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nrchy's picture
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Good live LP recommendations

The quality of live albums usually range from bad to terrible, but there are some of them that can be just great. I was listening to the Bob Dylan 300th, or maybe it was 30th anniversary set. I was set back on my heels (no mean feat when you consider I was sitting at the time) by how good some of it was. "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" sung by Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Roseanne Cash was just wonderful. Stevie Wonder on the other hand is awful, but there is A LOT of great music that even sounds good.

What are your favorites, and why?

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Re: Good live LP recommendations

Stevie Ray Vaughan w/ Albert King "Sessions" SACD/hybrid(so you can make copies for the car)

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Roy Clark Live!

From '71 on Dot records. This one's out of print. Not "Live at Billy Bob's" or "Live at Branson, MO". Not available on CD. Only on vinyl (or 8-track and cassette, both of which I had and wore out). I tracked down an unopened copy, only to discover a huge "chip" on side one. Basicly unplayable. But side two is pristine, with very good sound, and has a great extended finale where Clark demonstrates why he would later be chosen to host "Hee Haw" and inducted into The Grand Ole Opry. The musicianship is subtle but outstanding, the jokes are still funny (well, to me anyway), and the soundstage is huge. The perspective is almost as though the audience is out in front of the listener and you're in the band. I have a NM copy on order and I hope to be able to get a nice digital copy so I can listen in the car and put it on my iPod.

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Re: Good live LP recommendations

1. Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out. Proof that the Rolling Stones really WERE the greatest rock n'roll band in the world at one time!

2. Asleep At The Wheel - Served Live. Proof that there's GOOD country music!

3. The Nighthawks - Ten Years Live. One of THE best rockin' blues recordings you'll ever hear!

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Re: Good live LP recommendations

I just bought Bruce Springsteen's Hammersmith Odeon London '75 on CD and it sounds fantastic. I was so happy with it, that I also bought the Born to Run 30th Anniversary disc to get the DVD (which I highly recommend).

My favorite rock, live album is Jerry Lee Lewis at the Star Club. It is not as great for sound quality, but the performance is raw and rocking.

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