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Here's mine:

Live at Fillmore East - Allman Brothers

Ummagumma disk 1 - Pink Floyd

Absolutely Live - The Doors

Tribute - Ozzy/Rhandy

Made in Japan - Deep Purple

Seconds Out - Genesis

Band Of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix

Yessongs - Yes

Velvet Underground Live - Velvet Underground

How The West Was Won - Led Zeppelin

Exit... Stage Left - Rush

Killers - Queen

From Here To Eternity - The Clash

I got many bootlegs, but I'm not mentioning none except Rush @ Tampa 10/10/02 cuz I went there. Oh and cuz it's on video :laughing:

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In order!! (I've had this list for ages posted at another site)

1) Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - Live

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

3) REO Speedwagon - You Get What You Play For

4) Johnny Winter - Captured Live!

5) The Rolling Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out

6) Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

7) Rush - All The World's A Stage

8) Deep Purple - Made in Japan

9) Ten Years After - Live at the Fillmore East 1970

10) Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road

11) Kiss - Alive!

12) J. Geils Band - Live! Blow Your Face Out

13) Cheap Trick - At Budokan

14) James Gang - Live In Concert

15) Rare Earth - In Concert

16) Edgar Winter - Roadwork

17) Joe Walsh - You Can't Argue With A Sick Mind

18) The Beatles - The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl

19) Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter And ... Live

20) Focus - At the Rainbow

21) J. Geils Band - Full House

22) The Stampeders - Backstage Pass

23) Max Webster - Live Magnetic Air

24) Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive

25) The Rolling Stones - Got Live If You Want It



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Lou Reed - Rock & Roll Animal

Ramones - It's Alive!

Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

And for XXX & Cosmosis, check out 'No Sheep 'til Buxton' by The Macc Lads - judging by your tastes, it will crack you up!


Nice title for albums too: From Beer To Eternity. I got 'em on my wish list now :headphones:

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Hot Tuna's self-titled debut album (released 1970)

at a Berkeley coffeehouse.

Live at Blues Alley - Eva Cassidy

the Dick's Picks series from The Grateful Dead

the You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore volumes

from Frank Zappa

Sinatra at the Sands (live) with the Count Basie Orchestra (1966)

Elvis' 1968 comeback special


image from allmusic.com


I heard Papa tell Mama, let that boy boogie-woogie ~ John Lee Hooker

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Almost any good unplugged set is a keeper, but any live recording that has the feedback toned down & a clear sharp recording works. I've heard many live albums that sounded as if a person walked into concert with a tape recorder & just held it out during the band's set. I agree with a previous post that Led Zeppelin's How the West Was Won is the best, along with Rush's Exit Stage Left & Pink Floyd's Pulse set.

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"KISS Alive" isn´t really a "live"-album. But there are some really great bootlegs like the "Cow Palace"-concert in Frisco in 1977. Other good live-recordings are "Blood, Sweat & Tears In Concert" and Carole King´s "The Carnegie Hall Concert 1971". Good German live-LPs are for example Extrabreit´s "Das grenzt schon an Musik" and "Bis zum bitteren Ende" from the Toten Hosen. These ones are REALLY live. And hot.

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Excellent topic with several great choices. Another one to add to the list is the recently released live disc "The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads" by the Talking Heads. It's a double disc set and is awesome. disc two features the outstanding guitar work of Adrian Belew.

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