Comment of the Moment: The Archives: Fillmore East
Regarding The Archives: Live at the Fillmore East, On Wings of Magic commented:
"Knowing Neil, the release of a small sampling from the Fillmore East shows of 1970 is what I expected. It's good stuff, but for the hardcore fan, you probably feel a bit short changed. Neil has a ton of unreleased goods in the "vault" if you will, and one of these days he'll open the doors and let it out.
Another way to look at this is that Neil really doesn't need to release any of his archives. Why should he??? Releasing unreleased old material indicates that you're done making new music.
I don't think Neil's anywhere near done releasing new music. So why in the world release archival artwork?
If time catches up with Neil before it catches up with me, then I'd like to see more of the archives at that point. Until then, keep the new music coming.
I've been listening to the old tunes for years. They're great, but hearing new works like Prairie Wind and Living With War is what makes Neil so compelling an artist.
If there's any one gripe I have with the Fillmore East release, it's that I'd rather see some unreleased songs in the playlist.
Just wait until Push It Over The End, Traces, Ordinary People, etc. finally come out. That's what archives are all about."
More on the debate over the track listing for The Archives: Live at the Fillmore East and reviews of Live At The Fillmore East.
Also, a history of the long awaited Archives Project [search].
In the "For the Turnstiles" department, last we checked, Fillmore East has slipped out of the Top 25 on Amazon Best Sellers Listing.