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Gentle Giant- Playing The Fool
I really like this album...but sometimes the production sounds a little muddy...but I can't resist it!!

Camel- A Live Record
The Snow Goose is excellent and it's a special moment in time with David Bedford conducting the orchestra.

Guru, Guru- Live 78'
The playing is outstanding and several of the instrumentals are reminiscent of the German band Passport.

Univers Zero- Live..

Steve Hackett- Live Archive 70s, 80s, 90s

Hawkwind- Live Chronicles
The 2 cd set in the fat jewel case.Michael Moorcock is not edited out.



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Triumvirat-Live at Ultrasonics Studios, Hempstead, New York, October 1st, 1974-if I had a time machine, this would be my first stop. Triumvirat's first appearance in North America, and the band were firing on all six cylinders that night. It features a song from the as yet unrecorded Spartacus album, and the two complete suites from the then fairly newly released Illusions On A Double Dimple record.
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Honorable mentions: 

a)  Genesis - Live (released July 1973) - the Canadian band "Musical Box" recreates this LP right down to every detail on the cover photo!!  Long one of my favorites, I love the cheering when they open with "Watcher"!  

b)   King Crimson - Earthbound - According to its listing on Amazon:

Earthbound, originally released in 1972, was one of the earliest (if not the first) “official bootleg” released by a major rock band, consisting of a series of deliberately lo-fi live recordings of King Crimson’s Islands era line-up on tour in the USA. When issued, because of its mid-price it was excluded from the main album charts in the UK but topped the mid-price charts rubbing shoulders with Jim Reeves & Mantovani. Atlantic in the USA didn’t even bother to release it. By then, the band had broken up & the label had already been alerted to the likelihood of a new King Crimson line-up promised for later in the year. Like the later live album, USA, Earthbound remained unavailable in the early CD era, with both finally being released in 2002 on CD. Ironically this non-availability served to enhance interest in the album while DGM’s live releases made fans aware that there was a larger story to be told of this line-up’s history. When Robert Fripp was asked to guest on the second Grinderman project, Nick Cave noted: “I wanted to work with Robert Fripp because he has done some of the most uniquely unsettling guitar work I have ever heard along with some of the most delicate and finessed” explained Cave. “I grew up listening to a lot of the King Crimson stuff. The vinyl copy of the phenomenal live album Earthbound, is one of my most treasured possessions.”

The new version of Earthbound features an expanded version of the original album on CD & DVD. As a series of stereo only/low-fi recordings, a 5.1 edition was neither possible nor appropriate. However, also included on the DVD of this release is the full performance from Summit Studios, captured on the same US tour in 1972, appearing in both new stereo & quadraphonic mixes, providing the only live surround recordings of this line-up. This release also features 15 minutes of material not included on the original mail order only CD of Summit studios as issued by DGM in 2000. The DVD also features the “Schizoid Men” sequence from the Ladies of the Road live album & a transfer of a 1972 vinyl edition of the Earthbound LP.



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Earlier I was listening to Exit...Stage Left by Rush which I finally got on cd. I think I actually prefer ATWAS to it because it just captures them at a much more raw stage in their development and there doesn't seem to be as much editing and adding of stuff. Plus I think it sounds better but I haven't listened to that first one in a while.
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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Triumvirat-Live at Ultrasonics Studios, Hempstead, New York, October 1st, 1974-if I had a time machine, this would be my first stop. Triumvirat's first appearance in North America, and the band were firing on all six cylinders that night. It features a song from the as yet unrecorded Spartacus album, and the two complete suites from the then fairly newly released Illusions On A Double Dimple record.


Do you have this on cd? This must be excellent!!! I will look for it on YouTube.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jacob Schoolcraft Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2023 at 16:58
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Earlier I was listening to Exit...Stage Left by Rush which I finally got on cd. I think I actually prefer ATWAS to it because it just captures them at a much more raw stage in their development and there doesn't seem to be as much editing and adding of stuff. Plus I think it sounds better but I haven't listened to that first one in a while.



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Originally posted by Jacob Schoolcraft Jacob Schoolcraft wrote:

Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Triumvirat-Live at Ultrasonics Studios, Hempstead, New York, October 1st, 1974-if I had a time machine, this would be my first stop. Triumvirat's first appearance in North America, and the band were firing on all six cylinders that night. It features a song from the as yet unrecorded Spartacus album, and the two complete suites from the then fairly newly released Illusions On A Double Dimple record.


Do you have this on cd? This must be excellent!!! I will look for it on YouTube.
   

Yes, it is on youtube; just type in Triumvirat and Ultrasonics and you will get it....I have it on cd, on a Japanese label called Highland Project, the best sounding of the issues of this recording...


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If King Crimson had recorded a very nice double or triple Live LP (back in the 70s), it would've been amazing

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Originally posted by Frets N Worries Frets N Worries wrote:

If King Crimson had recorded a very nice double or triple Live LP (back in the 70s), it would've been amazing


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^I should do more research LOL

Spotify has that listed as 2021

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Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Originally posted by Jacob Schoolcraft Jacob Schoolcraft wrote:

Originally posted by presdoug presdoug wrote:

Triumvirat-Live at Ultrasonics Studios, Hempstead, New York, October 1st, 1974-if I had a time machine, this would be my first stop. Triumvirat's first appearance in North America, and the band were firing on all six cylinders that night. It features a song from the as yet unrecorded Spartacus album, and the two complete suites from the then fairly newly released Illusions On A Double Dimple record.


Do you have this on cd? This must be excellent!!! I will look for it on YouTube.
   

Yes, it is on youtube; just type in Triumvirat and Ultrasonics and you will get it....I have it on cd, on a Japanese label called Highland Project, the best sounding of the issues of this recording...





That's rare!! Really a treat to hear about this!!
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Originally posted by Frets N Worries Frets N Worries wrote:

If King Crimson had recorded a very nice double or triple Live LP (back in the 70s), it would've been amazing

Most of "Starless and Bible Black" gives you an idea of how amazing! 

I would like this one!  

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Original linked list is a solid collection of live prog, even has some fairly obscure groups mentioned. Perhaps could have benefited from limiting the number of records per big name group, choosing the cream of the popular crop and having more room for leftfield picks.

A bunch of great choices in this thread too. I'll have to add what I consider to be a candidate not just for best prog live LP but best live LP period: the original Hungarian language version of Omega's Elo Omega Kisstadion '79
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Yes - Yessongs (Unbeatable)
E,L&P - WBmFttStNE... (Also unbeatable...)
Kansas - Two for The Show (Excellent performance of the studio versions)
Dream Theater - Live Scenes Fron New York (The Americans' best album "Metropolis Part 2 - Scenes from a Memory", brilliantly executed)
Rush - Exit...Stage Left (brilliant) / A Show of Hands (Despite belonging to the 3rd stage, it is an underrated album in my opinion)
Camel - A Live Record (Instrumentally impeccable, let's skip the vocal parts....)

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Live & Dangerous - Thin Lizzy
Twelfth Night - Live and Let Live
Yes - Symphonic Live
King Crimson - Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind
Dave Gilmour - Live in Gdansk
Big Big Train - Empire
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet (though not entirely live)
Tangerine Dream - Dominion Concert 1982 (off the Pilots of Purple Twilight box set).  Actual concert, not to be confused with Logos, which was a studio release.  I was at the concert, very special then and gladly now on the highly recommended PoPT box set.
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I think many DVDs of live concerts should be in the running here: Steven Wilson Anesthetize, Anekdoten Waking the Dead, Ulver Live at the Norwegian National Opera, Pink Floyd P.U.L.S.E., The Cure Trilogy, Iona Live in London, Ólaffur Arnalds' Live from Hafursey, so many of Steve Hackett's concerts, and many more offer great video recordings are worthy of this "live concert music" list.



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I listen to Big Big Train - From Stone and Steel a lot. It's not strictly a live album (no audience) but instead was 'live' at Peter Gabriel's new world studios. It's what got me into the band and has definitive versions of Judas Unrepentant, Master James Of St George, The Underfall Yard, Victorian Brickwork and The First Rebreather (IMO). You can get it as an MP3 or even better still the Blu Ray.
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Originally posted by Frets N Worries Frets N Worries wrote:

If King Crimson had recorded a very nice double or triple Live LP (back in the 70s), it would've been amazing

Hi,

In my book, this would have been nice, but I think that Mr. Fripp was fighting too many bootlegs at the time, which showed what a hot band it was, specially with BB and JW. In my book, that made KC one of the things that should NEVER be missed, and I regret not seeing them until I got a chance in Seattle with the 3 drummers ... what a treat ... felt like not a single beat was missed!

Since then, though, Mr. Fripp has just about released most of it, and it has made the bootlegs obsolete, but the quality of the work shines so much better live with the real folks ... that you will regret if you don't catch it ... as my friend said on the way ... "that gives a new meaning to what music is!"... 

I don't remember which boots I heard, but they were sensational, even if the quality was low, but the energy of the show ... was ... I don't think there are/were enough words to describe it, and I can only hope that Mr. Fripp has released many of these. I sure would like to hear that one again! I think it was a "RED" tour.


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^ There is a Road To Red box sets with about 24 CD's. It takes pride of place on my coffee table but I struggled to get through all of it. BTW the 3 drummers live show is the best thing I've ever seen bar the Yes Symphonic shows 20+ years ago.
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This topic has finally motivated me to at least try to get a list of my favourite live albums together. been doing that over the last several days. Too much fun. Thankfully when I did my "best of" sub genre lists I include live albums. I'm at around 50 so I need to either narrow it down or come back with ones not mentioned yet.
Soft Machine and King Crimson have the most of my favourite live records.
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