R.E.M. refused to issue a live album for many years until the 2005 recording REM Live was released in October 2007.
Since then, they have authorised several other live albums and started to include live recordings as bonuses in the re-release of their classic studio albums from the 1980s.
We haven’t (yet) had the live greatest hits summary that may appeal to the mainstream but we do have a fascinating record of their transition from alternative rock band to one of the biggest, best-selling rock bands in the world.
What Is The Best Live Album BY REM?
What Are The Best Live Albums Of All Time?
Please vote in my poll to find the best indie and alternative rock live albums.
Because this is such a big category and there are so many very good indie and alternative rock live albums, I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
Please also vote in the poll to find the best classic rock live albums.
Because there are so many excellent classic rock live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.