The Who Fillmore East 1968

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by whodanny, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. brainwashed

    brainwashed Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The song, at least on Wolfgang, is a little over 9 minutes long. Seems rather pointless to split it up. Why not include a bonus cut or 3? Ron
     
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  2. whodanny

    whodanny Active Member Thread Starter

    i might have to get up, mid beer, walk across the floor to the turntable, turn the disc over, and then walk all the way back to my chair again. my beer could have evapourated. :mudscrying:
     
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  3. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    If this is correct, each side is going to be about 15 minutes or less, unless there is a helluva lot of banter.

    The vexatious thing is that it's probably being done for aesthetic reasons rather than logistical ones. Meaning, the song most likely would fit on one side, but they don't want side two of the third record to be blank. Doesn't matter to me as I'm not interested in the vinyl, but I understand why those who are would be unhappy.
     
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  4. WhoTapes1

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    That is most likely a quick make shift cover and will probably (hopefully!) have a much nicer cover before it’s actually released (surely!).
     
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  5. dee

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    It will likely keep me from getting the vinyl but at least there will be additional format options for me to enjoy!
     
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  6. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    too bad they didn't use the poster.

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  7. lukpac

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    It’s not complete there.

    That said, I’d be surprised if it was longer than what can fit on a side.
     
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  8. lukpac

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    Unlikely.
     
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  9. hoggydoggy

    hoggydoggy Forum Resident

    Wasn't this readied for release in '99 and nixed at the last minute? That would be an easy choice to follow this up, if sales go well.
     
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  10. whodanny

    whodanny Active Member Thread Starter

    I'm thinking :
    Side 1 : Summertime Blues
    Fortune Teller
    Tattoo
    Little Billy

    Side 2: I Can't Explain
    Happy Jack
    Relax (it's an extended version remember)

    Side 3: I'm a Boy
    A Quick one (another long track)
    My Way

    Side 4: C'mon Everybody (possibly extended)
    Shakin' All Over (we know that's extende)
    Boris The Spider

    Side 5: My Generation (1)

    Side 6: My Generation (2)

    Just my guess. Along with between song banter this should fill up the sides fairly well.
     
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  11. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    The bootleg version of My Generation is from April 5th.

    According to the preliminary marketing verbage, My Generation is from the second night - April 6th. We don' t know how long that jam runs.
     
  12. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    The song on bootleg (which is what Wolfgang's Vault used as the source) is faded early. We don't know how much was cut, exactly. But it seems very unlikely it runs longer than three or four additional minutes tops, which would easily fit on one side.
     
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  13. supermd

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    I'm sure some clever forum member can make a cover using this. :)
     
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  14. whodanny

    whodanny Active Member Thread Starter

    Or it could be a nice insert like the Sell Out poster, or Face Dances.
     
  15. WhoTapes1

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    Yes, and a portion of it was broadcast by KBFH in ‘99 and it sounded great! However, the three Philly ‘73 tracks on the 2008 View From A Backstage Pass cd set sound flat and I would not want a re-release of that show with that poor of sound quality.
     
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  16. hurple

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  17. Mike Dow

    Mike Dow I kind of like the music

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    It's about time. I have most of this on a well-circulated boot but I welcome a fresh mix. Can't wait!
     
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  18. WhoTapes1

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  19. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Forum Resident

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    I'm confused about Substitute and Pictures of Lily. "The Who Concert File" and Setlist.fm both list them as being played both nights. What is the source for the fact that they weren't played April 6?
     
  20. jomo48

    jomo48 Well-Known Member

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    I first saw The Who at Fillmore West during the summer '68 tour. It was the best show I'd seen, at least until the 1970 Berkeley shows. One thing to keep in mind is that the band at that time had a Very trebly attack. Unlike later years, when he tried to dominate the entire sonic spectrum, Entwistle played with a relatively clean tone with a big treble boost. Don't expect a Live At Leeds tonal balance, or visceral low frequency bass.
     
  21. whodanny

    whodanny Active Member Thread Starter

    I'm looking at my copy of the Concert File right now as I type Big Guy, on page 74 under the listing for the 5th it has those two songs. On page 75, under the 6th it does not list them.
     
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  22. WhoTapes1

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    I would say they were most definitely played both nights. There’s no proof that they weren’t that I know of.
     
  23. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    Sides 5 and 6 are not going to be "filled up" by any stretch of the imagination. And the other sides are going to be in the 15-20 minute range, depending on the amount of banter. The material listed above would likely fit onto two LPs without any need for sonic compromise. Stretching it out to three LPs yet not filling the three LPs (when there is material available to do so) is a typicially vexatious decision by those in charge.
     
  24. whodanny

    whodanny Active Member Thread Starter

    Could it be a 45rpm release ?
     
  25. DrBeatle

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    Agreed. Even in their prime, the longest versions of MG (in '70, '75-'76) we never more than 15-18 minute long.
     
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