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Fitter Stoke
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Edited Sep 08, 2010, 11:28
Re: Live Albums
Sep 08, 2010, 11:17
'Made In Japan' and 'The Who Live At Leeds' natch, plus:

'Viva! Roxy Music' - hopelessly contrived (listen to the cheering audience tape loop at the start of 'Pyjamarama') but searing performances nonetheless;

Man 'Live At The Padget Rooms, Penarth' - my fave Man album, live or studio;

Van der Graaf 'Vital' - raw and intense;

Dr Feelgood 'Stupidity' - essential;

Yes 'Yessongs' - Steve Howe is allowed to really rip here, making every track far more involving and HEAVY than its studio equivalent, the lack of a proper church organ in 'Close To The Edge' notwithstanding;

Kiss 'Alive!' and 'Alive II' - again, seriously dishonest as live documents, but what excitement;

UFO 'Strangers In The Night' - a stone classic hard rock double live album;

Henry Cow 'Concerts' - their best album;

Caravan 'Live With The New Sinfonia' - containing unique material and especially fine in its expanded CD edition;

Eddie and the Hot Rods 'Live At The Marquee' - ok, just an EP - but nothing else captured their raw live energy better;

Black Sabbath 'Live Evil' - wherein the late, great Mr Dio makes Ozzy's songs all his own with aplomb - and the band rocks like never before or since.

Loads more will come to mind.
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