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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. Formerblonde

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    Nirvana - MTV unplugged
    Guns N Roses - Live Era 87-93
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Live Anthology
     
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    Dave Davies - Live at the Bottom Line
     
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    I've always appreciated live albums from an interest and historical perspective, hearing the artist in real life without all the studio enhancements, but frequently find the fidelity really disappointing.

    One of the best I've heard, and my favorite, is The Doobie Brothers Farewell Tour.
     
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    Great thread! Lots of my favorites mentioned and many I haven't heard to check out.

    Love the Kinks "One for the Road." Totally forgot about it.

    I'd add 2 of my favorites:

    Richard Barone "Cool Blue Halo"
    Simon and Garfunkel "Live From New York City 1967"
     
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    I liked the energy in this one as a young, impressionable teen...
     
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    I don't think that this album was really a bonafide "live as actually being there in one single take" live album because the tracks were taken from different performance over a three-day recording schedule on July 7-9, 1976. Is this the criteria that we're going for that qualifies an album/CD as an actual real live album?

    If we are using that criteria and I had to pick, my picks would actually be three (sorry!) albums/CDs from Elvis Presley, of course:

    1. Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii - January 14, 1973 (release date: February, 1973)

    2. Elvis: An Afternoon In The Garden - June 10, 1972 AS - Madison Square Garden

    3. "Elvis As Recorded Live In Memphis" (SONY "Legacy" Edition that has the entire March 20, 1974 Memphis, TN performance from the
    Memphis Mid-South Coliseum & also has an earlier performance in Richmond, VA on March 18, 1974).
     
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    Certainly a live recording/LP– by my standards. As long as it was captured from live shows and not over-dubs in studio later.

     
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    Pre-bender live Clarence White...



    and post-bender live Clarence. He was great either way.

     
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    Yes! He was newly sober and they killed it. I thought of this one, Gentle Giant, UFO, and dare I say it...Kiss "Alive". And I like every one of Rush's 20 live albums. Now that I think of it, Mahogany Rush had a great live album. Frank Marino is criminally overlooked.

    And Govt Mule's early studio albums were essentially live in the studio. They are great.
     
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    most of mine have been mentioned
    allman bros, -fillmore
    Cream -wheels
    Edgar winter -roadwork
    Johny winter- and
    Pink Floyd -Ummagumma
    Hendrix - blues jam at woodstock
    Dave gilmour's live solo album
    Beatles -let it be
    Rory Gallagher - ANYTHING LIVE
    Dylan & the dead-live
    stones -got live if you want it
    hawkwind - live
    Janice Joplin -cheap thrils
    Jeff beck -live at Ronnie scott's
    Laurie anderson's -Home of the brave
    any live jethro Tull

    too many to mention

    Excuse my spelling my eyes are bad tonight
     
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    My favorites are already listed, including Budokan, Live a Filmore, Leeds, etc.

    I have a rare Hollies Live and Del Shannon in England that are just outstanding. I also heard some good Leslie West/Mountain stuff the other day that was kick ass. Back in the day, his live versions of Mississippi Queen and his take on Roll Over Beethoven were powerful stuff.
     
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    "Recorded live" is an oxymoron, right? This one is from Bowie's first "live" album recorded in 1974 at the Tower Theater outside Philly.
     
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    Another one from my youth, dug it out recently.


    I saw MSG on the UK leg of this tour. Fair blew me away.
     
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    Wheels of Fire - Cream
    Live at Leeds - The Who
    Scream in Blue - Midnight Oil
    Get Your Ya Ya's Out - Rolling Stones
    Live at the Fillmore - Allman Brothers
     
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    The Rolling Stones "Brussels Affair" live bootleg from the 1973 European Goats Head Soup tour. Every Stones fan needs this. I bought it on vinyl in the mid 70's. It has probably the best version of Midnight Rambler ever recorded. Richards and Taylor are on fire. Not to mention Charlie who holds the whole thing together. I do not think there are any overdubs and Keith Richards is pretty sure the band did not even know they were being recorded and that's why it's such a good performance.

     
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    Wishbone Ash - Live Dates (the first one)
    Twin guitars, brilliant songwriting, vocal harmonies, creative arrangements....
    I never understood why these guys weren't HUGE.
     
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    Me too. Terrific record. Tony Hicks is such an underrated and tasteful player. His solo on "Too Young to Be Married" on that record is really wonderful.
     
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    Another fantastic live record:

    Barclay James Harvest BBC In Concert 1972.

    Broadcast live on Radio One from the Paris Theatre in London. It features the band with the BJH Symphony Orchestra and is really amazing. The CD that was released a few years ago has both the stereo and mono mixes.
     
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