Best Live Albums

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Best Live Albums

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:28 am

Don't think we've ever had a discussion about this before, so let's share:

Band of Gypsies - Jimi Hendrix
It's kind of a cliche, but this is the album I turn to when I need some cheering up. It just makes me feel good.

Gary Clark Jr. Live
Gary Clark Jr's studio stuff is not always the best, but everything comes together real well live. This is maybe my most listened to live album.

East & West - Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell is probably my favorite guitar player and the West side of this double album really showcases the qualities which makes him such a unique player.

Agharta & Pangaea - Miles Davis
Technically two albums, but I'm grouping them together because they're both from the same festival. Agharta was a recording of a midday set, and Pangaea was from the night set. The last albums Miles put out before he quit music in 1975 (he returned in the '80s), and some of the nastiest, funkiest shit I've ever heard.

Live in Cook County Jail - B.B. King
Not a whole lot to say about this, but it's great and a lot of fun.

Roxy & Elsewhere - Frank Zappa
This album is worth checking out for those who maybe haven't been able to get into Frank Zappa before. I think his weirdness comes across better live than on record. This album is a lot of fun, and I still crack up at a lot of the bits.
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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by bonebroke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 pm

Yessongs
Yes - bunch of excellent musicians on stage at once playing well together

Director's Cut Live
Fantomas - I wish Mike provided wav's of the show instead of just mp3 kaka.


-Are live shows recorded to analog medium anymore? Do they use DATs or is it all digitally recorded with high sampling rates?

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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by UndKeineZwEier » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:21 pm

It's all digital nowadays. Some people might still do analog but I think it's almost all just being done with a laptop now.
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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by Busty McCracken » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:42 am

Primus - Suck on this (short but sweet)
Led Zeppelin - How the west was won
Mammal - the aural underground (considering this was recorded live in one sitting after the band had only been gigging a few months is testament to their strength as a live act
Metallica - Live shit binge and purge. (Heavy black album setlist and over indulgent at times but tell me you didnt at some point all own and crank this)
Nirvana - unplugged in new york
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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by hellboy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:48 pm

Sepultura - Under A Pale Grey Sky is an awesome live album

Speaking of Unplugged, Alice in Chains is the best of that series, possibly even their best album

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Post by Busty McCracken » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:40 pm

^ both great live albums
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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by joeypants » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 am

(in no particular order)

Alice In Chains - Unplugged
Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Rush - Exit...Stage Left
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won

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Post by xZ1mM3r » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:06 am

Jesse Cook - Montreal (Great acoustic/flamenco style guitar and live band for anyone interested)
Fleetwood Mac - Live
The Who - Live At Leeds

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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by Ravenpig » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 am

Hm this is a tough one for me I’ve never cared much for live albums.

The Doors- In Concert (an extension of their more famous Absolutely Live)

Pink Floyd- Live at Pompei

Um uhhh does half of Salival count??
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Re: Best Live Albums

Post by basejumper » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:42 pm

a few favorites live albums of mine include (favorite live performances are a different story!) :

Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Jimmy Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Kiss - Alive
Judas Priest - Priest... Live!
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