Opinion: Best Live Record

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  1. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 64

  2. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    What say you folks?
    Name what you believe to be the best live record!
  3. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    This is my opinion this week...
  4. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Gretschie

    Feb 17, 2020
    My favorite for decades... rolling-stones-get-yer-ya-yas-out.jpg
  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Love the Ya Ya’s!
    My step-dad was at the matinee show they recorded for this record!
  6. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, recorded at the Filmore East. Even better, however, is "Filmore East: Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield - The Lost Concert Tapes - 12/13/68" where Bloomfield introduces the still unknown Johnny Winter to the audience - Winter plays 'It's My Own Fault" and is, of course, phenomenal.

    For the sake of completeness, I have to stand still everytime I hear Cream do "Crossroads" from "Wheels of Fire".
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  7. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Oh, man. Best live record. Some of my favourites off the top of my head:
    • Alchemy, Dire Straits
    • The Cellar Door Sessions 1970, Miles Davis
    • Exit... Stage Left, Rush
    • Genesis Live
    • Secret World Live, Peter Gabriel
    • Live 1975-85, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
    • The Live Anthology, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    • Rock of Ages, The Band
    • Live at Town Hall, Eels
    • Donny Hathaway Live
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    There can be only one Screenshot_2020-05-12-22-02-45-1.png
    Well, maybe two....... Allman Bros at Fillmore east!
  9. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019


    just some of my favorites that come to mind.
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  10. Trash Kidd

    Trash Kidd Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2015
    London U.K.

    I always seem to come back to this one live album wise.....
  11. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    It feels super blooze lawyer-y to say, but B.B. King's Live at Cook County was another formative record for me as a kid. I don't play anything like it, but man, it's always been a favorite of mine.

    Other favorites:

    Iggy and the Stooges - "Metallic K.O." (Absolutely brutal)
    Sam Cooke - "Live at the Harlem Club" (the superior Sam Cooke record, it's just too good)
    James Brown - "Live at the Apollo"
    The Cramps - "Smell of Female"
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Arc/Weld"

    ...does the first MC5 record count? That's a tour-de-force.
  12. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.

    The two live albums by The Band -- Last Waltz and Rock Of Ages.

    Two from Duke Ellington -- The70th birthday concert and Live At The Newport Jazz Festival.

    Dylan and The Band -- Before The Flood.

    Little Feat -- Waiting For Columbus.
  13. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Oh MAN!!
    This is probably my 2nd favorite!
    I had a friend in grade school who’s father had a cool record collection. He had this album. It was a UK import. I taped it and listened to it 100 times when I was 14. eventually it was digitally remastered and released in the US on cd, but the original vinyl was so much better.
    I ran into that same friend years later when we were in our late 20’s, and he offered to sell me a bunch of records. His Dad’s copy It’s Alive was in the bunch!
    So now it’s in MY collection!
  14. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
  15. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Synchromatic

    May 1, 2014
    Ajax Ontario
    The Who....Live at Leeds
  16. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    This one is killer too. Screenshot_2020-05-13-06-06-50-1.png
  18. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    For me, it was always CSNY, "4-Way Street". I could listen to that one over and over even today:

    Screen Shot 2020-05-13 at 09.15.14.png

    But also, Allman Brothers Filmore:

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  19. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    My favorite live KISS album! They picked the best name for it- I always felt the studio albums leading up to it sounded kinda dull and lifeless, but this album really made those songs come ALIVE!:)
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