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« Thread started on: Sep 2nd, 2017, 6:43pm »

Ages ago, I once neglected a live album compared with a studio album, mainly because, why bother when you have the actual track... Over the past 10 years, I'm realizing that certain live albums are better then the studio album....

Which are your favourite live albums by bands you like compared to the original....

I know this is in the Prog thread but I suppose could of posted this anywhere!! grin
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 2nd, 2017, 8:36pm »

I don't know if I would consider these live albums better than the studio versions, but they are albums that I go to just as often as their predecessors.

Cheap Trick - Live At Budokan
Brand X - Livestock
Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
Deep Purple - Made In Japan
Wings - Wings Over America
Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road
Yes - Yessongs
UFO - Strangers In The Night
Supertramp - Paris
ELP - Welcome Back My Friends....
Transatlantic - Whirld Tour
Kansas - Two For The Show
Marillion (with Fish) - The Theiving Magpie
Rush - A Show Of Hands
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited Live
Flying Colors - Live In Europe
Pendragon - Concerto Maximo
The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt
PFM - Cook
Eloy - Reincarnation Onstage
Ozric Tentacles - Live At The Pongmaster's Ball
Spock's Beard - Gluttons For Punishment
UK - Night After Night
Pink Floyd - Pulse
The Allman Brothers - Live At The Fillmore

There are probably more. I can't think of them right now.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 3rd, 2017, 06:05am »

One Fair Summer Evening - Nanci Griffith, I actually heard the album before seeing the video, and it turned out I was right, the ambience suggested a low ceilinged, small intimate venue, that perfectly captured the then-at-the-top-of-her-game Nanci, who sadly has lost the magic of late. Only acoustic guitar and keyboards, and a backing singer or two, but superb.

Genesis Revisited Live at the Royal Albert Hall (As opposed to the earlier one) - Steve Hackett, The end of Supper's Ready NEVER sounded better!

Cock Robin Live - because Peter always rearranges the songs, so what you get is totally different, but still brilliant. Pat Mastelloto on drums in the live band.

A Night at Red Rocks - The Moody Blues - at last with the full orchestra!

But generally, I'm with Noni, a live album has to be special to top the studio cuts.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 3rd, 2017, 06:16am »

Queen - Live at Wembley '86

Queen's live albums all sound different from the studio versions and they are different from each other too.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 14th, 2017, 07:46am »

Camel - Never Let Go 2CD - as with most live versions these are just more powerful ....
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 14th, 2017, 10:43am »

As I said in another thread recently (and probably many times before), Yessongs really blows the three studio albums it samples out of the water in my opinion.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 17th, 2017, 6:19pm »

I'm not a great fan of live albums. Apart from Seconds Out, I do like Paul McCartney's Good Evening New York City & Bob Dylan's Manchester Free Trade Hall & Rolling Thunder tour albums. My hubby loves Made In Japan.
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 18th, 2017, 12:25pm »

I like live albums.
More often than not, I find they contain at least a couple, several or, in some instances, many tracks that come across more powerfully than the studio versions.

Thinking of live albums where I prefer at least half of the songs over the original studio versions:

Traffic - Welcome To The Canteen
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live From Madison Square Gardens
The Moody Blues - Live Plus 5
Camel - A Live Record; On The Road 1981
ELP - Welcome Back My Friends...
Fleetwood Mac - Live At The Boston Tea Party Vol. 1
The Who - Live At Leeds
CSNY - Four Way Street
Neil Young - Live At Massey Hall 1971

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« Reply #8 on: Sep 19th, 2017, 12:53am »

Studio recordings represent, for the most part, a single, controlled approach to performing a song or a piece of music. The great thing about live recordings is that you can get variations of that particular song. Being a good live performer is not an easy thing to do, so capturing a great performance on a recording can be very special thing.

A few great live albums:

Playing The Fool - Gentle Giant
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
The Last Waltz - The Band
Shadows And Light - Joni Mitchell
Live Rust - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 21st, 2017, 1:38pm »

Genesis - Seconds Out
Genesis - Duke Tour Boot (Lyceum show is fantastic!)
Rush - Different Stages
Rush - R30
Pink Floyd - Pulse
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