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Here's six:
Sonar- Live At Moods To hear these guys pull this music off live is pretty cool.
Univers Zero- Relaps Four killer live tracks from the '84 to '86 period.
Gila- Night Works As good as the debut and of that dark and heavy style
Soft machine- Noisette Lyn Dobson adds so much
Radio Massacre International- Knutsford In May You like guitar and mellotron?
Hawkwind- Spaced Out In London with Arthur Brown on vocals
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This thread contains mentions of many excellent albums. As my contribution, I would want to honourably mention Gong's "Gong est mort, vive Gong!" since, in my opinion, it is one of the best, if underappreciated, live albums ever. 
In 1975, the instrumentalists around Pierre Moerlen and Didier Malherbe prevailed against Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth, which freed the Gong style from the experimental approach of its spacey psychedelia and changed it towards rather straightforward jazz-rock. Gong founders Allen and Smyth left the band that same year, and "Shamal" was recorded without them. 
However, they apparently did not settle the dispute. In May 1977, Gong gave a reunion concert with the classic "You" line-up, which was recorded and released as a double LP that same year. 
The reunion didn't last long. Steve Hillage devoted himself entirely to his (great) solo career. Allen and Smyth teamed up with the hippy free rockers Here & Now as Planet Gong, and Pierre Moerlen founded his own jazz-rock version of Gong, i.e., Pierre Moerlen's Gong.

"Gong est mort, vive Gong!" (1977), but once again offers the true Gong, with tracks that come from the LPs "Camembert Electrique" to "You," but mainly from the Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy. Reference is therefore made to the respective rezis. As is usually the case on live recordings, the music here comes across as a bit rougher but also more upbeat than on the studio versions. In any case, the band had fun playing the old numbers again and was in a great mood that evening. You can hear grandiose yet crazy space rock here, which always puts you in a good mood. 






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