The Allman Brothers Band Confirm ‘Fillmore West 1971’ Release Date & Share ‘Trouble No More’
The Allman Brothers Band will issue Fillmore West 1971, a four-CD set, on September 6. Back in March, a preview of the live archival release aired on SiriusXM and little has been heard about the collection since. Along with the release date comes audio of “Trouble No More” from the set.
Fillmore West 1971 was recorded at the famed San Francisco venue January 29 – 31, 1971 featuring the original ABB lineup of Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley. The set is the first “new” live archival release of a public show from The Allman Brothers Band’s original lineup since Boston Common, 8/17/71 in 2007 outside of the uncirculated bits from Owsley’s Fillmore East recordings. A bonus track tacked onto the end of Fillmore West 1971 is a 45-minute “Mountain Jam” from the ABB’s March 13, 1970 concert as per Rolling Stone.
“Allman Brothers archivist Kirk West tracked down the tapes, which had previously been in the possession of band crew members Twiggs Lyndon, Joe Dan Petty and Mike Callahan,” Rolling Stone reports. “As the masters had been stored in closets and attics for many years, transferring and restoring the tapes took several attempts over several years, with sound quality improving as the technology did.”
The version of Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More” shared from Fillmore West 1971 was recorded on January 29, 1971. Listen to “Trouble No More” from Fillmore West 1971 via Rolling Stone:
Correction: this article previously misstated the release date as August 16. According to the label the release date is September 6.