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Humble Pie — Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore - The Complete Recordings
(Omnivore OVCD-23, 1971/2013, 4CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 2017-12-14

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As I get older, I find that I've had most of my peak musical experiences, and so the releases that really stun me come fewer and farther between. I had just started revisiting Humble Pie when this four CD set came out a few years ago that documents all of the shows that went into making the classic Rockin' the Fillmore live album. For the next few weeks this set was almost all I could play as all four shows on this are as good as blues rock gets. It's hard to describe the energy that accompanies music's best performances, there's always a crackle in the air, even before a song starts like all the band is leaning forward and hungry. You can hear the crowd start to whoop as everything interconnects and opening "Four Day Creep" really allows you to hear this with its huge riffs and spaces, the electricity is absolutely palpable. The guitar playing here, the duo Peter Frampton and Steve Marriott, reach that perfect balance between absolute soulfulness and the right amount of technicality and the recordings are so well done you can just hear the power they exude. It doesn't matter how many times I play any show from this set, I still get goosebumps every time. One of rock's greatest live documents.


Filed under: Reissues, 2013 releases, 1971 recordings

Related artist(s): Humble Pie

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