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Posted on Jul 18, 2015 9:02:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 18, 2015 9:02:21 AM PDT
Listened once more to one of my favorite bootleg discs this morning.

"Live At the Fillmore 1968" ~ The Who
This one was recorded for a live album that never happened and the band is playing like demons.

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 12:15:05 PM PDT
WilliamWES says:
Cool thread.

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 5:29:22 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2014 5:30:53 AM PDT
stevign says:
Waiting for Columbus - Little Feat

Nighthawks at the Diner - Tom Waits

Fathers & Sons - Muddy Waters

Ten Years After: Recorded Live - Ten Years After

LIVE in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1 - Miles Davis

Four & More: Recorded Live in Concert - Miles Davis

In Person Friday & Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk (Complete) - Miles Davis

Live at the Theatre Boulogne - Billancourt Paris, Vol. 1 - Big Band Charles Mingus

Live at the Theatre Boulogne - Billancourt Paris, Vol. 2 - Big Band Charles Mingus

The Quintet - VSOP

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 4:38:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2014 4:51:29 AM PDT
I have absolutely *no* idea what previous posts have said and am not looking at them until after I post this one. So there's probably a lot of redundancies between mine and the others but these are some of my favorite live albums. I'm counting official live releases and live archival releases--basically anything officially released that comes from a soundboard.

Live At Leeds (single or deluxe version)--The Who
Live At The Isle Of Wight--The Who
Magma Live--Magma
Bless Its Pointed Little Head--Jefferson Airplane
The Woodstock Experience--Jefferson Airplane
Ummagumma (live disc)--Pink Floyd
Live At Carnegie Hall (on the "Stand Up" deluxe edition)--Jethro Tull
Live 1969--Simon And Garfunkel
Sunshine Daydream--The Grateful Dead
Fillmore, June 7 1968--Quicksilver Messenger Service
Gratitude--Earth, Wind And Fire
How The West Was Won--Led Zeppelin
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack--David Bowie
Live Inside The Dark Globe (bonus disc on "Aeroplane Flies High" deluxe box set)--The Smashing Pumpkins

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 11:27:51 PM PDT
Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo. Rockin' live one.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 1:30:38 PM PDT
"Live At The Gaslight 1962" ~ Bob Dylan
"Rare Earth in Concert" ~ Rare Earth
"This Is Not The New Dream Syndicate Album...Live!" ~ Dream Syndicate

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 1:41:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2013 2:13:34 PM PDT
Puffany says:
I think that this new release would have been regarded as a classic if it was released back in the 70s, and probably gained more respect for the band outside of just the deadhead fanbase. Grateful Dead - Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, OR, 8/27/72)(3xCD+DVD)

Oh yeah, and this one: Bad Company Live Albuquerque NM,USA 1976

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 1:12:38 PM PDT
Get Yer Ya-Yas Out-Rolling Stones

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 10:02:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 6, 2013 11:01:17 AM PDT
Thirty of my favorites, listed alphabetically by artist.

1. Art Blakey/Clifford Brown/Horace Silver - A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
2. James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard Live
3. James Brown - Say it Live and Loud: Live in Dallas
4. Roy Buchanan - American Axe: Live in 1974
5. Solomon Burke - Soul Alive!
6. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison, At San Quentin
7. John Coltrane - Live at Birdland
8. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club
9. Bob Dylan - The Royal Albert Hall Concert 1966
10. Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport 1956
11. Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
12. Flatt & Scruggs - At Carnegie Hall!
13. Mahalia Jackson - Live at Newport 1958
14. Waylon Jennings - Waylon Live: The Expanded Edition
15. B.B. King - Live at the Regal
16. Kris Kristofferson - Live at the Philharmonic
17. Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
18. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Live
19. Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly - Smokin' at the Half Note
20. Robert Nighthawk - 1964 Live on Maxwell Street
21. NRBQ with John Sebastian - Live at the Wax Museum
22. The Plimsouls - Beach House Confidential: Live at the Golden Bear 1983
23. Otis Redding - In Person at the Whiskey A Go Go
24. The Seldom Scene - Live at the Cellar Door
25. Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers - Beware the Dog!
26. Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
27. Jerry Jeff Walker - Live at Gruene Hall
28. Muddy Waters - At Newport 960
29. Doc Watson - On Stage
30. Bill Withers - Live at Carnegie Hall

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2013 6:49:05 AM PDT
E. Marks says:
Nice call out on Hard Rain. Backstory is they were committed to playing the show because of TV commitment regardless of the weather. It was pouring and all the musicians had problems staying in tune.

I agree with many of the posts and would add;
The Cure- Concert
They've done more than one mediocre live album. This, their first one, is pretty good. The live version of Charlotte Sometimes is loads better than the studio take.

Posted on Oct 6, 2013 12:23:25 AM PDT
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A. Strong says:
Sunshine Daydream - Grateful Dead
Chicago, Ill. 09/23/2002 - The Who
Live May 1992 - Paul Kelly

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 9:55:55 PM PDT
"Encore" by Loggins & Messina is another great one by this wonderful duo.

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 2:46:59 PM PDT
Most of my favorites have already been mentioned. One that I love that has not shown up on anyone's list yet is On Stage by Loggins & Messina. Great album.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 6:03:54 AM PDT
I don't think any of these have been mentioned yet:

Slade - Alive!
Elton John - 11/17/70
Leon Russell - Leon Live
Edgar Winter's White Trash - Roadwork

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 10:50:13 PM PDT
I forgot to add to my original list below:
Live at the BBC-Joe Jackson

The Name of This Band is Talking Heads-Talking Heads
MTV 120 Minutes(1997)-Radiohead
Concert-The Cure

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 4:52:06 AM PDT
Doc says:
Most of my faves have been mentioned (Irish Tour 74, On your feet..., Live at Leeds etc) but these are 2 more to add to the list

The Road Goes Ever On - Mountain (only 4 tunes but all great - version of Long Red is very unlike the studio take and a killer version of Nantucket Sleighride)
The Complete Live at Raji's - Dream Syndicate (my brother turned me on to this and it has become an all time favorite - check it out)

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 12:45:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2013 12:49:44 AM PDT
The Name of This Band is Talking Heads-Talking Heads
MTV 120 Minutes(1997)-Radiohead
Concert-The Cure
Nocturne-Siouxsie & The Banshees
Gratitude-Earth Wind & Fire
Plays Live-Peter Gabriel
Les Bains Douches-Joy Division
Warszawa-Porcupine Tree
Different Stages-RUSH
Familiar to Millions-OASIS
Royal Albert Hall-Spiritualized
Royal Albert Hall(Ocean Rain)-Echo & the Bunneymen
To The Bone-The Kinks(their version of MTV Unplugged)
Pulse-Pink Floyd
Live at Red Rocks-U2
Live-The Police
P-Funk Earth Tour-Parliament
MTV Unplugged-Nirvana
All That Could Have Been-NIN.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 12:27:13 PM PDT
Jack O'Brien says:
Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer Live, was listening to my old cassette of it last night, amazing sounds.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 11:05:35 AM PDT
bandman says:
Genesis - "Second's Out." Kevin, that SAHB "Live" album is killer! Gotta love "Faith Healer" and "Framed," when Alex yells, "You don't believe me? Then this show is cancelled!"

Posted on Jun 1, 2013 6:26:38 PM PDT
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Live

Posted on May 10, 2013 9:02:00 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:

Thanks dracula dog for the assist!!

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 10:35:40 PM PDT
Exile says:
Live at the Fillmore East

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 9:08:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2013 11:33:54 AM PDT
JBug says:
A Reality Tour - David Bowie
Roxy Music Live
Sheryl Crow And Friends Live From Central Park
Concert for George (Harrison)
Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
Live at Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
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