The Who Fillmore East 1968

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

  1. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

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    There's a lot of speculation on some of the Who groups I'm in on Facebook (where several people who are well connected are skeptical of this) that it's got me wondering...
     
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  2. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life

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    PREORDERED!
     
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  3. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

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    @WhoTapes1

    Any thoughts on the legitimacy of this release?
     
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  4. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

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    I’m very skeptical that it’s anything other than the regular bootleg release, despite the write up on Amazon. Only time will tell. I sure hope it’s legit, though.
     
  5. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    On a huge legit record label (that The Who are coincidentally signed with)? A bootleg?
     
  6. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    Just the other day, a batch of previously unseen Linda Eastman Fillmore East " rehearsal" photos in color surfaced. Could be that they will appear in the booklet.

    In regards to Boris, that can be fixed if the version from night 1 was recorded and performed well.
     
  7. whodanny

    whodanny The Who ! THAT'S WHO !! Thread Starter

    Maybe Roger overdubbed a new vocal so he's singing the same lines as John. Hope not I like the ragged version.
     
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  8. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    True. But there's a difference between errors and deliberate lies. If the amazon blurb is inaccurate, it's a case of someone who is reasonably knowledgeable about the Who going out of their way to tell deliberate lies, which does seem unlikely to me. We'll see though.
     
  9. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    If the amazon listing is correct, the material is all from the second night. I myself hope that's the case, as I prefer complete shows warts-and-all to live albums where they cherry pick performances from more than one night.
     
  10. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    ^

    Songs from the second night have been restored and mixed by Who sound engineer Bob Pridden (who was there in 1968).Remastered for optimum sound quality.


    Restored, could mean they resorted to any and all digital tricks.

    Remember Hull...
     
  11. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

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    The youtube clip, probably identical with the bootleg you all talk about clocks under 59 minutes. These must be over 20 more minutes - two more songs is just not enough for that. Amazon lists 2CD.

     
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  12. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    Whatever. It'll still sound better than the vinyl boot I got in the early 70's.
     
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  13. ODShowtime

    ODShowtime Swirl Life

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    I'm pre ordering now... That live at leeds triple lp was nuts. I want in on the ground floor.
     
  14. whodanny

    whodanny The Who ! THAT'S WHO !! Thread Starter

    Re-reading the Amazon listing it says in the product details section : Vinyl , Number of discs :3, Then it says Double CD, Box set. A triple LP might just cover all the tracks. All a bit confusing though.
     
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  15. hurple

    hurple Forum Resident

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    Ordered!
     
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  16. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    First, let me say that if this is legit, I am really excited despite having the boot. An early live Who show that isn't half Tommy?? YES!!! I am all for official releases of complete Who shows from the '60s and '70s. And not in an expensive box set either!!!

    Ok, now that I got out all the positives....

    WHAT THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT FREAKING COVER ART?!?! Seriously??? How hard would it have been to find a live pic of The Who from that era?!?!?!

    Let's just hope that's my only complaint.
     
  17. whodanny

    whodanny The Who ! THAT'S WHO !! Thread Starter

    Maybe there's some nice pics inside the gatefold. Reb did say in his post that some Linda Eastman shots have recently turned up from the show.
     
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  18. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    It's not just two more songs. On the bootleg, "Relax" and "My Generation" both fade out early... we do not know how much time was cut off the ends of either of those tracks. Also, the beginning of "A Quick One" is cut... the song begins with the Ivor sequence, which means 2-3 minutes were cut off there. Presumably a lot more banter could be added also.
     
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  19. izgoblin

    izgoblin Forum Resident

    I figured there must be, but still, that's some seriously generic bootleg-looking artwork.
     
  20. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

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    Incredible. Never thought this would receive an official release. There is still hope for San Francisco 12/71 after all.
     
  21. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    You would not need three LPs for this... two should be sufficient, even if we presume that the lengths of the uncut "Relax" and "My Generation" are about double what's on the boot.
     
  22. humpf

    humpf Allowed to write something here.

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    Isn't there one of the two songs (I'm a Boy) between Relax and A Quick One? And yes, I suspected that My Generation must be much longer (Leeds style) as it is on a separate disc.

    PS Still, it seems to me, it cannot be much over 80 minutes. The first cd shall hardly go over one hour and there is only My Generation on the second one - 15 minutes? 20 mins maximum. Yet the whole album should be over 80mins to justify the second cd.
     
  23. whodanny

    whodanny The Who ! THAT'S WHO !! Thread Starter

    Right. My vinyl boot from the 70s is a single LP, the vinyl on the Amazon listing is a double, or perhaps a triple, depending on which parts of the listing are accurate. Similarly I have a single CD of the boot, and the listing says 2CDs. Whichever is correct it almost certainly means there will be more music than featured on the bootleg versions of the show. Erm... I hope.:righton:
     
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  24. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

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    According to current currency converters, the Amazon UK version is about 15 bucks US for the cd.
     
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  25. whodanny

    whodanny The Who ! THAT'S WHO !! Thread Starter

    Not quite as bad as Hull 'tho. Then again the original Leeds cover was deliberately "dressed down" partly to look a bit like a boot, and partly, I think as a reaction to the , for the time, elaborate Tommy sleeve.
     
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