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Best Live Albums Of All TIme

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Initial post: Jul 6, 2007, 3:27:44 AM PDT
R. Prescott says:
'Miles Of Aisles' by Joni Mitchell
'The Road Home' by Heart
'David Live' by David Bowie
'Chicago 4 - Live At Carnegie Hall' by Chicago
'Live At The BBC' by The Beatles
'A Night At Red Rocks' by The Moody Blues
'Live Rust' by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
'Live Concert At The Forum' by Barbary Streisand
'Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends'
by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
'Live 1975-1985' by Bruce Springsteen
'From Every Stage' by Joan Baez
'Lovers Live' by Sade
'Tina Live In Europe' by Tina Turner
'Unplugged In New York' by Nirvana
'Unplugged - The Official Bootleg' by Paul McCartney
'Live at The Filmore East' by Allman Brothers Band

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2007, 8:30:40 AM PDT
PSTNaplesFTW says:
"Weld" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
"Unplugged" - Tony Bennett
"The Road Home" - Heart
"Seconds Out" - Genesis
"Fillmore 1971" - Mothers of Invention
"Newport 1956 (complete) - Duke Ellington
"Rock and Roll Animal" - Lou Reed
"Kiss Alive!"
"Frampton Comes Alive" - Peter Frampton
"Beach Boys '69"

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2007, 6:23:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2007, 6:24:22 PM PDT
Micaloneus says:
A few more great live albums of all time...

Made in Japan ~ Deep Purple
Live at Leeds ~ The Who
Live at the Hollywood Bowl ~ The Beatles

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2007, 8:49:13 PM PDT
Peter Framton LIVE

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2007, 2:26:55 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2007, 2:29:06 AM PDT
Get Back - the Beatles (I have the original bootleg LP of the rooftop concert)
Live at Blues Alley - Eva Cassidy
Unplugged - Neil Young
OVO, The Millennium Show - Peter Gabriel
Secret World Live [LIVE] - Peter Gabriel

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2007, 10:56:43 AM PDT
Live at the Star Club-Jerry Lee Lewis
Mott the Hoople Live (expanded edition)
Get Yer Ya-Yas Out-Rolling Stones
Live 1966-Bob Dylan
Live at the Apollo-James Brown
When the West Was Won-Led Zeppelin
Live at the Fairfield Halls-Caravan
Who's Next (disc 2-live at Old Vic)
Live at the Hollywood Bowl-Beatles
The Last Rock n' Roll Tour-Graham Parker
Live in Japan-The Ventures
Live at the Hammersmith-Bruce Springsteen

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2007, 11:18:58 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2007, 3:46:21 AM PDT
You are sure right about Live at the Star Club by Jerry Lee Lewis. I would add the J. Geils Band Live. "We got the Detroit Demolition here for you tonight"'

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2007, 6:11:23 PM PDT
The Lost Trident Sessions-Mahavishnu Orchestra
2 Drink Minimum-Wayne Krantz
Europe '72-Grateful Dead
NY Rock and Soul Revue-Donald Fagen and friends
Absolutely Live-The Doors
Get Yer Ya Ya's Out-The Rolling Stones
Stop Making Sense-Talking Heads
Live at Leeds-The Who

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2007, 9:08:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2007, 9:15:02 AM PDT
music lover says:
Live albums are my favorite!!!

Europe '72 - The Grateful Dead
Live at the Hollywood Bowl - The Beatles
Live 1966 - Bob Dylan
Seconds Out - Genesis
Yessongs - Yes
Paris - Supertramp
The Concert (1970) - CCR
The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
Live at the Star Club - Jerry Lee Lewis
Get Yer Ya Ya's Out - The Rolling Stones
When the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin
Absolutely Live - The Doors
Live at Leeds - The Who
Fillmore 1971 - Mothers of Invention
Live at the Apollo - James Brown
Live at the Hammersmith - Bruce Springsteen
Weld - Neil Young/Crazy Horse
The Road Home - Heart
Made In Europe - Deep Purple
Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
Welcome Back My Friends - ELP
Live At Carnegie Hall - Chicago
A Night At Red Rocks - The Moody Blues
Concert for Bangladesh - various artists

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2007, 2:43:42 PM PDT
1. Yessongs - Yes
2. Framton Comes Alive - Peter Framton
3. Get Yer Ya Ya's Out - The Rolling Stones
4. Live at The Filmore East - The Allman Bros.
5. One More From The Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2007, 2:53:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 10, 2007, 3:04:47 PM PDT
R. Prescott, I would agree with you regarding "Live at the Filmore East" by The Allman Brothers Band, which I think is the best live album ever made.

But "Waiting for Columbus" by Little Feat, "Ellington at Newport 1956" by Duke Ellington, and "Get Yer Ya-Yas Out" by The Rolling Stones are better than anything else on your list. And while these things can be subjective, in this case they aren't.

And "Live Alone in America" by Graham Parker and "Basin Street Blues" by Louis Armstrong are also excellent.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2007, 6:32:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2007, 2:36:53 AM PDT
Rod Hansen says:
1) WEEN, "Live in Chicago" - Awesome. Just awesome, okay? Here you get to hear Gene Ween blowing your mind with his three-octave vocal range, and Dean Ween shredding his guitar into a million pieces. Not to mention the stellar work of the rest of the band (especially drummer Claud Coleman and keysman Clay McClellan). Serves as a great Ween starter kit, and includes a live DVD - so you get to jam out at the Ween show!

2) PHISH, "Live in Brooklyn" - You need this. Stop reading this post and go out and buy it. You get a high-energy Phish show with tons of great jams, recorded mere weeks before the end of their career. Genius.

3) LOVE AND ROCKETS, "So Alive" - Yes! Love and Rockets absolutely jamming out, giving you perfect insight into one of the most criminally underrated bands of all time. Not Goth. Not '80s pop. Just killer songs and musicianship. Their version of "Rock On" is the best cover in the history of recorded sound.

4) ED'S REDEEMING QUALITIES, "The Big Grapefruit Cleanup Job" - Ow! Ow! Man, save all unfinished work, close any open applications, shut down your computer, and go buy this esential live recording by the '90s greatest folk band. You'll get ukeleelees, clarinets, violins, songs about chickens, and an unforgettable listening experience. What are you doing still reading this?

5) VANILLA ICE, "Extremely Live" - Just kidding.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2007, 11:21:10 PM PDT
TDS2BE says:
Rattle and Hum- U2
Wings Over America- Paul McCartney and Wings

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007, 6:46:53 AM PDT
Not mentioned yet (I don't think):

Elton John - 11-17-70
Leon Russell - Leon Live
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Slade - Alive!
Bob Marley - Live!
Edgar Winter's White Trash - Roadwork
Todd Rundgren & Utopia - Another Live
King Crimson - USA
Van Morrision - It's Too Late To Stop Now
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live!
Miles Davis - Fillmore East
Three Dog Night - Captured Live at the Forum
Warren Zevon - Stand In the Fire
Ian Hunter - Welcome to the Club
Aerosmith - Live Bootleg

Let me think a while, and some others will probably come to mind. Good thread!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007, 7:34:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 11, 2007, 9:55:23 AM PDT
Jerry Lee Lewis live at the Starclub is the greatest live album ever. His piano playing and singing are the single, most incredible performance by an individual on a live record ever. His back up band the Nashville Teens, and in particular the drummer, probably needed oxygen and a weeks rest after the show, he pushed them so hard on trying to keep up with his blazing performance.
James Brown Live at the Apollo is not too far behind Live at the Star Club.
The Who-Live at Leeds
Deep Purple-Made in Japan
The Allman Brothers-Live at the Fillmore East
The Ventures-Live in Japan 65
Bruce Springsteen -Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
King Crimson-USA
Beck,Bogart & Appice-Live in Japan
Jimmi Hendrix-Band of Gypsys
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Live at Carnagie Hall
Danny Gatton and the Red Neck Jazz Explosion-Live at the Cellar Door
Johnny Cash-Live At Folsom Prison
B.B. King-Live at the Regal
Bob Dylan- live at the Royal Albert Hall '66
In the end it's all personal opinion, but maybe there are people who might want to check some live these albums they might not have ever heard before. Believe me, you won't be disappointed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2007, 7:59:26 AM PDT
The very first live album I've ever heard -
Johnny Winter And Live - still ranks at the top,
for pure sound quality. Followed closely by the
Allman's at Fillmore East, Little Feat's Waiting for Columbus, and BOC's On Your Feet Or
On Your Knees. For a semi-"recent" live blast -Husker Du's The Living End - great, great song being there at the Ritz (11th
Street NYC) for some of the recording...

Posted on May 10, 2009, 12:57:07 AM PDT
tokolosi says:
one classic I don't see mentioned that is definitely worth checking out:

UFO -- Strangers In The Night

Honorable mention:
Judas Priest -- Unleashed In The East

and how did everyone miss:
Hendrix -- Live at Monterey

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2009, 3:08:35 AM PDT
Mike B. says:
Here's my 20 favorites:

- Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno, Nico: "June 1, 1974"
- David Bowie: "David Live"
- John Cale: "Sabotage"
- Johnny Cash: "At San Quentin"
- Jayne County: "Rock 'N' Roll Resurrection"
- Dr. Feelgood: "Stupidity"
- Gasolin': "Live Sadan"
- Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel: "Face To Face"
- Iggy And The Stooges: "Metallic K.O."
- Mott The Hoople: "Live"
- Graham Parker And The Figgs: "103 Degrees In June -
Live In Chicago"
- Dory Previn: "Live At Carnegie Hall"
- Genya Ravan: "Live"
- Lou Reed: "Rock 'N' Roll Animal", "Lou Reed Live",
and "Take No Prisoners"
- Todd Rundgren: "Back To The Bars"
- Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band: "Live Bullet"
- Shel Silverstein: "I'm So Good That I Don't Have To Brag!"
- The Stranglers: "All Live And All Of The Night"
- Tina Turner: "Live In Europe"
- Dave Van Ronk: "And The Tin Pan Bended,
And The Story Ended"

Number one would be a tie for me. I'd pick Mott's
for sheer excitement, and Bowie's for the great songs.

Posted on May 10, 2009, 4:25:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2009, 4:26:58 AM PDT
Gery Sasko says:
Lots of great, great live albums listed here. Obviously, generational (and situational) bias comes into play with the selections - as it should. Personally, when I hear Duane Allman's unique slide guitar or the dual riffs of Dickie Betts & Duane Allman and Greg Allman's peerless bluesy vocals in Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East that does it for me. That album is so consistently stellar song after song and captures not only the pure energy of that night but of that generation. Elizabeth Reed, where are you :).

Posted on May 10, 2009, 5:37:44 AM PDT
MRT says:

but would like to add

1) pearl jam state college,pa.
2)any elton john live cd
3) iron maiden live after death
4) metallica live binge and purge
5) cheap trick budakan(2 disk set)

Posted on May 10, 2009, 7:08:46 AM PDT
Tucson Damon says:
Rickie Lee Jones -- Live At Red Rocks

Posted on May 10, 2009, 10:32:54 AM PDT
lifewontwait says:
It's Alive! - the Ramones

Posted on May 10, 2009, 12:02:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 10, 2009, 12:38:09 PM PDT
Live at the Old Quarter - Townes van Zandt
Live at The Fillmore East - Allman Brothers Band
Live at the Whisky-a-Go-Go - X
Dark Magus - Miles Davis
Complete Live at the Village Vanguard - John Coltrane
Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961 - Bill Evans Trio
Bruckner: Symphony #8 - Wilhelm Furtwangler / Berlin Philharmonic 1949
Rameau: Acante et Cephise / Les Fetes d'Hebe - Frans Bruggen / Orchestra of the 18th Century

Posted on May 10, 2009, 12:06:31 PM PDT
Forgot one (at least):

Europe 72 - Grateful Dead
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