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« on: June 17, 2005, 12:06:54 PM »
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What are your favorite albums of live shows? This list could see revision, but as it comes to mind, these are my favorites...

10 - Nirvana - Unplugged In New York (Some really good covers, a very intimate show. The downside is they played some Nirvana tunes.)

9 - Simon and Garfunkel - Concert In Central Park (Really great performances in this show)

8 - Allman Brothers - Live at the Filmore (My favorite of the Allman Bros' Live shows that I've heard. Very solid set.)

7 - Family Values 1998 (Although most of the bands weren't so great, there were some pretty good performances on this. Limp Bizkit's song Cambodia makes me almost want to listen to them.)

6 - Mighty, Mighty Bosstones - Live From the Middle East (Very great show, amazing setlist)

5 - Phish - A Live One (Say what you want about Phish, they are a very well assembled jam band)

4 - Ben Folds Live (Great performances of his songs, very intimate approach of just Ben and a piano)

3 - Nine Inch Nails - What Could Have Been (Great performances, makes a lot of the songs from his earlier career much better like Sin and Terrible Lie. The CD seemed to keep playing every track I wanted to hear, excluding a few transitions that I was just used to from the CD's. Like The Wretched into We're In This Together Now)

2 - Metallica - S&M (Normally I hate Metallica, but when they're backed by the San Fransisco Orchestra, their music takes on a whole new level. Doesn't reverse my opinion of them, but I listen to this album religiously)

1 - Bjork - Live Box (I couldn't pick one, so I went for the entire set. Great shows, all around)
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005, 01:09:16 PM »
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I own all of these and love them. (In no particular order..)

Jimi Hendrix, Band Of Gypsys
U2, Under A Blood Red Sky
Queen, Live At Wembley
Pink Floyd, Pulse
Depeche Mode, 101
Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same
Nirvana, Unplugged
James Brown, Live At The Apollo
Portishead, Roseland NYC
Miles Davis, Live At The Plugged Nickel

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2005, 01:34:37 PM »
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Pink Floyd, Pulse


Zappa, Baby Snakes (the DVD was better than the CD)
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2005, 01:52:34 PM »
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top ten live bootlegs

pearl jam - november 6, 2000, seattle, wa
mogwai - june 3, 2003, lyon, france
pearl jam - september 29, 1996, new york, ny
mogwai - march 14, 2001, reykjavik, iceland
pearl jam - april 3, 1994, atlanta, ga
mogwai - april 9, 2000, camber sands, uk
pearl jam - may 3, 2003, state college, pa
mogwai - november 22, 1999, tokyo, japan
pearl jam, may 29, 2000, london, england
mogwai - july 3, 2003, stockholm, sweden

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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2005, 04:28:34 PM »
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I have a good bootleg of a Phish show that's like 3 CD's long, and on one CD they play all of Dark Side of the Moon.

It was great.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2005, 04:42:44 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2005, 05:47:51 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2005, 05:51:25 PM »
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10- Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Live from the Middle East
9-Metallica S&M
8-Nirvana, Unplugged
7-Frank Zappa, Baby Snakes
6-Guster on Ice
5-An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
4-John Mayall, The Turning Point
3-Ben Folds Live
2-Dave Matthews Band, Live in Chicago 12-20-1998
1-Jeff Buckley, Live at the Sin-
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2005, 06:56:41 PM »
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I haven't heard another live albums to make a ten list but here's some favorites of mine: Aimee Mann - Live at St. Ann's Warehouse, Ben Folds Live, Coldplay Live 2003, Neil Young Unplugged. There's a great bootleg of Rufus Wainwright songs  on ebay that's on two discs. Also his dvd concert on the Want Two album was one of the best ever.
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2005, 08:29:54 PM »
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if you like rufus, you should check out jeff buckley.
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2005, 11:57:02 PM »
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Walrus, do you smoke pot?


Not more than occasionally, but I really like when bands jam... it's good thinking music to me, usually inspires me.
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 02:52:46 AM »
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1.  Stop Making Sense
Talking Heads, 1984/1999 (Special New Edition)


2.  Miles of Aisles[/b]
Joni Mitchell, 1974


3.  A Live One[/b]
Phish, 1995


4.  Mingus at Antibes[/b]
Charles Mingus, 1976


5.  L[/b]
moe., 2000


6.  Homebelly Groove...Live[/b]
Spin Doctors, 1992


7.  A String Cheese Incident[/b]
String Cheese Incident, 1997


8.  Live at Luther College[/b]
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, 1999


9.  Live at the Stone Coast Brewery[/b]
Jiggle the Handle, 1999


10.  Unplugged[/b]
Eric Clapton, 1992
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NOTES:
- I went through a major jam band phase toward the end of the 90's.  As a result, I attained a number of live albums from those bands.  I have since done away with most of that stuff and don't listen to much of it anymore, however, the live albums from those bands hold up well (for the most part).  Because of this, there is a heavy bias toward the live albums of jam bands because I had so many of them (and the live album was usually the best representative of a jam band anyway, short of going to a show).

- Miles of Aisles is a personal favorite.  There's nothing really groundbreaking to justify such a lofty spot on the list, especially coming from the brilliance of much of Joni's studio work.  However, I really enjoy the arrangements of the songs, the mood and pacing of the album.  It does work kind of as a greatest hits collection, except all the songs were performed basically in the style of Court and Spark (yet, ironically containing no songs from said album), accompainied by the competent backing of the L.A. Express.  I find it is oftentimes the first album I reach for when I'm not sure what I want to listen to.  That must count for something.

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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2005, 09:28:18 AM »
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Throwing Copper


Secret Samadhi


The Distance to Here


Mental Jewelry


Birds of Pray


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Wait... they don't have ten albums.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2005, 12:25:13 PM »
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Wait... they don't have ten albums.


Touche.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005, 09:01:58 PM »
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lately, i've been into collecting live shows that aren't "officially" released on cd unlike all the albums in this thread.  i am curious to see what other people have.  also, i am looking for richard ashcroft/the verve, more neil young, the flaming lips, and roger water's "the pros and cons of hitchiking" tour w/ eric clapton.  does anyone know a good place on the net to buy/trade for shows that i am looking for or a site that has a huge archive to stream/check out.  thanks.





wilco: 9/4/03

disc I:
kingpin
i'm the man who loves you
poo rplaces
reservations
i am trying to break your heart
war on war
should've been in love
box full of letters
at least that's what you said
Jesus, etc.
spiders [kidsmoke]
one by one

disc II:
california stars
handshake drugs
misunderstood
far, far away
less than what you think
cars can't escape
how to fight loneliness
not for the season
i'm always in love
casino queen
outtasite [outtamind]
kicking the television
i'm a wheel
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wilco: 5/15/05

disc I:
poor places
less than what you think
hell is chrome
handshake drugs
muzzle of bees
at least that's what you said
Jesus, etc.
hummingbird
she's a jar
i am trying to break your heart
a shot in the arm
ashes of american flags
war on war

disc II:
reservations
spiders [kidsmoke]
political science
heavy metal drummer
theologians
i'm a wheel
kingpin
misunderstood
the late greats
be not so fearful
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songs:ohia  3/12/99

7th street wonderland
loves leaves it's abusers
nervouis bride
your eyes vs. the sun
rich $$$$
oriole
being in love
cockscomb red
freedom part I
lioness
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songs:ohia  4/7/02

ring the bell
steve albini's blues
tower song
omni wise
cross the road, molina
two blue lights
blue factory flame
john henry split my heart
moonshine
leave her alone>captian badass
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palace:  11/2/95

werner's last blues to blockbuster
the brute choir
no more work horse blues
idle hands are the devils playthings
more brother rides
i tried to stay healthy for you
work hard/play hard
drinking woman
meaulness
new pony
the mountain low
long before
come a little dog
cat's blues
i had a good mother and father
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radiohead:  6/01/01

disc I
the national anthem
morning  bell
lucky
talk show host
in limbo
my iron lung
packed like sardines in a crushed tin box
exit music [for a film]
no surprises
dollars & cents
spreet spirit [fade out]
you and whose amy
karma police
i might be wrong
pyramid song

disc II:
paranoid android
idioteque
everything is in it's right place
airbag
just
the bends
how to disappear completely
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neil young: a selection of live acoustic tracks from 1976

campaigner
the old laughing lady
human highway
tell me why
after the goldrush
harvest
mr. soul
here we are in the years
journey through the past
white line
give me strength
no one seeems to know
mellow my mind
too far gone
the needle and the damage done
pocahontus
roll another number
the losing end
love is a rose
sugar mountain
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ryan adams:  3/7/02

disc I:
rescue blues
to be young [is to be sad, is to be high]
firecracker
nervous breakdown>answering bell>wharf rat
touch, feel, and lose
harder now that it's over
elizabeth's birthday
la cienega just smiled
tina toledo's streetwalking blues

disc II:
oh my sweet carolina
lovesick blues
new york, new york
going to brownsville
nobody girl
my winding wheel
don't ask for the water
shakedown on 9th street
somehow, someday
tennessee sucks
brown sugar

 

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