Best Live Rock Albums

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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21 Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive

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

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22 On Stage - Rainbow

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

23 MTV Unplugged - Nirvana

Where did you sleep last night?

24 The Last Waltz - The Band With Friends
25 The Last Stand - Cold Chisel
26 Sam Cooke - Live at Harlem Square Club, 1963
27 How the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin
28 Foghat Live

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

29 Concert for George - Various Artists
30 Live at River Plate - AC/DC
31 Live at Reading - Nirvana
32 Jimi Plays Monterey - Jimi Hendrix
33 At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
34 Live at Monterey - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
35 Under a Blood Red Sky - U2
36 Strangers in the Night - UFO

The best live album you never heard. Few bands sound better live. These guys were about to become huge - like Bad Company and Foreigner.

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37 Unplugged - Alice In Chains

Better then Nirvana unplugged - Sabbath

38 Alchemy Live - Dire Straits
39 Live: Right Here, Right Now - Van Halen

Sammy Hagar on vocals love the live acoustic version of Give to Live

40 The Bootleg Series, Volume 4: Live 1966: The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert - Bob Dylan
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