Live At Fillmore February 1969 is a live album by The Byrds.
It was recorded at the Fillmore West in San Francisco on February 7 & 8, 1969 and was finally released in February 2000.
This captures The Byrds at the time they were playing country rock rather than their earlier psychedelic rock style. The studio album Sweetheart of the Rodeo had been released in August the previous year was released the following month, in March 1969.
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The Bootleg Volume 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 – Concert At Philharmonic Hall is another archive live recording. It was recorded on October 31, 1964 in New York and the studio Another Side of Bob Dylan had been released a couple of months earlier in August.
It follows on from Live 1966 “Royal Albert Hall” and Live 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue.
This time, Bob Dylan is still a solo acoustic folk singer although it includes three songs from the yet to be released Bringing It All Back Home. Dylan was shortly to change popular music forever but we didn’t know it.
Joan Baez provided vocals on Mama, You Been on My Mind, Silver Dagger, With God on Our Side and It Ain’t Me, Babe.
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Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band Live in Dublin is a two CD (and optionally a DVD) of concert performances recorded over three nights in Dublin in November 2006. Previously the band had been billed as the Seeger Sessions Band but that had caused early parts of the tour to be poorly attended.
That’s a great shame because anyone who comes to this album with an open mind will want to have had the chance to join in the fun personally. That’s my warning that in no way is this a traditional Springsteen album.
In fact, it’s almost as if this album has been beamed in from a parallel universe where Springsteen didn’t record Born To Run, Darkness, The River and Born In The USA but continued the inspiration of his first two albums with a deep interest in folk and jazz influenced music.
This has opened my eyes. It seems that I was very blinkered about Springsteen. Anything between 1974 and 1978 is fantastic and essential. The rest ranges from very good to OK. Bruce with the E Street Band is better than without.
Listening to this album time and time tells me that I was wrong and I should pay more attention.
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Steppin Out With The Grateful Dead England 72 is a live album compiled from the concert performance in England by the Grateful Dead in April & May 1972.
Europe 72 was an extremely successful live album for the Grateful Dead but it excluded many of the classic songs. While these have been picked up on Europe 72 volume 2, the albums lack a concert feel.d
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Skull & Roses is a live album by the Grateful Dead.
It was recorded in March and April 1971 including the Fillmore east concerts in April 1971 that provided songs for the four CD album Ladies and Gentlemen…the Grateful Dead.
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The Forever Changes Concert is a live album by Arthur Lee and Love recorded in London in January 2003 where the classic album Forever Changes was played.
It has been reissued with extra tracks which helps to give a more comprehensive experience of Love as a band.
Recording a classic album like Forever Changes in its entirety is a risky business. Van Morrison did it with Astral Weeks and he pulled it off. So does Arthur Lee and the latest version of Love.
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The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert is a controversial live album by Bob Dylan.
It is one of the most famous live recordings ever made as one disgusted fan of Bob Dylan’s electric rather than acoustic songs yells out “Judas” before Like A Rolling Stone. Listen out for it and you”ll also hear Dylan’s instruction to his band to “play it fucking loud”.
And they do.
Feelings were still running high although the electric Bob Dylan first appeared on the Bringing It All Back Home album, released in March 1965.
For many years it was bootlegged and became known as the Royal Albert Hall recording but it is widely known that the Judas heckling comes from the concert at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966.
Bob Dylan started to issue a series of official bootlegs and this album appeared legally in 1998.
The group backing Bob Dylan in this concert were known at the time as The Hawks but they became better known later as The Band.
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Bursting Out is the first live album by progressive folk and blues group Jethro Tull that was recorded on the European leg of the Heavy Horses tour in 1978.
Jethro Tull are a hard band to classify but I’ve found over the years that I’ve acquired quite a few of their studio albums.
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The Last Waltz is the live recording of the last concert by The Band before they broke up on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976.
The main concert was recorded at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
The Last Waltz Suite was recorded at the MGM Soundstage.
The album is also the soundtrack to a film of the concert of the same name.
Personally I find it a strange album and prefer Rock Of Ages for a more authentic experience of The Band as a live group. The problem is that so many rock superstars were keen to pay tribute to The Band, the group rather got lost in the mix.
The Last Waltz finishes up as some kind of rock variety show. Interesting but not The Band at its finest.
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Rock Of Ages is the first live album recorded by The Band from shows at the Academy of Music in New York City December 28 to 31, 1971.
I think this is a much better album than the more famous live album The Last Waltz which captured an all-star cast at The Band’s last gig.
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