Best Live Rock AlbumsCharlieBrown Live rock albums that capture the essence of the original studio recordings with the added power of a live show, and which has stood the test of time.
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At this concert Rod brought Tina Turner back in to the limelights.
Should be #1
The best live album of the 70s from the best band live of the 70s. - Metal_Treasure
Only No. 3? How can anything be better than this?
Only 22? This is by far the best live rock album ever made!
No contest, one of the best live albums ever recorded, never mind rock albums.V 1 Comment
Simply the greatest live album by the greatest band. No competition
A 2007 reunion concert that shows three of the four original members (Jason Bonham taking the place of his late father) in tighter form than on their 70's heyday live recordings. - CharlieBrown
All living members of Led Zeppelin unite for one epic show with Jason Bonham (John Bonham's son.) on drums. It really was a celebration day.
I got this up to 1st place! YAY! - UsernameHere
A truly amazing live album that captures the craze of 70s' rock music
Captures the Motor City Madman at his finest. His guitar playing is amazing! He can go from loud and fast, to bluesy, to very melodic. I have never heard sounds come from a guitar like those on Hibernation. Great White Buffalo will give you goose bumps. Classics like Motor City Madhouse, Stranglehold, Cat Scratch Fever, etc. - CharlieBrown
Actually offers the definitive versions of the best of KISS' first three studio albums, including Rock and Roll All Night. Many of today's rock guitar gods cut their teeth on this album trying to copy every lick; every Ace Frehley lead. You could hand this album to Martians and explain that "this IS rock and roll." - CharlieBrown
This album captures the sounds of an actual live concert, mistakes and all and every song kicks ass!
Kick ass live chip away the stone and draw the line
Back when Aerosmith could plug in, turn it up to 11, and rock out. Hits like Dream On, Sweet Emotion, Walk This Way, Back in the Saddle, etc. - CharlieBrown
Yes, Journey. They were an amazing live band. Awesome musicians playing the hits like Lovin' Touching' Squeezin' and Anyway You Want It and allowed a little more freedom here to jam like on songs like Walks Like a Lady and Dixie Highway. Steve Perry's voice is just as amazing here as on the studio albums too. Listen to his voice leading up to the Do You Recall guitar solo, and in the background of the Wheel in the Sky guitar solo. Otherworldly! - CharlieBrown
Oh yes, Steve Perry is one of the several singers who often sounded even better live. - Metal_Treasure
How is this not on the list. Best live album ever made. - MaxPap
A 13 minute version of Free Bird, hello! - CharlieBrown
Summer Soldier/Medicine Man is my favourite "side" of Vinyl!
Fantastic band, great set. So underrated all excellent mucisians and songwriters with three great vocalists.
Raw, progressive, melodic... just excellent. Long before they became a little syrupy.
One of the best live rock albums ever. The version of Big City Nights on this album is BETTER than the recorded version. The rest of the double vinyl album is just as incredible.
An incredible live album that shows the greatest rock band ever at the height of their live powers. All four members were at the top of their game and in perfect sync. Should be much higher.
My goodness! This is too horribly low! This has to be higher! It's maybe the embodiment of all Pink Floyd! From Piper all the way to Division Bell! - higgsboson2142
Randy kills it on this album - Sabbath
WHY IN THE HECK IS THIS SO LOW ON THE LIST! This has got to be one of the best live albums ever. Not just rock but period! The way the sound just fills the stadium is awesome. This is such a great way that metallica changed up their sound and gave us something unique is in my mind unparalleled.
This album is one of the main reasons I believe he's the one of the greatest guitarists to ever live so I'll say what I said there - I honestly can't believe this isn't number one on the list. This album and really all of Clapton's music is so personal to me and so many millions of people in this world who've been inspired to pick up a guitar because of him. I remember never particularly liking the guitar as an instrument, whether it was to play with or to listen to, but this alubm and his "A Benefit For The Crossroads Centre In Antigua 1999 Live At Madison Square Garden Concert" changed everything for me. From Layla to Old Love, Tears In Heaven to Before You Accuse Me, even though he wrote them such a long time ago, you can hear the emotion and sadness going through every word and every note he plays on his guitar. Although he did sing Tears In Heaven for the album just a year after son passed, it was the most raw and emotional song you'll ever here. Honestly that's the ...more - guyritchi
Best album ever
Love this album
Definitive versions of many of his earlier songs, many which became massive hits like Show Me the Way, Baby I Love Your Way, and Do You Feel Like We Do (stoke up those Zippos! ). Great guitar too. - CharlieBrown
8? This list is an insult
Captures their then lead guitarist Mick Taylor in all his melodic, six string glory. Let's be honest, most consider the Mick Taylor period to be the Stones' best.
The very best live album for me...When it came out I think in 77 it was being played everywhere...Foghat put this album out at the right time because Slow Ride was still being played on Rock n roll fm stations every day and the live version of I just want to make love to you was a hit again...If anyone has ever been to a Foghat live show in the 1970s will tell you that that album is as close as it gets to being there...FIVE STARS!
Only a single live album when everyone was putting out double live albums, but it doesn't matter because what it makes up for in length, it makes up for in energy. High octane versions of Fool For the City, Slow Ride, I Just Want to Make Love to You, a well as other boogie-woogie foot stompers. Crank it up! - CharlieBrown
This album is amazing, every song is outstanding capturing two of the greatest musicians ever at their finest. The songs absolutely come to life and top the studio recordings
Where did you sleep last night?
Best live country album ever!
UFO at their absolute best.
The best live album you never heard. Few bands sound better live. These guys were about to become huge - like Bad Company and Foreigner.
...tell me about it.
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Sammy Hagar on vocals love the live acoustic version of Give to Live
Better then Nirvana unplugged - Sabbath
The resurrected King in top form before his sad demise/premature end. His voice is incredible and he COMMANDS the stage. Many of the folks on this list would not be here if it weren't for Elvis.
71? It should be number one. Nobody ever topped Thin Lizzy.
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