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Live album...... any such thing? What's your fave?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Colo Springs E, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I've always heard most (all?) live albums have overdubs. I've always felt completely ripped off by this-- I'm good with rawness, mistakes, sub-par sound quality etc. Bums me out :(

    I thought I read on the sleeve of "Fandango" by ZZ Top that is was something like 'raw, live, no overdubs, captured as it happened' Something to that effect. And I love he live side of Fandango!

    Sooooo.... what albums are really live? Mostly live? Which ones you like best??
     
  2. Phelonious Ponk

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    My all time favorite live album is Van Morrison's "It's Too Late to Stop Now." I have no idea if there are any overdubs. It certainly sounds live and spontaneous enough.

    Tim
     
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    Some of the early ones....

    Canned Heat...with Refried Boogie
    Climax Blues Band....
    Cream ...Wheels of Fire

    Not in that order....But still some of my favorites.....
     
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    Lucinda Williams......Live at the Fillmore
    Ani DiFranco......So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter
    Neil Young......Live at the Cellar Door

    They're all actually live unlike KISS Alive which wasn't live.
     
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    Clapton's just one night and unplugged, Humple pie's fillmore, Cream's wheels of fire, Queen live... :)
     
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    Ted Nugent-Double Live Gonzo

    My first ever album. Got it from my aunt in early 80's and have bought it over and over in various formats
    ZZ Top-Live From Texas is great too
     
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    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out.
     
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    Tom Waits - Nighthawks at The Diner
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
     
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    I've always liked Aerosmith Live Bootleg because it sounds live. Feedback, bum notes are right there. Back in the Saddle is the first track, and Tyler is rough. He's barely croaking out the lyrics. And Perry and Whitford each take a lead break before the first (2nd?) chorus. At the same time!

    It is gloriously sloppy, loosely tight, whatever. Sounds like a rock band should, Imo.

    James Brown Live at the Apollo also does not suck.

    Cheers,
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    Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" is essentially a live album. I love that one.

    Townes Van Zandt "Live at the Old Quarter".

    Indigo Girls "1200 Curfews" has been a favorite of mine for twenty years.

    Allmans Live at the Fillmore.

    Dixie Chicks Top of the World.

    Neil Diamond Hot August Night.

    Cheap Trick Live at Budokan.

    Gov't Mule Live With a Little Help From Our Friends.

    Merle Haggard Live From Muskogee.

    RUSH Exit Stage Left.

    Iron Maiden Flight 666.

    Just a few I dig, off the top of my head.
     
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    Great minds think alike. This one and A Night in San Francisco are my tops.
     
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    Any live Rory Gallagher album is a treat. As a youth I spent countless hours, headphones on, with UFO - Strangers In The Night, Hawkwind - Space Ritual and Deep Purple - Made In Japan.
     
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    The original Live at Leeds album.

    Dylan & The Band - Live 66

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Filmore East
     
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    I'll give off my 5 favorites, in no real order.

    1. Nirvana- MTV Unplugged
    2. Metallica- S&M
    3. Iron Maiden- Flight 666
    4. Seether- One Cold Night
    5 Peter Frampton- Frampton Comes Alive!
     
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    The Who Live at Leeds was one of the first albums I ever owned. It was a game changer for me.
     
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    probably one of the best live ever recorded in france.

     
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    When I was a kid live at Leeds was my fave - now Mo Hippa by Jon Cleary and the absolute monster gentlemen is on heavy rotation ...
     
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