The Who Fillmore East 1968

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  1. dee

    dee Forum Resident

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    I like it. Reminds me of a colorful 'boxing style' poster or a 'get my attention' marquee design, which, except for the 'my' part is fwiw what I imagine the intention is. There have been some cool looking photos and poses of Pete, posted as alternative covers, only I don't see the rest of the band in those creative homemade covers :(...

    The 12x12 print is a portrait shot, no 'live action concert' take of all four members which if there were some available to use the rights to would at least be representative of a concert performance, live album.

    +1 on the mix, mastering, and pressing, etc!!
     
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  2. Dee Zee

    Dee Zee Forum Resident

    Live At Leeds came with 13, I think, inserts of posters, photos, invoices, etc. upon first issue. That would be cool with this new release.
     
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  3. Heavy Music

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    12 total, I believe.
     
  4. czeskleba

    czeskleba Senior Member

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    I think the US cover for Who's Last (without the flag) is worse than the UK cover. And this new Fillmore cover is worse than either of them, in my opinion.

    Below is what the bootleg record I bought in 1983 looks like. They might just as well have copied this if they wanted to emulate the Leeds "pseudo bootleg" concept. It's a better design than what they did use:
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  5. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    The album cover depicts the psychedelic Joshua Light Show, which was the back drop used during performances at The Fillmore East.

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  6. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    If that was the idea, they arguably failed on the execution.
     
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  7. Clarkophile

    Clarkophile Up in T.O. keepin' jive alive

    Arguably? I’d say demonstrably.
     
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  8. Svetonio

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    Ah. Well, something tells me that this cover will hardly to entice some honest comments other than "it's poor", forget that deserved iconic status of a concept art-like the 70s-rock-cover-art-masterpiece what Live At Leeds original 1970 LP cover really is. Filmore Eeast 1968 cover releases in 2018 is nothing, big zero, even Endless Wire cover is "something" in comparision with this.
     
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  9. jkauff

    jkauff Putin-funded Forum Troll

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    Well, as far as the colors go, that's a fine theory. However, the lettering represents the standard stenciled lettering found on every band's road cases (equipment cases) back then (trust me, I was once a roadie). However, they were normally white letters on black cases, so the cover fits in with your observation.
     
  10. Surferghost

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    This, exactly. It's also in keeping with the design choice for Live At Hull. As if they have some kind of idea for a live archive series, and these two are the start of it (no matter how far apart their respective releases have been). It's a design choice that may not be to everyone's taste, but it certainly seems to be a deliberate one, and if there are (fingers crossed) further releases then I think they'll follow this same bare-bones design theme. In this particular case, as it's from 1968 they're attempting to 'psychedelicise' the design while still retaining the basic thematic elements (whether or not The Who ever produced any genuinely psychedelic music is a whole other tab of LSD, of course).

    I'm ambivalent over it myself, it neither pleases nor annoys me, it's just there. The music is the important thing.
     
  11. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    More than just the colors of the font, it was the textures and the round splotches dabbled on the cover that were strong clues. If not a representation of the psychedelic light show, what else could it represent - an ad for the Grinch Who Stole Christmas...??...;)

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  12. lukpac

    lukpac Senior Member

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    A cheap design aesthetic.
     
  13. DrBeatle

    DrBeatle The Rock and Roll Chemist

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    Agreed. I find if kind of laughable that people are reading anything into this cover other than The Who and/or the label couldn't be arsed to spend the time to come up with anything more than this simple, slapdash cover. It makes the Stones' Blue and Lonesome cover look like frigging Sgt. Pepper by comparison.
     
  14. Tristero

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    I hope they release some audio samples soon. We need something new to gripe about around here. . . ;)
     
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  15. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

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    Yeah the art department for most of the classic rock acts seems to have shut down. Most new releases of old material, the artwork sucks
     
  16. marmalade166

    marmalade166 Grokkin' 'n' Groovin'

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    I really don't give a monkey's about the cover, I'm just looking forward to the aural goodness within!
     
  17. keifspoon

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    And once that happens....the cover will be a long distance memory. :)
     
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  18. wavethatflag

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    The Dave's Picks series is an example. Great music/lame art.
     
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  19. Well mostly lame art. They've had a few that worked pretty well.
     
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  20. wavethatflag

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    There's not one that made me think, "Wow, cool," but some are worse than others.

    Well, now that I think about it... Nah, I'm going to stick with my original opinion. I was going to say Vol. 16 is OK, but it really isn't.
     
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  21. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Closet optimist

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    Dick’s picks weren’t much better.
    Look at most of the recent releases by the classic bands :
    The Rolling Stones ON AIR - pretty bad
    The Beatles - Hollywood Bowl - hideous
    Kinks - Mono box - not a fan of the outer box


    I’m sure I could come up with more
     
  22. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

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    Great picture...but that’s not “The Who”. It might make a great rear or gatefold pic though.
     
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  23. Quadboy

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    Do I recall reading earlier that the booklet features concert pics from Linda McCartney?
    How much is it to license pics for a album cover compared to booklet pics?
    I recall a story from Chris Charlesworth about the picture they wanted to use for the 30 years box set cover (by Anne Leibowitz?) and were quoted a ridiculous price.
     
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  24. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    As expected of a bootleg, the photo is not from 1968. The double neck guitar was played only in 1967.
     
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  25. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

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    "Armenia City in the Sky" is psychedelic, with its backwards instrumentation and trippy lyrics. But they didn't write that one, Speedy "Something in the Air" Keene did. It's possible they never wrote any genuinely psychedelic music. The rest of The Who Sell Out has a poppy, Swinging London vibe, but that's not the same thing as psychedelia.
     
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