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Munch
08-06-2002, 05:00 PM
Are we taping this?

mouthbreather
08-06-2002, 05:40 PM
<tap, tap> is this thing on?

Semp
08-06-2002, 07:12 PM
I didn't know Live even put out that many albums to begin with. Let's see, there was Throwing Copper and that Secret Samadhi one...

RealityChuck
08-06-2002, 09:18 PM
I'll start:

Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East

Runner up:

J. Geils Band: Full House

WSLer
08-06-2002, 09:20 PM
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- Live 1975-1985

Ukulele Ike
08-06-2002, 10:18 PM
The Band: Rock of Ages.

Runner up:

Little Feat: Waiting for Columbus.

neofishboy
08-06-2002, 11:49 PM
The Who - Live at Leeds

Jane's Addiction - Jane's Addiction

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds

Mockingbird
08-07-2002, 12:39 AM
Eurythmics Live: 1982-1989

Coriolanus
08-07-2002, 01:07 AM
Grateful Dead: Europe '72
Ted Nugent: Double Live Gonzo
Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps
Yes: Yessongs
Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Ladies and Gentlemen

If we should limit 'live albums' to performances recorded at a single venue, or even a single show.. one of my treasured vinyls is:

John Coltrane: Live at Birdland

hawthorne
08-07-2002, 02:12 AM
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
"B.B" King Live at the Regal
Paul Kelly Live, May 1992

hawthorne
08-07-2002, 02:21 AM
Oh, and Motorhead No Sleep 'til Hammersmith

taggert
08-07-2002, 03:27 AM
Eric Clapton, Just One Night
Allman Brothers, Live at the Fillmore East
Grateful Dead, Live Dead

Aro
08-07-2002, 07:30 AM
Pulse by Pink Floyd. All live, all fantastic.

MTV Unplugged, by Nirvana / Eric Clapton / Neil Young.

nefertari
08-07-2002, 08:10 AM
MTV Unplugged Alice in Chains - even more poignant considering recent events.

UnLEDed - It might be a travesty for 'original' fans but I *love*it! It's new and different, and it's the closest thing I'll ever get to the real thing! Damn me being born into the wrong decade.

nefertari.

Fingolfin
08-07-2002, 08:13 AM
WTH?! What happened to my OP? Oh well, here it is again.....


The House of Blues (hob.com) has released their Top 50 Live Albums of All-Time list. A superb list with some interesting selections. Judy Garland?! Kiss Alive?! My only grip is that The Last Waltz should be in the Top 5.

Man, if I had half of these CDs in my collection I would be one happy camper. ;)

Go Here (http://www.hob.com/onlinemusic/specials/topfifty/fullListing.asp) for the Top 50 Live Album page. Click the 'Top 50 Radio' button to hear a countdown of the albums (2 tracks from each album).

Thoughts? Opinions?

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01 Jimi Hendrix
Band Of Gypsys (1970)

Born out of a contractual obligation with his record label, this crowning achievement in live music found Jimi Hendrix playing with a new set of musicians, helping create new boundaries, setting the standard for guitar playing even decades later.

02 Various Artists
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music (25th Anniversary) (1995)

So The Doors didn't make it to the show, and The Grateful Dead were almost electrocuted. At least it wasn't Fred Durst on a piece of plywood doing it all for the nookie.

03 Johnny Cash
At Folsom Prison (1968)

As the first of two concert recordings that the original man in black put on for the inmates of prisons, this performance resonates with an amazing intimacy that Johnny Cash achieves by playing to the men as his peers rather than simply criminals.

04 Bob Dylan
Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 Royal Albert Hall (1998)

Thirty-two years after the event, this former bootleg concert, legendary for Dylan's raucous electric performance and the negative reaction it elicited from the politically charged crowd, finally appeared in a two CD set in 1998.

05 Miles Davis
The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 (1965)

Two nights of unbridled jazz interpretations gave birth to this epic Miles Davis collection, originally released in abbreviated separate three volumes. The complete performances from both nights finally saw the light of day as an 8-disc box set released in 1995.

06 B.B. King
Live at the Regal (1965)

Listen to the crowd cry out blissfully as the King of Blues, B.B. King, reels his audience in with intimate banter and some of the most passionate blues delivery in the history of the form.

07 Allman Brothers Band
Live at Filmore East (1971)

Pushing the definition of a live show into the realm of profound experience, The Allman Brothers Band's Live At Fillmore East is an album rock, jazz, funk and jam bands all tip their hat to.

08 Bob Marley & The Wailers
Babylon By Bus (1978)

"Jah! Rastafari! Ever living, ever fearful, ever sure, Salassi I the first…Yeah…Yeah…Rastafari, ever living…Rastaman vibration!" So says Robert Nesta Marley as the lights go down and the show begins.

09 Nirvana
Unplugged in New York (1994)

Candles, rocking chairs, a cracking voice and a song written by Leadbelly: these were the ingredients to the best live performance of the 1990s.

10 The Who
Live at Leeds (1970)

Most bands would kill for the creative evolution The Who's seminal live recording Live at Leeds has undergone. Mirroring their own artistic growth, the second and third re-issues of one of the loudest concerts ever peel back the perceived skin of a band whose talents were limitless.




11 The Band
The Last Waltz (1978)

12 John Coltrane
Live at Birdland (1963)

13 James Brown
Live at the Apollo Vol. 1 (1963)

14 The Ramones
It's Alive (1979)

15 Aretha Franklin
Live at Filmore West (1971)

16 Muddy Waters
At Newport (1960)

17 Talking Heads
Stop Making Sense (1984)

18 Otis Redding
In Person at the Whisky A-Go-Go (1968)

19 U2
Under a Blood Red Sky (1983)

20 Peter Frampton
Frampton Comes Alive (1976)




21 Little Feat
Waiting For Columbus (1978)

22 Ray Charles
Live (1973)

23 The Rolling Stones
Get Your Ya-Ya's Out (1970)

24 Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live Alive (1986)

25 Grateful Dead
Live Dead (1969)

26 The Doors
Absolutely Live (1970)

27 John Lee Hooker
Live at Newport (2002)

28 Etta James
Rocks the House Live (1964)

29 Lynyrd Skynryd
One More From the Road (1976)

30 Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Live Rust (1979)




31 Joe Cocker
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (1970)

32 Cream
Live Cream, Vol. 1 (1970)

33 KISS
Alive! (1975)

34 Cheap Trick
Live at Budokan (1979)

35 Various Artists
The Monterey International Pop Festival (1967)

36 Albert King
Livewire/Blues Power (1968)

37 Sam Cooke
Live At The Harlem Square Club (1985)

38 Frank Sinatra
Sinatra at the Sands (1966)

39 Eric Clapton
Unplugged (1992)

40 Elvis Presley
Aloha From Hawaii (1973)




41 Ella Fitzgerald
The Complete Ella In Berlin (1960)

42 Judy Garland
Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)

43 Billie Holiday
Jazz at the Philharmonic (1946)

44 MC5
Kick Out the Jams (1969)

45 Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Live! (1971)

46 Neil Diamond
Hot August Night (1972)

47 John Coltrane
Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (1961)

48 Bill Withers
Live at Carnegie Hall (1973)

49 Elvis Costello
Live at the El Mocambo (1978)

50 Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas (1974)

Mullinator
08-07-2002, 08:18 AM
Obligatory mention of Frampton Comes Alive

TubaDiva
08-07-2002, 09:24 AM
Gil Evans Orchestra: Live at Sweet Basil, v. 1 and 2.

Jenny
your humble TubaDiva
who was there.

Ukulele Ike
08-07-2002, 09:25 AM
Damn...forgot the Dylan 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert! Put that one up for me in the place of Rock of Ages. The Band's on it, anyway, except for Levon.

I didn't realize we could pick jazz albums...I'll say:

Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House, Chicago 1957. Backed by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Connie Kay. Looks like it should just be a standard blowing session, but for some reason EVERYTHING came together that night...and this album has emerged as possibly the PERFECT live jazz album.

Runner up:

Jazz at the Philharmonic 1946. Featuring Charlie Parker, and rotating combos with Dizzy Gillespie, Howard McGhee, Buck Clayton, and Al Killian on trumpets, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Willie Smith, and Charlie Ventura on saxophones, Mel Powell on piano, and Lee Young and Buddy Rich on drums. This was the first JATP show that Bird played...the ballad on the set is "I Can't Get Started," and Bird follows Lester Young's solo. After two stunning choruses, the other horn players refuse to follow him, resulting in the first bass solo ever heard at JATP.

Honorable mention:

Sonny Rollins; The Solo Album. Recorded in concert in the Sculpture Garden of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 19, 1985. An entire program for tenor sax, no accompaniment. Nobody but Sonny would have the cojones to pull THIS one off, and for close to an hour, too.

Purd Werfect
08-07-2002, 09:56 AM
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Tubes - What Do You Want From Live
Kiss Comes Alive
Rush - All the World's a Stage

I probably wouldn't have any use for any of them anymore, except for perhaps the Tubes release, but they were all great live sets.

Oh, and Sloan - 4 nights at the Palais Royale
Portishead - Live at Roseland, NYC

Both great efforts.

Eonwe
08-07-2002, 10:30 AM
I'll second The Band: Rock of Ages and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band- Live 1975-1985, and add Simon and Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

NYR407
08-07-2002, 10:36 AM
George Harrison - Live in Japan
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Ok that was during my head banging days but I do still listen to it)
George Thoroghgood - Live (I can't remember if that is the title or not) Kicks ass though! ......and away we go

Fingolfin
08-07-2002, 10:37 AM
Rock of Ages better than The Last Waltz?! Hmmmm.... ;)

I would like add that Deep Purple's Made in Japan should be on that list, and high up; like Top 20 high. What a killer album! A 30+ minute version Space Truckin'! Get out of town!

:)

And where is Rush's All the World's a Stage?

Ukulele Ike
08-07-2002, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Fingolfin
Rock of Ages better than The Last Waltz?! Hmmmm.... ;)


THERE"S a question that's probably worth a debate thread all on its own!

My reasoning: The Last Waltz was an Event, a Seminal Moment, and all that other crap with all its attendant emotional baggage.

Rock of Ages was just a concert, albeit a New Year's Eve concert, and a concert by The Band at the peak of its power. And it's JUST The Band, no crowded stage full of Guest Stars. It's purer. That's why I picked it.

(Also, the Allan Toussaint arrangements for the Tower of Power horn section kicked ass!)

MarkF
08-07-2002, 01:15 PM
Nine Below Zero - Live at the Marquee (http://www.ninebelowzero.com/)

Asskicking R'n'B at it's finest. :)

Others would be...

A ditto on Talking Heads, "Stop Making Sense"

And Rufus and Chaka khan "Live! Stompin' at the Savoy"

JohnBckWLD
08-07-2002, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Fingolfin
The House of Blues (hob.com) has released their Top 50 Live Albums of All-Time list. A superb list with some interesting selections. Judy Garland?! Kiss Alive?! My only grip is that The Last Waltz should be in the Top 5.

Thoughts? Opinions?



Maybe these were truncated due to the fact they were 51 & 52?

Rock n Roll Animal: Lou Reed

Nighthawks at the Diner: Tom Waits

Great Dave
08-07-2002, 02:55 PM
I would add A Live One and Hampton Comes Alive by Phish and Live Art by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Live from Mars by Ben Harper is pretty good, too.

Larry Bee
08-07-2002, 05:30 PM
Not mentioned earlier is VAn Morrison - Too Late To Stop Now

lawoot
08-07-2002, 05:48 PM
Frank Zappa - Roxy and Elsewhere and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, volume 2 - The Helsinki Concert

etv78
08-07-2002, 05:54 PM
Though not all from 1 concert, "Songs in the Attic", and from 1 concert, "Cokquept" (russian for "concert").

RexDart
08-07-2002, 07:09 PM
I'll mention Undead by Ten Years After. Clever wordplay name, cute intro making fun of American perceptions of the British accent.

I would make Frampton Comes Alive my favorite overall.

Gatopescado
08-07-2002, 07:23 PM
YOU ARE ALL WRONG!!!!!

Oh, sorry about that! I agree with many on the list, but No. 1 has got to be Mr. Harrison's Concert for Bangla-Desh (expect the Ravi Shankar part!!)

More stars that the midnight sky, a real good "feel" and "groove", a real good cause, first of it's kind and a sucess!!

I second the SRV, Cheap Trick, Allman Bros., Band, Kiss and a bunch of others as well, but they all fall down the list from "Bangla-Desh". (I have a mint copy on vinyl in the original box with booklet included in very good condition!!)

____________
Lets go drink BEER!!

krazy kat
08-07-2002, 07:42 PM
There are times when I can't think of 48 better albums than Live at El Mocambo, nevermind 48 better live albums.

that said.

Johnny Thunders live at Max's KC, Velvet Underground Live at Max's KC, Graham Parker - Squeezing out Sparks Live (live version of Baby I want you Back, c'mon!) and the collection of songs following Tiffany's wildly successful mall-tour from 1987 (the name eludes me, "You be my Chess King, I'll be your Queen," or perhaps "I'm About to Hold (food) Court")

I just don't remember

Fingolfin
08-09-2002, 07:21 AM
Interesting selections everybody. Thanks for sharing. ;)

One last thing, if anybody has a bootleg copy of an English Beat concert (circa 1982 or so), any concert, please let me know. Ok thanks!

:)

WSLer
08-09-2002, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by hawthorne
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

Considering all of the studio re-recording and overdubbing that was done, I have a really, really hard time considering this as even coming close to being a "live" album.

Fiddle Peghead
08-09-2002, 10:48 PM
Bob Dylan - Before The Flood [Live With The Band, 1974]

Bob Dylan, of course, is the main focus here, and is excellent, especially in his very intense acoustic set. And the songs that the Band play alone easily surpass any of the enjoyable, but mostly uninspiring songs on Rock of Ages. This is easily in my top five greatest live albums.

hawthorne
08-11-2002, 08:08 AM
Just finished listening to another famous live record that hasn't been mentioned: Friday Night in San Fransisco by John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Paco De Lucia.

MarkF
08-14-2002, 12:18 AM
Considering all of the studio re-recording and overdubbing that was done, I have a really, really hard time considering this as even coming close to being a "live" album.

Well, with respect WSLer, that would be your problem.

It is an amalgam of concerts (so I understand) but then a vast majority of them are. One other I would nominate that springs to mind is Bob Seger's "Live Bullet" which is pretty fucking awesome (and about as similar to TH as, um, something to something :) ). Trick is, the development of presenting a live concert has changed and is changing. It isn't simply about being there for the one-off event, it's a completely new canvas to paint on.

What TH did (for me, at least) in that production, was present a whole imagery of music and visuals and lyrics that I can listen to, watch and enjoy time and again without being dishonest. That's the aim isn't it?

Cheers :)

MarkF
08-14-2002, 12:26 AM
Considering all of the studio re-recording and overdubbing that was done, I have a really, really hard time considering this as even coming close to being a "live" album.

Well, with respect WSLer, that would be your problem.

It is an amalgam of concerts (so I understand) but then a vast majority of them are. One other I would nominate that springs to mind is Bob Seger's "Live Bullet" which is pretty fucking awesome (and about as similar to TH as, um, something to something :) ). Trick is, the development of presenting a live concert has changed and is changing. It isn't simply about being there for the one-off event, it's a completely new canvas to paint on.

What TH did (for me, at least) in that production, was present a whole imagery of music and visuals and lyrics that I can listen to, watch and enjoy time and again without being dishonest. That's the aim isn't it?

Cheers :)

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