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Top 5 live albums

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1.)  The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco (1959)  desismileys_0490.gif

2.)  Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debby (1961)  desismileys_2787.gif

3.)   John Lee Hooker - Concert at  Newport  1964     desismileys_2785.gif

4.)   John Coltrane Live at The Village Vanguard (1962)   

5a.)  Muddy Waters at Newport 1960

5b.)  Thelonious Monk at The Blackhawk (1960)

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6.)  Colosseum Live (1971)

7.)  The Allman Brothers Band at The Fillmore East (1970)

8.)  Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy & Elsewhere (1973)

9.)  The Grateful Dead - Live Dead (1969)

10.)  The Who - LIve at Leeds (1970)

11.)  Rolling Stones -  Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out  (1969)

12.)  The Gun Club - Ahmed's  Wild Dream (1992)

 

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - One From The Road

Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East

Scorpions - World Wide Live

Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

The Who - Live At Leeds

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The live ones by Zep and Maiden are by far the best. Apart from them, Queen. At Wembley mainly. Guns n Roses live era cd is a great listen. Obviously mixed concerts.

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In no particular order:

  • Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
  • Ramones - It's Alive
  • Jimi Hendrix - Live at Monterey
  • Led Zeppelin - How the West Was Won
  • Deep Purple - Made in Japan

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Not counting HTWWW and TSRTS remastered with the additional songs:

I cannot really put these in an order

Pink Floyd - Umma Gumma - the live disc from Mothers in Birmingham June 1969.  Astronomy Dominae and the end of Saucerful of Secrets alone are worth the price of admission.  

Yes - Progeny - Highlights from 72.  So much better than the original Yessongs

Deep Purple - the bonus live disc that comes with the remastered live Concerto for Group and Orchestra.  It has only Hush, Wring that Neck, and Child in Time, but the performance and sound are incredible.  The sound mix is much, much better than Made in Japan.  What the heck - the whole Concerto for Group and Orchestra is amazing as well so I will include the entire 2 disc CD here.  It is so well recorded.  Both the entire orchestra and the band come through very well. 

Pink Floyd - Live at Pompeii.  Just this version of Echoes alone would make my top five live albums.  I much prefer it to the studio version. 

Yesshows - it has live Gates of Delirium,  Going for the One, and Parallels

 

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"How the West Was Won" - Led Zeppelin

"Unleashed in the East (Japanese version)" - Judas Priest

"Live Killers" - Queen

"Double Live Gonzo" - Ted Nugent

"Made in Europe" - Deep Purple

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In no particular order in my current mood:

 

- Led Zeppelin 02

- Hawkwind Space Ritual 

- U2 Live From Paris

- Inxs Live At Barker Hanger

- Sloan 4 Nights at the Palace Royale 

- Rolling Stones No Security 

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My love of prog rock shows with...

Genesis - Seconds Out

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends.....

Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted (The 15 minutes that is "Russia On Ice/The Pills I'm Taking" is sublime)

Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong

and very surprisingly,

Goo Goo Dolls - Live in Buffalo (even if just for the version of 'Two Days In February')

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I should also have mentioned

Four Way Street - especially Carry On - one of the coolest four guitar jams ever recorded

Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall and British Tour '76.  So much great material, such amazing vocals, and Jon Camp on the bass.  Fantastic  

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