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Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Jeff_36 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:10 am

I think this is a relevant discussion to have

my top five list

1. The Song that Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin

2. All The World's a Stage - Rush

3. Worldwide Live - Scorpions

4. Unleashed in the East - Judas Preist

5. Reunion - Black Sabbath


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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:37 am

I don't get into live albums because it's sort of a compromise between what the song is meant to be and what it sounds like in front of a live audience. At best a live concert albums is a memento of a great gig you have seen yourself.

However, considering fewer bands can actually play "live", as the studio recordings are "fix up" by producers, I have lot's of respect for bands that can play live and actually "road test" songs, BEFORE going into the studio.

Rock & Roll Animal by Lou Reed is a pretty damn good live album, with lovely real guitar sounds.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:45 am

Hard to get good sound quality on most live albums. I actually stopped going to live concerts after seeing Fleetwood Mac in the local indoor arena. It was just LOUD. Later I read an article about (whats his name--I think the guy with fuzzy Afro hair who murdered the blond in Hollwood?) was named as "The Father of the Wall of Sound" where that effect was actually the goal. In a live performance, I want more than Stereo, I want to pick out the individual instruments and performers. Wall of Sound is back to Mono...no fun... and too loud.

Back to headphones and a bottle of wine for a fully engineered experience of quality. ((Phil Spector came to mind just as I posted. don't know if I slandered him once or twice.))
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:00 am

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:I think the guy with fuzzy Afro hair who murdered the blond in Hollwood?) was named as "The Father of the Wall of Sound" where that effect was actually the goal.
That's Phil Spector. He was a genius. Before the technology existed for over-dubbing, he simply had three people playing the same thing on piano simultaneously, for the first recording. That created the "fat" piano sound, "fat" guitar, "fat" drums and so on, called the "wall of sound".

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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Austin Harper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:16 pm

My top five are:
1. Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon
2. George Harrison's All Things Must Pass
3. The Beatles' Revolver
4. Great Big Sea's Up
5. Led Zepplin's IV
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Postby JO 753 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:16 pm

I dont hav a fave live album, but I like several live songz better than the studio version.

Smoke On The Water, Stairway To Heven, Dont Get Fooled Agen. They amped them up a few notchez over the studio versionz. Therez also a version uv Brick House like that, but I only heard it wuns on the radio and coudnt find it anywhere.
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Postby Monster » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:54 pm

Evilive by the Misfits. :) Just kidding, it sounds awful.

Most live albums are significantly inferior to non-live albums. However, Ministry and Siouxsie and the Banshees both made good quality live albums.
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Postby ElectricMonk » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:15 pm

Rattle and Hum by U2 is pretty high on my list.
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Jeff_36 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:06 pm

ElectricMonk wrote:Rattle and Hum by U2 is pretty high on my list.


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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:50 pm

When U2 play live, a bloke (formerly Des Broadbery) plays the second guitar, keyboards or cues audio samples, from under the stage and watches the rest of the band through a TV monitor. I think that's a bit weird and unfair.

I have spent years in my younger days, waiting backstage do do "the settlement" on behalf of various bands. For a smaller sized rock band, the venue or "promoter" offers a "guarantee" plus a percentage of profit after the guarantee has been reached. I engage two "door checkers" who count the people coming in. At the end of the night, I would then deduct the agreed complimentary list numbers from "total heads" and calculate the bands share. This normally happens around 1am when the band has gone and only "the loaders" (the blokes carrying out the PA) and promoter are left.

This means if the gig is obviously going to be a flop (poor pre-sales), the band gives permission for the promoter to sell tickets or give them away at any price, so the room appears full and I don't have to go to the gig. Eventually, if the band adopts a permanent tour manager, then I get the tour manager to do the settlements for interstate gigs. This exhausted me as I ran a normal accounting firm during the day.

I started doing this "pre-internet" and "low credit card use". That meant extraordinary controls existed because of the enormous amounts of cash that were floating around. The most common form of theft on the road was band members stealing from their own company, because they couldn't see the difference.

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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Aztexan » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:22 am

Stevie Ray Vaughn Live at the El Mocambo
Stevie Ray Vaughn Live Alive
KISS Alive
KISS Alive II
Cheap Trick at Budokan
ACDC If You Want Blood
Iron Maiden Live After Death
George Carlin Carlin at Carnegie
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:38 am

Hhhhhmmmm, not seeing Cheap Trick at Budokan.

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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Im_Not_Creative_Enough » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:35 am

Metallica's 89' Seattle show (Included in the "Live {!#%@}" box-set)

Iron Maiden's "Flight 666"

Alice in Chains's Unplugged performence

Faith No More live at Brixton

Orphaned Land's "The Road to Or-Shalem"

Pink Floyd's P.U.L.S.E.

Rammsteine in Nimes

Muse at Wembley 2007

Queen at Wembley 1986
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Jeff_36 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Im_Not_Creative_Enough wrote:Metallica's 89' Seattle show (Included in the "Live {!#%@}" box-set)


YEES!!!!!!

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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:32 am

I like too many genres to limit my list to five. In no particular order...
  • Live at Wembley Stadium - Queen
  • Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
  • Unleashed in the East - Judas Priest
  • One More from the Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers
  • Live After Death - Iron Maiden
  • The Concert in Central Park - Simon & Garfunkel
  • Live At Max’s Kansas City - The Velvet Underground
  • The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin
  • Live {!#%@}: Binge & Purge - Metallica
  • One for the Road - The Kinks
  • Unplugged - Alice in Chains
  • Pulse - Pink Floyd
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Aztexan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:45 am

Jeffk 1970 wrote:Hhhhhmmmm, not seeing Cheap Trick at Budokan.



Dude it's like literally in the post above yours
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Jeffk 1970 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:47 am

Aztexan wrote:
Jeffk 1970 wrote:Hhhhhmmmm, not seeing Cheap Trick at Budokan.



Dude it's like literally in the post above yours



Yeah, don't know why I missed it.....

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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Aztexan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:49 am

That's ok. I don't read my {!#%@} either
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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby scrmbldggs » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:29 pm

But you should.


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Re: Greatest Live Album of all time

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:31 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:But you should.


Wait, this isn't the health section.... nvrmd. :bag:
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