Classic Tracks On Live Albums

Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website picks his favourite 20 tracks from live albums. He is joined by Dan Brown who shares his own favourite tracks along with some interesting facts.

This focuses mainly on classic hard rock and classic rock so you’ll hear mention of acts like Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.His guest has more wide-ranging tastes.

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Bachman Turner Overdrive – What Does Pete Pardo Think

I’ve been featuring the videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website and here are his thoughts about Bachman Turner Overdive.

BTO never released a classic live album in the 1970s, which I think is a shame. They are an under-rated band, especially in the UK where the success of their single You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet overshadows everything else they’ve done.

I will point to the 2012 Bachman & Turner live album, Live At The Roseland Ballroom which is excellent in terms of songs selected, performance and sound quality.

Here is Pete…

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Whitesnake – The Thoughts of Pete Parlo

More videos from Pete Parlo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time his love of Deep Purple is carried over into Whitesnake.

I’ve blown hot and cold on Whitesnake ever since they were formed. I like Deep Purple Mark 3 and 4 a lot but by the time Coverdale formed his new band in 1978, bluesy hard rock was unfashionable and, whilst they had a few catchy hits over the years, the did go very “hair metal” at one stage.

Pete is much more of a fan and I’ve since learnt that his favourite song ever is by Whitesnake. Continue reading

Deep Purple -The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Deep Purple. They are his all-time favourite band and the Mark 2 version of the band are responsible for possibly the greatest hard rock live album ever recorded in Made in Japan.

If you ever think that live albums have not-so-good versions of the studio songs, think again. There is no comparison between the four songs on this album from Machine Head to how they sounded live in the era of Mark 2 Deep Purple. Better? “Not ‘arf!”

Don’t think all you need to hear from Deep Purple happened between 1970 and 1973 either. Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 also had plenty to offer fans of hard rock and the revival band is also highly skilled, even if they don’t have the same flair to go away from the studio albums.

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Thin Lizzy – What Pete Pardo Thinks

Another set of videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time looking at the hard rock band Thin Lizzy.

A fantastic band in the 70s and 80s and of course they have produced one of the greatest live albums ever released in Live And Dangerous. Two other live albums, UK Tour 1975 and Life Live also deserve plenty of attention and go backwards and forwards in time from L&D.

Over to Pete.

Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy

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The Who – What Pete Pardo says

I’ve posted some videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website on The Who.

The Who are responsible for one of the all-time greatest live albums in The Who Live At Leeds (along with two other live performances from the same year in The Who Live At Hull and The Who Live At The Isle Of Wight).

Yet they are also a band that frustrates me.

We’ve had a stack of live albums from their various revivals but we’re short of that blockbuster they must have in the can from the mid 1970s. The best of the post 1970 live albums by The Who is The Blues To The Bush, in my opinion.

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Led Zeppelin – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

I’m bringing in some excellent videos from Pete Pardo, from the Sea of Tranquility website about Led Zeppelin.

Sadly we don’t have many live albums from Led Zeppelin, as we’re limited to The Song Remains The Same from the 1970s, the Live At The BBC album and How The West Was Won. We also had their one night only reunion album, Celebration Day.

I definitely feel there is a market for albums from 1975 and 1978.

However their studio albums form the basis of what’s in extended form on their live albums and it’s worth understanding/knowing more about these famous albums. My favourite is Physical Graffiti. Continue reading

Black Sabbath – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Black Sabbath. They are one of his favourite bands.

I’m not convinced the Ozzy Osbourne period produced a classic live album but the Ronnie James Dio era in the early 1980s gave the world Live Evil.

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Whitesnake The Purple Tour

I haven’t produced a page for the live album and DVD, The Purple Tour by Whitesnake where David Coverdale revisits Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 along with some of the best known Whitesnake songs.

It’s a good one.

However Pete Pardo of the Sea of Tranquility website has produced a review video of the album and here it is.

What Are The Best Live Albums?

Whitesnake are included in my poll to find the best live album by the members of Deep Purple (marks 2 to 4).

What Are The FIVE Best Live Albums By Members Of Deep Purple (Blackmore, Gillan, Coverdale, Hughes & Bolin)

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Like Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake crossover between the blues rock and hard rock genres so their albums are included in both.

What Are The FIVE Best Blues Rock Live Albums? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

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What Are The FIVE Best Hard Rock Or Heavy Metal Live Albums Ever? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

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Because there are so many great hard rock and heavy metal live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.

SECOND DIVISION What Are The FIVE Best Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Albums?

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