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ernio1

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I was going to add to what's spinning, but decided to start a new post for just live recordings.

I like live...it makes me feel like I'm at a concert at home...especially when you have good equipment.

Here's some to start off - classic rock.

Eric Clapton - One More Car One more Rider - I have a lot of Clapton... this one feels the most live (other than unplugged) with a huge soundstage.

Heart - Live in Seattle (SACD) - Best Heart live album...you are there. Just for the cut, "Alone" is worth the price of the cd.

Fleetwood Mac - The Dance - I've had this for a while...but keep going back to it for a reference recording.
 

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Live in Austin

I have to share a couple home town favorites: Del Castillo and Los Lonely Boys. These are great bands, but playing a DVD at home hardly does their shows justice. Another one I caught in Austin, and now own on DVD is The Maverics. What a show. I get chills watching the DVD, knowing that I was there.
 

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Have to agree on 'The Dance' - it's one excellent recording.

My current fave live recording is the 1994 performance of La Traviata at Covent Garden with Angela Gheorgiu - conductor is George Solti. It's one of the best I've ever heard.

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James Taylor live at the Beacon Theatre.

Diana Krall live in Paris.

BeeGees (forgot the DVD name) :D

2 great HT/audio show off discs.
 

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Elton John - Here and There (LP) is a great live recording.

Concert For George (DVD) is a heart touching tribute to George Harrison.
 

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i've found the soundstaging in some of Diana Krall's recording to be weird. particularily the position of the piano in relationship to her and also to the other musicians.

how is the soundstaging on "Paris"?
 
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I actually haven't critically listened to "Paris" in a audiophile sort of way. I just sat back and enjoyed the music. That's when she was in her prime. I actually don't like her new CD much IMHO.

James Taylor I listened to both the 5.1 and 2ch which was recorded in a higher bit rate. 2ch won hands down.
 

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EricE said:
I actually don't like her new CD much IMHO.
I know what you mean. I do like the new one, it was just quite a radical change in style from what we're used to from Diana. Can't help but wonder if her husband had something to do with it!

Cheers,

David
 
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Hello everybody, i am a new visitor on this site, living in the Netherlands and a very happy SL3 owner.
for me Diana has very long arms specially live in Paris!
 

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Good thread, ernio1 !

Here's one that I love: Bill Evans Trio "Sunday at the Village Vanguard".

I never get tired listening to that fantastic album. The version I have is the "20 bit K2 Super Coding" CD. Highly recommended !

Enjoy !
 

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Second that choice Kaliar! Plus Bill Evans "Waltz for Debby" which is the same group in the same venue on a different night. Thought about doing a review but never got around to it.

This is a killer recording on MLs! In fact I can't think of any in my own collection that sounds better. Turn the lights out and you've traveled back in time.

Others:
- John Coltrane's complete Village Vanguard set (4 CDs, haven't heard the LPs)
- Allman Brothers Live at Filmore East (LP, stay away from the DTS)
- Weather Report, 8:30 (LP)
- Frank Sinatra at the Sands (the DVD-A is nice recording)
- Eva Cassidy at Blues Alley
- Pat Metheny, Travels
- Joshua Redman, Spirit of the Moment (what is it with Village Vanguard sets)
- Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert (of course)
- Dave Brubeck (several)

Some good live DVD concerts not yet mentioned:
- Pat Metheny (We Live Here & Speaking of Now)
- Chris Botti & Friends
- Acoustic Alchemy: Sounds Of St. Lucia
- Boz Scaggs Greatest Hits
- Barbra Streisand (Timeless & MGM Grand)
- Toto in Amsterdam
- Jane Monheit (Rainbow Room & Taking a Chance on Love)
- DeJohnete, Hancock, Holland, Metheny In Concert
- George Benson Absolutely Live
- Casino Lights '99
- The Sessions At West 54th: Volume 1
- Harry Connick, Jr.: Only You
- Concord Jazz - Live at Montreux
- Diana Krall (Montreal)

Each one sounds good on MLs! Nothing like live recordings! (Well, except live music itself.)

Happy listening!
 

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jfm said:
Second that choice Kaliar! Plus Bill Evans "Waltz for Debby" which is the same group in the same venue on a different night. Thought about doing a review but never got around to it.

This is a killer recording on MLs! In fact I can't think of any in my own collection that sounds better. Turn the lights out and you've traveled back in time.
That is so true, jfm ! ;)

The following DVD is also quite good for a trip on memory lane, albeit in a different genre :

- Pink Floyd "Live at Pompeii - The Director's Cut"

In the summer of 1973, being a student in archeology, I spent a month in the Naples region (Ercolano) because I was doing diggings there for my university. Being a huge fan of Pink Floyd, you can imagine my feelings when I sat down in the amphiteater where the group had recorded "Live at Pompeii" in 1971...

Those were pretty interesting times !! :D
 

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Another pretty good one is the "Metallica - S & M" DVD with Michael Kamen conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

Cheers !
 

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"Waltz for Debby". Definitely, "Waltz for Debby". But if I really need to make an impression on the neighbors, The Who "Live at Leeds" does the trick.
 

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Joe Jackson LIVE

I like Joe Jackson's live recordings.. I have one of them... can't remember the exact title...

I'll have to get it out and have another listen... :D
 
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Tom, i picked up a double album "This is it ". The A&M years 1979-1989. Track 19 on cd one is a live acapella version of "is she really going out with him." You may enjoy it if you can find the cd.......Regards johnnyb.
 

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Chaka Khan and Rufus - Live Stompin at the Savoy
Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine
John Coltrane - Live at the Village Vanguard
Roomful of Blues - Live at Lupos
Wynton Marsalis - Live At Blues Alley
Gil Evans Orchestra - Live at the Village Vanguard (Disc 2)
Pat Metheny - Travels
Van Morrison - Live in San Fransisco

I guess I have to stop now...

I am a big fan of live recordings - especially in jazz...

all the best
Svein
 
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TomDac said:
I like Joe Jackson's live recordings.. I have one of them... can't remember the exact title...

I'll have to get it out and have another listen... :D
you wouldn't be talking about "big world" would you? his three sided vinyl live album where he refused to let the audience make a sound during the recording?

they just sat there, so that he could play live, but still get a good recording. and it is. it really is.

i doubt i could have sat quiet i'd be bopping around too much.

that was the same period when JJ would walk off stage if he didn't like the audience. now, it wasn't always his fault, he had beer/pop cans tossed at him in T.O. when he fronted for [i think] The Who.

interesting combo, two of my favourite performers, but evidently not true for that particular audience.
 

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A few more titles !

In jazz:

- Patricia Barber "Companion"
- Patricia Barber "A Forthnight in France"

And something a bit heavier :D

- Van der Graaf Generator "Vital"
- Rammstein "Live Aus berlin"

Enjoy !
 
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