Best LIVE album recorded albums you've heard.

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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    shack wrote: »
    And what does any of this have to do with a well recorded live album?

    I just wondered...since that is what this thread is about.

    Looks like some kind of spam to me.
  • George Grand
    George Grand Posts: 12,258
    edited February 2010
    Looks like some kind of spam to me.

    Looks a little more like thorazine from this angle.
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    Looks a little more like thorazine from this angle.

    . . . or the lack thereof.
  • thall
    thall Posts: 25
    edited February 2010
    From my vinyl -
    Woodstock
    Todd Rundgren - Back to the Bars
    Yes - Yes Songs
    The Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya-Ya's Out
    Playboy Jazz Festival (circa 1982)

    On CD -
    Eels - Live With Strings
    Simon and Garfunkel - Live 1969
    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    T. Monk and J. Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

    On DVD -
    U2 - Go Home
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  • sda2mike
    sda2mike Posts: 3,131
    edited February 2010
    i like 'silver bullet live'. that put bob seger on the map.

    the live parts of santana's 'moonflower' are great

    dire straits. live @ bbc ( i think) great stuff there too

    van morrison..'a night in sanfrancisco"

    David gilmour 'live in gdansk' and 'remember that night'
  • Fongolio
    Fongolio Posts: 3,516
    edited February 2010
    Mike's post above reminded me of an awesome one I had forgotten about..

    Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia Friday Night in San Francisco
    Mind blowing great guitar played live

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  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    thall wrote: »
    From my vinyl -
    Woodstock
    Todd Rundgren - Back to the Bars
    Yes - Yes Songs
    The Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya-Ya's Out
    Playboy Jazz Festival (circa 1982)

    On CD -
    Eels - Live With Strings
    Simon and Garfunkel - Live 1969
    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    T. Monk and J. Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

    On DVD -
    U2 - Go Home

    I have Johnny Cash "Live at Folsom Prison" on vinyl and it is excellent.
  • dkg999
    dkg999 Posts: 5,646
    edited February 2010
    I have Johnny Cash "Live at Folsom Prison" on vinyl and it is excellent.

    Well to continue that theme ....... BB King Live at the Cook County Jail!
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  • Amherst
    Amherst Posts: 695
    edited February 2010
    dkg999 wrote: »
    Richard Thompson - Live from Austin TX. Nicely recorded and a great mix of songs and acoustic and electric guitar.

    Glad to see this one included amongst the list...one of my personal favorites.

    Have seen Richard perform at least twenty five times and never miss a show when the opportunity arises, guitar master extraordinaire! He's cool to party with too!
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  • BAD ASP
    BAD ASP Posts: 361
    edited February 2010
    Thanks for this thread. I am new to music videos and I have just watched Heart alive in Seattle and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have just finished tweaking our system with the new Oppo bdp83se and I now have a new appreciation for music sacd. This thread is going to provide a lot of new experiences in music. I grew up during the 60's and have always been a rocker with a blues bent. Clapton to ZZ top and Stevie Ray have been my favorites but have always appreciated great acoustic work. I am looking forward to Friday Night in San Francisco. Like I said this thread is going to be fun to play with....Thanks guys!
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  • Ern Dog
    Ern Dog Posts: 2,237
    edited February 2010
    Great thread! I headed over to Amazon to make some purchases. Why is the Alison Kraus live at Union station SACD so dang expensive???

    I got the Eagles, Hell freezes over CD for $1.90 used (Very good condition) !!! Now you can't beat that. I love a good deal.
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    Ern Dog wrote: »
    Great thread! I headed over to Amazon to make some purchases. Why is the Alison Kraus live at Union station SACD so dang expensive???

    I got the Eagles, Hell freezes over CD for $1.90 used (Very good condition) !!! Now you can't beat that. I love a good deal.

    It's out of print I believe. I have the MFSL Original Master Recoring box set in LPs and I believe they are still available here but are also out of print.

    http://www.questforsound.com/index.htm

    Give Stephen a call to see if he has any left in stock. Tell him you know me and Phil Pearsall plus that you are a member of Club Polk and he'll give you a discount. Hell, knowing Stephen he might be able to get you both the CD & LP sets from his distributor.
  • Ern Dog
    Ern Dog Posts: 2,237
    edited February 2010
    thanks for the lead.
  • hearingimpared
    hearingimpared Banned Posts: 21,137
    edited February 2010
    Ern Dog wrote: »
    thanks for the lead.

    You're welcome. Stephen somehow magically comes up with things that always surprises me. When the Led Zepplin Classic Records 200 gm vinyl first came out they were like $30 apiece, then they sold out. When they re-upped they came back with prices that were triple and quadruple the original price. Stephen somehow came up with LZ 1 through 4 for me at the original price, plus a discount. He really is something.:)
  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited November 2012
    I'm gonna bring this one back from the dead. Most of my favorites have been listed, but I have one to add:

    Buddy Guy - The Real Deal With G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band

    This one has has a great small venue ambiance. Its a very well recorded set.
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  • dkr919
    dkr919 Posts: 379
    edited November 2012
    "Keith Don't Go" is amazing
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  • dkr919
    dkr919 Posts: 379
    edited November 2012
    Here's another. Excellent performance, recording and set list.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 14,559
    edited November 2012
    dkr919 wrote: »
    "Keith Don't Go" is amazing
    Agreed. The whole album is great IMO but that song is definitely amazing. He's got a LIVE DVD that isn't recorded as well but it sure is fun to watch. FNISF is also one of my favorite performances. Incredible talent on stage that night!

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  • rooftop59
    rooftop59 Posts: 7,228
    edited November 2012
    Cool thread never noticed it before so I am glad it was resurrected. I know that this has been mentioned in other threads, but Adele's live album is excellent, a much better recording that her studio efforts (though I personally enjoy those as well). But I am not sure it if is what you are looking for in terms of ambience, audience, etc, but its an excellent recording.

    A couple of perhaps lesser known or not yet mentioned discs:

    1. Counting Crows: Across a Live Wire disc 1 in particular (VH1 storytellers). Excellent recording, a great band that peaked too soon (I think with this live album).
    2. Over the Rhine: Live From Nowhere Volume 2 (my fav in the series): If you have not heard of this band, you need to check them out, especially if you like bands like the Cowboy Junkies, Hem, etc. Her voice is a bit frail, but with some spunk, and she can sing you to sleep. Excellent songwriting and instrumentation. The live form nowhere discs were limited pressings and hard to find, but the ambience and feel of the recordings is excellent.
    3. John Mayer: Where the Light is (okay definitely not unknown;-) Disc 1 especially is excellent. John Paladino's bass is just sick...and sounds incredible.

    Okay back to grading. I will be checking out some of the previously mentioned discs. I say we keep em coming!
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  • hoosier21
    hoosier21 Posts: 4,402
    edited November 2012
    Some good stuff listed above, some great ones I enjoy below, sorry but 2 are DVDs.

    First is Pearl Jams "Single Video Theory" on DVD
    This video is an intimate look at Pearl Jam in the studio rehearsing and recording the Yield album, everytime I listen to this video, I wonder why can't the studio release of anything, let alone the Yield album sound this dynamic and frigging real. If you are a fan of PJ, this is a most, If you are looking for a rocking, great sounding version of "Yield", here you go.

    Another Neil Young MUST!
    Neil Young's "Greendale" with Bonus DVD
    I have to say I have never listened to this CD, it came with a bonus DVD of Neil playing the album live in a small club. I have owned this release since it came out in 2003, and after watching the DVD, I have still not listened to the CD, a true treasure to watch and hear this performance. This will put you in the 10 feet infront of the live performer and the recording sounds great.

    The New York Rocck and Roll Revue - Live at the Beacon
    Well recorded, good performances, you gotta like Donald Fagan as he performs several songs, but the rest of the CD is great too.
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  • sda2mike
    sda2mike Posts: 3,131
    edited November 2012
    Tbone289 wrote: »
    I'm gonna bring this one back from the dead. Most of my favorites have been listed, but I have one to add:

    Buddy Guy - The Real Deal With G.E. Smith and the Saturday Night Live Band

    This one has has a great small venue ambiance. Its a very well recorded set.

    i like this one too...small room..great vibe...it would be great if the dvd had the option of no interviews during the jams...johnnie johnson is there, too! imho, the real architect of rock n roll:)
  • snake1
    snake1 Posts: 567
    edited November 2012
    The Eagles.....not sure where they were though...
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  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited November 2012
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    I know that this has been mentioned in other threads, but Adele's live album is excellent, a much better recording that her studio efforts (though I personally enjoy those as well).

    It's worth mentioning again. The Albert Hall show is the only Adele CD I own. You can imagine my disappointment as I've listened some of the studio stuff since I bought it. The live show is the only way to listen to her, IMO--none of that nasty compression.
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  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited November 2012
    sda2mike wrote: »
    i like this one too...small room..great vibe...it would be great if the dvd had the option of no interviews during the jams...johnnie johnson is there, too! imho, the real architect of rock n roll:)

    I've had the CD for years and didn't realize there was a DVD... Interviews during the music ruins it for me, though. What a shame. :neutral:
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  • sda2mike
    sda2mike Posts: 3,131
    edited November 2012
    Tbone289 wrote: »
    I've had the CD for years and didn't realize there was a DVD... Interviews during the music ruins it for me, though. What a shame. :neutral:

    i didn't realize there was a cd!
  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited November 2012
    sda2mike wrote: »
    i didn't realize there was a cd!

    You must pick it up! "My Time After a While" still gives me goosebumps after all these years. It's one of the first tracks I listen to any time I do a component upgrade, mainly because I know it so well.
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  • sda2mike
    sda2mike Posts: 3,131
    edited November 2012
    Tbone289 wrote: »
    You must pick it up! "My Time After a While" still gives me goosebumps after all these years. It's one of the first tracks I listen to any time I do a component upgrade, mainly because I know it so well.

    on the list! 'good morning mr blues', buddy kills on this one
  • Tbone289
    Tbone289 Posts: 661
    edited November 2012
    sda2mike wrote: »
    on the list! 'good morning mr blues', buddy kills on this one

    You'll be disappointed to find out that track isn't on the CD then. :neutral: I guess I'll have to pick up the DVD.
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  • sda2mike
    sda2mike Posts: 3,131
    edited November 2012
    Tbone289 wrote: »
    You'll be disappointed to find out that track isn't on the CD then. :neutral: I guess I'll have to pick up the DVD.

    my mistake! it's: 'first time i meet the blues' is the correct title
  • chumlie
    chumlie Posts: 8,658
    edited November 2012
    Anothe vote for Neil Young; Live at Massey Hall 1971
    Gateful Dead; Skull & Roses lp ( now available on MSFL vinyl )