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2 minutes ago, lowdown said:

 

There was a remastered release in 1998 with it on as a bonus track. I think it's also on the DVD audio quality release as well.

 

 

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Prince - one Night Alone (3 discs inc after show party from 21 Nights tour)
Paul Weller - catch a flame 

Bob Marley - Babylon by bus

Chic - live at the Budokan

Marvin Gaye - live at Montreux

vulfpeck - live at Madisson square gardens

Marcus Miller - The Ozel Tapes & A night in Monte Carlo

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Interesting sub-set of live albums is the live debut album.

I suppose there are genres where it is normal like jazz or something... but not in general rock/soul.

How about his example from wave2 punks Peter and The Test Tube Babies. The Album is "whizzed and Proud".

It was not a greatest hits in any way, just what would have been on a studio debut.

Luckily they can cut it live and it features some amusing banter between singer Peter, bass player Trapper and audience (e.g. at the end of this clip). Lyrics are pretty funny too.

 

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18 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

Interesting sub-set of live albums is the live debut album.

I suppose there are genres where it is normal like jazz or something... but not in general rock/soul.

How about his example from wave2 punks Peter and The Test Tube Babies. The Album is "whizzed and Proud".

It was not a greatest hits in any way, just what would have been on a studio debut.

Luckily they can cut it live and it features some amusing banter between singer Peter, bass player Trapper and audience (e.g. at the end of this clip). Lyrics are pretty funny too.

 

Suck on this was Primus's debut and it was a live record. Pretty cool effort I think. 

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Queen - Wembley '86

Queen - (All of the other live performances!)

Pink Floyd - Live In Vienna

David Bowie - Glass Spider Tour

Eurythmics - Live In Sydney, Australia 1987

Karnivool - Decade Of Sound Awake - Live Stream

Devin Townsend - Zilltoid - Royal Albert Hall full show

Devin Townsend - Live In Plovdiv

Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scotts

Meshuggah - 

Dream Theater - Live Scenes From A Memory

Live After Death - Iron Maiden

Level 42 - Fait Accompli (Yeah, the "drums stop" joke...)

Jean-Michel Jarre - Live In Houston / Live London Docklands

 

Just a few off the top of my head that had definitely left their mark on me. 

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Queen - Wembley '86

Queen - (All of the other live performances!)

Pink Floyd - Live In Vienna

David Bowie - Glass Spider Tour

Eurythmics - Live In Sydney, Australia 1987

Karnivool - Decade Of Sound Awake - Live Stream

Devin Townsend - Zilltoid - Royal Albert Hall full show

Devin Townsend - Live In Plovdiv

Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scotts

Meshuggah - 

Dream Theater - Live Scenes From A Memory

Live After Death - Iron Maiden

Level 42 - Fait Accompli (Yeah, the "drums stop" joke...)

Jean-Michel Jarre - Live In Houston / Live London Docklands

 

Just a few off the top of my head that had definitely left their mark on me. 

I forgot Opeth, I need to add Opeth! - Royal Albert Hall

Mr Big - Live in San Francisco

Winery Dogs - Live in err.. can't remember! 

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I was hoping for something from this century but I'm no better.

 

Humble Pie Rockin' the Fillmore Humble Pie - Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore (full album) (VINYL) - YouTube

Doors Absolutely Live Who Do You Love (Live) - YouTube

Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall 1938 Sing Sing Sing - Carnegie Hall 1938 - YouTube

 

That last has a claim to be the first ever concert of popular music, depends how you define concert of course but if so it was good to kick it all off with a good one. Love the drums.

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Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light

Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus

Pat Metheny - Travels

Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scott's

Rufus Wainwright - Milwaukee At Last

Genesis - Seconds Out

Yes - Yessongs

Pink Floyd - P.U.L.S.E.

Weather Report - 8:30

Zappa - Live in New York (and Roxy & Elsewhere)

Gino Vannelli - Live (in Montreal)

Brian Wilson - SMiLE Live

Sting - All This Time

Allman Bros - Live at the Fillmore

CSN&Y - 4 Way Street

Santana - Lotus

 

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Just remembered a few more...

 

Iggy Pop - TV Eye - one of the few live recordings that actually sound like being at a gig

Allman Bros at Fillmore East

Bob Marley Live

Pink Floyd - the live stuff on Ummagumma

Joy Division - Preston - love listening to the synths and other gear gradually failing and the band reverting to a much rawer set

Mick Ronson tribute concert - quite a bit of dull stuff but the bit where Joe Elliot fronts the Spiders from Mars is fab

Neil Young Unplugged - brilliant flipside to Weld despite being I'll thought of by many

Suicide - 23 mins over Brussels 

 

Really looking forward to making my way through some of the recommendations posted above. God, I love live albums.

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Dr Feelgood - Stupidity

Stones - Get Yer Ya-Yas Out

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

Mott the Hoople - Mott Live

Neil Young - lots (even the barely 'live' overdubbed ones)

Alex Harvey - British Tour 1976 

Alex Harvey - US tour 1974

 

I realise I've clearly identified my age (to within a few years) with that lot...

 

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I have a soft spot for:

 

BeBop Deluxe: Live in the Air Age

Cheap Trick: At Budokan

Rush: All the World's a Stage

Loud Family: From Ritual to Romance

Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

Neil Young: Live Rust

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1 hour ago, lowdown said:

Yes, I forgot about that album... Absolutely terrific..!!

Mike Miller's solo on 'Brother to Brother' is fantastic. Actually the whole album is. :D

Nice to see another Gino Vannelli fan here. I actually got to see that same band in 1992 in London at The Marquee (when it moved to Charing Cross Rd). Mike Miller on guitar, of course, who also played bass on one number. Drummer Enzo Tedesco totally blew me away, too. The whole gig was excellent. Only thing was Joe Vannelli playing all the other bass parts on keys/synth. He did an excellent job but just a shame they didn't go with a real bottom-ender! :) 

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2 hours ago, Stingray5 said:

Nice to see another Gino Vannelli fan here. I actually got to see that same band in 1992 in London at The Marquee (when it moved to Charing Cross Rd). Mike Miller on guitar, of course, who also played bass on one number. Drummer Enzo Tedesco totally blew me away, too. The whole gig was excellent. Only thing was Joe Vannelli playing all the other bass parts on keys/synth. He did an excellent job but just a shame they didn't go with a real bottom-ender! :) 

 

Yeah, I have always liked GV.

 

Enzo was a great drummer and died far too young. I loved his playing with Frank Gambale in the 90's.

 

 

For some reason YouTube won't allow this video to embed. You have to click on the link (no Ads, so that might be the reason).

https://youtu.be/R-9EQV9B0FQ

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3 minutes ago, Piers_Williamson said:

I was always told Live and Dangerous was one of the most over-dubbed live records in history.......

Good to see at least one basschatter likes Shadows and Light

Does anyone know who played Bass on the King Curtis Live album (recommend Soul Stew!)

Great album I’d forgotten about! King Curtis Live at Filmore west, I think the bass player was Jerry jemmott

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