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What's Your Favorite Live Album and Why?

Discussion in 'Music' started by ChristopherG, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Jack Gilvey

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    You win. [​IMG] I didn't even know it came out on cd, import yeah? This was one of the first LPs I went and bought myself, and cranked on my $5 flea-market (literally) record player. Pure joy.
     
  2. Ockeghem

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    Jack,

    Ooops, sorry. I only meant that I copied it from LP to CD and cassette. I have around fifty Beatles albums copied to cassette so that I can listen to them in the car. [​IMG]
     
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    I love those as well. For a different take on Floyd, David Gilmour's concert DVD (can't remember the name now, it's the one released before Remember That Night) is rather interesting, where he does Comfortably Numb almost solo and is swapping guitars around, which means the band takes an extra two measures between verse and chorus. (Sorry, OT, this is about albums and not DVDs...)
     
  4. ChristopherG

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    I actually use album as interchangeable with CDs...it's all good!
     
  5. KevinJ

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    The David Gilmour dvd you're thinking of is called David Gilmour In Concert btw.
     
  6. Dr Griffin

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    Somebody mentioned earlier (like 6 years ago :) ) Iggy Pop - TV Eye Live, which was the pared down label version of the '77 tour. There was a good bootleg (bought years ago when I was young and stupid- DON'T BUY BOOTLEGS KIDS!) called Suck On This, which had more tracks; I think I heard most of this tour originally on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show, which is probably where the bootleg came from. There was also the Sister Midnight CD released years later that had most of the good tracks on it. These early 1977 shows on the tour featured David Bowie on keyboards. I saw the tour in October of that year and Bowie was no longer in the backup band. Though Metalic KO was a mess, I have fond memories of that LP, because Ig was just so out there.

    Another favorite live set is the John Coltrane The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard set on Impulse! This set goes well with session drinking.
     
  7. Mikael Soderholm

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    Wow, epic thread resurrect!

    I will add another Gabriel, New Blood Live, and Sting, Live in Berlin; both re-interpreting classics with the help of a full symphony orchestra, and both really great (and both available in hi-rez, if that is what you like, I know I do ;))
     
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    Hawkwind - Live 79. A great band to see live during the 1970s/80s.


    BOC - Some Enchanted Evening. Great title but second for me for the definitive version of Astronomy.
     
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    A second for Seconds Out by Genesis. Just a terrific live album.
     
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    I would also give an honorable mention to "And then there were three..." by Genesis. Sans Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett I find it to be a yeoman's effort by Phil, Tony and Mike.
     
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    Wish I'd jumped in on this before now, but that's OK... There is one album I have re-purchased in many forms. Humble Pie - Rockin' The Fillmore. Pure balls-out screaming bluesy rock, with a teenage Peter Frampton in the band. Not too long ago I bought the special edition which contains all 4 shows, uncensored. For DVDs, Peter Gabriel Secret World Live is far and away my favorite.
     
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    Either Cheap Trick Live at Budokan or The Name of This Band is Talking Heads.
     
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    I would have to enthusiastically agree on the Humble Pie Rocking the Fillmore - that version of I Don't Need No Doctor is one of my all time favorite live songs.
     
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    J Geils "Blow your Face OUT!"

    And the why? It reminds me of how much fun live rock & roll should be.
     
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    What old guys like me think is awesome, Procol Harum Conquistador Live, and with the late BJ "Octopus" Wilson on drums.

     
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    Jimi Hendrix, Live at Winterland. Bought this CD in 1987 and was blown away by the sound quality, was amazed that the CD format could make a show taped in 1968 breathe so much, and by the quality of the performances from the band. It's the best Hendrix "Greatest Hits" compilation I've ever seen. Still love it 30 years later.


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    I saw this thread come up and just had to add my favorite live album, from an entirely different genre, "An Evening with Julie Andrews", recorded live in Japan in 1977. The LP was released only in Japan by RCA Records. It is a delightful album (Julie even sings Do-Re-Mi in Japanese), and definitely needs a CD release. My favorite track is Julie's rendition of "And This is My Beloved", it simply soars.

     
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