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#1 Old 12-28-2004, 11:13 AM
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Inspired by a thread elsewhere.



My pick:

Dire Straits - Alchemy
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U2-Under a Blood Red Sky
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Ozzy Osbourne - Tribute
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Living in Clip by Ani difranco is fantastic.



Rank by the Smiths is pretty darn good too.
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I grew up with Peter Frampton-Alive, Kiss-AliveII, and Led Zep-The Song Remains the Same. I have special memories of all three. I've always been drawn to Pink Floyd and really like Is There Anybody Out There: The Wall Live. I don't know that Live at Pompeii was released in CD...I remember going to the midnight movie with my sister when I was really young and seeing it. It was really awesome. If it's not on CD it should be.



Two last ones on my list are from Tesla - Five Man Acoustical Jam and Replugged Live.

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Good thread idea! In no particular order:



Keith Jarrett "The Koln Concert"

Arab Strap "Mad for Sadness"

Albert Ayler "Live in Greenwich Village"

U2 "Under a Blood Red Sky"

Nirvana "Unplugged In New York"

The Cure "Show"

Hawkwind "Space Ritual"



I could list more if I had my collection in front of me...
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Henry's Dream-Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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Living in Clip by Ani difranco is fantastic.



Rank by the Smiths is pretty darn good too.



sooooooo dreamy the both of them!
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Edgar Winter's White Trash - Roadwork.
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I also thought Paul McCartney's latest live double album was exceptionally well done, if you're into that sort of music.
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Some of my favorite live cds/vinyl records/tapes are:



Neil Young: Live Rust

The Allman Brothers Band: At Fillmore East

Led Zeppelin: How The West Was Won

Rush: All the World's a Stage
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Some of my favorite live cds/vinyl records/tapes are:



Neil Young: Live Rust

The Allman Brothers Band: At Fillmore East

Led Zeppelin: How The West Was Won

Rush: All the World's a Stage



I like these too, in fact I was listening to Fillmore East just this week.
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The only live albums I really like that aren't bootlegs are both Descendents live albums. I also just picked up Burnt By The Sun - Live @ Contamination Fest which is really good too.
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Can't remember all the titles, but I have to say that The Doors and David Bowie are at the top of my lists as giving live performances that kick @$$!
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Nirvana - Unplugged.



Every time I hear that album it makes me want to rush out and learn how to play guitar.
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Eric Clapton-Unplugged & Fleetwood Mac-The Dance
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Another vote for U2. Also:



Live Art - Bela Fleck/Flecktones

BB King - Live at the Regal and Live at Cook County Jail

Alone - John Lee Hooker

Burning Down the House - Etta James

1200 Curfews - Indigo Girls



and of course, James Taylor live

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Depeche Mode 101

Pink Floyd Delicate Sound of Thunder

Sheryl Crow & Friends Live in New York

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another vote for Nirvana Unplugged
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Wow. Great Taste IamJen!
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You know, I completely forgot about this one, but Little Feat's Live From Neon Park ranks right up there as one of the really great live efforts out there.
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Alchemy (Dire Straits)

The Koln Concert (Keith Jarrett)

Unplugged (Nirvana)
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Another vote for U2. Also:



Live Art - Bela Fleck/Flecktones

BB King - Live at the Regal and Live at Cook County Jail

Alone - John Lee Hooker

Burning Down the House - Etta James

1200 Curfews - Indigo Girls



and of course, James Taylor live



Now DO tell, what's a cute li'l ole white girl like you doin' listenin' to my kind of music? Live At The Regal? Bela Fleck, who happens to have my favorite bass man working today, Victor Wooten? Hooker and Etta James?



(shakes head in amazement)
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I'm not saying this is the best live album of all time, but I do like "Secret World Live" by Peter Gabriel.



(needed to be on the list somewhere...)
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Now DO tell, what's a cute li'l ole white girl like you doin' listenin' to my kind of music? Live At The Regal? Bela Fleck, who happens to have my favorite bass man working today, Victor Wooten? Hooker and Etta James?



(shakes head in amazement)



Heh. You don't know all my secrets yet. I've been a blues fan since birth, but only recently discovered the joy of Bela. I went to see the Flecktones two summers ago in concert, not knowing anything about them, and I was hooked.



And Miss Etta.....well, if I could sing like her for a just a day, I'd sell my soul to the Devil himself. I was actually able to see her perform live once too...about 7 years ago at this little intimate theatre in Kalamazoo. Truly amazing!



<<<ventures off to start the Blues lovers' thread.

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Fleetwood Mac - The Dance followed by Nirvana Unplugged and U2 - Rattle and Hum (part live / part studio).



I'm not sure about "the best" but they're my favorites and the only three I listen to on a regular basis.

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I haven't heard that many live cds. Coldplay Live 2003 is good though.
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Oh! I forgot about Etta Rocks the House! Maybe not best ever, but damn good.
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Yet another vote for Nirvana - Unplugged



Also -

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds

and

Bauhaus - Gotham
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I was going to say that I hate all live albums, but some of you have named some good ones.



Generally, the recording quality is so bad that I just can't take it. The ones recorded in small rooms or studios (like the unplugged albums) are good though.



Another good one : Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash Storytellers (from the VH1 series).



Also, the new Wu Tang live album (capturing the last concert the original members will ever play together) is full of energy and fun (but of course sounds horrible).



Also, Cheap Trick Live at Budokon.



RuthieB, I love that Tesla Five Man Acoustical Jam album. Most people say that nothing good came out of the hair bands, but that one is a gem.
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I was going to say that I hate all live albums, but some of you have named some good ones.



Generally, the recording quality is so bad that I just can't take it. The ones recorded in small rooms or studios (like the unplugged albums) are good though.



You should check out Dire Straits' live albums, On the Night, and Alchemy. They are recorded outdoors in stadiums and sound better than a lot of studio recordings.
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