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    Live Albums/CDs

    I have never been a fan of live albums. Yes, I guess you hear the "real" artist, but I just like the way non-live albums sound. Do you like live albums? If so, why?

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    Re: Live Albums/CDs

    I agree. But then I bought Green Days "Bullet in a Bible" and got use to the screaming audience, heck sometimes I forget that there is even an audience

    I think people like the "Live" CD's because it makes them feel as if they are part of the concert.

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    I love live CDs when they include stuff that they'd never record... and Weird Al bootlegs are the best bootlegs ever!
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    I like live albums.

    My only beef is how some acts sound really good on a studio album but are awful live. I guess some acts just don't translate well from studio to stage.

    But then there's the pleasant surprise of the bands that aren't that great recorded but sound pretty good live.

    Go fig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    I agree. But then I bought Green Days "Bullet in a Bible" and got use to the screaming audience, heck sometimes I forget that there is even an audience

    I think people like the "Live" CD's because it makes them feel as if they are part of the concert.
    Bullet in a Bible is also a documentary/concert DVD, so it doesn't count as a live CD (although it does include a bonus CD of the concert). I also have The Complex Rock Tour. I don't care, I like both, as sometimes artists riff and have fun with the live versions of their songs (watch Bullet, they go from King for a Day to Shout to Monty Python, back to Shout, then back to King for a Day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessY
    I have never been a fan of live albums. Yes, I guess you hear the "real" artist, but I just like the way non-live albums sound. Do you like live albums? If so, why?
    It depends on the recording. Oingo Boingo's Boingo Alive and Queensryche's Operation Livecrime are two of my all time favorite albums.
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    Personally, i'm not crazy about live albums, unless it's new songs. Most of the time, live songs don't sound nearly as good as they do recorded.

    Exception: The Corrs - Live In Dublin
    Most are new songs (cover songs) and as they never sing them other than on that cd, I like them, even more so because they sound good singing with Bono. I just wish it was on dvd. It was aired once on tv, and that's it. The cd is hard to find now, so i'm glad I have it.
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    I usually love live albums, but it can depend on the band. Artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Who and Led Zeppelin were amazing live, but most modern artists don't jam as much so they're often better on the studio albums.

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    Lip Syncing is better with live albums. It makes it feel like there's a crowd.

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    Not a fan of Live albums in general but Talking Heads do a great live album and David Bowie's Stage is on of the best live albums I've ever heard.

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    I sometimes find bootlegs that have better recordings than "official" live albums.

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    Re: Live Albums/CDs

    I hope I'm not bursting anyone's bubble here, but I know for a fact that in the past, at least, "official" live album recordings are "corrected" and "sweetened" to at least some extent before they are released, to make them sound as good as possible...

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    I love AC/DC live! I also love Def Leppard live from Sheffield!

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    Re: Live Albums/CDs

    I love them, as long as they're done right... where you can't hear the audience screming throughour or singing EVERY line.

    Marc Broussard is a great example of this - he sells a live recording of every (or almost every) show. They duplicate them then and there so you go home with a copy of that night's show. And they do a great business. and it sounds great.
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    Hate them - I hate hearing the audience yell out or applaud at the end.

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