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    Posted: November 25 2006 at 00:08

If the Gabe was still with Genesis when "Second's Out" (of course, it would be called something other than that! Wink) was recorded I think that would be my favorite.

I can't handle Phill doing the vocals on the PG-era material.
 
There are so many Crimso live albums out that I have no idea what the quality is of each of them.
 
So...i guess I don't have a fav Live Prog album.
 
Do you?
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 00:11
'The Bruford Tapes'-- a must hear for those who prefer instrumental music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 01:15
I'm pretty sure this has been done before, but I'll give it a whirl anyway.  Here's my favorites,roughly in order: 

Hawkwind: Space Ritual-- IMO, this is the second greatest live album ever, and by far the best listed in the Archives.  The band is tight, yet still jammy, playing some of the heaviest, spaciest stuff ever to come out of the seventies.

King Crimson: The Great Deciever-- The Wetton-era King Crimson was the best group to play under that name, and this captures all of their raw power.  Sound quality is superior to many studio albums!

Yes: Yessongs-- this captures Yes in all of their live glory.  I could hardly ask for a better setlist for the Close to the Edge tour.

King Crimson: Absent Lovers-- This is really what a live album should sound like!  The sound quality is absolutely flawless.  The setlist is incredible, and the band is unstoppable.  This is one of the most talented bands to ever hit a stage, and they give everything they got. 

ELP: Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends-- this is a fantastic record.  Practically a "Best of," featuring among others the two ELP epics, Tarkus and Karn Evil 9, in their entirety.  They sound even better live. 

Gentle Giant: Playing the Fool-- These guys are incredible musicians, and it's always interesting to hear them play live.  They play many favorites, and some less expected ones.  The Octopus Medly is fantastic; the group reinterprets and rearranges and brilliantly transisions their way through to turn a mediocre studio album into an incredible live piece. 

Jethro Tull: Bursting Out-- Perhaps not as powerful as the others, but makes up for it with pure Jethro Tull joy.  It's amazing just how tight these guys were.





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 01:38
Here are a few favorites...
 
Camel- A Live Record
Anglagard- Buried Alive
Gong- Live in Sheerwood Forest 75
Ozric Tentacles- Live Underslunky
Mahavishnu Orchestra- Between Nothingness and Eternity
King Crimson- The Night Watch 1973
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 02:33
Yessongs?? jeez, I could NEVER rate that album too high, it simply sounds AWFUL.

I prefer Yesshows
Seconds out
Paris
Exit stage left
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 03:01

Pink Floyd- P U L S E
Rush- Exit Stage Left
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 03:15
Iíve always liked the Keys to Ascensions by Yes. Together they are perfect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 03:44
Originally posted by R o V e R R o V e R wrote:


Pink Floyd- P U L S E
Rush- Exit Stage Left
 
Now that I've seen a performance of the Wall in Berlin, and heard the original One of These Days, PULSE (DVD, own no live Floyd albums) doesn't impress me as much as it used to. That's a great Wish You Were Here though...until Dave starts singing along with his guitar...
 
My vote goes, where else, with A Little Light Music. Great stage banter!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 04:41
This has been done a zillion times before, but it's always a pleasure to discuss it!
My favorites, today, are:
 
Gong Live Etc. (I'm still trying to get a copy of Live au Bataclan)
Welcome Back my Friends to the Show that Never Ends - ELP
Focus Live at the Rainbow
Two for the Show - KANSAS
Caravan Live at Fairfield Hall
Seconds Out - GENESIS
Warszawa - PORCUPINE TREE
The Great Deceiver (Box Set) - KING CRIMSON
Yessongs and Yesshows
A Live Record - CAMEL
Bursting Out - JETHRO TULL
Seconds Out - GENESIS
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 04:46
Genesis - Seconds Out



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 04:49
Oh! I almost forgot! USA, King Crimzo...that version of 21st Century is THE live version for me, on par with the original.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 05:34
I agree with most of the suggestions put forward so far. I'd add:

Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977
Steve Hillage - Live Herald
Gong - Vive Gong... Gong est Mort
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 05:42
Watchers on the storm-JETHRO TULL LIVE IN DEN HAAG 1980
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 05:49
Originally posted by White Duck White Duck wrote:

Watchers on the storm-JETHRO TULL LIVE IN DEN HAAG 1980
 
It's an awesome recording. Heavy horses sounds way cooler live. Barlow does his finest drum solo in King Henrys madrigal. Ian does his greatest flute medley. Elegy sounds awesome live
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 06:07
And awesome keyboards work with Evan and Palmer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 06:24
Pictures At An Exhibition - ELP
 
Different Stages - Rush
Yessongs
Poland - Tangerine Dream
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Five Bridges Suite - The Nice
Welcome Back My Friends - ELP
Live In Iceland - Par Lindh Project
Live  in Budapest - MMEB
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 06:34
Yessongs
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 07:13
King Crimson - The Night Watch

Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won

Pulse is okay, save for the fact it does not feature Waters.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 07:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2006 at 07:20
I have to second those who have mentioned Space Ritual, a live album so good that it completely dwarfs all of Hawkwind's actual studio albums and renders them more or less useless.
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