Best LIVE album recorded albums you've heard.

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  • Big Dawg
    Big Dawg Posts: 1,961
    edited February 2010
    I like the Eric Clapton's and Nirvana's Unplugged sessions - I think they are good representations of well recorded music and audience interaction.

    One More From The Road (Lynyrd Skynyrd) is another.

    Lot's of jazz that would qualify - I'll think on it and see if I can come up with a few sterling examples.
  • wayne3burk
    wayne3burk Posts: 939
    edited February 2010
    I was listening to Charlie Byrd - Live at the Village Vanguard the other night -- I think it was a very nice live recording.
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  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited February 2010
    Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits Live on the Black Tulip label.
  • POIDOG
    POIDOG Posts: 391
    edited February 2010
    "Another Stoney Evening" , also available on DVD-A
  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 46,114
    edited February 2010
    Like the guy said, "Live At Leeds; the greatest live rock album of them all."

    Pure, raw rock and roll. It doesn't get any better.
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  • Face
    Face Posts: 14,340
    edited February 2010
    Jazz at the Pawn Shop SACD
    Alice in Chains "Unplugged"
    Tool "Salival"
    Pink Floyd "Pulse"
    And for those with a Blu Ray player, Iron Maiden's "Flight 666"
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,559
    edited February 2010
    F1nut wrote: »
    Like the guy said, "Live At Leeds; the greatest live rock album of them all."

    Pure, raw rock and roll. It doesn't get any better.
    I gotta stop doing this.......I've had this for well over a year and I don't believe I've listened to it yet :eek:. I'll be sure to plop in in this weekend and give it a whirl.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,559
    edited February 2010
    Tom you should try the 180 gm double LP pressing of this AWESOME recording. I have the SACD, CD, XRCD of this and the LP blows them all away.
    Yeah, I'm thinkin' about getting both the SACD and the LP. The same goes for "Witches Brew". The used SACD is quite pricey [$200-$225], yet the 200g 45s LP is only $40.00 new. :confused:

    It's fun to finally be at the point to where I can concentrate on purchasing musical selections instead of purchasing gear for my rig. :D
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    F1nut wrote: »
    Like the guy said, "Live At Leeds; the greatest live rock album of them all."

    Pure, raw rock and roll. It doesn't get any better.

    Thirded! I've been listening to this LP since it first came out way back.
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Yeah, I'm thinkin' about getting both the SACD and the LP. The same goes for "Witches Brew". The used SACD is quite pricey [$200-$225], yet the 200g 45s LP is only $40.00 new. :confused:

    It's fun to finally be at the point to where I can concentrate on purchasing musical selections instead of purchasing gear for my rig. :D

    A very LOUD AMEN!!!
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,153
    edited February 2010
    Some of you that have been around for a while may recall when I was "requested" to do a review of a particular live album...

    Maybe this should be on the list...:D
    shack wrote:
    Be careful what you ask for.....

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    As promised, I listened to this entire album tonight (a double LP album). I guess if you are a real Barry Manilow FAN this would be a must have album. I have this one on vinyl and it seems that when Arista issued a CD they left out several tracks from this album so they could fit it all on one disc. I'll admit that being in my late teens and early 20s during the 70s It was hard not to be exposed to Manilow's music. I haven't really listened to any of his music in years but I did like some of his work at the time. Having said that I have mixed feelings about this album. Some of it I like and some just doesn't sound right. The interesting part is that what I don't like about this album are the songs I liked back then..."Mandy", "Could It Be Magic", "I Write The Songs" and "Looks Like We Made It". These tracks for the most part were near the end of the concert. He seemed to slow down the tempo to make them more "dramatic" (for lack of a better word) and they lost some of the feel that the studio versions had. It's sort of like he was practicing for his soon to be Las Vegas career. The one exception is "It's A Miracle" which was very upbeat and truer to the studio version. I think the mixing engineer may have had something to do with this as you don't always seem to get the full spectrum of sound that you know is there. Sometime the background orchestra seems too weak and sometimes it is the band missing.

    Side 2 was an intersting side. It starts off with "Very Strange Medley"....Six min. of a medley of his commercial jingles from Burger King, State Farm, Pepsi, Stridex, Dr. Pepper, McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Band-Aids. Interesting to listen to.

    The next cut is the best of the entire album..."Jump Shout Boogie Medley" an eight min. medley which included Jump Shout Boogie/Avenue C/Jumpin' at the Woo, and ended up with the theme form American Bandstand "Bandstand Boogie". This is a high energy be-bop, boogie, big band, R&R sound and was very good.

    Ok...this was an interesting way to spend and evening...Listening to a Live Barry Manilow concert on the TT. Am I a Barry Manilow FAN now? Not really... but if I see a cheap Barry CD (or LP) at the used music store with the studio versions of the songs I liked back then...I just might buy it.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,559
    edited February 2010
    Um,...........uh,............I mean, well...........no thanks. I'd rather listen to Rosanne Barr singing the new genre rap/opera. :D
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    shack wrote: »
    Some of you that have been around for a while may recall when I was "requested" to do a review of a particular live album...

    Maybe this should be on the list...:D

    I said it before Steve and I'll say it again, I don't care what the music is, whether I like it or not, if it sounds great I'm listening to it!
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Um,...........uh,............I mean, well...........no thanks. I'd rather listen to Rosanne Barr singing the new genre rap/opera. :D

    I particularly like her rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" especially the end where she grabs her crotch and spits.:rolleyes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FhndWwWt8I
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,153
    edited February 2010
    treitz3 wrote:
    Um,...........uh,............I mean, well...........no thanks. I'd rather listen to Rosanne Barr singing the new genre rap/opera. :D

    Like I said in the review...some of it isn't too bad....;)

    Besides...Barr is horrible...as an actress, comedienne or singer.
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    shack wrote: »
    Like I said in the review...some of it isn't too bad....;)

    Besides...Barr is horrible...as an actress, comedienne or singer.

    AGREED but I can think of one worse, I see your Barr and raise you. . . Rosie O'Donnell, UGH!
  • george daniel
    george daniel Posts: 12,080
    edited February 2010
    I'm reaching here,, but one of my favorite oldies,,was James Gang "Live",,Walsh does a pretty good job with his guitar on Walk Away.
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  • danz1906
    danz1906 Posts: 5,144
    edited February 2010
    Pat Metheny Group

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  • zeppage2
    zeppage2 Posts: 195
    edited February 2010
    UFO

    Strangers in the Night

    Energy, dynamics, unbelievable guitars solos, intros and outros

    Try to get the original pressing, the remastered sounds too bright IMO.
  • shack
    shack Posts: 11,153
    edited February 2010
    I'm reaching here,, but one of my favorite oldies,,was James Gang "Live",,Walsh does a pretty good job with his guitar on Walk Away.

    I'm a big Walsh/James Gang fan...but for some reason I just have never cared for that album. I have it...so maybe I should give it another listen to see if its possibly just my perception that it wasn't that good.
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    I have that LP buried somewhere, I guess I should dig it up and try it as I've not listened to it in years.
  • cienega
    cienega Posts: 85
    edited February 2010
    shack wrote: »
    I'm a big Walsh/James Gang fan...but for some reason I just have never cared for that album. I have it...so maybe I should give it another listen to see if its possibly just my perception that it wasn't that good.
    I worked with a guy for over 15 years who was a bouncer at a bar back in the day here in Ohio. One evening his car broke down on the way to his bar gig and he decided to hitchhike when a van pulled over to pick him up. It was the Jame's Gang including Joe Walsh. Said they even offered to pick him up the next few times they played there which he agreed to. According to him it wasn't that big a deal back then.

    My favorites (which have already been mentioned):

    Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall. Feels like your in the 5th row - Neil's voice and guitar sound great.
    Alison Krauss - Live. Must be the hillbilly in me but I love " I am a Man of Constant Sorrow"
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  • bklynNupe
    bklynNupe Posts: 728
    edited February 2010
    After Hours/Stormy Monday Blues - Muddy Mississippi Waters.

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  • Roy Munson
    Roy Munson Posts: 886
    edited February 2010
    Some of my favs:

    Crosby,Stills,Nash,&Young..Four Way Street
    Wishbone Ash..Live Dates
    Little Feat..Waiting for Columbus
    Woodstock!!!!!!!!!
    BB King..Live at the Regal
    Cream..Live at Royal Albert Hall
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,559
    edited February 2010
    Roy, you do know that Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus" is soon to be available on SACD, right?
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    ~ I have found excellence ~

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  • Fongolio
    Fongolio Posts: 3,516
    edited February 2010
    I forgot all about this but one of my all time fav's is The Dave Brubeck Quartet Live at Carnegie Hall. An oldie but a goodie.
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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    Harry Belafonte live at Carnegie Hall is probably the best live recording ever.
  • gdb
    gdb Posts: 6,012
    edited February 2010
    SRV at Carnegie Hall is good too, must be an awsome venue to experience in the flesh! Maybe someday.

    Click linky to hear samples-
    http://www.amazon.com/Live-Carnegie-Hall-Stevie-Vaughan/dp/B000002BYA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1265502985&sr=1-1
  • allstock
    allstock Posts: 136
    edited February 2010
    Tom Petty, the live anthology. Comes with five cd's, two dvd's, an LP, and a music-only blu-ray, 96k 24-bit and dts-hd master audio 5.1. Just picked it up this afternoon ($202.00!). have only started to listen to the cd's but so far it is awesome. Can't wait to listen to the "High-resolution blu-ray audio disc".
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  • gdb
    gdb Posts: 6,012
    edited February 2010