The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East on Limited Edition Japanese Import SHM-SACD
Hailed by many to be the greatest live recording of all time, this classic collection from the definitive Allman Brothers Band line-up is a sensational document of a legendary group at their absolute creative pinnacle. In 1971, the Allman Brothers were fast rising as one of the most popular groups in America, but by the time this album hit the streets their brand of Southern improvisational rock, jazz and blues had become a national obsession.
Making it even more historic is the fact that it was also the band's last with guitar hero Duane Allman who was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident just three months later. At Fillmore East is one of those rare instances where the live recording quality equals a performance of this magnitude and it remains unparalleled in the live canon to this very day. Featuring a smokin' 20-minute version of "Whipping Post!" to close out the set!
"Rock's greatest live double LP is an unbeatable testimony to the Allman Brothers' improvisational skills, as well as evidence of how they connected with audiences to make jamming feel communal...The dazzling guitar team of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts was at its peak, seamlessly fusing blues and jazz in 'Whipping Post' and 'In Memory of Elizabeth Reed'." - #49 on Rolling Stone's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'
SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution. These discs are made with polycarbonate developed for the screen of the liquid crystal display. As it has a higher transparency, players can read the signal more faithfully. Also, it excels in fluidity, which enables you to cast a more accurate pit. What works wonders for a low resolution format such as CD should offer even greater sonic improvements in a real high resolution format such as SACD.
• 2-channel Single Layer SACD
• Two-channel SACD layer only, to secure enough reflectance and not to compress DSD file
• Label of the disc is printed with a special green ink called 'Onsho Shiyou,' which minimizes diffuse reflection
• Carefully selected master audio is used, from existing DSD files to newly converted from analog tapes
• This disc will ONLY work on a Super Audio Disc Player