Live performance has always defined rock music. Here are the five best albums immortalizing the best live rock has to offer:
The Who’s “Live At Leeds”
A document of the most explosive live rock band ever, this album demonstrates The Who’s diverse song collection at the height of their career with unparalleled showmanship.
The Band’s “The Last Waltz”
Legendary, this recording documents The Band’s final live performance, featuring a who’s-who of guest performers, including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Van Morrison.
Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense”
This album features the band’s most distinctive songs from their career performed with their infectious live energy. Well-known songs are performed such as to give make them fresh even for the seasoned Talking Heads fan.
Pink Floyd’s “Is There Anybody Out There?”
A collected album of the band’s live tour for the legendary album “The Wall,” this quality recording brings the seminal rock opera to life in a way the studio could not, demonstrating the peak of Pink Floyd’s talent.
Rush’s “All The World’s A Stage”
This is Rush at their most heavy rocking and energetic. This album showcases the trio’s incredible talents, fleshing out classic songs with improvised solos and jamming.Want to know more? Go ahead: The Life and Times of “Comfortably Numb”