Best Live recordings ?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Chopper, Dec 23, 2002.

  1. Ok Bass fans list your favorite live recordings be it rock, country, jazz, or other. I'm looking for overall mix, vocals, instrument, and most important bass tone that cuts through the mix. I know it is a matter of opinion, but as to the subject matter I think this will open up people to listen to other types of recordings, and thus expose them to better bass playing!

    I will start if off with Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous album. It is a well mixed album with strong bass lines, and vocals. The bass cuts through the mix like a hot knife through butter!
  2. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    The Who - "Live at Leeds" - No Contest!!:)
  3. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon By Bus

    Family Man is da Man!!!

  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Babylon By Bus - Family Man holds it DOWN!
    Funky Paranoia (Jamiroquai live in Vancouver) - Stu!
    Hendrix at the Fillmore East - Billy Cox provided the perfect anchor for Jimi.
    Live at Leeds - You know who!
    Physical Presence - Level 42
    Earth, Wind, & Fire - Live in Brazil 1975
    Graham Central Station - Live in London 2000
    Swing Out Sister - Live in Japan
    Incognito - Live in Japan
    Trouble Funk - Saturday Night Live @ the Cap Centre.
  5. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Miles Davis: 'Agharta'

    The first disc is as close to a perfect music as I have ever heard.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Miles Davis quintet's "Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel" is given the accolade fo best Jazz recording ever in several listings I've read and gets top rating in the Penguin guide to Jazz on CD.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Oh, I forgot Steel Dan's "Live in Manassas, Va." bootleg. Tom Barney earned every dime of what he was paid for the gig!
  8. suck on this-primus

    iam not sure what they called them but pink floyd has done like 3 or 4 of there ablumes live.
    i know they did the wall,and dark side of the moon, and a few othere ones and there all great.
  9. Chrisrm

    Chrisrm Bass Virtuoso Wannabe

    Feb 10, 2002
    Colchester, CT
    Maceo Parker - Life On Planet Groove

    Some of the funkiest, groovinest stuff ever recorded. And he just as good in person, if not better !!

  10. Did anyone enjoy The Black Crowes with Jimmy Page?
  11. Jeff Beck with Jan Hammer Full moon boogie?

    Not sure who played bass on that one!
  12. fclefgeoff

    fclefgeoff Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    "Live With a Little Help From Our Friends:Special Collector's Edition" - Gov't Mule

    "Live in the Classic City" - Widespread Panic

    "Waiting For Colombus:Expanded Edition" - Little Feat

    "A String Cheese Incident" - String Cheese Incident

    "Laughing Water" - Jazz is Dead

    "Drinkin' TNT 'n Smokin' Dynamite" - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

    "Live from Bonnaroo 2002" - Various Artists

    "If You Want Blood, You've Got It" - AC/DC

    "One More From The Road" - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    "Midnight Radio" - Big Head Todd & The Monsters
  13. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    The Police Live

  14. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Some of my favorites:
    Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
    The Who - Live at Leeds
    James Brown - Live at the Apollo
    Edgar Winter's White Trash - Roadwork
    Johnny Winter - Captured Live
  15. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Yes Songs - Yes
    Exit Stage Left - Rush
    Different Stages - Rush
    Genesis Live - Genesis
    Secret World Live - Peter Gabriel
    Coma Divine - Procupine Tree
  16. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Wow, nobody's mentioned Weather Report?
  17. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    King Crimson - Absent Lovers (Live in Montreal '84) also Heavy ConstruKCtion has really grown on me

    Marcus Miller - Live and More

    Medeski Martin and Wood - Tonic (and any live CD they release in the future :) )

    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live Art

    brad cook
  18. My personal favorite live recording isn't really a live recording.

    They're the live tracks on Dub 56 UK edition by The Toasters. Good Good stuff!
  19. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    The live Chicago album (it's actually 4 albums) is another good one.
  20. Here's a few live albums I've enjoyed over the years:

    Kiss- Alive I
    Iron Maiden- Live After Death
    Genesis- Three Sides Live
    Weather Report- 8:30
    Galactic- We Love 'Em Tonight
    Tower of Power- Soul Vaccination
    Joni Mitchell- Shadows and Light
    Donny Hathaway- Live
    Widespread Panic- Live in the Classic City
    The Ahlman Brothers- Live at the Fillmore East
    Peter Gabriel- Plays Live (although I'm a bit disappointed that they left "On the Air" off of the CD version.)

    I know there's more, but that's all I can think of right now.