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Ten Years After

Fillmore East (New York, NY)

Feb 28, 1970

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  1. 1 Help Me 15:57
  2. 2 I'm Going Home 11:58
  3. 3 Sweet Little Sixteen 04:38
  4. 4 Roll Over Beethoven 04:44
  5. 5 I Woke Up This Morning 08:09
  6. 6 Spoonful 08:05
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Liner Notes

Alvin Lee - guitar, vocals; Chick Churchill - organ; Leo Lyons - bass; Ric Lee - drums

On the second night of this Fillmore East run, the band opens with an extended version of Willie Dixon's "Help Me," now far more developed than their original studio recording. A little ragged from not being performed for nine months (according to Alvin Lee's comments afterwards), this version increases the tension to an almost unbearable level before releasing into a blistering close.

The classic Woodstock crowd pleaser "I'm Going Home" follows, before they have some spontaneous fun with a few Chuck Berry tunes.

This set closes with "I Woke Up This Morning," featuring an imaginative extended solo from Alvin Lee. The organ and rhythm section vamp along in the bebop style that defined the band's sound in the early years. Having exhausted their current repertoire, and with the Fillmore audience clamoring for more, the group returns for an encore of "Spoonful," another song they hadn't performed for some time.

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Alvin Lee - guitar, vocals; Chick Churchill - organ; Leo Lyons - bass; Ric Lee - drums

On the second night of this Fillmore East run, the band opens with an extended version of Willie Dixon's "Help Me," now far more developed than their original studio recording. A little ragged from not being performed for nine months (according to Alvin Lee's comments afterwards), this version increases the tension to an almost unbearable level before releasing into a blistering close.

The classic Woodstock crowd pleaser "I'm Going Home" follows, before they have some spontaneous fun with a few Chuck Berry tunes.

This set closes with "I Woke Up This Morning," featuring an imaginative extended solo from Alvin Lee. The organ and rhythm section vamp along in the bebop style that defined the band's sound in the early years. Having exhausted their current repertoire, and with the Fillmore audience clamoring for more, the group returns for an encore of "Spoonful," another song they hadn't performed for some time.