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Old 09-11-2008, 09:02 AM
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Best Live Albums of All Time

Listening to a cut from PULSE by Pink Floyd this morning has garnered the though of what are the best ever live albums.

My candidates include the following:

1. YesSongs - Yes
2. Pulse - Pink Floyd
3. Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East
4. Welcome to the show... - ELP
5. Peter Frampton Comes Alive

That's my top five of the ones I can think of right now. What's in your top five?
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:06 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

I always liked Genesis' Seconds Out.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:20 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

I'm onboard with Frampton Comes Alive
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:23 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

1. Pulse - Pink Floyd
2. Live Scenes from NY - Dream Theater
3. Unplugged at the Walls - Marillion
4. Keys to Ascension I & II - Yes
5. Coma Divine - Porcupine Tree
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:41 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

just thought of more.

Band of Gypsies - Jimi Hendrix
Live at Leeds - The Who.
Nightwatch (Live) - King Crimson (that brought us Lament and Fracture)
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:05 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

Seeing a lot of shows, I tend to shy away from a lot of live records. But some get a lot of play because of personal rememberances.

Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

Bought this when I was 15, hanging out at a local Korvettes, they were playing it in the store BM (Before Musak!). It's a perfect live record.

Speaking of Korvettes, here's an example of "putting lipstick on a pig" (a current events tem):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edn7eI4PEbA

Grand Funk - Caught In the Act

The first live record is the epitome of hippiness, this one has the keyboards and some spirited versions.

Frampton Comes Alive - of course...

The Nearfest lives of Izz and Hackett are great. No more jump out into the top group, but I'm sure there are more.

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Old 09-11-2008, 10:24 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

I would include Lou Reed's "Rock N Roll Animal" to the others listed above and maybe "Woodstock"....
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:24 AM
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

In no particular order:

1. Peter Gabriel's Secret World Live,
2. Genesis Seconds Out
3. Pink Floyd's Pulse
4. The Door's Alive She Cried
5. Rush's Exit Stage Left & Rush In Rio
6. Kansas's Two For The Show
7. Frampton Comes Alive
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

kevishev, I almost include R&R animal just for the best dual guitar intro song on a live album.
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

My 10 all time favorite live albums :

1. Barclay James Harvest - Live tapes (1978)
2. UK - Night after night (1979)
3. Supertramp - Paris (1980)
4. Alan Stivell - A l' Olympia (1972)
5. Judie Tzuke - Road noise (1982)
6. Tangerine Dream - Logos (1982)
7. Thin Lizzy - Live and dangerous (1977)
8. Genesis - Second's out (1977)
9. Yes - Keys to ascension II (1997)
10. Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall (1976)
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

I can agree with all but a few I've seen, probably only because I've never heard 'em. Here's two gems that I've not seen though;

1. Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
2. Humble Pie - Rockin The Fillmore
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1. Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
In college, during a long involved game of Risk, a friend dropped the tone arm on the turntable on the intro cheering of this record every time he took a country He'd leave the damn thing spinning....
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My 10 all time favorite live albums :
3. Supertramp - Paris (1980)
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1. Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus....
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David Bowie - David Live (1974)

But to mention a live track
Hotel California - Eagles from Hell Freezes Over (1994) It still makes all the hairs on my neck stand up and take notice. (nowadays the hairs on my back as well )
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

Genesis LIve
KInG Crimson USA
PFM Cook
Yes Yessongs
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals Live from Mars
THIn Lizzy Live And dangerous
Deep purple Made in Japan
Ummagumma first LP
Uriah Heep First january 1973
Marillion real to reel
GOlden earing First Live
Zappa in New York
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

Van Morrison--a night in san francisco (1994).

Great album I still listen to reguraly (on cd of course).
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

Kiss Alive!

You didn't limit it to prog when you threw Frampton in there...
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PFM released 5 other official "live" recordings besides Cook (a.k.a. Live in USA). The 3 most recent releases in 1998 (www.pfmpfm.it (il Best)
), 2002 (Live in Japan) and 2004 (Piazza del Campo) are incredible for any PFM fan. The band's energy always comes across to me in their recordings. If you are a Mauro Pagani fan, the Piazza del Campo recording is incredible.

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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

ROck n ROll animal/Lou Reed Live ( 2 lps same venue)
Kansas Two for the show
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Re: Best Live Albums of All Time

Did anyone mention Hawkwind - Space Ritual Alive???

That was an AWESOME show......I think
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PFM released 5 other official "live" recordings besides Cook (a.k.a. Live in USA). The 3 most recent releases in 1998 (www.pfmpfm.it (il Best)
), 2002 (Live in Japan) and 2004 (Piazza del Campo) are incredible for any PFM fan. The band's energy always comes across to me in their recordings. If you are a Mauro Pagani fan, the Piazza del Campo recording is incredible.

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Grazzie Amico , all are in my collection + a 4 cd box with live performances from their debut as PFM to the 'jet lag' line up with greg bloch on violin. They are HUGE
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