Best live album

Skip posted:

One per post?

I'm happy to see you caught the notion of "best" as a superlative Skip .

We'll see how many post multiple albums as their best ....

My best is Nirvana Live at Reading. A raw energy captured both from the band and audience that makes for an especially musical and magical performance.

Skip posted:

I'll play.  One per post?

Miles of Aisles ... Joni, is right up there.  Try it on vinyl.

Try Joni's album 'Shadows and Light' for a superb live recording of what I consider to be her best period. Pastorius, Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Allias too - not a bad backing band!

Clive B posted:
Skip posted:

I'll play.  One per post?

Miles of Aisles ... Joni, is right up there.  Try it on vinyl.

Try Joni's album 'Shadows and Light' for a superb live recording of what I consider to be her best period. Pastorius, Metheny, Mays, Brecker, Allias too - not a bad backing band!

I have "Shadows and Light"  on vinyl, too.  I will clean it and play it this weekend.  Thanks for the tip.

joerand posted:
Skip posted:

One per post?

I'm happy to see you caught the notion of "best" as a superlative Skip .

We'll see how many post multiple albums as their best ....

On a music site, when you ask for the best, you usually get the five best or the ten best.  I have heard of the best, but never the one best.  At least not on a music site.  I grew up reading Rolling Stone, Downbeat,  and Playboy where the best was a list.  Perhaps we should say the better.  As in "The better restaurants of Chelsea."  Instead of the "8 Best..."   

Dire Straits - Alchemy (1983). A masterclass in how to extend 'normal' rock songs to 10 minutes and beyond without them getting dull for a moment. Although I knew Brothers in Arms well, when I first listened to Alchemy I was hearing those songs for the first time. When I later listened to the original versions on Love Over Gold etc., I was mightily disappointed. To my ears, the live versions are still the best.

Mark

Yessongs. Not a great recording but utterly superb given that Alan White had just joined up at the last minute after Bruford left. Every song betters the studio versions for energy. Grew up listening to this on headphones late into the night rather than revising for my O levels....

Stu

Alot of what has been mentioned would be in my 'top' list but the one I listen to most often is probably Marianne Faithfull - Blazing Away

Beautiful recording from a 1989 concert at St. Anne's Cathedral, Brooklyn

She is in top form - gravelly voice and all. The songs, arrangements and band are absolutely stellar.   Play loud !!

 

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