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The Best Live Classic Rock Albums by Fuzz Music Magazine - Part One

In our selection will be both legendary names and undeservedly forgotten...

Best Live Classic Rock Albums - Part One

There is no better music than live music. It is during the concert that every band member sparkles as never before (well, or vice versa - plays just awful, which, fortunately, does not apply to our article today). Of course, it's very nice to listen to impeccable studio recordings, where everything is mixed and matched "to perfection". But only a live record lets you feel it, what you can do favorite performer, really...

Today we have tried to collect some of the best, most successful and still influential live albums in the genre classic rock. Our selection will include both legendary names and undeservedly forgotten ones... We're sure you won't be bored! And please note that this is only first part - There's more to come.

The Who - Live at Leeds

The Who
The Who

The first and highly successful live album by British rock stars The Whowhich is perfectly familiar to most music lovers. The record is considered a classic. It was recorded and released at a time when the band was at the peak of its fame: constant sessions, concerts, rehearsals... In general - a truly stellar life was boiling for all participants.

"Live at Leeds." was released shortly after The Who introduced the iconic rock opera "Tommy.". Thus, he continued their resounding success, and many years later made all sorts of lists by the type of "A Thousand and One Music Albums Worth Listening To Before You Die."

The Allman Brothers Band - "At Fillmore East"

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)
The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)

This live record is considered one of the best of its kind. It was firmly entrenched in the annals of rock The Allman Brothers Band - the name of the band, of which, unfortunately, not many people remember today. As for The Who, "At Fillmore East" was for the American rockers their first live recording.

The album was listed on the U.S. National Recording Registry in 2004. The cover art demonstrates rare moment: all band members smiling! What's so strange about that? Well... they hated the photo shoots, and they were also woken up too early... So yes, it's a historical photo.

The Rolling Stones - "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!"

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones

For my career The Rolling Stones have released more than thirty official live albums! Nevertheless, "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" is still considered their best "live" work - and one of the best in rock 'n' roll in general.

It's the first live album to hit number one in the UK. And that makes it even greater.

Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains the Same"

Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains the Same" (album cover)
Led Zeppelin - "The Song Remains the Same" (album cover)

Double "monster album" legends of early hard rock Led Zeppelinwhich, according to some critics, "changed the world. At any rate, that is the name of the ratings that include "The Song Remains the Same".

The most interesting thing is that the record represents soundtrackby and large. But the audience took it more than seriously.

Thin Lizzy - "Live and Dangerous"

Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy

If you are not familiar with Thin Lizzyand you don't know where to start. "Live and Dangerous" What you need.

It is still believed that Thin Lizzy became one of the most underrated of rock and roll bands. Well, when listening to "Live and Dangerous" you can safely agree with that statement. They're mostly known for their cover of an old Irish song, and that's extremely unfair...

Deep Purple - "Made in Japan"

Deep Purple - "Made in Japan" (album cover)
Deep Purple - "Made in Japan" (album cover)

A great live classic rock album that never got the attention it deserved, except for the band's devoted fans...

The album was released in December 1972. At that time the band was Ritchie Blackmore on the lead guitar, Ian Gillan on vocals, Roger Glover on bass Jon Lord on the organ and Ian Pace on the drums. Together they made magic...

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "One More from the Road"

Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973. Band members (seated from left): Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Bob Burns, Leon Wilkson, Ed King (seated at back), Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington.
Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1973

An awesome live album from an equally awesome band. Lynyrd Skynyrd were very cool in their day, and who knows how far they would have gone had it not been for a terrible tragedy... But let's not talk about sad things. "One More from the Road" contains one of the best live versions of the studio track "Free Bird". It's really amazing! By the way: this record helped spread southern rock around the world just as The Allman Brothers Band did a few years earlier.

And three more great live records that are worth listening to at least once in a lifetime, if only out of curiosity.

  • Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - "Live Bullet"
  • Peter Frampton - "Frampton Comes Alive!"
  • Little Feat - "Waiting for Columbus"

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