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Don't listen to albums that much these days, but back in the day...

The Who. Live at Leeds

Cheap Trick. Live at Budokan

 

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More +1s here for Bill Withers Carnegie Hall and Live After Death. 

Jaco , Birthday Concert is a special album. 

So many great jazz albums are live. Bill Evans , Montreaux 68 a regular favourite here. 

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By a nautical mile, Genesis, Seconds Out. I’d say it’s my most-listened to album, full stop. First heard it in about ‘78 or ‘79, been listening to it probably at least monthly ever since. 

A long way behind would be Hawkwind - Space Ritual, Deep Purple - Made in Europe, Yessongs and Genesis Live. Oh, and Fleetwood Mac Live and Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous behind them. If Sugarcubes - Murder and Killing Live in Hell was an album rather than just a video that would be up there too. 

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5 minutes ago, Drax said:

More +1s here for Bill Withers Carnegie Hall and Live After Death. 

Jaco , Birthday Concert is a special album. 

So many great jazz albums are live. Bill Evans , Montreaux 68 a regular favourite here. 

Good shout. The Bill Evans Trio Live at the Village Vanguard 👍

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Rolling Stones - Get yer ya ya’s Out

Lou Reed - Rock n roll Animal

BB King - Live at the Regal

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The two I've listened to most would probably be Strangers In The Night and Marillion's Real To Reel...also have assorted live bootlegs from the 80s which I probably listened to more than albums lol but don't know how many would still be playable today

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Gentle Giant - "Playing the Fool".
A landmark live album to my ears.

 

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My iTunes stats cover the last decade or so. The top three are Bill Frisell - East West, Grateful Dead - Wake Up to Find Out and Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum.

But back in the old days it would have been Seconds Out, Livestock - Brand X and Night After Night - UK

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1 hour ago, Cato said:

I liked the faster versions.

I don't think it ever got too silly.

Interesting to hear a different viewpoint. I took a quick listen to a couple of tracks from Loco Live, but say it comes close to It's Alive.

These things often depend on how and when you were introduced to the band.

As a comparison here's Cretin Hop from both albums:

 

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2 minutes ago, Rich said:

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@Old Horse Murphy... I'll hold Al down, you thrash him mercilessly.

Blimey I normally have to pay for that kinda service 😁

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7 minutes ago, Rich said:

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@Old Horse Murphy... I'll hold Al down, you thrash him mercilessly.

I know one of her touring bassists is actually a member on here ( @JimmySims I think). He very kindly put me on the guest list when they played in Guildford a few years ago now. 

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1 minute ago, Old Horse Murphy said:

I know one of her touring bassists is actually a member on here ( @JimmySims I think). He very kindly put me on the guest list when they played in Guildford a few years ago now. 

That’s because he’s an all round good egg. I first met him at the Bass Centre when he and @Nickytwister were trading licks. Both really nice fellas.

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Another one for 'Live After Death' by Iron Maiden here, also 'The Original Pistols Live' by the Sex Pistols recorded in Burton-on-Trent in 1976. Haven't heard either for a good while, will rectify that shortly!

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The Cure's live album, Entreat, is perfection as far as a live album goes. All the tracks are from their Disintegration album, but every single one is elevated above the studio version. IMO this album contains the best version of Disintegration ever recorded. 

Other favorite live albums I have to be in the mood for but I'll happily indulge in Entreat at any time. 

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“Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged” 

the album

“Nirvana - MTV Unplugged”

wishes it could’ve been.

😉

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Just now, AndyTravis said:

“Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged” 

Excellent album, so much more than just acoustic versions of their songs. 

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OK so they’ve mostly been mentioned before but my top 5 would probably be...

  • Yessongs - Yes
  • A Show Of Hands - Rush
  • Live And Dangerous - Thin Lizzy
  • Exit Stage Left - Rush

and...

  • Live - James  Taylor (some lovely playing by Jimmy Johnson on that album).

Honourable mention to Rory Gallagher’s Live In Europe and Irish Tour ‘74.

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12 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

“Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged” 

the album

“Nirvana - MTV Unplugged”

wishes it could’ve been.

😉

YES!!! 😁

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19 minutes ago, Maude said:

Excellent album, so much more than just acoustic versions of their songs. 

Agree and what a performance considering that Layne was already in poor shape and Jerry was suffering from food poisoning! They also performed in front of the Metallica blokes. Nice message written on Mike's acoustic bass: Friends Don't Let Friends Get Friends Haircuts 😉 

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