BN.com Gift Guide

Live at the Fillmore East 10/3/70 [Remastered]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For decades now, we've thought of Live Johnny Winter And as the seminal live JW document from the early part of his career. That record, taken from performances at the Fillmore East and from a gig in Florida, was comprised mainly of rock & roll covers and a couple of originals. As a single LP it clocked in at just under 40 minutes. It smokes, but not as hard as this set, recorded a week or two before at the Fillmore East in 1970. Sony let Collectors' Choice take some prime stuff from the vaults for this one. This is the Johnny Winter And group simply tearing it up on a selection of originals and covers. The sound quality is phenomenal and the energy on this gig not only ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered)
$15.35
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $13.19   
  • New (1) from $13.19   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
For decades now, we've thought of Live Johnny Winter And as the seminal live JW document from the early part of his career. That record, taken from performances at the Fillmore East and from a gig in Florida, was comprised mainly of rock & roll covers and a couple of originals. As a single LP it clocked in at just under 40 minutes. It smokes, but not as hard as this set, recorded a week or two before at the Fillmore East in 1970. Sony let Collectors' Choice take some prime stuff from the vaults for this one. This is the Johnny Winter And group simply tearing it up on a selection of originals and covers. The sound quality is phenomenal and the energy on this gig not only rivals that of the previous record, it leaves it in the dust. For listeners who are casting a wary eye at this review, one need only compare the two versions of "Good Morning Little School Girl," which are only a second different in length. That said, the symbiotic interplay between Winter and second lead guitarist Rick Derringer (who went by his real name of Zehringer then) on this version sounds like a switchblade duel. The other two cuts that are duplicated, "It's My Own Fault" and "Mean Town Blues," are both much longer on this gig. The former clocks in at 22 minutes and the latter at 18. The improvisation and guitar challenges are voluminous, wildly energetic, and creative. "Highway 61 Revisited" here contains the slide guitar workout from Winter we hoped for on the Second Winter album and never got. The furious abandon he plays with is unchallenged on any of his live records; it's Elmore James by way of Mike Bloomfield with Winter's gnarly single-string fills, full of distortion and barely controlled volume. The version of "Mean Town Blues" on this set becomes the definitive one -- in large part because of Derringer's complementary counterpoint lead work -- as does "It's My Own Fault," which transcends its slow tempo and becomes something wholly other. The closing read of Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'" is only 4:33, but makes one wish it were three times that long. Its fiery, steel-melting intensity features some of the most vicious slide guitar on record to come out of the '70s. The only track that really doesn't impress here is "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo," but not because its performance is substandard. It's simply that in comparison to all the brilliant spontaneity and furious energy on the rest of the set, it feels too controlled. But that's hardly a complaint. Even though Derringer wrote it, this one blows away the JWA studio version or Derringer's own hit single take. This set blows the stuff in Winter's own officially released bootleg series away, and becomes his definitive live recording, hands down. [Live at the Fillmore East 10/3/70 was remastered and re-released in 2013.]
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • Label: Relayer Records
  • UPC: 829421675006
  • Catalog Number: 216750
  • Sales rank: 6,957

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Winter And Primary Artist
Johnny Winter Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Interviewee, Group Member
Rick Derringer Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Randy Jo Hobbs Bass, Group Member
Paul Nelson Interviewee
Bobby Caldwell Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Rick Derringer Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Johnny Winter Composer
B.B. King Composer
Bob Love Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Joe Reagoso Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Remastering
Don Level Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously