The Who Live at The Fillmore East 1968 3LP
The Who Live at The Fillmore East 1968 3LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: MCA
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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The Who Live at The Fillmore East 1968 3LP

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SKU:
MCALP44480
UPC:
602567444800
50th Anniversary Legendary Unreleased Recordings On Deluxe Triple LP!
Restored, Remixed & Remastered!
Features Color Inners, New Liner Notes & Photos!


The Who were in New York and nearing the end of a gruelling tour on April 4, 1968, the day that Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated. America was already a country divided; Anti-Vietnam demonstrations, civil rights disturbances and militant student activism. With this turmoil as a backdrop on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 1968 The Who performed two incendiary live sets at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East on the lower East Side of Manhattan. The venue had only just re-opened in March by Graham from its previous incarnation as the Village Theatre where the band had played on a couple of occasions the year before. The Who were the first British rock act to headline the Fillmore East and were booked to play four shows over the two nights. However, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King's assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

The Who's time in New York City in 1968 can best be described as "lively". Keith Moon's antics with cherry bomb explosives had meant that the band had to move hotels. When installed in the plush Waldorf Astoria he then somehow managed to a blow a door off its hinges and, they had to move once more. On the morning of the Fillmore rehearsal, the band were photographed for Life magazine by Art Kane and legend has it that they were so tired from Moon's antics that they nodded off under the large Union Jack draped over them at the base of the Carl Schurz Monument in Morningside Park. This iconic image was later used as the album cover and poster for The Who's classic film The Kids Are Alright.

Both nights were recorded by Who manager Kit Lambert with the intention of releasing the results as The Who's fourth album after The Who Sell Out and before Tommy. Disaster struck when it was discovered that due to faulty equipment or human error only part of the first night was captured. Thankfully the second night was recorded and has now been fully restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden (who was the band's roadie on those nights in 1968) from the original four-track tapes. For the 50th anniversary of these legendary shows, the unreleased recordings are to be issued on triple vinyl LP and double CD.

Due to an acetate reaching the bootleg market in the early '70s, The Who's reputation as rock's most dynamic live act quickly grew. The show is regarded by fans as something of the "holy grail" of Who live shows equalling the legendary Live At Leeds album. The tapes have been meticulously remastered for optimum sound quality and will only serve to enhance The Who's reputation as the best live act of the time.

The 3LP set includes three Eddie Cochran numbers: "My Way", "Summertime Blues" and the never before released Who version of "C'mon Everybody". Also featured is a rare cover version of "Fortune Teller" written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Merseybeats, the Rolling Stones and several English beat groups. These shows also showcased "Tattoo" and "Relax" from The Who Sell Out as well as stunning extended versions of "A Quick One (While He's Away)" and "My Generation" which becomes a 30-minute-plus jam with a climax of guitar-smashing and drum demolition!

The 3LP heavyweight vinyl version has a gatefold sleeve, three printed inner bags, new liner notes and rare photos.

Features:
• Triple LP
• 50th Anniversary Edition
• Heavyweight vinyl
• Recorded at the Fillmore East, New York City on Saturday, April 6, 1968
• Restored, remixed and remastered for optimum sound quality by Bob Pridden & Richard Whittaker from the original four-track tapes
• Printed inner bags
• Gatefold jacket
• New liner notes
• Rare photos

Selections:
LP 1
Side 1:

1. Summertime Blues
2. Fortune Teller
3. Tattoo
4. Little Billy
Side 2:
1. I Can't Explain
3. Relax
LP 2
Side 3:

1. I'm A Boy
2. A Quick One (While He's Away)
Side 4:
1. My Way
2. C'mon Everybody
3. Shakin' All Over
4. Boris The Spider
LP 3
Side 5:

1. My Generation (Part One)
Side 6:
1. My Generation (Part Two)
Description
50th Anniversary Legendary Unreleased Recordings On Deluxe Triple LP!
Restored, Remixed & Remastered!
Features Color Inners, New Liner Notes & Photos!


The Who were in New York and nearing the end of a gruelling tour on April 4, 1968, the day that Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated. America was already a country divided; Anti-Vietnam demonstrations, civil rights disturbances and militant student activism. With this turmoil as a backdrop on Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, 1968 The Who performed two incendiary live sets at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East on the lower East Side of Manhattan. The venue had only just re-opened in March by Graham from its previous incarnation as the Village Theatre where the band had played on a couple of occasions the year before. The Who were the first British rock act to headline the Fillmore East and were booked to play four shows over the two nights. However, because of feared social unrest in the wake of Dr King's assassination, it was decided to compact the shows into one per night.

The Who's time in New York City in 1968 can best be described as "lively". Keith Moon's antics with cherry bomb explosives had meant that the band had to move hotels. When installed in the plush Waldorf Astoria he then somehow managed to a blow a door off its hinges and, they had to move once more. On the morning of the Fillmore rehearsal, the band were photographed for Life magazine by Art Kane and legend has it that they were so tired from Moon's antics that they nodded off under the large Union Jack draped over them at the base of the Carl Schurz Monument in Morningside Park. This iconic image was later used as the album cover and poster for The Who's classic film The Kids Are Alright.

Both nights were recorded by Who manager Kit Lambert with the intention of releasing the results as The Who's fourth album after The Who Sell Out and before Tommy. Disaster struck when it was discovered that due to faulty equipment or human error only part of the first night was captured. Thankfully the second night was recorded and has now been fully restored and mixed by long time Who sound engineer Bob Pridden (who was the band's roadie on those nights in 1968) from the original four-track tapes. For the 50th anniversary of these legendary shows, the unreleased recordings are to be issued on triple vinyl LP and double CD.

Due to an acetate reaching the bootleg market in the early '70s, The Who's reputation as rock's most dynamic live act quickly grew. The show is regarded by fans as something of the "holy grail" of Who live shows equalling the legendary Live At Leeds album. The tapes have been meticulously remastered for optimum sound quality and will only serve to enhance The Who's reputation as the best live act of the time.

The 3LP set includes three Eddie Cochran numbers: "My Way", "Summertime Blues" and the never before released Who version of "C'mon Everybody". Also featured is a rare cover version of "Fortune Teller" written by Allen Toussaint, originally recorded by Benny Spellman but made famous by The Merseybeats, the Rolling Stones and several English beat groups. These shows also showcased "Tattoo" and "Relax" from The Who Sell Out as well as stunning extended versions of "A Quick One (While He's Away)" and "My Generation" which becomes a 30-minute-plus jam with a climax of guitar-smashing and drum demolition!

The 3LP heavyweight vinyl version has a gatefold sleeve, three printed inner bags, new liner notes and rare photos.

Features:
• Triple LP
• 50th Anniversary Edition
• Heavyweight vinyl
• Recorded at the Fillmore East, New York City on Saturday, April 6, 1968
• Restored, remixed and remastered for optimum sound quality by Bob Pridden & Richard Whittaker from the original four-track tapes
• Printed inner bags
• Gatefold jacket
• New liner notes
• Rare photos

Selections:
LP 1
Side 1:

1. Summertime Blues
2. Fortune Teller
3. Tattoo
4. Little Billy
Side 2:
1. I Can't Explain
3. Relax
LP 2
Side 3:

1. I'm A Boy
2. A Quick One (While He's Away)
Side 4:
1. My Way
2. C'mon Everybody
3. Shakin' All Over
4. Boris The Spider
LP 3
Side 5:

1. My Generation (Part One)
Side 6:
1. My Generation (Part Two)
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
2.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
The Who
Title
Live at The Fillmore East 1968
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-19-2018
Release Date
04-18-2018
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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