Favourite Live CD?

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  1. Ken Leggatt

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    I have a few live CD's but my fav is the Paul Simon Concert in the Park from 1991. I could listen to that set for days.

    What are some of your favourites?
     
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    Pink Floyd Pulse and Rush A Show of Hands are by far my two favorite live titles.
    Oh and I'll be the first to make the obligatory mentioning of Frampton Comes Alive [​IMG]
     
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    Benny Goodman - Live at Carnegie Hall: 1938 Complete
     
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    Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya Ya's Out
     
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    The Who - Live at Leeds
    The Orb - Live 93
    Laurie Anderson - United States Live
    Curtis Mayfield - Live
    Spiritualized - Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997
     
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    Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds - Live @ Luther College
     
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    George Szell/The Cleveland Orchestra
    Mahler: Symphony No.9
    Severance Hall, 1970
     
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    I prefer live music that expands the studio songs, and adds freelance playing into the middle of songs....
    Thus Led Zeppelin "the song remains the same" is my alltime favorite live recording. Making "dazed and confused" into a 25+ minute song still blows me away.

    Also, I have a rare Deep Purple King Biscuit flower hour circa around 1978 or so. That concert just kicks a$$. The band had disintigrated to David Coverdale on vocals instead of Ian Gillian, and Tommy Bolen on guitar instead of Richie Blackmore (thus its kind of a pseudo Deep Purple). But, the playing is incredible and they interject a lot of new concepts into the songs. IIRC, in the middle of Smoke on the Water, they break into "Georgia on my mind", and it works! I recommend this recording to anyone looking for a good live show.

    As for bands that kinda play verbatim to the studio song, I like Iron Maiden "live after death" a lot.

    The worst Live disc ever produced has to be Van Halen's "live right hear right now"... hands down.
     
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    the who - live at leeds with 'tommy' on disc 2

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    I'm an oldtimer and never cared much for live music. Bands of the 60's and 70's were to "ripped" to find the stage back then let alone play anything well. Peter Frampton changed all that though and lately I have been coming around to the live stuff, mostly in DVD form. Silver Springs by Fleetwood Mac is worth the price of the DVD-CD by itself and Three Dog Night Live in Tennessee-2001 is much better than I thought it would be. Steely Dan Two Against Nature is also very well done. I seem to prefer new concerts of the older bands. Let me know if you think there are others I might like. Thanks. Gene
     
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    INXS - Live Baby Live (This was recorded on my birthday, so it always gets played once a year at least!)

    Pink Floyd - Pulse

    Carl Cox - Live at Crobar / F.A.C.T. II

    Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live

    Ween - Live at Stubbs (Not only was it a great show, I was in the crowd! Listen to this and you can feel my presence on cd!)

    Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group Live - I love, love, love Jeff Beck. I saw him two years ago and it is still one of the best concerts left in my memory cells.
     
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    As much as I would like to say INXS Live Baby Live is my favorite, I have to admit I'm a little more partial to Tom Cochranes "The Symphony Sessions" recorded right here in Edmonton in March 1989.
     
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    eva cassidy, "live at blues alley"
    emmylou harris, "spyboy"
    dave matthews/tim reynolds, "live at luther college"
    the who, "live at leeds"
    bruce springsteen, "live 1975-1985" (particularly disc 1)
    pearl jam, "spodek arena, katowice, poland: 16/6/00"
    rush, "a show of hands"
    les miserables cast, "10th anniversary concert at the royal albert hall"
    miles davis, "live at the plugged nickel"
     
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    Iron Maiden Live After Death

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    The Who : Live at Leeds original 6 song version
     
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    My new favorite (no pun intended) is Alison Krauss + Union Station Live. Amazing musicianship, a female vocalist with a voice to die for, awesome bluegrass/folk/roots songwriting, and an absolutely superb recording. Both the stereo SACD layer and the Redbook CD layer on the hybrid disc are stunning.
     
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    Yessongs

    Deep Purple- Made in Japan

    John Coltrane- Village Vanguard (the 4-disc box set with the complete sets)

    Charles Mingus- Right Now

    Rush- Different Stages

    Miles Davis- Plugged Nickel (box set)
     
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    This was my favorite show as well, until I found out about Rush live trading. I then found the complete show ( sourced from the laser disc ) and it's now my favorite.

    I'll also throw in a vote for Alison Krauss + Union Station Live. Also Dwight Yoakam Dwight Live.
     
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    Humble Pie: Performance
    Frank Zappa; You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2: Helsinki 1973
    The Grateful Dead: Live Dead
    Ten Years After: Live at the Fillmore East
    The Pixies: Death to the Pixies (Disc 2)
    Nirvana: New Years Eve 1993 (boot)
     
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    Kiss: Alive
    Iron Maiden: Live After Death
    Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive
     

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