Originally Posted by holt7153
A few buddies and I used to do an annual road trip where the Brothers played three great outdoor venues in a week (Shoreline Amphitheater, Concord Pavillion, and Greek Theater).
The Greek Theater in Berkeley? Strange to think they regularly played there. Would have been fun to see them at those venues though.
Originally Posted by Joe Hendrix
I would like to hear a review from my AVS brothers, as well. I read a few of the reviews from Amazon, and one that stood out was someone saying the mix wasn't great on the 5.1.
Not sure how much I've listened to it in 5.1 but I don't recall it being particularly impressive, mostly because IIRC the surrounds are mostly ambience than discrete instrumentation. The front three speakers probably sound better I'm sure.
Originally Posted by Bill Mac
I haven't had a chance to listen to all three Blu-rays but the 5.1 mix is very good. Not what I would call reference quality but still quite enjoyable. I haven't listened to the Mercury SACD 5.1 mix in quite awhile but when I get the chance I'll do a quick comparison between the 5.1 mixes. If I recall I didn't think the SACDs 5.1 mix was that great but still enjoyed it.
The first album I ever bought was Fillmore East so it is one of my favorite albums of all times. I have numerous versions of it so when the "1971 Fillmore East Recordings" was announced I knew the Blu-ray was the one to get. Not only for the new surround mix but even more so for the 14 unreleased tracks.
Is the 2 disc version a different 5.1 mix? Didn't even realize that. Will have to give it a spin this week. I agree about getting all the extra tracks as being a major reason to get this. Hopefully the 5.1 is better than I remember.
Originally Posted by MRAYB
I ordered a couple of hours also at $16. Yes kokishin, it is now $66 here also. My order details show the original deal at $16. I have seen some major price swings at Amazon, but this doesn't smell right. Love me some Allmans, but not going to do $66 if it comes down to that.
That is a crazy deal! I got mine on Ebay for $25 or so in 2017 I think.
I wouldn't worry about Amazon honoring the discount even if it was a listing error. They are pretty good/cool about letting people get error prices. For instance, a Sony mirrorless lens that I wanted had a preorder price of $2400 or so (and they don't get discounted almost ever) was mistakenly listed for a thousand less or so for at least a few hours or a day or so a couple years back. Since it was a preorder people who had preordered it at that error price were sweating bullets for months but people later reported that Amazon never cancelled their orders and actually shipped them out at the error pricing months later. For a low cost item like this box set it's a given that they'll honor it for all the rain checks.