Tag:Late Night Underground
Posted on: January 20, 2009 9:27 am
Edited on: January 21, 2009 9:00 pm

The Greatest Live Album Of All Time?

-OK...  After enjoying my retirement for a while, I've decided to join the latest musical blog fray.  It's for several reasons-  1) I noticed that on Cleve's blog, several posters raised the question of legitmacy regarding having live albums included there  2) I'd actually been thinking of this as a future blog topic for some time now, and 3) I think I have the time to deal with it, especially since work has settled down some for me, and I doubt that this one will get the kind of crazy response that my earlier "Greatest Guitarist" blog did.  So, I put it to the CBS Community-  what do you think are the greatest live albums of all time?

-Here are the rules, and I'm going to be pretty liberal here-

  1. I realize that the line between a "live" and "studio" album can sometimes be blurred.  So, even tho it might cause me to have to do some digging with respect to entries I'm not familiar with, the requirement is thus- a minimum of 50% live content before I consider an album to be "live".
  2. There were also questions on Cleve's blog regarding genre.  I personally don't care if it's rock, jazz, German industrial death metal, or Klingon Blood Opera, so long as #1 is met.  A fan of Nana Mouskouri?  Now's your chance to be heard!
  3. Nationality or dates don't matter.  It could have been recorded by aliens in 2000 BC, so long as I can find some record of it. 
  4. I also realize that there aren't nearly so many live albums out there as studio releases, so if you can't think of many, that's fine.  All I ask for is a minumum of one entry, and a maximum of 10.  Should be pretty easy...
  5. This is a few days late, but I felt that perhaps I should articulate the point- Live albums of or including "various artists" are perfectly fine.  Therefore so are albums like Woodstock, or The Band's The Last Waltz, respectively.
  6. And finally, everyone's tastes need to be shown due respect and consideration, even if you might personally think they bite.  I'll personally and promptly remove any entries that violate this rule- let's keep this thing fun.

-OK, let's hear it-  what are the best live albums of all time?

-Thanks for your participation!  Voting for the preiminaries will end on Sunday, February 1st, at midnight, EST.


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