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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Classic Rock's Live Albums

The Live Albums That Changed the World
Supplement with Classic Rock December 2011 (165)

Wheels of Fire by Cream (Polydor 1968)
Kick Out the Jams by MC5 (Elektra 1969)
Live at Leeds by The Who (Decca/MCA 1970)
Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!: The Rolling Stones in Concert by The Rolling Stones (Decca 1970)
Live Album by Grand Funk (Capitol 1970)
Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore by Humble Pie (A&M 1971)
At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn 1971)
Made in Japan by Deep Purple (EMI/Purple 1972)
Slade Alive! by Slade (Polydor 1972)
Space Ritual by Hawkwind (United Artists 1973) 
Irish Tour '74 by Rory Gallagher (Polydor 1974)
Alive! by Kiss (Casablanca 1975)
Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton (A&M 1976)
The Song Remains the Same by Led Zeppelin (Swan Song 1976)
Metallic KO by Iggy and the Stooges (CBS 1977)
Live! by Status Quo (Vertigo 1977)
Live and Dangerous by Thin Lizzy (Vertigo 1978)
If You Want Blood, You've Got It by AC/DC  (Atlantic 1978)
At Budokan by Cheap Trick (Epic 1978)
Strangers in the Night by UFO (Chrysalis 1979)
It's Alive by Ramones (Sire 1979)
Live . . . in the Heart of the City by Whitesnake (United Artists 1980)
No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith by Motorhead (Bronze 1981)
Under a Blood Red Sky (Island 1983)
Live After Death by Iron Maiden (EMI 1985)
Unplugged in New York (DGC 1994)
The Official Bootlegs by Pearl Jam (Various Labels 2000-2011)
How the West Was Won by Led Zeppelin (Atlantic 2003)


Record Breaking Live Albums
The First . . . Double live album is Benny Goodman's Live at Carnegie Hall (1950)
The First . . . Triple live album is Woodstock: Music from The OST (1970)
The Biggest . . . Garth Brooks's Double Live sold 21 million copies - eight million more than Bruce Springsteen's Live 1975-85
The Longest . . . Phish's Live Phish Vol. 16 clocks in at four hours and six minutes
The Shortest . . . The Misfits' Evilive at 13 minutes
The Most . . . Nearly 2,200 of the Grateful Dead's shows have been released - many as official bootlegs

Legendaty Live Venues
Hammersmith Apollo
Glasgow Apollo
Nippon Budokan
Leeds University
Fillmore/Fillmore East

Great Bands That Never Made Great Live Albums
Black Sabbath
The Faces
David Bowie
Sex Pistols?
Guns 'n' Roses

Originally posted on Saturday 12th November 2011

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