a Bear, who is known for the purity of his "Sonic Journal" recordings. The performance features the earliest known live concert recording of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”
This is essential listening for Allman Brothers Band fans, showcasing an early incarnation of the band with Duane Allman in full 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.
Recorded over three nights in February 1970 when the Allman Brothers Band opened for the Grateful Dead for the first time, these shows were recorded by Owsley Stanley, 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.
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