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Allman Brothers' 'At Fillmore East' Expanded to Six-Disc Box Set

New box set will also include their performance as headliners for venue's final night

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June 11, 2014 2:25 PM ET

The Allman Brothers Band's classic 1971 live album At Fillmore East will be expanded into a six-disc box set, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, to include 15 previously unreleased performances. The group originally compiled the album from four sets recorded over a weekend in March 1971, and the new box set also includes a complete performance recorded at the venue that June. For that performance, promoter Bill Graham handpicked them to headline the Fillmore East's final night. The new box set features liner notes by "Allmanologist" John Lynskey and will come out on July 29th.

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"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."

The four March sets were recorded by Tom Dowd, who produced the Allman Brothers' second album, Idlewild South, and the Derek and the Dominos album Layla (the latter of which paired Duane Allman with Eric Clapton). With so much going on around the band at the time, Dowd and Atlantic Records decided to put out the live album to show what the Allmans were capable of outside of the studio. "If we could just get people to come out and see us," Duane Allman told interviewer Bud Scoppa on March 12th, before the first set at the Fillmore, "I know they'd like what they heard."

The release comes months before the Allman Brothers play their final concerts at New York City's Beacon Theatre in October.

Here are the track listings for the six discs in The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings:

Disc One, March 12, 1971 – First Show

1. Statesboro Blues (previously unreleased)
2. Trouble No More (previously unreleased)
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' (previously unreleased)
4. Done Somebody Wrong (previously unreleased)
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (previously unreleased)
6. You Don't Love Me (previously unreleased)

Disc Two, March 12, 1971 – Second Show

1. Statesboro Blues  (previously unreleased)
2. Trouble No More
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin' (previously unreleased)
4. Done Somebody Wrong
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (previously unreleased)
6. You Don't Love Me
7. Whipping Post (previously unreleased)
8. Hot 'Lanta

Disc Three, March 13, 1971 – First Show

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Trouble No More
3. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
4. Done Somebody Wrong (previously unreleased)
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
6. You Don't Love Me
7. Whipping Post (previously unreleased)

Disc Four, March 13, 1971 – Second Show, Part 1

1. Statesboro Blues (previously unreleased)
2. One Way Out (previously unreleased)
3. Stormy Monday
4. Hot 'Lanta
5. Whipping Post

Disc Five, March 13, 1971 – Second Show, Part 2

1. Mountain Jam
2. Drunken Hearted Boy (with Elvin Bishop)

Disc Six, June 27, 1971 – Fillmore East Closing Show

1. Introduction by Bill Graham (previously unreleased)/ Statesboro Blues
2. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
3. Done Somebody Wrong
4. One Way Out
5. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
6. Midnight Rider
7. Hot 'Lanta
8. Whipping Post
9. You Don't Love Me 

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