Earlier this year, SiriusXM treated listeners the exclusive first listen of the unreleased Allman Brothers Band live album originally performed and recorded at San Francisco, CA’s Fillmore West in January 1971. On Thursday, the band confirmed the 2019 release date for the forthcoming album, to be titled Fillmore West 1971, and due out on September 6th.
Fillmore West 1971 captures the beloved rock band’s three performances at the San Francisco venue on January 29th, 30th, and 31st of that year. The live compilation is set to arrive on four CDs, and will feature the rock band’s nightly performances of “Statesboro Blues”, “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, and “Whipping Post”, in addition performances which only appeared on later editions of their famed Fillmore East LP, such as “Midnight Rider” and “Don’t Keep Me Wondering”. The album also includes an early performance of ABB’s instrumental jam, “Hot ‘Lanta”, in addition to a previously unreleased 45-minute recording of “Mountain Jam”, which was captured at the Warehouse in New Orleans the year prior in March 1970.
To go with the album’s announcement, the band shared the audio of “Trouble No More”, performed and recorded during the band’s show on January 29th. Listen to the new recording below.
Allman Brothers Band – “Trouble No More” – 1/29/1971
[Audio: Rolling Stone]
According to the announcement, the recordings on the forthcoming album were carefully and painstakingly pulled from the three show’s original reel-to-reel soundboard masters. The tapes were tracked down by ABB archivist Kirk West after being in the possession of band crew’s members, Twiggs Lyndon, Joe Dan Petty, and Mike Callahan.
According to a 2017 interview with longtime Allman Brothers Band manager Bert Holman, there’s still a great deal of music in the Allman Brothers Band archives that has yet to be released via the band’s own label and RED distribution. “We’ll keep putting things out as long as there’s an appetite for it,” Holman told Billboard. “There’s a great deal of material [left], and still a lot of interest in hearing these things, we think.”
[H/T Rolling Stone]