Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Who- Live At Fillmore East 1968
I'm gonna stay in classic rock mode for a couple more posts and continue to focus on more unreleased albums. The Who's, Live at the Fillmore East is a great live document of The Who in their early prime demonstrating their dynamic and powerful stage show. This recording must have been professionally recorded since it was suppose to be released as a live album and has been a popular bootleg of the band. For whatever reason that idea was scrapped and instead the band released Live At Leeds a couple of years later, their only official live album. The Live At Leeds album wasn't too shabby either as many consider it one of the best live albums of all time (The New York Times, Q Magazine) and Rolling Stone placed it 170 in their top 500 albums. Both recordings feature the band performing extended jams and their incredible raw energy is what made The Who are known for. Even more amazing is watching video concert footage from this era, especially Townsend.
Since this was one of their most bootlegged shows, there are various versions of this concert around with different dates and slightly different setlists that omit tracks. As far as I know, this is the complete show and the last three tracks are from French TV in 1966 (read the back cover track listings). This is great, get it while you can!
Live at Fillmore East,
New York City, USA -
April 6, 1968.
Excellent Soundboard Recording (CBR 320 kbps.)
01. Summertime Blues
02. Fortune Teller
04. Little Billy
05. I Can't Explain
06. Happy Jack
08. A Quick One While He's Away
09. My May
10. Shakin' All Over
11. Boris The Spider
12. My Generation
13. I'm A Boy
15. My Generation
Personnel: Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Keith Moon.
THE WHO- Fillmore East, NYC 1968. rar (mp3)
(Uncompressed FLAC, get it here.)