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.

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Bob Dylan Hard Rain 1976

Hard Rain is a live album by Bob Dylan.

It was recorded on May 16, 1976 in Fort Worth, Texas and on May 23, 1976, at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado.

It is a souvenir of the second leg of The Rolling Thunder Tour and has been overtaken by the earlier and more extensive Live 1975.

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Melanie On Air BBC Live in Concert 1969 to 1989

Melanie On Air BBC Live in Concert is a collection of live recordings of Melanie Safka, an American singer-songwriter who has been largely overlooked in music history.

In the late 1960s she was quite a big star and performed at both Woodstock and the famous British equivalent, the 1970 Isle of Wight festival. For more details see Wikipedia.

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Joe Jackson Live 1980 to 1986

Live 1980/86 is a collection of live recordings by Joe Jackson that collects songs from four different tours.

When it was a vinyl double album, each side represented a particular tour:

  • 1980 The Beat Crazy tour songs 1 to 6
  • 1982/83 The Night and Day tour songs 7 to 11
  • 1984 The Body & Soul tour songs 12 to 16
  • 1986 The Big World tour songs 17 to 22

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Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains in New York 2008

I Often Dream of Trains in New York is a live album and DVD by Robyn Hitchcock.

It was recorded live at Symphony Space on 95th & Broadway in New York City on November 22, 2008.

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Paul Simon In Concert Live Rhymin’ 1973/74

In Concert Live Rhymin’ is a live album by Paul Simon.

It was recorded at concerts from Paul Simon’s 1973/74 tour to promote the There Goes Rhymin’ Simon studio album.

At this stage, he was experimenting with his sound and he was joined by South American group Urubamba and the gospel group, the Jessy Dixon Singers.

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What Are The Best Live Albums By Singer Songwriters (SECOND DIVISION)

There are a lot of excellent live albums by singer-songwriters and to avoid overwhelming you with a very long poll, I have split it into two based on the votes already cast.

If an album does very well in the second division poll, it will be promoted and carry with it the recommendations that it’s already received. Continue reading