The Who Fillmore East 1968

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

  1. mw1917

    mw1917 Forum Resident

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    fwiw, it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the whole track could fit on one side — Miles Davis’ “He Loved Him Madly” is over 32 minutes on a single side of Get UpWith It.

    That said, the 2-sided long track has been around since at least the early ‘60s (and probably earlier). Landmark records such as Ornette Coleman’s Free Jazz, John Coltrane’s Ascension, and others have faded out on one side and faded back in on another. It’s not ideal, but it’s far from unprecedented.
     
  2. Detroit Music Fan

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    That's 32 minutes. This is 33!! :goodie: LOL!

    I'm buying the CD anyway. This gap won't affect me.
     
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  3. It could be done - cut the bass and reduce the volume hugely. Why bother?
     
  4. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B079MSX1FG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Much clearer image of liner notes

    and more insight about My Generation


    Townshend leads the way with his guitar finding licks and riffs some of which would end up as motifs in Tommy after exhaustive possibilities the extemporization climaxes with the familiar guitar drum demolishing finale overlaid by Entwistles loud bass
     
  5. vinyldreams

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    May 8 - May 11 expected delivery dates per amazon.it.
     
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  6. Devotional

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    Hm. I got the same notice. Maybe they will honor some orders after all?
     
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  7. RockDude4492

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    I got that email too. They are still listing the CD and Vinyl as otherwise unavailable but it seems like they plan to fulfill the order
     
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  8. penguinzzz

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    Actually I'm quite excited by the bit about "Dippity-Do.....curly maned rock". Bring it on!
     
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  9. Surferghost

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    Seems like there's no escaping that deaf, dumb and blind kid!

    If they're Sparks-y enough, I'll prefer to consider them motifs from Rael. :winkgrin:
     
  10. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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  11. samthesham

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    There are 2 bands that were able to lift me to the 3rd bardo when at their peak and bring on that spiritual experience.

    #1 is the Dead & #2 The Who

    If this is a legit authorized release with good SQ I'm in.
     
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  12. whodanny

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

    A great pic Reb. I personally would not go any where near that cake. Someone could end up wearing it. !!
     
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  13. SJB

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  14. Svetonio

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    I have to say that the album art is (again) a disaster. What is this? DIY? Well, those bedroom artists from Bandcamp have better covers than this..


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  15. Svetonio

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    The cover of this Italian bootleg released in 1988 is certainly better.

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  16. whodanny

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

    Hahaha, Exactly !!:biglaugh:
     
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  17. keifspoon

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    I couldn't care less if the cover resembled plain brown cardboard....as long as the performance sounds good.
     
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  18. VatiBobo

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    I don't understand the hate for the cover. I assume it's intended to be a basic, bootleg style cover a la Live At Leeds. Does the job.
     
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  19. J_D__

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    I thought this was tomorrow art until the actual album cover was revealed. WTF?
     
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  20. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    That would have looked better.

    Pretty sure this is the cover.
     
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  21. Svetonio

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    Maybe it does the job for CD format version (yeah, who cares for CD case art? bah) but certainly not for vinyl LP cover, as they release LP version as well.

    And I'm just wonder that in the country of the probably the best designers and illlustrators in the world, the greatest live band in Rock that they are gonna to release an important material from 1968 ("holy grail") in a crappy cover, with nothing that should evoke the era; the year of 1968 could be very inspiring for a good designer, but they packed it in a very poor, DIY-like cover.
     
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  22. VatiBobo

    VatiBobo Forum Resident

    Fair enough. Just my opinion, but I think that people are making too big a deal out of it. Live At Leeds is as plain and basic as it gets, yet that is a somewhat iconic cover. I'm more interested in what's inside than out (though I don't think there is really anything wrong with the cover art anyway). If the music is as good as we hope it is, and it's a good pressing, the rest doesn't really matter (again, in my opinion).
     
  23. Svetonio

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    I recall when Who's Last was released that the cover was regarded by The Who fans as "very poor". And I agreed. But Who's Last is better by nautical mile than this anti-design!
     
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  24. Here here! And kudos for correct use of the popular 'couldn't care less' phrase...

    Damn I wish they'd let us hear some audio already. May is a long ways away.
     
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  25. czeskleba

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    Well, if they are emulating Leeds, then that's part of the problem... it's been done. Why not come up with a new design idea? Anyway, it's not really comparable to Leeds, which was actually a very innovative package when taken as a whole. The front cover itself was bland by design, but it had a gatefold with pockets filled with a treasure trove of documents and photos. Whereas this thing just smacks of laziness. Yeah, in the grand scheme of things it's not a big deal and the music is ultimately what matters, but why not hire a competent designer and put it in a package that is creative and looks good? In their heyday, the Who were known for their innovative album designs, both in cover images (Sell Out, Who's Next) and overall packages (Tommy, Odds and Sods, Quad, Leeds).
     

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