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« Jan 7, 2016 23:07:46 GMT »
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My two absolute favourites are Donny Hathaway Live and the Wattstax Soundtrack

Donny Hathaway Live is more or less perfect. A good live album has to really capture the crowd well, for me. This does it brilliantly. It's a mix of covers and his own stuff. The only weak spot on the thing is his clunky cover of jealous guy, but his cover of You've Got a Friend is properly spine tingling. It can't fail to make you smile. The crowd reaction to the intro is wonderful as are the chorus singalongs. The live version of The Ghetto is also right up there. He also covers What's Goin' On magnificently.

Wattstax has my favourite thing ever committed to vinyl on it. Isaac Hayes' 18 minute epic version of Ain't No Sunshine. Which for me is the best song ever written anyway. There are SO many brilliant versions of it by so many different artists. This is different level though. His singing and sax playing on this are just breathtaking.

To be played through headphones, or LOUD

Donny Hathaway




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« Jan 8, 2016 10:56:51 GMT »
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i'm not a massive one for live albums really so haven't actually listened to that many.

i do love neil young live at massey hall from 1971 though and would go as far to say its probably my favourite neil young release. the versions of the songs on that album are fucking beautiful.



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« Jan 8, 2016 15:49:37 GMT »
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5 good uns.

mtv unplugged - nirvana
frampton comes alive - peter frampton
live & dangerous - thin lizzy
no sleep till hammersmith - motorhead
the last waltz - the band


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« Jan 8, 2016 19:36:42 GMT »
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Live at Leeds is the Who's best album for me. More fun and a better collection of songs than any of their studio releases.

Bob Dylan's Live 1966 official bootleg is also absolutely essential. Whether or not you think you like live albums, any music fan should hear it. The electric set is mindblowing. Opens with Tell Me Moma, one of my favourite Dylan songs and still never officially released, and goes on through some incredible performances before finishing with THAT version of Like A Rolling Stone. There's still an perception Dylan was a miserable folkie with some nice lyrics, but he rocked as hard as any punk band in '66. So, so good.

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Bob Dylan's Live 1966 official bootleg is also absolutely essential. Whether or not you think you like live albums, any music fan should hear it. The electric set is mindblowing. Opens with Tell Me Moma, one of my favourite Dylan songs and still never officially released, and goes on through some incredible performances before finishing with THAT version of Like A Rolling Stone. There's still an perception Dylan was a miserable folkie with some nice lyrics, but he rocked as hard as any punk band in '66. So, so good.


i've got it.

i hate it. :D

love him on record of course. >:(

got mtv unplugged and hate quite a lot of that to.

tread carefully kids. 8D

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« Jan 10, 2016 11:10:36 GMT »
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« Jan 10, 2016 20:53:22 GMT » -
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A little bit of Sam Cooke live at the Harlem Square Club 1963:



Ahhh, joy.

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« Jan 10, 2016 22:06:44 GMT »
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aye that Sam Cooke album is amazing. First thing I got of this and still my favourite thing of his by far.

I'll go for Pink Floyd's the Pulse. Absolutely love the cd of DSOTM with wish you were here et al stuck on at the end. Was my go to chill out album when I was travelling/on holiday i.e. the album I used to try and come down to.

Underworld - Everything Everything is also great. Purely for Rex/Cowgirl.

I'll be the first to say Familiar to Millions 8)

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« Jan 10, 2016 22:12:36 GMT »
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would go for :)






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« Jan 12, 2016 9:08:05 GMT »
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Bob Dylan's Live 1966 official bootleg is also absolutely essential. Whether or not you think you like live albums, any music fan should hear it. The electric set is mindblowing. Opens with Tell Me Moma, one of my favourite Dylan songs and still never officially released, and goes on through some incredible performances before finishing with THAT version of Like A Rolling Stone. There's still an perception Dylan was a miserable folkie with some nice lyrics, but he rocked as hard as any punk band in '66. So, so good.

8D  Yep

Always gives me goosebumps listening to that recording

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« Jan 12, 2016 11:02:13 GMT »
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Familiar To Millions was maybe the first live record I really cared about, and thinking it was cool to see some reworked versions of songs I knew. I was young :-X

Of course, Dylan is a master on this. That 1966 bootleg, the Rolling Thunder tour, etc. etc. There's always something new to find.

Also, Eels have more than a few of interesting live records, each tour is usually different from the previous one so you can choose between rock, punk, funky, with strings, brassy, etc.

The Last Waltz is unique, a fantastic piece of work but I tend to love the film more, I love seeing those people playing.

Live at Leeds I've always found a bit overrated, I love the medleys and being there would have been a marvel, but I don't always get into the record (have the extended version). That Television one is also fine but too long.

BRMC have released a few live records but those are just mere shadows of their actual live show, don't capture it too well. But that unreleased electric live version of Sympathetic Noose is one of my favourite tracks ever.

Black Lips released Los Valientes del Mundo Nuevo which is quite cool. Wilco and The White Stripes (and Jack White) have hundreds of cool bootlegs to check, but I got a little tired after the 29th.

Can't remember anymore now. Anyway, I used to be more interested on live records and bootlegs a few years ago.

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« Jan 12, 2016 12:23:13 GMT »
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On topic- Bowie Live Santa Monica 72 is a belter

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« Jan 12, 2016 15:01:07 GMT »
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Live at leeds and Get yer ya-yas out are the correct answers. Live 1966 is on a whole other plane entirely to just a mere "live album".

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I'll go for Pink Floyd's the Pulse. Absolutely love the cd of DSOTM with wish you were here et al stuck on at the end. Was my go to chill out album when I was travelling/on holiday i.e. the album I used to try and come down to.


have intended to get the dvd for about 15 years. :|

i do like that live8 set.

short & sweet.

is neil young mtv unplugged worth a go?



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