I've never heard a better live album.
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When I started again (after 20 years) last year with a TT and vinyl, i just limmited myself to 70's albums from artists I knew but didn't have complete albums from or just missed out over the years.
Most of the vinyl-albums I purchased s/h is Live, because they have that sound from backthen and a variety of songs.
CSNY - 4 way street, Camel - a live record, Traffic - on the road, Brand X - livestock, Joe Walsh - you can't argue with a sick mind, Todd Rundgren Utopia - another live, Focus - at the rainbow live, Fleetwood Mac - live, Tangerine Dream - ricochet, Billy Cobham & George Duke - live in europe, Billy Cobham - alivemotherforya.
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Not necessarily in order of preference:
Live in Europe by Rory Gallagher
Roxy & Elsewhere by Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Performance - Rockin' The Fillmore by Humble Pie
Live at The Rainbow by Bob Marley & The Wailers (mainly because I was there!).
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Roxy & Elsewhere by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Performance: Rockin' The Fillmore by Humble Pie
Live at The Rainbow by Bob Marley & The Wailers (mainly because I was there!)
Stage - David Bowie
David Live - David Bowie
Unplugged - Eric Clapton
Unplugged - Nirvana
Bursting Out - Jethro Tull
All Live And All Of The Night - The Stranglers
Dig The New Breed - The Jam
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I was going to say I was there at Reading festival when this was recorded, but then I was just checking the details, when I came across this piece of interesting info.
Seems it wasn't the live album it pretended to be, and I was definitely not in the studio when it was re-recorded.
I was right at the front at Reading, and an object came flying over my head from behind somewhere. When I looked at the ground, I noticed that it was, quite unbelievably, a large penknife. " />
I like The Stranglers, but not enough to risk my life for.
I'll second Genesis and A show of hands!
Marillion - La Gazza Ladra
Scorpions - World Wide Live
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You can't go wrong with the old classics.
Van Morrison - Too Late to Stop Now
Allman Brothers Band - at the Fillmore East
Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus
Joni Mitchell - Shadows and Light
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Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
Already ordered one mint copy of this album on ebay for £4,99!
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Seconds Out by Genesis has always been one of my favourites.
Bought one copy on ebay for £7,99 descrived as EX+, on the way by now!
Lets keep on shopping!
My favourite live album is -
Live After Death by Iron Maiden.
Beautifully recorded and the band are at the absolute height of their powers.
Another great live favourite is -
Live In The City Of Light by Simple Minds.
Not the greatest recording, but the most viscerally exciting live album I have heard is -
Live At Brixton Academy by Faith No More (and we were in the crowd!!)
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I can heartily advise stearing clear of Michael Schenker Group - Rock will never Die. Recorded at the Hammy O over two nights in October 83, I was at the first night and he could barely stand he was so drunk, Gary Barden wasn't much better. By the end the place was almost empty, yet made it onto a live album!
Not wishing to put a downer on your purchase (which is a very good album BTW) but I too have ordered "mint" copies off Ebay in the past, but my idea of mint differed quite considerably from the seller.
Mint should be according to Ebays own definition..
"MINT: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
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