Thread: Best live albums of the 21st century?

JimSheridan - 2/21/2018 at 04:55 PM

Interesting topic. This article raises its picks. For the most part, they are bands that I do not know, which is actually kinda helpful. I own the live albums that you would think I'd own (the TTB "Everybody's Talking" and "Live at Oakland,", the ABB's One Way Out, etc) as a member of this site, but this list points me in some new directions:

https://www.avclub.com/live-s-not-dead-21-great-live-albums-from-the-21st-c en-1822418963?utm_source=AV_Club_Daily_RSS&utm_medium=email&utm_cam paign=&utm_term=


Zambi - 2/21/2018 at 05:11 PM

A few possibilities for Derek Trucks Band (Live @ Georgia Theatre, Songlines Live, Roadsongs).

Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scotts

Didn't Allison Krause put out a live album with Union Station in the early 2000s? Or was that late 90s?


WarEagleRK - 2/21/2018 at 05:25 PM

That list is a little too hip for its own good. Trying a bit too hard.

I do have the Wilco, My Morning Jacket, White Stripes and R.E.M. from their list though.

Zambi's list is good, I would also add

Clapton/Winwood At MSG
Gov't Mule The Deepest End
Iron Maiden Rock In Rio
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live in NYC
Jason Isbell Live From Alabama
Los Lobos Live At The Fillmore

Just off the top of my head...


porkchopbob - 2/21/2018 at 05:53 PM

I read this earlier today, some interesting choices. I've always liked the AV Club, but their music coverage isn't their strong suit.


DeadMallard - 2/21/2018 at 06:31 PM

Off this list I have and really like Okonokos, by My Morning Jacket. Great live album to workout with.

The Neko Case selection is pretty good also.

Have no idea why Roadsongs by DTB is not on this. Version of Anyday is my all-time favorite.

Another couple are Live In Atlanta by Lucero and It's Great To Be Alive by The Drive By Truckers.

I listened to Alive & Wired by Old 97's the other day. Very good.

Joe Bonamassa, Live From Royal Albert Hall is very good. Clapton & Paul Jones kick butt.


[Edited on 2/21/2018 by DeadMallard]


WarEagleRK - 2/21/2018 at 07:01 PM

Great call on the Lucero Live in Atlanta release.

I would guess that Joe Bonamassa has released roughly 50% of all of the live albums in the 21st century.


IPowrie - 2/21/2018 at 09:22 PM

The R.E.M., Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Sleater-Kinney are all good. Should check out the Tom Waits one sometime.

I like the Hall of Fame releases Umphrey's McGee puts out every year. They highlight some of the best live songs from that year.

Dave Matthews Band- The Central Park Concert
Live In The Classic City- Widespread Panic
Wood- Widespread Panic
Hill Country Revue- North Mississippi Allstars
Before The Frost...Until The Freeze-Black Crowes (Recorded with a studio audience)
Live at the Roxy- Brothers of a Feather
The Woodstock Sessions- Rich Robinson
I like what I have heard from the Betty Blends releases from Chris Robinson Brotherhood


74Jer - 2/22/2018 at 12:59 AM

Bill Frisell - East/West
John Scofield - Enroute


jszfunk - 2/22/2018 at 12:30 PM

I can think of anything earth shattering as far as live albums of the 21st century. Some decent recordings I am sure but the live albums of 70's seem to reign supreme.

I could go through and make a great mix of the ABB, Mule, The Crowes with all of they're live stuff put out to download. Deep Purple has been pretty prolific with live releases also.

We have been listening to Redbird- live at the cafe carpe quite a bit over the last few months. Good stuff.

Rich Robinson -Live At The Knitting Factory is a good listen.

[Edited on 2/23/2018 by jszfunk]


tommars - 2/23/2018 at 09:53 PM

Cool to see Lucero getting mentioned here. That live album has been in constant rotation on my commute for a few years now. They don't sound like the ABB at all to me but I have a feeling ABB fans would dig them.
As a friend says, they're rock, they're country, they're Otis, they're Neil Young and All Memphis.

They remind me of the Radiators in the way that they have a small but extremely loyal following that will travel far and wide to see them and the band is very cool to and appreciative of the fans.


BrerRabbit - 2/23/2018 at 10:46 PM


amyjared - 2/23/2018 at 10:48 PM

Steve Winwood just released a live album this past year and it's great. Highly recommended.


fender31 - 2/23/2018 at 11:03 PM

Good thread.. I like Cream Reunion, Led zeppelin , Gregg live in Macon..Not sure if they are the best,but just some of the ones I listen to a lot and enjoy.


Fretsman - 2/23/2018 at 11:06 PM

One of my favorite shows from last year produced one of the great live discs of the 21st Century.

John McLaughlin's Live At Ronnie Scott's.

Other than the tic a tac a tic a tac a stuff which I didn't really get the album is stellar and it's a mild tic a tac a.


BIGV - 2/24/2018 at 05:00 AM

quote:
Didn't Allison Krause put out a live album with Union Station in the early 2000s?


Yes, 2002 and it is excellent


DeadMallard - 2/24/2018 at 06:21 AM

quote:
Cool to see Lucero getting mentioned here. That live album has been in constant rotation on my commute for a few years now. They don't sound like the ABB at all to me but I have a feeling ABB fans would dig them.
As a friend says, they're rock, they're country, they're Otis, they're Neil Young and All Memphis.

They remind me of the Radiators in the way that they have a small but extremely loyal following that will travel far and wide to see them and the band is very cool to and appreciative of the fans.




I love them. One of my favorite bands of the last 15 years. Ben is a great songwriter.

My only complaint is how little space the lead guitarist is given. I don't expect 7 minute ABB solos but Brian Venable is a good guitar player and is criminally under used IMO.


hotlantatim - 2/26/2018 at 05:31 AM

On their list I agree with REM Live at the Olympia. 39 songs and spans their entire career and is excellent. I have a few live Pearl Jam CDs since they released individual shows but I do not have the one they list.

Possibly, my most played live album is the Jayhawks - Live at the Belly Up from 2015. It's download only and tremendous. It shows why the Gary Louris lead version of this band (sans Mark Olson) is actually a better band. Here is the HD FLAC version:

https://us.7digital.com/artist/the-jayhawks/release/live-at-the-belly-up

I also agree with the pick above about Alison Kraus & Union Station Live. It's the one Alison Kraus CD to own if you only had one. Band is so good.

In the Allman family.....Roadsongs by Derek Trucks Band is indeed great. Love ABB Fox Box. The Live from the Fox Oakland is the better of the two TTB live albums to me. Gregg Live from Macon is another solid live album that we play alot. Warren's Live from Bonaroo solo acoustic got a lot of play when it came out.


Breezy - 2/26/2018 at 04:02 PM

My personal favorite
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men - Out in California, released in 2002
if you don't have any Dave Alvin, this a great introduction


funkyfitter - 2/26/2018 at 04:15 PM

The Radiators. Earth vs. The Radiators


Stephen - 2/26/2018 at 05:24 PM

Derek Trucks Band, Live at the Georgia Theatre (2004)
Andy Aledort & the Groove Kings, Live at the Northstar 2009


DeadMallard - 2/26/2018 at 06:38 PM

quote:
My personal favorite
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men - Out in California, released in 2002
if you don't have any Dave Alvin, this a great introduction


BINGO


Love this one and should have thought of it


bettyhynes - 2/28/2018 at 03:12 AM

am I missing something here-"Live at the Fillmore" nothing comes close


Zambi - 2/28/2018 at 03:14 AM

quote:
am I missing something here-"Live at the Fillmore" nothing comes close


That's so 20th C - we are talking 21st C here. Y2k+.


WarEagleRK - 2/28/2018 at 04:19 AM

Maybe it was the Black Crowes "Freak And Roll... Into the Fog (way too many words for a live album) Live At The Fillmore" that was being referenced.


nebish - 3/4/2018 at 01:39 PM

Am not familiar with alot of bands on that list. Didn't know Shudder to Think every got back together either.

Seems I have downloaded more audience live recordings I like as much or more than any official releases I've bought. Do Instant Lives count?

Here is what I listen to with some frequency:

ABB - One Way Out
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live From MSG
Gregg Allman - Back to Macon
Govt Mule - Deepest End
Levon Helm - Ramble at the Ryman
Sean Chambers - Long Island Blues Warehouse
Tab Benoit - Night Train to Nashville
Tedeschi Trucks - Everybody Talkin
Tinsley Ellis - Highway Man
Widespread Panic - Live From the Classic City I & II


bettyhynes - 3/5/2018 at 03:14 AM

the Wood Bothers-Live at the Barn (always good stuff by them live)

Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers Live at the Fonda Theatre 2015 (playing on PBS now) w Chuck Leavell & the best slide playing by Ron Wood I've ever heard him play,especially on 'Sister Morphine'.Many songs never heard or seen Live before



[Edited on 3/6/2018 by bettyhynes]


KPRESTN712 - 3/5/2018 at 04:05 PM

Two great sounding albums that I enjoy are:

New Monsson - Live
Railroad Earth - Elko


Here are a couple tracks:

New Monsoon - Country Interlude
https://youtu.be/tObfuzlstzA


Railroad Earth - Mighty River
https://youtu.be/GKHvLfeNfCM


[Edited on 3/5/2018 by KPRESTN712]


hotlantatim - 3/5/2018 at 06:59 PM

Great suggestions. Keep 'em rolling! Threads like these are always some of my favorites on this site. We had an epic thread about 10 years ago that listed the greatest live albums of all time. I need to go find that one!

Two other great ones were actually DVD only, but I ripped to CD/computer to listen to as if they were:

Jason Isbell - Live From Austin City Limits: Wish this had been his official 400 Unit live album release as opposed to Live from Alabama (recorded at a point when his band was down to a 4 piece).

U2 - Live from Slane Castle - Mix of old & recent at the time (2001) U2 played with a cutting edge (pun intended) like the rock band that recorded in the studio in the early '80s


nebish - 3/7/2018 at 02:42 AM

As anyone bought the David Gilmour Pompeii release?


tomsmith79 - 3/9/2018 at 04:11 PM

Wilco - Kicking Television
Allman Brothers Band - One Way Out
Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Live From the Fox Oakland


cmgst34 - 3/11/2018 at 02:02 AM

I canít let this thread go without giving big kudos to Jay-Zís Unplugged. Which is on the websiteís list.

I know thereís not a lot of rap fans here, but that album, if you like rap, is fantastic. Jay is a proís pro and that album shows it well.

I got to see him in Philly with the same type of setup. Full band, no DJ, and it stands as one of my top 5 concerts of all time.


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