Best Live Album *EVER*


I think The Long Goodbye from The Coolest Guys in New York deserves a shout - absolutely stunning from start to finish. The length of a proper opera too, props to them. I wasn’t there, sadly.

Jimi at Montreal, what more is there to say?

This thread is to determine the greatest live album of all time. By the end of the thread I expect there to be a general consensus at which point we will all agree with each other because we will have come to an objective conclusion.


Thunder Down Under by Hot Snakes


It’s stop making sense


Ah shit it is too, close thread


Throwing Copper



A few I always recommend when this topic comes up:

John Cale - Fragments of a Rainy Season
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis Live
Mark Eitzel - Songs of Love Live





Sly & The Family Stone - The Woodstock Experience
Primal Scream - Live In Japan
Miles Davis - Live At The Fillmore East (March 7, 1970) - It’s About That Time
Nina Simone - It Is Finished


James Brown - Live at the Apollo, ain’t it

Edit: oh already been covered.


Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall
Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem


According to popularity


Oh theo


i really like the Rage Against The Machine live album (live at the grand olympic auditorium 2000, released 2003)

it’s been criticised for the production being poor but i love it, it’s really fucking energetic and that for me is the best thing about the band. the production on the studio albums is really good but it’s a bit shiny for me (generally not my taste funnily enough)

it was the first album i got by them and i never listen to the studio version of the tracks on it


Live After Death by Iron Maiden


It’s not the best live album ever, but it’s a personal; favourite.


Sam Cooke - Live at Harlem Square

Otis Redding - Monterey Pop Festival (it’s only one side of a 12", but is absolutely outstanding!)

Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club


Came here to say that. It’s the one of the only live albums I ever listen to, along with the various Swans and Autechre ones. None of which will win the thread title prize, obviously


Dark Magus - Miles Davis
Live at Massey Hall - Neil Young
Botch - 061502

all are totally killer.