All my favorite artists albums are live recordings

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  1. StratAlchemist

    StratAlchemist Strat-O-Master

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    I just came to the realization that most if not all of my favorite artists recordings that I listen to the most, are their live stuff.
    No particular order:
    Grateful Dead-Europe 72
    Allman Bros- Fillmore & StonyBrook
    Derek and the Dominoes-Fillmore
    Tedeschi Trucks- all their live stuff
    The Band- Last Waltz
    Mike Bloomfield- Fillmore
    SRV-El Mocambo
    Fleetwood Mac- Boston Tea Party
    Hendrix- Woodstock gets played more than studio albums

    Feel free to add to the list so I can find new things to listen to!
     
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    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I was the same thing for the first 30 years of my life for the most part, from a kid on up. Kiss Alive albums, Rush AtWaS and Exit, LZ Song Remains the Same, Yessongs, Rainbow Live on Stage, Purple's Made in Japan, etc. The exception was largely Pink Floyd.

    I just liked the energy and authenticity (even though I learned later about some extensive editing on a few of them.

    This past 20+ years I am more into studio albums.
     
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    Live and dangerous / Thin Lizzy
    rory gallagher live
     
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    John Mayall: The Turning Point

    The Grateful Dead: Live Dead

    Allman Bros: Ludlow Garage

    Little Feat: Waiting for Columbus

    Albert King: Wednesday Night in San Fran

    Cream: Live Cream (Vol I and II)

    Frogwings: Croakin @ Toads

    George Thorogood: Live

    A Band Of Gypsys
     
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    Sting, Bring on the Night

    Live Zawinul and Weather Report
     
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    EC, EC Was Here
    The Rainbow Concert
    The Outlaws, Bring It Back Alive
    Skynyrd, One More From The Road
    Joe Walsh, You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind
    Dave Mason, Certified Live
    Framptoon Comes Alive
    Bob Dylan, Hard Rain
    Grand Funk Railroad Live, the black record
    Neil Diamond, Hot August Night
    Jeff Beck with Jan Hammer

    I still listen to the live records of that time all the time.
     
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    Johnny Winter Captured Live. The one with just 6 songs

    There's a Johnny Winter And live one also but they're different
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Frogwings were unreal. What a band. What a band.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I still tend to prefer live albums to studio ones. I dont care if they are heavily edited.

    Gilmour at Gdansk
    TSRTS
    Jimi at Rainbow Bridge
    BOG
    On Your Feet or On Your Knees (pure rock and roll genius!)
    Some Enchanted Evening ( more polished but not as visceral)
    Yessongs
    Seconds Out (been digging Phils incredible voice on this)
    Frampton Comes Alive
    Frogwings (never owned it but still blown away)
    Miles Davis My Funny Valentine (check out George Coleman on tenor)
    Wes Montgomery Impressions and Live at Tsubo
    Grateful Dead Europe '72, Steal Your Face, and Dead Set
     
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    Prolly because the album version is kinda like the "standard" version of the song and each live version of it has a different "magic." You just happen to like the "magic" of that specific performance, I think.
     
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    Are you on the Gibson forum too ? The avatar looks familiar
     
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    Who - Live at Leeds
    Stones - Get Yer Ya-Yas Out
    Bob Marley - Live
    Humble Pie - Rockin' the Fillmore
    Simon & Garfunkel - Central Park
    More jazz albums than you can probably name
     
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    One thing that stands out is the Fillmore just brings it to another level. So many great recordings there.
     
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    Yeah Seconds Out, I forgot that one. I put it on the YooToob once in a while. Great record.

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    That would be me, long time over there. That is Arthur Frayn, the wizard in that classic Sean Connery gem Zardoz. Been my avatar since before the turn of the century.

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    Same, except for Buckethead. His studio stuff is just as great as his live stuff. He regularly puts out 9 to 15 min songs on his Pike albums, which gives him plenty of time to jam.
     
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    i have several live recordings, from different genres, but my top 5 list is:
    Led Zepplin - The Song Remains the Same
    Robin Trower Live
    Albert King Blues at Sunrise.
    SVR
    Janis Joplin
    It was tough excluding Eric Clapton Slow Blues live album.
    While we're at it lets add Johnny Winters "Captured Live" album.
    Ted Nugent :Double Live Gonzo
    And just about every Live Blues Album ever made.
     
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    Off the top my head, I can think of Moonflower, Frampton Comes Alive, Foghat Live, and Skynyrd - One More From The Road. I might could wedge in side two of Fandango, which is my total fav ZZ Top album. But not many.
     
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    Great Choices.
     
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