The greatest live albums of all time
‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ by Nirvana
There are many iconic 'MTV Unplugged' performances, but Nirvana's is as good as it gets.
‘Live at Leeds’ by The Who
The first live album by the English rock band was recorded on Valentine's Day 1970 at the University of Leeds Refectory.
‘Live at Fillmore West’ by Aretha Franklin
"Does anybody feel like hearing the blues?" we can hear Aretha Franklin asking before playing 'Dr. Feelgood.'
‘Under a Blood Red Sky’ by U2
The Irish rockers captured the video and audio of their performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, and released it in 1983.
‘Live at the Regal’ by B.B. King
This performance was recorded in 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago, and released a year later.
‘Live/Dead’ by Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead were all about playing live, and this 1969 double album captured the magic of their shows with their classic lineup.
‘Live at the Apollo’ by James Brown
The "Hardest Working Man in Show Business" was known for his iconic performances, and this one almost didn't get recorded.
‘Jimi Plays Monterey’ by Jimi Hendrix
Hendrix's iconic performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967 was not officially released until 1986.
‘Alive!’ by Kiss
"You wanted the best, and you got it—the hottest band in the land!" The band's catchphrase said it all.
‘Live/1975-85’ by Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen is all about live shows. These 40 tracks were presented in a box set of five LPs, and it was all fans had hoped for.