25 Live albums you must own

A Listmania! list by Michael Porter (UK)
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Wishbone Ash Live in Geneva
1.  Wishbone Ash Live in Geneva by Wishbone Ash
The list author says:
  "A powerful line-up of the Ash storm through a strong set-list"
£7.98   Used & New from: £6.04
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Live Dates
2.  Live Dates by Wishbone Ash
The list author says:
  "The classic Wishbone Ash live album although in my opnion not as good as Live Dates II. Unfortunately that album has never been released on CD"
£10.32   Used & New from: £6.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)
3.  At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition) by Allman Brothers Band
The list author says:
  "Unbelievably brilliant - quite possibly the best album ever ever ever. You may not want a 33 minute version of Mountain Jam but get the expanded version anyway if only for the liner notes"
£22.44   Used & New from: £8.50
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Irish Tour
4.  Irish Tour by Rory Gallagher
The list author says:
  "Searing blues guitar. Warning - if you buy this album you WILL buy more albums by this genius"
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One More From The Road - Deluxe Edition
5.  One More From The Road - Deluxe Edition by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The list author says:
  "Fabulous playing - all the best tracks with superb sound. The band at its very best"
£20.80   Used & New from: £12.53
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Live And Dangerous
6.  Live And Dangerous by Thin Lizzy
The list author says:
  "Who cares if this has more overdubs than Bohemian Rhapsody - this is an Essential live album"
£7.99   Used & New from: £0.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Strangers In The Night
7.  Strangers In The Night by UFO
The list author says:
  "One name - Michael Schenker. The best heavy rock live album in the world - EVER!"
£14.99   Used & New from: £5.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends
8.  Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "The technique and musicianship is outstanding bringing studio versions to life. Listen out for Aquatarkus - worth the price for this alone"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Pictures At An Exhibition
9.  Pictures At An Exhibition by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "An entire classical music piece reinterpreted by the prog masters. Weird yet compelling with great shades of light and dark"
£8.40   Used & New from: £6.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Extraterrestrial Live
10.  Extraterrestrial Live by Blue Oyster Cult
The list author says:
  "Possibly not a die-hard BOC fan's favourite but the best overview of their first 10 or so years. Veteran of the Psychic Wars is stunning"
£14.95   Used & New from: £3.50
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Live Rust
11.  Live Rust by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "This albums got the lot - a tight rhythm section, soft acoustic ballads, great guitar work, classic songs, stomping electric boogie, and grunge before grunge was invented"
£5.40   Used & New from: £2.46
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Night Watch
12.  Night Watch by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "The best KC line-up at their improvistic and live best - taking themes and improvising on them live on stage - simply stunning and a must have album"
£18.79   Used & New from: £5.90
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Days Of Speed
13.  Days Of Speed by Paul Weller
The list author says:
  "A run-through of his best solo material with the odd Jam and Style Council track thrown in, performed live and acoustic. Fabulous re-interpretations of classic songs"
£4.47   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

12 Gardens Live
14.  12 Gardens Live by Billy Joel
The list author says:
  "Great performances of greatest hits plus more. Yes there are one or two dodgy moments but wonderful delivery and fabulous band compliment some outstanding tunes (Zanzibar, Allentown etc)"
£13.51   Used & New from: £3.15
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Live Tapes
15.  Live Tapes by Barclay James Harvest
The list author says:
  "A derided and underrated band deliver a live masterpiece whose tracks easily transcend their studio versions. Okay it may be verging on Moody Blues territory, but this is great music"
£12.70   Used & New from: £4.05
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Seconds Out
16.  Seconds Out by Genesis
The list author says:
  "Missing the quirkiness of Gabriel's delivery, but nevertheless a fabulous run through their back catalogue before Collins sold them down the river. Sound quality and musicianship of highest quality"
£11.06   Used & New from: £6.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Live
17.  Live by Genesis
The list author says:
  "If you like the Gabriel era Genesis, this is the album to have with amazing versions some of their best tracks. Listen to The Knife and see how far they had developed the track since its 1st release"
£4.99   Used & New from: £1.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Real To Reel
18.  Real To Reel by Marillion
The list author says:
  "Fish is an charismatic frontman and this comes through strongly here. A much better album than Thieving Magpie which lacks soul. This is Marillion at their early best"
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If You Want Blood, You've Got It
19.  If You Want Blood, You've Got It by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Riffs, riffs and more riffs (and some raffs as well!). Such power exploding from the speakers - this line-up must have been awesome - get a taste with this album if only for Whole Lotta Rosie"
£7.99   Used & New from: £1.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Live After Death
20.  Live After Death by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Heavy metal classics played live and loud. Even if Bruce is an acquired taste, this album should be in your collection if you like barnstorming guitar work and full on performances"
£10.00   Used & New from: £3.89
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Moonflower
21.  Moonflower by Santana
The list author says:
  "Okay so it is only partly a live album but Carlos has to be in any list as he is the master on guitar and this is the only album of his where he truly shines on classic numbers (forget Lotus)"
£27.99   Used & New from: £3.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Live Evil
22.  Live Evil by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Being a fan of Dio but not Ozzy, I was intrigued by this incarnation of Sabbath. Probably sacrilege to diehard fans but this album is awesome. Sorry but the poison dwarf takes the songs to new heights"
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.47
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Rockin Down the Highway
23.  Rockin Down the Highway by The Doobie Brothers
The list author says:
  "If you like live albums and the Doobies buy this album. All key Doobies are there, including Johnson and McDonald and they do lively versions of their best work"
Used & New from: £4.32

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2nd Set [CASSETTE]
24.  2nd Set [CASSETTE] by Allman Brothers Band
The list author says:
  "An excellent addition to the Allman Brothers catalogue with a fabulous acoustic reworking of the classic Elizabeth Reed and the best live version of Jessica I've heard"
Used & New from: £114.36
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MTV Unplugged in New York
25.  MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "This album shows that Nirvana weren't just about noise and distortion. The songs lose none of their power - oh and buy it for their cover of Bowie's Man Who Sold The World"
£4.91   Used & New from: £1.18
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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