Sting All This Time 2001

…All This Time is a live album by Sting.

It was recorded at Sting’s own Villa Il Palagio in Italy on 11 September 2001. This was the day of the terrorist attack on the Trade Center Towers in New York. The album is dedicated to the people who lost their lives on that day. It was released in November 2001.

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James Taylor Live 1992

Live is a live album by James Taylor.

It was recorded in November 1992 released in August 1993.The original album was a double CD with 30 songs on it. A 17 song version called Best Live was also released in 1993 and an even shorter version, still called Best Live with 12 songs was released the following year.

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Simon And Garfunkel The Concert in Central Park 1981

The Concert in Central Park  is a live album by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It was recorded at a free benefit concert in Central Park, New York City on September 19th, 1981 in front of more than 500,000 people.

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Bob Dylan Live 1964 Concert At Philharmonic Hall

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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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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