The best Live Albums, according to Farcaster

This post was published 2023/01/02 & last updated 2023/11/03

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During the Covid Years I got really into live albums. A good live album captures an energy—a dynamism—that is lacking from all but the most exquisitely produced studio albums.

So I posed a question to the Farcaster community: if you like live albums, what is your favorite?

There were some great responses, and some great discussion. A playlist with all of the albums, and the albums themselves, are below in no particular order.

https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/live-curated-by-farcaster/pl.u-kvg1JIWv0XGo

LCD Soundsystem, The Long Goodbye

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-long-goodbye-live-at-madison-square-garden/869319713

Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mtv-unplugged-live/1530957891

Nirvana, MTV Unplugged

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mtv-unplugged-in-new-york-live-acoustic/1440892370

Led Zeppelin, BBC Sessions

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-complete-bbc-sessions-live/1133358700

Bleachers, Live at Electric Lady

https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-at-electric-lady/1595208883

Counting Crows, Across A Wire

https://music.apple.com/us/album/across-a-wire-live-from-new-york/1440858296

My Morning Jacket, Live Vol 2

https://music.apple.com/us/album/mmj-live-vol-2-chicago-2021/1648814741

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Weld

https://music.apple.com/us/album/weld-live/317109311

Jimmy Hendrix, Live at Woodstock

https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-at-woodstock/344747934

Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison

https://music.apple.com/us/album/at-folsom-prison-live/825516828

Bob Marley, Live

https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-deluxe-edition/1440879161

Daft Punk, Alive 2007

https://music.apple.com/us/album/alive-2007-live-deluxe-edition/717067737

Dave Matthews, Live at Red Rocks

https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-at-red-rocks-8-15-95/269532921

Carl Cox @ Space

https://music.apple.com/us/album/space-ibiza-2016-dj-mix/1587606064

The Band, The Last Waltz

https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-last-waltz-deluxe-version/705585893

Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense

https://music.apple.com/us/album/stop-making-sense-live-special-new-edition/290073030

Tyler Childers, Live on Red Barn Radio

https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-on-red-barn-radio-i-ii/1404738186

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