Pitchfork Review of Fillmore East
The folks over at the incorrigible Pitchfork Record Review have weighed in on Live at the Fillmore East. From the review by Rob Mitchum:
"Yet as the first release of the long-promised purge of Young's extensive archives, the format of Live at the Fillmore East is condescendingly slight, selecting only highlights from the band's two-night/four-show run rather than providing complete, unabridged sets. For a band whose genius sprouts from imperfections and serendipitous mistakes, it's a disservice to deny Young's rabid fanbase unedited release of tapes that have been so long anticipated; they were recorded at the time for a live album that was later scrapped. But the few scraps they deemed worthy of release are nevertheless enough to justify the legendary status of Crazy Horse's early days, and explain why it was an easy call for Young to make the rare 'solo artist' decision of treating his collaborators as equal partners."
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