OT: Your Favorite Live Album?

MillerMav

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Tower of Power, live at the Fillmore 1998. God I love that album.
 

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I'm very fortunate to have several live concert & soundcheck recordings of Prince and his various bands that were recorded directly off the FOH mixing console by his former sound engineer that are absolutely mindboggling. Only a handful of lucky fans are even aware of their existence much less own any. I think I have around a dozen cds of these 2 and 3 hour shows and soundcheck audio. They're priceless to me.
Lucky SOB! I've got a few good ones that are kicking around out there. I love the lineup on "One Night Alone...Live" with Larry Graham!

I've got a great TOP recording, directly off the FOH, from the Misty Moon in Halifax. A couple of friends were in attendance. Pure gold!
 

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Almost forgot one that I absolutely wore out. Not your typical choice for a drummers' forum, (even though the legendary Hal Blaine was on percussion and Herb Lovelle on drums)...

An Evening With John Denver. Recorded over 6 straight sold out shows at the Universal Amphitheater in L.A. John's laugh is contagious and his appreciation for the moment evident. Such a joyous time in his career.
 

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Rush (A Show of Hands)
Iron Maiden (Live after death)
Other than those two, I'm not much for live albums.
I really like studio versions!
 

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Talking Heads -
The Name Of This Band Is......
Cheap Trick - Live At Budokan
Deep Purple - Made In Japan
Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen
James Gang - Live
Steppenwolf - Live
Forgot..... The Who - Live At Leeds (How could I?)
 
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Either Live at Leeds or Made in Japan, and if you have to ask who did them....
 

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Most of my favorites are bootlegs, or formerly bootlegs:

The Who - Fillmore East 1968
Patti Smith - Bottom Line 1975
PJ Harvey - Glastonbury 1995
Cheap Trick - Rockford Armory 1977
Bob Dylan - "Royal Albert Hall" 1966

I know I'm in the minority, but I prefer the Fillmore East show to Live at Leeds. Pre-Tommy Who is my favorite period for them. I also prefer the Cheap Trick bootleg to Budokon, mostly for their cover of Dylan's "Please, Mrs. Henry."
 
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One more for Deep Purple - Made in japan.
What a drummer, singer, guitarist, keyboardplayer and bassist. Made a huge impact on me!
 

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That's a no brainer - Live Johnny Winter And
Winter himself, the band known as Johnny Winter And included guitarist Rick Derringer and bassist Randy Jo Hobbs, and drummer Bobby Caldwell.
 

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I have a bootleg of the Clash from live Bonds Casino, NYC that's pretty good also.
Steve
 

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I bought live albums a lot when I was younger. They were the “greatest hits”. records for a band in its prime, perfect for someone new to a band.
 

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Like I mentioned in my previous comment, I love a good live album. Well, I forgot so many that here's part 2:

Erykah Badu - Baduism Live
Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 - Live in Amsterdam
Gil Evans & The Monday Night Orchestra - Live At Sweet Basil Vols. 1 & 2
Brother Jack McDuff - Live!
Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live
Jimmy Smith - Root Down (can't believe I forgot this one!)
Joe Tex - Live & Lovely
John McLaughlin Trio - Live At The Royal Festival Hall
Lettuce - Live at Blue Note Tokyo
Marva Whitney - Live And Lowdown At The Apollo
The O'Jays - Live on London
Queen - Live Killers
Squeeze - Argybargy
The Supremes at the Copa
10cc - Live In Santa Monica, 1975
The Wooden Glass feat. Billy Wooten - Live
War Live
Funky Broadway: Stax Revue Live at the 5/4 Ballroom
Mary J. Blige - The Tour

I'm not usually a "gospel chops" kinda guy, but what Michael Clemons does on drums in the last minute of this track is evil (starting at about 3:30)
 
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