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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:27 am 
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I registered to the messageboard just so I could ask a question
inspired by the following exchange in 50 Questions:

On Nov 28, 2010, at 1:48 PM, Roger Brenes wrote:
Is there any chance of a future release of a concert with the Flo and Eddy band?

Yes! And most likely this coming year.


I was at the 6 June 1971 Fillmore East concert. It is my recollection
(although that memory may have been favorably coloured by
youthful indiscretion) that FZ took a solo in the middle of Willie
the Pimp in which he would play licks by popular guitarists of
the time (e.g. Clapton's Sunshine of Your Love intro) and then
take off on themes and variations with them. This was not the only
amazing thing I remembered about the show, but it was definitely
a highlight among highlights, and I instantly regretted the youthful
indiscretions because I was certain I would never hear the music
again, and would have been pleased to have had clearer memories
to cherish.

Imagine my amazement when Live At Fillmore East was released...
and my disappointment when Willie the Pimp faded out at the end
of side 1 and resumed quite a bit later in the jam on side 2, minus
the material I so longed to hear. And imagine my much greater
disappointment when, years later, the album was released on CD,
a format that could have held more material, but instead the song
was truncated further.

Any chance that the entire solo can be released?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: fillmore east 71
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:51 am 
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It's two different solos, from what I understand.
"Zappa said it came from a different performance, and without the pause provided by changing record sides, [the solo] sounded awkward."
-Ben Watson: Frank Zappa, the Complete Guide to his Music.

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 Post subject: Re: fillmore east 71
PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:54 am 
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Hi! Welcome to the forum!

Thanks for sharing your memories. My guess is that this sort of material quoting other people might open space to copyright claims so that might be a reason for the omission. I guess your best hope lies on Zappateers:

http://www.zappateers.com

But hey, it is Frank's 70th birthday today, stick around!

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The complete concert would include the John and Yoko encore, I'd hope. No Yoko fan here, but the historical significance of The Turtles and the Beatles all under the baton of Mr. Zappa is way too cool to be ignored.


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