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.
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.
That’s a terrible shame because, either on his own or particularly with his former wife Linda, he’s created some great music. Continue reading
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.
Joan Baez In Concert Part 2
Live: All The Way From America is a live album by British singer songwriter Joan Armatrading.
It was released in 2004.
Joan Armatrading Live: All The Way From America
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.
Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic Vol 1
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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Steppin’ Out is the first live album by British folk singer songwriter Joan Armatrading.
It has been re-branded Performance Classics: Steppin’ Out Live.
It was released in 1979.
Joan Armatrading Steppin Out
Joan Baez In Concert is the first live album by folk singer Joan Baez and it was recorded on her tour in 1962.
Joan Baez In Concert
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.
Van Morrison A Night in San Francisco
Front Row Music: Before the War is a live album by singer songwriter John Stewart recorded at Fibbers in York, England and at The Turf Inn in Dalry, Scotland in 2000. Some of the songs have been featured in the DVD, Front Row Moonlight.
A previous album, The Phoenix Concerts was recorded in 1974.
John Stewart Front Row Music