Peter Frampton had huge success his live album Frampton Comes Alive but it’s difficult to categorise. He later struggled to build on his own success because the album was of the moment, rather than fitting easily into a musical category. This album goes into my classic rock category.
Elton John doesn’t fit into my singer songwriter category particularly well because he rarely writes his own lyrics. His albums go into classic rock or pop rock depending on how much they become a summary of his greatest hits.
This category is full of contradictions but in some way that’s what makes it interesting.
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.
Another video from Pete Pardo of the Sea Of Tranquility website, this time looking at Paul McCartney and Wings and his ten favourite songs.
This band has a terrific live album in Wings Over America as it chronicled the tour to promote Wings At The Speed Of Sound in 1976.
My Ten Favourite Wings Songs
These aren’t in order of preference but the order they appear on Wings Over America. Unlike Pete, I don’t seem to want to rank these great songs.
Venus & Mars/Rock Show
Maybe I’m Amazed
Live And Let Die
Magneto And Titanium Man
Silly Love Songs
Beware My Love
Band on the Run
I you haven’t heard the album and you like classic rock, I urge you to give it a listen. Unlike Pete, I haven’t made a distinction between Paul McCartney’s solo albums after The Beatles split and the Wings albums so I am including Maybe I’m Amazed
Pete Pardo Top Ten Songs By Paul McCartney and Wings
Another set of videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time looking at the hard rock band Thin Lizzy.
A fantastic band in the 70s and 80s and of course they have produced one of the greatest live albums ever released in Live And Dangerous. Two other live albums, UK Tour 1975 and Life Live also deserve plenty of attention and go backwards and forwards in time from L&D.
We’ve had a stack of live albums from their various revivals but we’re short of that blockbuster they must have in the can from the mid 1970s. The best of the post 1970 live albums by The Who is The Blues To The Bush, in my opinion.