ITT: the best live albums of all time.
Kicking off with an obvious one.
Hmm, don't remember it ever being spammed. Haven't seen many people talk about it here at all actually other than a few share threads on the archives, but eh. Still, it's a pretty good album imo, not like being spammed makes it any worse musically.
>not posting the superior Allman Brothers Band live recording
Tattoo is my favorite live rendition... that's some awesome bass sound set up there.
this is alright, but some of the rarer Dick's Picks live albums are better. Specifically volume 4
I cannot believe this isn't talked about more on this site... such unbelievable music.
let's be real here bud...
also my votes go to:
The Koln Concert- Keith Jarrett
Scabdates- The Mars Volta
At Fillmore East- The Allman Brothers Band
Live at the Regal- B.B. King
none of which ever get discussed here...
I love live albums for the fact that they somewhat capture the essence and spirit of being actually in the show. That, and usually the stage acoustics along with whatever instrument setup and sound mixing will definitely put a twist over the studio version, which makes or breaks the live album. Also, some artists like to put twists in their songs, like adding or taking away parts, stitching song medleys, or extended solos. Finally, I see live albums as a way to see a band's progression over years in their careers, even though they might be playing the same songs. For instance, a vocalists voice changes because of time and age, and the musicians' technical skills might have improved over time, where they can display it on a live album.
The two short tracks are studio, but what the hell...
Great taste lads.