Name your best 'live' album.

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Name your best 'live' album.

Post by Moog Taurus » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:04 pm

What's your best live CD/album you own.
I would go for "Seconds Out" by Genesis although GH at Nearfest is flying up my list of favourites. :D
Others in a short list would include "Paris" - Supertramp
"Exit Stage Left" - Rush

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Post by igor » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:53 pm

My favorite live albums are ones where the songs are improved in live performance, or at least rearranged as to not sound identical to the studio versions.

For example - GH Live at Nearfest I thought was a very good live album as the Lex Rex songs took on new life when played by a live band. (The Inconsolable Secret live was closer to the album version, though I would still rate it high as a live recording because of the energy and the additional guitar parts!)

I haven't heard "Paris" in years but my recollection was that it was very similiar to the studio recordings. If I'm wrong please let me know, I might check it out again!

Otherwise:
Seconds Out (Genesis)
Yessongs (Yes)
Playing the Fool (Gentle Giant)
Roxy & Elsewhere (Zappa)
Live 2003 (Flower Kings)
Back to the Bars (Todd Rundgren)
Any Brian Wilson live album (of recent years)


Biggest disappointments as live albums:
The Bruford Tapes (Bruford)
Any Mike Keneally live album
Any Beach Boys live album

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Post by Shadoshi » Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:34 pm

For me it would be Dream Theater's "SCORE" (when it comes out that is. :oops: )

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Post by yeshead 777 » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:02 pm

Yessongs
Transatlantic-Live in Europe
GH-Live at Nearfest
Kansas-Two for the Show
Yes-Live at House of Blues 1999
Yes-Live Roosevelt Stadium 1976(Boot)
Yes-Live at Wembley 10-28-78(Boot)
Frampton comes Alive
Genesis Live
Rick Wakeman-Out of the Blue

I'll think of more later.
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Post by mflorio » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:45 pm

Genesis - 3 sides live (from Abacab tour)

GH - Lex Live or Live at NF

Both eclipse their respective studio recordings IMO !
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Post by mflorio » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:48 pm

yeshead 777 wrote:Yessongs
Transatlantic-Live in Europe
GH-Live at Nearfest
Kansas-Two for the Show
Yes-Live at House of Blues 1999
Yes-Live Roosevelt Stadium 1976(Boot)
Yes-Live at Wembley 10-28-78(Boot)
Frampton comes Alive
Genesis Live
Rick Wakeman-Out of the Blue

I'll think of more later.
Yessongs is a good one !

On 'Two for the Show', I like Journey from Mariabronn far better than the studio version !
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Post by Rumpska » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:18 pm

I don't think "Live" by Brian Reagen counts. I can't think of any other live albums (excluding GH).
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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:32 am

Hell Freezes Over - The Eagles
The Dance - Fleetwood Mac (Especially with the Marching Band!)
Device Voice Drum - Kansas
Live at Nearfest - Glass Hammer
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Post by Prog Music's Frank » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:52 am

There are a lot of great ones to choose from (most already mentioned) but I think my favorite live album ever is Live Magnetic Air by Max Webster. I just wish I actually had a copy!! YesShows is probably second.
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Post by wood-elf » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:54 am

Best live album is a tough one but if I had to choose but one I'd go with Live at the Fillmore East by the Allman Brothers Band.

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Post by yeshead 777 » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:51 am

[quote="yeshead 777"]
Yes-Live at Wembley 10-28-78(Boot)

This is actually the whole show of which 2 or 3 songs were taken from and put on the YESSHOWS official release. Includes the famous medley(TAAW/LDR/PC/Survival/The Fish/Soon)
, and incredible versions of ST and On The Silent Wings of Freedom, and yes-AWAKEN!!!!To me-this is better than Yeshows!
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Post by Reepicheep » Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:58 am

This has been my favorite by far:

Nanci Griffith-One Fair Summer Evening

I also like the Storytellers that Sarah McLachlan did.
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Post by mflorio » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:14 pm

mflorio wrote:Genesis - 3 sides live (from Abacab tour)

GH - Lex Live or Live at NF

Both eclipse their respective studio recordings IMO !
Can't believe I forgot my alltime favorite:

ELP - Pictures at an Exhibition

I realized I needed to be a musician after hearing it.
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Post by spaceman » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:39 pm

Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends,
Ladies And Gentlemen...........
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

It's been branded into my brain ever since!!!!!!!!!
Got to see that tour twice in the same week!
Wow, 1974 seems like such a long time ago....
but I remember it just lke yesterday!!!

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Post by Firebolt » Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:41 am

In no particular order:

Renaissance - Live at Carnegie Hall
Gentle Giant - Playing the Fool
Yes - Yessongs
Yes - Yesshows
Genesis - Seconds Out
ELP - Welcome Back My Friends...
ELP - Pictures at an Exhibition

I also have to add my vote for The Allman Brothers Live at Filmore East and add the live version of Mountain Jam on Eat a Peach.
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