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BlueMeanie

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Favourite live albums
« on: January 22, 2009, 04:18:23 PM »

I'm not a great big fan of live albums, as most don't do a very good job of conveying the atmosphere at the time. And some are scandalously well overdubbed in the studio. But there are a few that I love:

It's Too Late To Stop Now - Van Morrison (IMO, second greatest album ever made)
Live At Leeds - The Who (I think the original shorter version works better)
Slade Alive - Slade (Such an overlooked album. Blistering live set, and possibly the first recorded belch!)
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 04:34:48 PM »

^^^^^You beat me to it.............."Live At Leeds" by The Who is awesome!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 08:35:03 PM »

I do like live albums for the most part. Here are some I dig.

'Get Your Ya Ya's Out' - Rolling Stones
'Made In Japan' - Deep Purple
'Five Live Yardbirds' - Yardbirds
'Tripping The Live Fantastic' - Paul
'Live In London' - Beach Boys
'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' - Beatles
'Live Rust' - Neil Young
'Two For The Show' - Kansas
'Exit,,,Stage Left' - Rush

etc,,,

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 09:15:06 PM »

The Beach Boys - Live in London
The Beach Boys - In Concert
The Beach Boys - Live at Knebworth
Brian Wilson - Live at the Roxy Theatre
NOFX - I Heard They Suck Live!
NOFX - They've Actually Gotten Worse Live!
No Use For A Name - Live In A Dive
Cat Stevens - Majikat Earth Tour
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 02:46:06 AM »

I really like Our Lady Peace's live album :)
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 11:03:37 PM »

i picked a great live album last week, Paul Weller's live wood.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 11:04:08 PM »

It's a corker...possibly my fave Weller album.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009, 11:10:42 PM »

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It's a corker...possibly my fave Weller album.

cool, Weller always sounds amazing live! my fav weller album has to be
Wild Wood.

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2009, 11:31:18 PM »

Seen him 3 times and he did not disappoint on any occasion. I even got a drum skin signed by the band. :)
Wild Wood is probably my fave studio album but even though I have not listened to lIve wood in a while, I remember that really inspiring my music playing and for a while it made my previously fave Wild Wood seem a little tame. Especially Foot of the Mountain. I also like his 'white' album Weller Weller quite a bit too. Was into some of Heavy Soul & Stanley Rd but lost my way a bit after that.
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 11:35:42 PM »

Wynton Marsalis Septet - In This House, In This Morning

Disciplined freedom for me.

I havn't actually got many 'live' albums rather than video's...A good one is rare it seems...Will have to look into this area further.
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 07:58:11 PM »

The Allman Brothers ~ "Live at The Filmore East"
Emerson, Lake and Palmer ~ "Welcome Back my Friends to the Show that never Ends"
Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band ~ "the boot I have from Live in Tampa '08" ;)
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2009, 03:44:38 AM »

the doors live at the matrix and cobo hall

bb king at the regal

the dead at the cow palace and fillmore

hendrix at woodstock and berkley

bob marley and the wailers-live at lyceum ballroom

nirvana unplugged in new york(song 14 just awesome cover of leadbelly)
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2009, 04:07:18 AM »

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the doors live at the matrix and cobo hall

bb king at the regal

the dead at the cow palace and fillmore

hendrix at woodstock and berkley

bob marley and the wailers-live at lyceum ballroom

nirvana unplugged in new york(song 14 just awesome cover of leadbelly)

I love The Doors Live in Detroit: Cobo Hall!
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2009, 04:20:06 AM »

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I love The Doors Live in Detroit: Cobo Hall!

such a good cd, do you have matrix?

love the doors, underrated if you ask me!!
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2009, 05:06:48 AM »

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such a good cd, do you have matrix?

love the doors, underrated if you ask me!!

No I don't sadly. Is that the one they just released?
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2009, 02:34:11 PM »

yes and it is well worth the money!!!!!!!
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2009, 05:24:12 AM »

Two of my favorites:



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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2009, 10:02:30 PM »

Squeeze live at the ritz K7 pirate
        
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Re: Favourite live albums
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2013, 05:32:16 AM »

Live At Leeds by the Who is a classic! However I enjoy more watching the video of their performance at The Isle Of Wight Festival (1970).

In general, I'm not a big fan of live albums, but I really dig Bless Its Pointed Little Head by Jefferson Airplane despite a few painful moments like the boring long closer "Bear Melt".

Here's an interesting version of "Somebody To Love" from that album:

Jefferson Airplane - Bless It's Pointed Little Head - 03 - Somebody To Love


And one of my favorite live songs ever, with an incredible bass playing by Jack Casady:

Jefferson Airplane - Bless It's Pointed Little Head - 06 - The Other Side Of This Life
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« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2013, 11:33:35 AM »

I'm not really a fan of live albums and I'd be embarrassed to admit how few I actually own. If the hype surrounding them is really big ('Live at Leeds', 'The Name of This Band is Talking Heads' etc) than I'll probably give them a few listens, but otherwise, I have no desire in chasing every live release, not even from my absolute favourite bands. I'd much, much rather watch a DVD.
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