Favorite live albums

I think it’s been a while since we’ve had a thread like this. Pick, say, five of your favorite live albums.

My selections, in no particular order:

Hawkwind - Space Ritual. This is the definitive spacerock album. Indulge in your favorite pharmaceuticals and play it loud.

Hawkwind - Love in Space. A tight live album after they got over their '80s-era “boy, do they suck” period. Nice version of “Assassins of Allah”, too.

Dead Can Dance - Toward the Within. It’s live DCD. What more could you want?

Fred Eaglesmith - Ralph’s Last Show. Fred puts on a great live show, though this recording doesn’t really have any of his inter-song banter. Great version of “Carmelita”.

Coil - Live Four | Three | Two | One. I don’t really differentiate between these, so I’m listing them together. Late-era Coil is magical stuff.

Allman Brothers Band Live at Fillmore East
The Who Live at Leeds (extended versions)

I’ll have to toss in Queen’s Live at Wimbly.

Rock of Ages - The Band
The Concert in Central Park - Simon and Garfunkel

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense. Get the re-released version which has almost all of the songs on it. Even if it is still missing Big Business/I Zimbra :mad:

Bob Marley & The Wailers, Babylon By Bus.

That’s about it. I don’t like live albums, usually. I’m like antimatter to Deadheads.

King Crimson - USA
The Guess Who - Live At The Paramount (expanded remaster)
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
Kate Bush - Live At The Hammersmith Odeon (only an EP, but still, yow!)
Tom Waits - Nighthawks At The Diner, even though it’s live in a studio with an invited audience. It still achieves the goal.

Special mention: Victor Borge - Comedy In Music / Caught In The Act

James Brown - Live at the Apollo

Everything else, no matter the artist, pales in comparison.

Doesn’t “The Name of This Band is Talking Heads” have “I Zimbra” on it. Plus, it’s a live album, too, IIRC.

Roger Watars (of Pink Floyd fame) - The Wall Live In Berlin

As I recall, it set some records for attendence. And hearing the Red Army Marching Band perform in “Bring the Boys Back Home” was startlingly good.

Billy Joel - KOHUEPT (Live in Leningrad)

One of the first big-name western artists performing in Soviet Russia.

U2 - Rattle and Hum

Oh yeah, another vote for Stop Making Sense - my favorite rendition of “Psycho Killer” starts that album.

Stop Making Sense is one of my favorite albums, but when I found out how much “after-the fact” stuff got added to the recording, it kinda ruined the “live” feel for me.

Live At Carnegie Hall - Renaissance
Live In New York - Bruce Springsteen
Live At The Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
Get Yer Ya-Yas Out - Rolling Stones
The Dance - Fleetwood Mac

Nirvana: “Unplugged in New York”, and “Muddy Banks of the Wishkah”

Ben Folds: “Ben Folds Live”

Johnny Cash: “Live at Folsom Prison” and the one from San Quentin I can’t remember the name of.

Rez Band - Live Bootleg

UFO “Strangers in the Night”

Blue Oyster Cult “On Your Feet Or On Your Knees”

I absolutely love the movie, and it’s a genius way to start the show.

growing up, I loved Second’s Out by Genesis… actually, I still love it now and again.

Louder than Bombs by The Smiths = also a good one.

One More From the Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo. I know Uncle Teddy don’t get no love 'round here, but we used to wear that thing out.

The Clash: From Here to Eternity
The Kinks: The Road
Led Zeppelin: How the West was Won
The Slits: The Peel Sessions
The Who: Live at Leeds
Wire: Wire on the Box 1979

Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out - Rolling Stones
Live at the Boston Tea Party - Fleetwood Mac
Live at the Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert - Bob Dylan
Waiting for Columbus - Little Feat