quarta-feira, 14 de janeiro de 2009


Last Days of the Fillmore(DVD)

The 1972 film Last Days of the Fillmore documents the closing of the Fillmore West in 1971. In addition to footage of legendary promoter Bill Graham and his staff, the film features performances by numerous bands associated with the venue, including: the Grateful Dead, Santana, Boz Scaggs, Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Later this year Rhino Entertainment will issue the film on DVD and to mark the occasion, the Mill Valley Film Festival will host a special evening on October 3. Last Days Of The Fillmore: A Live Multimedia Event will take place at Mill Valley's 142 Throckmorton Theatre. The night will offer a selection of clips from he film, a panel discussion moderated by Ben Fong-Torres and a live set of music by Moonalice with numerous guest musicians expected to participate as well. [which could prove interesting considering the active members of Moonalice and their respective backgrounds]

Fillmore Film on DVD + Screening Show:

It'll help you keep those lamps trimmed and burning, all you unreconstructed hippies!
By Fred Mills
Fans of vintage West Coast psychedelia and folk-rock with long memories will often tell you, in hushed tones, of the 1972 documentary film FILLMORE: The Last Days, released by 20th Century Fox, which chronicled the concerts (and events surrounding them) that marked the closing of the legendary Fillmore West in 1971. Groups such as the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Santana and the Grateful Dead all jammed until the proverbial cows went home.
In '72, also, Fillmore/CBS records also released a lavish boxed set (25 tracks spread across 3 LPs plus a 7" EP, along with a poster, book and backstage pass) from the concerts that eventually became a collector's item. After it went out of print bootleggers took up the cause and it surfaced in various forms over the years until Sony Legacy finally saw fit to put it out as a two-CD; it's still available and boasts very good remastered sound.
As with a lot of rock docs of the era (Woodstock et al), the Fillmore film captured a unique moment in time that, depending on how cynical you are or how rose-tinted your lenses are, was either a socio-cultural wash or a period to be celebrated. At any rate, the documentary has long been a coveted item among VHS and, more recently, DVD-R collectors and traders who've tapped the underground bootleg network to obtain copies of the film - often grainy, 4th- and 5th-generation copies (initially taken from original reels but subsequently dubbed and re-dubbed) that'd turn your 20/20 vision into mush.
Now, though, word arrives that on Nov. 11, Rhino will finally reissue the film for the first time on DVD. A full tracklisting of artists and performances can be found below. Meanwhile, here's the scoop from the label:
When the legendary rock impresario Bill Graham closed the Fillmore West in 1971, the San Francisco venue had become an institution, an integral part of the West Coast music scene in the '60s. Always the showman, Graham made sure the Fillmore West was sent off in a blaze of glory, scheduling five nights of concerts featuring bands, like theGrateful Dead and Santana that got their start at this storied concert hall. Both the madness leading up to the shows and the concerts were filmed for FILLMORE: The Last Days, a documentary originally released in 1972.

The film stands as a vivid time capsule that captures an era in rock history when music had become a major industry and‹for some‹a huge headache. It delivers a gritty, behind-the-scenes look at the music business at a time when many artists were growing jaded by their success, demanding more and more. Disillusioned by the change, Graham decided to get out, pulling the curtain down with five days of concerts that ended on July 4, 1971.
In the end, the frantic preparations paid off with a host of marvelous performances from a range of artists who made up what was called "The San Francisco Sound." FILLMORE: The Last Days features highlights from all five nights, including songs by the Grateful Dead ("Casey Jones," "Johnny B. Goode"); Santana ("Incident At Neshabur," "In A Silent Way"); Quicksilver Messenger Service ("Mojo," "Fresh Air"); Jefferson Airplane ("Volunteers" / "We Can Be So Good Together"); along with performances by Boz Scaggs, Cold Blood, Hot Tuna, and Lamb.
Meanwhile, prior to its DVD release, FILLMORE: The Last Days will screen in part at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 3 at 8 p.m. The festival will present specially chosen clips from the 1972 concert film. The clips, introduced by author and original Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres (who also wrote the liner notes for the DVD, include performances by Boz Skaggs, Grateful Dead, Santana & Quicksilver Messenger Service.
The evening will also include an all-star panel of music professionals who will offer a detailed, backstage point of view on the events at the Fillmore and a live performance in tribute to FILLMORE: The Last Days. It will include a full set of live music with house band Moonalice, featuring G.E. Smith, Jack Casady, Barry Sless, Pete Sears, Ann McNamee, Roger McNamee, Jimmy Sanchez, and invited guests including Ray Manzarek, Elvin Bishop, Dan Hicks, Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane, Lydia Pense of Cold Blood, Josh Clark and Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green, and Dan Lebowitz of ALO.

FILLMORE: The Last Days
Track Listing:

"Hello Friends" ­ Lamb
"You Got Me Hummin'" ­ Cold Blood
"I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" ­ Cold Blood
"Hollywood Blues" ­ Boz Scaggs
"I'll Be Long Gone" ­ Boz Scaggs
"Candy Man" ­ Hot Tuna
"Uncle Sam Blues" ­ Hot TunaRehearsal Jam ­ The Rowan Brothers
"Isn't It Just A Beautiful Day" ­ Lamb
"Fresh Air" ­ Quicksilver Messenger Service
"Mojo" - Quicksilver Messenger Service
"Volunteers"/ "We Can Be So Good Together" ­ Jefferson Airplane
"Noodle" ­ Jerry Garcia
Rehearsal Jam ­ Jerry Garcia with The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
"Casey Jones" ­ Grateful Dead
"Johnny B. Goode" ­ Grateful Dead
"White Bird" ­ It's A Beautiful Day
"The Sky Is Crying" ­ The Elvin Bishop Group
"Incident At Neshabur" ­ Santana
"In A Silent Way"/ "Jam" ­ Santana
"In A Silent Way" ­ Santana

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