Richard Thompson Live At The BBC 1973 to 2009

Richard Thompson Live At The BBC is a collection of songs performed live in concert and in the studio by Richard Thompson or Richard and Linda Thompson between 1973 and 2009.

It features three CDs and a DVD.

While the live in the studio recordings often have a little more intensity or intimacy than studio tracks which risk being over-produced, the really interesting things here are the live in concert performances:

  • CD 1 tracks 12 to 18 were recorded live at the Paris Theatre, 22nd May 1982 features Richard & Linda Thompson;
  • CD 2 tracks 4 to 10 were recorded live at The Hammersmith Palais, 20th November 1986.

Richard Thompson Live At The BBC Continue reading

Simon And Garfunkel Live 1969

Simon And Garfunkel Live 1969 is an archive released live album by Simon & Garfunkel.

It was recorded on their late 1969 tour and previewed songs from their not yet released album Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Simon And Garfunkel Live Continue reading

Elton John 17-11-70

17-11-70 is the first live album by Elton John. In the USA, it’s promoted as 11-17-70 as the day and month move around.

It was recorded at the A&R Recording Studios in New York on 17 November 1970 broadcast on WABC-FM radio. The album was released in April 1971.

Elton John 17-11-70 Continue reading

Bruce Hornsby Here Come The Noise Makers 1998 to 1999

Here Come The Noise Makers is a live album by Bruce Hornsby.

It was recorded at concerts from 1998 to the New Year’s Eve concert in 1999.

It’s an odd album title as it suggests a loud rock & roll band. Instead we have an album by a singer songwriter that draws on jazz and classical music. Hornsby had started playing with the Grateful Dead and this album also includes some improvisational jam style playing that stretches out the songs.

Bruce Hornsby Here Come The Noise Makers

Continue reading

Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast

Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall: The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast is a live recording featuring singer songwriter Laura Nyro.

This was recorded in New York while she was promoting the Smile studio album. By this stage, she was playing her songs in a light jazz style. We already have an officially released live recording from this tour in the form of Seasons Of Light.

Laura Nyro Live at Carnegie Hall: The Classic 1976 Radio Broadcast Continue reading

John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Live in Concert 2014

Live In Concert is a live album by John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

It was recorded in early October 2014 and was broadcast on 6Music.

If you’re not familiar with the name, Grant used to be the lead singer for the alternative rock band, The Czars.

John Grant and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra Live in Concert Continue reading