OT: Your Favorite Live Album?

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John Scofield - Pick Hits Live

Dennis Chambers on drums just kills it.

 

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KISS Alive (1st one)
The Good Rats Live At Last
Deep Purple Made In Japan
Grand Funk Railroad Live
Frampton Comes Alive
Foghat Live
 

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Albums ?

Ozzy-Speak of the Devil
Rush- All the Worlds a Stage
Kansas- Two for the Show
Judas Priest-Unleashed in the East

Most of my live stuff is dvd, loads of good stuff out there.
I've worn out my copy of Speak of the devil. What a great rock record! Brad Gillis had some very big shoes to fill and he did so admirably. And Tommy Aldridge puts on a rock drumming clinic!
 

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Oh there's just so many...

Don Ellis - Live at Filmore
Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy
The 1st, 2nd and 4th Buddy Rich albums on Pacific Jazz
Vanilla Fudge - Near The Beginning
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Between Nothingness and Eternity
Frank Zappa - Live at the Roxy and Elsewhere
Snarky Puppy - last four "live" albums... Sylva, We Like It Here, GroundUp, Tell Your Friends
 

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Gentle Giant - "Playing the Fool" was the first thing that came to mind (Frampton was the second)

I don't think this is the recording on the album, but worth a look for the uninitiated.

 

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I have eaten this CD alive. I've had it on nonstop playback in my car many times for the past decades, and I hum right along start to finish.

Mind, this predates Morello and the Senator, but the crowd is simply on fire all throughout. Dave and Paul are blood brothers on this one. The Way You Look Tonight and How High the Moon are standouts, and Dave's solo on Stardust will break your heart, I promise.

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I listen to more live music than recording session music..... would be so hard to pick one, but from when it came out till now, I've always loved Lou Reed's "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."

Lately, can't get away from the Get Shown the Light box set by the Grateful Dead (May 1977), Trouble No More box set by Bob Dylan...... and then there's archive.org with tons of great Dead and Zeppelin boots..... and all the Jerry Garcia band bootlegs and official releases... and it goes on and on...
www.relisten.net/grateful-dead/
 

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The Dixie Dregs - Bring Em Back Alive

The Police - Live!

Rush- A Show of Hands

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere and Coma Divine

Katatonia - Sanctitude

Opeth- Lamentations Live at Sheperd's Bush Empire

Tedeschi Trucks Band Live in Oakland
 

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There are so many, but this one always jumps to my mind first for favorite live albums. View attachment 395254
Beat me to it - first one that came to mind. Very underrated album! Also proved that Genesis would continue successfully with Phil fronting.

Live at Leeds is also hard to beat. Another that stands out that hasn't been mentioned is this 1981 live performance of MDK by Magma. Beautiful, terrifying, trance inducing:


There are a slew of great jazz albums, of course. A few that spring to mind:
Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard, Live at Birdland
Mingus: Live at Antibes, The Town Hall Concert, many of the '64 European tour recordings
Davis: Live at the Plugged Nickel, Dark Magus
Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard; Waltz for Debbie
Albert Ayler: Live in Greenwich Village
 
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Queensryche Operation Live Crime
Aerosmith Live Bootleg
UFO Strangers in the Night
 

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Tom Dowd's remastered Allman Brothers Live At the Filmore East. There is a lot of wizardry on Dowd's part in remastering this concert audio considering how little it resembles the original and Dowd himself admits this. Still, putting that aside it is a masterpiece, so good in fact that it makes the original unlistenable.
Now Nacci, you're messing with my precious, pot-enshshrouded, 14-year old listening obsession!
 

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Best current live albums are full-length Youtube concerts

Talk Talk in Montreaux
Killers in Glasgow 2018
Arcade Fire at Lollapalooza

... among others
 


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