The best live classic rock albums - part two
We adore hundreds of rock bands and performers, but above all, their raving fame comes from their impeccably produced "to the studios.". But are our idols so good on stage? Not always and not everyone has the opportunity to attend the concert of their favourite rock star, and very often it is simply impossible because the artist is no longer with us... But the so-called "rock stars" are not so good. "live albums allow us to appreciate his skill and virtuosity in doing what they say!
Without unnecessary effects and other "embellishments" - live albums allow you to look at your favourite artist in a new way, to appreciate his "pure" genius and enjoy his natural inner charisma, which was previously hidden in the studio! This is a great phenomenon, which, fortunately, has gained relevance. Thanks to this, today we have a huge selection "live pearls" in every taste and colour. But in today's article, we continue to recall the most best of the best…
Led Zeppelin - "How the West Was Won"
In Part 1, we've already had a chance to talk about "The Song Remains the Same" - a double "monster album" by classic rock giants Led Zeppelin. However, in the opinion of some, the live record "How the West Was Won" much more "juicy and interesting". Even if you don't agree with this belief, there is no point in denying the splendour and richness of this work, recorded during two concerts on a 1972 US tour.
In many ways, "How the West Was Won" is a unique recording by the band. According to Jimmy PageBy then Led Zeppelin had reached their creative peak, which means the album shows us every member of the iconic foursome at their best....
Kiss - "Alive!"
One of the most colourful live albums that is not boring to listen to! The most interesting thing is that this is the first live album of the band Kiss. It's just amazing that their "live debut" has become so legendary. However, considering that it includes their biggest hits from the first three discs, everything makes sense.
Interesting fact: the album was mixed in Electric Lady - of the legendary studio started by himself. Jimi Hendrixa legend of guitar virtuosity!
UFO - "Strangers in the Night"
It's possible, "Strangers in the Night" UFO and not vaulted in the iconic studio, but the record is notable for being the guitarist's latest contribution. Michael Schenker into the work of the band. Shortly after the recording he would leave the line-up, and would only return to the line-up with the advent of the 90s.
As far as the album is concerned, this late 70's live record is considered one of the best of its kind. In the opinion of most critics, "Strangers in the Night" influenced legions of musicians, particularly those of the new wave of British heavy metal.
Peter Frampton - "Frampton Comes Alive!"
If you've ever studied the list "A thousand and one music albums worth listening to before you die."then you're bound to have encountered in him "Frampton Comes Alive!". This iconic live album Peter Frampton was voted the best work of 1976, and it's clear why.....
Frampton personally produced this album, which includes live versions of his best-known hits from the '70s. After the release of "Frampton Comes Alive!" held the top spot on the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks, and its worldwide circulation has long since surpassed the 10 million-copy mark!
Slade - "Slade Alive!"
Powerful, colourful, with character - an album "Slade Alive!" Is the most favourite live disc among classic rock fans.
First live album Slade includes both the band's personal tracks and excellent covers of popular hits of those years. Many years after its release, top publications recognise "Slade Alive!" "the album that changed the world.".
Uriah Heep - "Uriah Heep Live"
Uriah Heep have always been known for their unique magic on stage, and "Uriah Heep Live" demonstrates this phenomenon in the best possible way.
The double album was recorded during the band's performance at the Birmingham Town Hall in 1973. Many years have passed, but the record sounds so fresh and cheerful, as if Uriah Heep recorded it a week ago.
"Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More."
Nothing showcases the charisma of classic rock stars at the beginning of their journey better than "Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More." - an album recorded during a cult phenomenon in the world of music, at the Woodstock 1969.. From The Who and Joan Baez to Santana and Jimi Hendrix, you'll find just about every icon of the past. All of these people built rock, and made the music industry as we know it today.....
And lastly, some more great ones "live" recordswhich we personally think are worth listening to at least once in your life, if only out of curiosity. They definitely deserve it... We promise: you won't lose anything, and maybe even gain a lot of impressions! Everything, of course, depends on your musical taste.
- Queen - "Live Killers"
- Judas Priest - "Unleashed in the East"
- Journey - "Captured"