Your Favorite Live Albums

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited August 2010 in History of Rock
Simple, what are your favorite live albums?

mine:
Flashpoint - the Rolling Stones
Rockin' the Fillmore - Humble Pie
Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
The Night Watch - King Crimson
Live Album - Grand Funk Railroad
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
At Carnegie Hall - It's A Beautiful Day
At Budokan - Cheap Trick
If You Want Blood - AC/DC
Let There Be Rock Live In Paris - AC/DC
Live At Atlantic Studios - AC/DC
Live 72 - Grateful Dead
Live (73) - Uriah Heep
Live - Steppenwolf
In Session - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King
Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Bootleg) My God! - Jethro Tull
Exit...Stage Left - Rush
Blow Your Face Out Live - J Geils Band
Big Time - Tom Waits
Live Bullet - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
Grace Around the World - Jeff Buckley
Live At the Ryman - Jonny Lang
MTV Unplugged - 10,000 Maniacs
Live at the Star Club - Jerry Lee Lewis
Irish Tour - Rory Gallagher
Pictures At An Exhibition - ELP
Hampton Comes Alive - Phish

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  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Live! - Bob Marley
    MTV: Unplugged, Live In New York - Nirvana
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    some more good stuff:
    Irish Tour - Rory Gallagher
    Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
    A Black And White Night - Roy Orbison
    The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited August 2008
    Live After Death.

    \m/
  • Murricane93Murricane93 Unsigned
    edited August 2008
    Chicago: Live in Japan

    That's a great album.
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    a21schizoidman;1044879 said:
    Live Bullet is an amazing album, I have Nine Tonight, but never was too impressed by it sadly...
    Most of those on "Nine Tonight" I'd rather hear the studio version of the song. "Her Strut" and "Tryin' To Live My Life Without You" are really the only 2 on there I break the album out to listen to. (What's the Genesis album that has the live version of "Turn It On Again"....."And Then There Were 3"???)

    Edit: Nevermind...It's Three Sides Live. (just went and looked).
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited August 2008
    WhiffleBallTony;1044932 said:
    Live After Death.

    \m/
    And

    Frank Zappa: Live at Filmore East 1971
  • JerryBrudosJerryBrudos Rising Star
    edited August 2008
    Strangers in the Night- UFO
    Maiden Japan and Live After Death- Iron Maiden
    Tokyo Tapes- Scorpions
    Live and Dangerous- Thin Lizzy
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    Live At the Star Club - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • wrldindstries302wrldindstries302 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Folks, it's Artist - Album.

    Some of my favorites:

    Prince - One Nite Alone... Live! (Holy sweet Jesus this man is a guitar god)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live In Hyde Park
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    Wilco - Kicking Television
    The Who - Live At Leeds
    Queens Of The Stone Age - Over The Years And Through The Woods
    David Bowie - Stage
    David Bowie - Santa Monica 72
    David Bowie - Bowie At The Beeb (3-disc version)
    Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been
    Elton John - 11-17-70
    Ween - Live In Toronto
    Ween - All Request Live
    Ween - Live At Stubb's (This is my all time favorite live album. Dean Ween is probably the most underrated guitarist of all time. I highly recommend at least checking out the first disc, which is available here for download) Here's a sample vid:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7V4iSnzcBA
  • JukeBoxHeroJukeBoxHero Headliner
    edited August 2008
    I'm a bit limited on live albums, I aim for studio albums for the most part. My choices are...

    Rush-At the World's Stage, Exit...Stage Left, Rush in Rio

    I am limited :o
  • BhindBluEyes430BhindBluEyes430 Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Live At Leeds-The Who
    live at the Filmore-Allman Brothers

    the best
  • cdesteycdestey Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    S.O.D. - Live at Budokan
    Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal
    Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock
    Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    cdestey;1045341 said:

    Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal
    that is prolly the greatest Live album ever
  • defenestraterdefenestrater Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    wrldindstries302;1045042 said:

    David Bowie - Stage
    David Bowie - Santa Monica 72
    David Bowie - Bowie At The Beeb (3-disc version)
    Really, Stage? Bowie is one of my favorites, and I love Bowie at the Beeb, but I'd probably put Stage, and David Live for that matter, on my list of worst live albums ever. :p

    Not rock, but still my favorite live albums:
    DJ Shadow- In Tune And On Time
    Daft Punk- Alive 2007

    I like both for the same reason. All the songs I love are on the cd, but they're reworked for a live setting which adds some life to the music. I'm always a little bored when I go to a show and the band's performance is just a reproduction of their cd's note for note, or as close as they can manage it. I like to see artists push things in a different direction when playing live.
  • UltimatumUltimatum Washed Up
    edited August 2008
    Live at the Royal Albert Hall-The Who

    The 33+ minute version of Young Man Blues is what makes it worth it.
  • synthesizedpianosynthesizedpiano Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    Made in Japan-Deep Purple
    Live in Munich 1977- Rainbow
    Live at Leeds- The who
    S&M- Metallica
    AC/DC Live: Collector's Edition- AC/DC
  • OomingmakOomingmak Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    wrldindstries302;1045042 said:
    Folks, it's Artist - Album.

    Some of my favorites:

    Prince - One Nite Alone... Live! (Holy sweet Jesus this man is a guitar god)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live In Hyde Park
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    Wilco - Kicking Television
    The Who - Live At Leeds
    Queens Of The Stone Age - Over The Years And Through The Woods
    David Bowie - Stage
    David Bowie - Santa Monica 72
    David Bowie - Bowie At The Beeb (3-disc version)
    Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been
    Elton John - 11-17-70
    Ween - Live In Toronto
    Ween - All Request Live
    Ween - Live At Stubb's (This is my all time favorite live album. Dean Ween is probably the most underrated guitarist of all time. I highly recommend at least checking out the first disc, which is available
    Live Ween is amazing.

    Foghat - Live
    Humble Pie - Rockin' the Filmore

    I don't know if it counts, but Tom Waits - Nighthawks at the Diner. Recorded in the studio with a small audience, made to sound like a live performance at a diner.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited August 2008
    Tom Waits - Big Time
  • OomingmakOomingmak Opening Act
    edited August 2008
    a21schizoidman;1049190 said:
    Tom Waits - Big Time
    I probably should have not forgot about that one, guess I need to listen to it again.
  • ExpertDrummerExpertDrummer Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Rage Against The Machine-The Grand Olympic Auditorium
  • tomervo79tomervo79 Unsigned
    edited August 2008
    Metallica - S&M
    Nirvana Unplugged
    Clapton Unplugged

    I haven't heard all of Live at Leeds, but the stuff I have heard is darned good. I have the Who "greatest hits" album that has some Live at Leeds selections.
  • CHOFF09CHOFF09 Unsigned
    edited August 2008
    in no particular order:
    Band of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix
    Frampton Come Alive - Peter Frampton
    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - Rolling Stones
    Live at Leeds - The Who
    Live at Wembley - Queen
    Live Cream, Vol. 2 - Cream
    Live Rust - Neil Young
    Made in Japan - Deep Purple
    One More For the Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Yessongs - YES
  • JohnTheDrummerJohnTheDrummer Road Warrior
    edited August 2008
    Definitely Sepultura's "Under A Pale Grey Sky"... AMAZING.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited July 2010
    since i brought the topic up in Your Top 5 a few weeks ago and i kept thinking about great live albums at work today, i decided to revive this thread for an open discussion on the topic
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited July 2010
    Neverender by Coheed and Cambria is my favorite. They play every song they have ever recorded,the performances are stellar,and the crowd is unbelieveable.Also,i was at the show,all 4 nights.So yeah,that's why i like it so much.

    Highlights

    Disc 1

    Hearshot Kid Disaster
    Junesong Provision

    Disc 2

    In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3
    The Light and the glass

    Disc 3

    Willing Well I:Fuel for the Feeding End
    The Trooper Cover

    Disc 4

    Gravemakers and Gunslingers
    Welcome Home (With Warren Haynes)


    Yeah i realize i linked to a concert DVD. The DVD also comes with a concert album,so there.
  • schmeankmanschmeankman Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Peter Paul & Mary - "Live"
    Muddy Waters - "Muddy 'Mississippi' Water Live"
    Bruce Springsteen - "Live 75-85"
    Ozark Mountain Daredevils - "It's Alive!"
    Ramones - "It's Alive"
    Nirvana - "Live at Reading" and "Unplugged in New York"
    Bob Dylan - "Bootleg Series Vol 4 Live 1966: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert"
    Talking Heads - "Stop Making Sense"
    Johnny Cash - "At Folsom Prison"
    Little Feat - "Waiting For Columbus"
    The Who - "Live at Leeds"
    Townes Van Zandt - "Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas"
    Neil Young - "Live Rust" and "Sugar Mountain: Live at the Canterburry House 1968" and "Live at Massey Hall" and "Live at Fillmore East"

    Overall, I believe that Waiting For Columbus is the best live album of all time.
  • swet07swet07 Rising Star
    edited July 2010
    Nine inch Nails-And all that could have been
    The Mars Volta-Scabdates
    Tool-Salival(While not completely live their performances on it are superb)
    Pink Floyd-The Delicate Sound of Thunder
    Les Claypool's Flying Frog Brigade-Live Frogs Disc 2(The whole thing is Pink Floyd's Animals)
    Queens of the Stone Age-Over the years and Through the Woods

    Honorable Mentions(Never really listened to but know of its importance)
    Nirvana-Unplugged from NY
    The Who-Live at Leeds
  • KISSfreq3KISSfreq3 Unsigned
    edited July 2010
  • bubblegumpopbubblegumpop Road Warrior
    edited July 2010
    3 come to mind.


    Authority Zero-Rhythm and Booze
    an excellent acoustic set with some songs even exceeding their original forms.


    Reel Big Fish-Our live album is better than your live album.
    Some bands are just better live, because of this I can never listen to their sub-par studio albums ever again.

    Matisyahu-Live at Stubbs
    His best album in my opinion, tons of grooves and jams, hell even a beat box song!
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited July 2010
    Some obvious choices, and maybe some not-so-obvious ones:

    Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
    The Who - Live at Leeds
    REO Speedwagon - Live: You Get What You Play For
    Eric Clapton - Unplugged
    Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
    Pink Floyd - P.U.L.S.E.
    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    Heart - The Road Home
    Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet
    Jimmy Buffett - You Had to Be There
    Cheap Trick - At Budokan
    Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert in Central Park
    Yanni - Live at the Acropolis
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