Mountain - Last Night At The Fillmore East (1971)
This is a remastered version of two similar boots, Mt. Fillmore: Live At The Fillmore East 1971 and Closing The Fillmore East. It is a significant improvement to both. CTFE suffered from high frequency loss and low volume level. The source for this new version, Mt. Fillmore, had superior sound but ran more than 5% fast and suffered somewhat from digital distortion, particularly in Dreams Of Milk And Honey. Both of those problems have been corrected and some minor dips in volume have been adjusted. Also absent is the nifty reminder during Roll Over Beethoven on CTFE that we are listening to radio station KLOS. Both versions suffered from a two minute cut in the middle of Dreams Of Milk And Honey. After carefully matching volume and EQ, the missing part has been patched with the same segment from FLOWERS OF EVIL.
You can find the patch at 7:51 when the guitar shifts to the center channel due to the different mix, ending at 9:51. In addition, the Outside The Fillmore interviews and California Jam track from CTFE have replaced the two commercially available bonus tracks on MT. FILLMORE.Dreams Of Milk And Honey and Roll Over Beethoven were used on the official release, FLOWERS OF EVIL. That version dropped an introduction and made a minor cut in Dreams Of Milk And Honey. Here these tracks are complete and unedited in a slightly different mix. In comparison, FLOWERS OF EVIL now sounds somewhat anemic.
MT. FILLMORE lists the date of this show as June 26 and CTFE lists it as June 28. June 27 was the final night of the Fillmore's closing run. The same lineup (Albert King, Mountain, The J. Geils Band and The Allman Brothers Band) played on each of the last two nights, so the 26th is possible. But this tape is from a radio broadcast and it's likely that such a broadcast would have been on the final night. Also, the circulating Allman Brothers tape of these last shows is from the 27th, and it would seem logical that was the same broadcast.
01. Intro by Bill Graham
02. Never In My Life
03. Theme For An Imaginary Western
04. Roll Over Beethoven
05. Dreams Of Milk And Honey
06. Silver Paper
07. Mississippi Queen
08. Outside of the Fillmore
09. Nantucket Sleighride (Bonus track from California Jam 1974)