I don’t know about you, but I always find that there’s nothing quite like a live album to reignite my passion for listening. Maybe it’s my millennial attention span, but as much as I love studio recordings, too often I find myself, twenty minutes in, thinking about what I’m going to cook for dinner tomorrow, or what I really should have said to my rude co-worker last week, or whether that person who coughed when I passed them in the supermarket on Sunday gave me the coronavirus.
But all that goes away when I put on a live album. Okay, often the sound isn’t quite as good, but there’s just something about them that fires your imagination, that makes you feel like you’re sitting there in the crowd watching that performance, and isn’t that what we’re all going for? That time-travelling, being-there feeling?
Anyway, I know there are a lot of live albums in other favourites threads, and I hope I’m not rocking the boat by making a new one, but if you want to, please feel free to use this as a place to post the ones that utterly transport you to another place and time. Maybe add if you’ve seen the band / performer yourself, or even if you were actually at the performance on the album!