What Are YOUR Top 10-20 Live Albums

g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,165
edited April 2016 in Other Music
To me live albums can be classic music in that they record a moment history as it happens at the shows we attend. I've attended hundreds so what are your favorite live recorded moments......

Here's mine....after the first five no particular order.....

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RUSH...Exit Stage Left, ATWAS, Different Stages
Bob Marley and The Wailers....Babylon By Bus....to me the greatest live reggae album
U2......Under A Blood Red Sky
Michael Franti and Spearhead.....Live in Alaska
Peter Gabriel.....Plays Live
Ben Harper.....Live From Mars...blew me away the first time I heard it.
The Who.....Live At Leeds
Talking Heads....Stop Making Sense
Miles Davis....Big Fun
The Clash.....From Here To Eternity
David Bowie....Glass Spider Live
Iron Maiden.....Live After Death
Genesis.....Three Sides Live
The Police.....11/29/79 The Palladium....bootleg
George Harrison....The Concert For Bangladesh
Pearl Jam.....Live At The Gorge
Living Colour.....Live At CBGB
Burning Spear.....Live In Paris
Joe Satriani......Live From San Francisco
U2.....Live Slane Castle


Peace
*We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

*MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
.....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

*The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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  • SVRDhand13SVRDhand13 NYCPosts: 23,596
    I love a lot of bands but all 20 live albums would be PJ bootlegs tbh.
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,165

    I love a lot of bands but all 20 live albums would be PJ bootlegs tbh.

    That's cool PJ has recorded some amazing concerts over the years. I could say the very same about RUSH.

    Peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • LukinFanLukinFan Posts: 26,486
    The Doors - IN CONCERT is one of my favorites. I must had bought it over 20 years ago.
    1996: Ft Lauderdale
    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 3,703
    $100.47 for a used copy on amazon for that Michael Franti and Spearhead.....Live in Alaska
    ugh!
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,165
    edited April 2016

    $100.47 for a used copy on amazon for that Michael Franti and Spearhead.....Live in Alaska
    ugh!

    Something smells bad with that sale. Michael is a friend and I see no reason why that album is priced that high. Unless he signed it and left his dna on it somehow. I'll look it up to see what the deal is.

    Update: I looked it up but I couldn't find anything with that cd or anything related to that Alaska recording costing that much money.

    Peace
    Post edited by g under p on
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 8,361
    The Rolling Stones - Stripped and Get yer ya-yas out
    Portishead - Live in NYC..
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+ 2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 3,703
    g under p said:

    $100.47 for a used copy on amazon for that Michael Franti and Spearhead.....Live in Alaska
    ugh!

    Something smells bad with that sale. Michael is a friend and I see no reason why that album is priced that high. Unless he signed it and left his dna on it somehow. I'll look it up to see what the deal is.

    Update: I looked it up but I couldn't find anything with that cd or anything related to that Alaska recording costing that much money.

    Peace
    a used scuffed copy for $34 and another one like new for $122
    obviously out of print now and a collectable. ugh!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000F6IKHO/ref=tmm_acd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1460125766&sr=1-1
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 3,703
    i no order and for sure i'm missing some. some obvious choices already mentioned
    before the flood-the band&dylan
    marley's last show-live from pittsburgh
    phish halloween covering quadrophenia
    iggy & stooges metallic ko
    the last waltz
  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,165

    g under p said:

    $100.47 for a used copy on amazon for that Michael Franti and Spearhead.....Live in Alaska
    ugh!

    Something smells bad with that sale. Michael is a friend and I see no reason why that album is priced that high. Unless he signed it and left his dna on it somehow. I'll look it up to see what the deal is.

    Update: I looked it up but I couldn't find anything with that cd or anything related to that Alaska recording costing that much money.

    Peace
    a used scuffed copy for $34 and another one like new for $122
    obviously out of print now and a collectable. ugh!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000F6IKHO/ref=tmm_acd_used_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1460125766&sr=1-1
    Yeah I see that's nuts I've two of them......I should get Michael to sign one here's playing a festival here next week. Michael would tell me it's not worth it.

    Peace
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


  • ceskaceska New YorkPosts: 695
    Tough to categorize "live albums" because there are bands like Pearl Jam and Wilco that release a ton of shows officially; others have released shows for free as MP3s but they weren't official albums for sale on CD; and now there are official pro-shot live performances archived on youtube. Excluding many from those categories, and adding to albums listed above, here's a few more:

    Richard Thompson - Small Town Romance
    Grateful Dead - Without a Net
    The Who - Young Vic 1971 (Who's Next re-release bonus disc)
    The Kinks - To The Bone
    Nirvana - MTV Unplugged
    Soul Asylum - Welcome to the Minority live disc
  • NYCPJNYCPJ Posts: 736
    Ill put aside Pearl Jam live albums- here are a few of my favorites:

    Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
    David Bowie - Stage
    The Who - Live at Leeds
    The Stones- Get your ya yas out
    UFO - Strangers in the Night
    Thin Lizzy -Live and Dangerous
    The Ramones- Its Alive
    Rush - All the Worlds a Stage
    Aerosmith - Live Bootleg
    Deep Purple - Made In Japan
    Hendrix- Band of Gypsies
    Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore
    Cheap Trick - At Budokan
    Nirvana - Redding 92
    White Stripes- Under Great White Northern Lights
    Neil Young - Live Rust
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
    Wilco - Kicking Televisions
    AC/DC - If you want blood, you got it


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    6/24/08 (MSG1)
    6/25/08 (MSG2)
    7/1/08 (Beacon Theater -NYC)
    10/30/09 (Philly3)
    5/18/10 (Newark, NJ)
    5/20/10 (MSG1)
    5/21/10 (MSG2)
    10/18/13 (Brooklyn 1)
    10/19/13 (Brooklyn 2)
    5/1/16 (MSG 1)
    5/2/16 (MSG 2)
  • LukinFanLukinFan Posts: 26,486
    ryan adams live at carnegie hall
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    1998: Birmingham
    2000: Charlotte, Tampa
    2003: Tampa, Atlanta, Phoenix
    2004: Kissimmee
    2008: West Palm Beach, Bonnaroo, Columbia
    2010: MSG2
    2012: Music Midtown
    2014: Memphis
    2016: Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Jacksonville, JazzFest
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 19,041
    Something got me to thinking about Lou Reed recently and I put this one on. Hadn't listened to it for quite a while and it just flipped me out all over again. What a killer live album!

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  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 2,679
    I remember digging phish a live one back in 94 or so when it came out. That was such a great album.
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  • derbydavederbydave Columbus, OHPosts: 9,403
    edited April 19
    Band Of Horses - Acoustic at The Ryman



    MMJ - OKONOKOS



    Pearl Jam - Live at The Gorge 05/06



    Dave Matthews Band - Live at Red Rocks '95



    Sunny Day Real Estate - LIVE




    Chris Cornell - Songbook



    Pixies - at the BBC




    10,000 Maniacs - MTV Unplugged


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  • erocshiftyerocshifty Posts: 647
    Obviously, PJ bootlegs are going to top the list. Barring ALL of those, I mostly listen to exclusively live music nowadays, other than when my favorite bands put out something new. There's some killer sites out there with some good selections.
    All that being said, here is some of my other favorites:

    RHCP- Pack The Stadium Day 1/Day 2/Osaka (2007)
    Clutch Live In Flint, MI (2004)
    Led Zeppelin Destroyer (1977)
    Rolling Stones L.A. Friday (1975)/Some Girls Live in Texas (1978)
    Aerosmith Live Bootleg (1978)
    Nirvana Live & Loud (1993)
    Jane's Addiction A Cabinet Of Curiosities Disc 3 (1990)
    Fugazi Live in Germany 10/12/1990(1990)
    Jack White Bonnaroo 2014
    The Raconteurs Henry Fonda Theatre 2008
    Black Crowes Norfolk, VA 11/11/1996
    Stone Temple Pilots Live At The Centrum (1994)
    Blind Melon Live At The Cabaret (1995)
    Alice In Chains Unplugged (1996)
    Dave Matthews Band LiveTrax Volume 14 (2008)/Alpine Valley 2004
    Rush All The World's A Stage (1976)/Exit Stage Left (1981)/Working Men (2009)
    Soundgarden Live On I-5 (2011)
    311 6/22/2000, Atlanta, GA
    Wings Wings Over America (1976)
    Mad Season Live At The Moore (1995)

    I still need to find some good Who and U2 shows,as well as a few others, but live music is my preferred way to go. That really started with Aerosmith- Classics Live back in 7th grade and then the Pearl Jam- Live In Atlanta set in 1994. This is a big reason why they've been my favorite all these years. They make damn near every show available for purchase and provide many hours of enjoyment, along with their shows being so varied and long. Unplugged was really how I initially got into them as well.

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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 1,737
    I'll limit this too just a few PJ since I could fill it with them alone. Some of my favorites off the top of my head:

    Pearl Jam - Melbourne '98 and Spectrum '09
    Led Zeppelin - Live at the BBC
    Metallica - S&M
    AIC - Unplugged
    AC/DC - Live
    Dispatch - Gut the Van
    O.A.R. - Anytime Now (Before they became so poppy)
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Live in France
    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    John Coltran - Live at the Village Vanguard (So many choices)
    Hendrix - Anything, but if I had to pick, it'd be Live at the Fillmore East
    Bob Marley - Live! 1975 Lyceum Theatre
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  • bflynn1bflynn1 Posts: 686
    There used to be a time when I only wanted to hear the studio version of songs. In the last 10 years I've learned to love listening to live recordings more and more. It's fun to hear the different spins that bands put on songs and the crowd interaction/participation.
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