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Thread #108045   Message #2244964
Posted By: alanabit
25-Jan-08 - 05:47 PM
Thread Name: Review: What's your favorite live album?
Subject: RE: Review: What's your favorite live album?
I really love "Get Yer Ya Yas Out" by the Rolling Stones. It's faked, of course. There are tracks with three guitar parts on and several songs have harmony vocals, which they never could do live in those days. Yet it has that dark, brooding power of the band at their peak along with the virtuoso guitar playing of Mick Taylor. It was also the last real blues album they ever made.
On the folk side, I loved Paul Downes and Phil Beer. However, although their only live album had several tracks, which were inspired, it lacked the editing, which would have given it some cohesion. I recently heard some early live stuff of Dave Swarbeck and Martin Carthy. It was one of the few times I have ever wished that I had been born five or ten years earlier.