A place to comment on any live albums or live recording in general .Prompted by an interesting discussion on the first CD / album bought thread. Thought it deserved it's own space.
Kicking off with a few quotes from the previous thread. Hope nobody minds.
I think my first live album was Wings Over America, then Status Quo Live, then Eagles 'Live' (yeah, right). I'm not really a great fan of live albums.
Same here. There's something kind of tokenistic about them
"Unofficial live albums (bootlegs) are sooo much better as it captures the show as it really happened. Official live albums can sound artificial with no 'soul"
More often not I find the complete opposite.
i find generally bootlegs OK for interest and if there's a show in particular you want to hear.( Often a hollow sound and mistakes glaring.) Generally I prefer the live versions of most things to the studio ones. Especially the well produced stuff. I mentioned a few albums , in the "First CD/.Album" Thread . Others include Strangers in the Night , UFO, I If You Want Blood You Got It , AC/DC , Uriah Heep Live 73, Live Dates Wishbone Ash, and Pulse and ADSOT Pink Floyd..All great listening and all have many superior versions of songs IMO . The Live Comfortably numb versions knock spots off the already classic original. . First Kate Bush live album though , Before The Dawn , great as reminder of the show,. But I prefer.listening mostly to the Studio stuff!!!!!! ( King of The Mountain though is fantastic)