Vladdy's 'Top 10 Greatest Live Albums'
- Grateful Dead - Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings: I'm really not sure if box sets should count, but if they do, this belongs at the #1 spot.
- UFO - Strangers In The Night: This live album might just be UFO's greatest album, and is at the #2 spot here.
- James Brown - Live At The Apollo: Many consider this possibly "The Greatest Live Album, EVER", and with good reason. No one thought that a so called "Live album" would be good or profitable...they were dead wrong.
- Frank Sinatra - Sinatra At The Sands: To be honest, I never cared too much about Frank, only a few songs I liked from him, but when I first heard this live album..I was speechless...beautifully recorded showing Frank's musical talent and his comedy side as well.
- AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It: Only 4 words needed here: 'Bon Scott Is Amazing!'.
- Deep Purple - Live In Japan: Not to be confused with the 1972 album "Made In Japan", 'Live in Japan' is another live boxset that contain 3 different concerts from their 1972 visit to Japan. Unlike "Made in Japan", however, there are no edits what so ever to this boxset..YAY!!
- Black Sabbath - Live In Paris (or 'War Pigs'): Sort of a bootleg..kind of, it's basically the sound from the Concert Film of the same name, but the audio bootleg has some minor edits. As a live album though, it's pretty amazing.
- Slade - Alive!: Sad that I almost forgot about this masterpiece. This was released in 1972 as Slade was throwing out the hits in 1972. It contains possibly the greatest rendition of "Get Down and Get With It".
- The Allman Brothers Band - Libe At Ludlow Garage: 1970: I consider this to be their best live album while most others would probably say "At Fillmore East" falls into that category, which I can see why. Ludlow does, however, contain the best version of Mountain Jam.
- The Who - Live At Leeds: AVOID THE ORIGINAL RELEASE! Try to get your hands on the 2010 40th Anniversary Super-Deluxe Collectors’ Edition...that's the true gem :3.
Good old live albums, I love them. They're usually only made to fulfill contract obligations to record companies, but there are a lot of fantastic ones out there that will blow everyone's mind. That being said, I decided to create my own (which I'm sure I'll regret it sometime in the future like all other lists created by everyone), but hey, here it is.
One more note, these are live albums "I" consider the best and that impacted me in a great way...or whatever :P
Also, if box sets shouldn't really count for Best Live Albums, then replace #1 with Live/Dead...still just as good :3
P.S. - I do have a rock bias if you haven't noticed.