UMeAn archival album documenting the second show of the Who’s two-night engagement at New York’s legendary Fillmore East in April of 1968 is being released to mark the 50th anniversary of the concerts.

Live at the Fillmore East 1968 hits stores April 20, and will be available as a two-CD set and as a three-LP heavyweight-vinyl collection.

The album features recordings restored and remastered by longtime Who engineer Bob Pridden using the original four-track tapes.

The concert included performances of classics like “I Can’t Explain” and “Magic Bus,” as well as a rare cover of Allen Toussaint‘s “Fortune Teller” and renditions of three Eddie Cochran songs: “Summertime Blues” “My Way” and “C’mon Everybody.” No other Who release has featured a version of that last song.

The album also boasts performances of “Tattoo” and “Relax,” both from the group’s then-current studio album The Who Sell Out, and a 30-plus-minute version of “My Generation” that ended with guitarist Pete Townshend and drummer Keith Moon destroying their instruments.

The Who’s April 1968 Fillmore East shows marked the first time that The Who played at the venue since it reopened in March ’68 under the Fillmore East moniker. They’d previously performed there when it was known as the Village Theatre.

Both concerts were recorded by Who manager Kit Lambert for a planned live album that was scrapped after it was discovered that the only part of the first show had been captured.

The packaging of CD and vinyl versions of Live at the Fillmore East 1968 both feature new liner notes and rare photos.

Here’s the CD version’s track list:

Disc One
“Summertime Blues”
“Fortune Teller”
“Little Billy”
“I Can’t Explain”
“Happy Jack”
“I’m a Boy”
“A Quick One”
“My Way”
“C’mon Everybody”
“Shakin’ All Over”
“Boris the Spider”

Disc Two
“My Generation”

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