I was listening to the radio the other day and a cut from Frampton Comes Alive came on. That got me to thinking about recorded live concerts in general. What’s your opinion about the best live recorded song, and the best live recorded album or CD? If either of these are not your favorites, then throw in your favorites as well.
My favorite live song is She Loves You, from The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl album. I remember listening to the radio on the night that the album was released. I sat on my bed with my mouth open through the entire song. I had heard the song before, but never recorded live. The screaming was just amazing.
My favorite album also involves the Beatles. This is The Beatles Live! at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany; in 1962. The raw power the Beatles had at the time was undeniable.