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Top 5 Live Albums???

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Stingray19, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Stingray19


    Oct 23, 2009
    I mean, it can be top 5 for you, or just in general.

    My personal top 5 are as follows(top to bottom):





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  3. Frampton Comes Alive
    All The World's A Stage - Rush
    Live At Leeds - The Who
    Let It Be - The Beatles*
    Live In Europe - Rory Gallagher

    * Well, most of it is live!;)
  4. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Motorhead's No Sleep at All
  5. 1) Donny Hathaway Live (with Willie Weeks on bass).

    The end.
  6. oldrocker


    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    The Who - Live at Leeds (deluxe edition)
    Allman Brothers at Filmore East
    Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya Yas Out
    Cream - 1/2 of Weels of Fire - or Live Cream #1
    Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
    Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix - Monterey International Pop Festival
  7. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I'll be the first to say it. Frampton Comes Alive.

    Well, I was the second.
  8. AaronD


    Aug 30, 2009
    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Live at the Quick
  9. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    We want miles - Miles Davis
    Shinola - john scofield trio
    Bye,bye Blackbird - keith jarrett trio
    Banned in new york - greg osby
    Alive in america- Steely Dan
    Bill frisell- East/West
    Naked City- Live vol 1
    The roots- Come alive
    Steve swallow- Always pack your uniform on top
    Steve kahn- Suitcase isalright too.
    Not quite amongst my top ten favs but very fun nonetheless.

    This is sooo incomplete it's not even funny, but as the OP says 5, I just put down the first five that came to mind...and then another 6 :)
  10. + gazillions

    Beat me to it...
  11. phall2112


    Dec 31, 2008
    Alive in america Steely dan
    3 sides live: genesis.
    Wings across america:
    Diffirent stages: rush
    Live at leeds.
  12. GianGian


    May 16, 2008
    I'll say only one: Iron Maiden - Live after Death
  13. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    5-Little Feat-Waiting For Columbus.
    4-Joe Cocker-Mad Dogs & Englishmen.
    3-Jimi Hendrix-Band Of Gypsys.
    2-Cream -Live
    1-Allman Brothers-Live At The Filmore East
  14. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I'll give an special mention to the two best sounding live albums ever in my opinion (not necessarily because of the "best music" but because of the "neatest performances", hoping they weren't heavily doctored in the studio):


    ("Pulse" may have more fans and I agree it's also a great and "neat" recording, but I like the versions from "DSoT" better)

    Now, in terms of "intensity", my picks are:




    And for an awesome display of musicianship combined with cool tunes, almost any live album from Frank Zappa does it for me.
  15. M0ses


    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I'm too lazy to think of five, but if you thought RBF was good, you need to hear this.

    They're literally like twice as good live. I've got this, and heard them live 4 times. AMAZING!!!
  16. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    With all the due respect, that album and Cheap Trick's "At Budokan" are widely regarded as some of the best live albums ever made and I don't see why. I mean, I like (and own) both, but to me they don't rank as "great" but simply "average".
  17. Ozonbass

    Ozonbass Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Wet Willie- Left Coast Live:cool:
  18. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Queensryche - Operation LiveCrime
    Dream Theater - Live at Budokan
    Rush in Rio
  19. edmidlifecrisis

    edmidlifecrisis Registered mediocre bass player Supporting Member

    My five (for rock/blues)

    Live at Leeds deluxe edition
    ABB Live at Fillmore
    Get yer Ya Yas Out
    Band of Gypsys
    Live At The Quick- Bela Fleck
    have all been listed.

    A few more personal favorites, just mine

    Live at The Fillmore East- Derek and The Dominos
    BB King Live at the Regal
    Bruce Springsteen Live 1975-1985
    Pulse- Pink Floyd
    Live Emerson Lake Palmer
    Renaissance Live
    One More Car One More Rider- Eric Clapton
    Hot Tuna Live at Sweetwater
    Mississippi John Hurt Live
  20. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments

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