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Live at the Fillmore East: October 4th & 5th, 1968 [Box Set] Image

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  • Summary: Originally shelved after "Everyday People" became a megahit, the complete recordings of the two-night concerts at Fillmore East are finally released as a four-disc box set.
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  1. Jul 17, 2015
    The label unearthed a stellar collection of songs the band recorded over two night in 1968.... The CD set capturing all four shows is where you should spend your money.
  2. Jul 17, 2015
    The 2015 Live at the Fillmore East acts as a necessary meditation on the group’s formative material, and its firm belief that earnest positivity could be funky as hell.
  3. Magnet
    Jul 17, 2015
    The long held notion of Stone and Co. as purveyors of funky pop (or poppy funk) touched by harmonic roar of choral vocals and the lyricism of sociopolitical consciousness is all here. [No. 122, p.61]
  4. Uncut
    Jul 17, 2015
    Four crisply recorded shows.... A super-funky artefact. [Aug 2015, p.94]
  5. Jul 23, 2015
    There’s enough variety here that you understand why the whole shebang needed to come out--and vintage audiophiles will just about bow down before the quality of these tapes.
  6. Jul 21, 2015
    The CD edition is especially nice--a fold-out cardboard package with sharp, true-to-the-era artwork for each disc. It tops the double-vinyl edition, a truncated and smart selection made by the Roots' Captain Kirk Douglas, released months earlier for Record Store Day.
  7. Jul 21, 2015
    This set is the document we've been missing of the onstage Family Stone of legend: the tightly knit extended family that sang and played together, the group that magically united black and white audiences. If it doesn't quite live up to their radiant reputation, it comes pretty close.

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