John Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan 1994

Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan is a joke title playing on the success of Frampton Comes Alive and the many live albums recorded at Budokan including Cheap Trick and Bob Dylan.

Sadly, it didn’t bring him that kind of success.

It’s actually recorded on the American tour between February and May 1994 to promote the Perfectly Good Guitars studio album.

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Richard Thompson More Guitar 1988

More Guitar is a live album by Richard Thompson which was recorded at two concerts in Washington DC in November 1988. His Amnesia studio album was released the previous month.

As the name suggests, the emphasis is on Thompson’s prowess with the electric guitar although I should emphasise that it’s always within the structure of the songs and it doesn’t turn into the excess that you might hear on heavy rock albums.

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Best Richard Thompson Live Album

One of my favourite singer-songwriters that came from the British folk scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s is Richard Thompson.

He’s a perennial critics favourite but, as far as the general public are concerned, he’s an undiscovered master songwriter and guitarist.

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Joan Baez In Concert Part 2 1963

Joan Baez In Concert Part 2 is the follow up live album to Joan Baez In Concert recorded and released in 1962.

This has her most famous song, her cover version of We Shall Overcome and it includes her first performances of songs written by Bob Dylan.

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Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic Vol 1 2005

Solo Acoustic Vol 1 is a live album by Jackson Browne featuring him playing his songs solo with an acoustic guitar and a piano. It was recorded in 2005.

When I was a student in the late 1970s, I used to play his album The Pretender when I was feeling down. It helped a lot to lift my mood.

It was such a success that a few years later, he followed it up with Solo Acoustic Vol 2.

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Van Morrison at the Winterland Feb 2, 1974

Van Morrison at the Winterland Feb 2, 1974 isn’t a live album but a live recording you can hear through Wolfgang’s Vault of Van Morrison performing in San Francisco in 1974.

At the moment you can only listen rather than download. I hope Van Morrison gives permission for the rights to be extended because this is a lovely performance.

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Van Morrison A Night in San Francisco 1993

A Night In San Francisco is a live album by Irish singer songwriter Van Morrison which was recorded at concerts in California in December 1993.

I’ve said it before but the world (and especially me) needs for Van Morrison live albums.

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