Favorite Non-IM Live Albums


Ancient Mariner
Mine are, among others, Gamma Ray's Skeletons In The Closet, Shaman's Ritualive, Stratovarius' Visions Of Europe, Grave Digger's 25 To Live, Angra's Holy Live and Rebirth World Tour, all lives by Dio, Rainbow and Black Sabbath.
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Ancient Mariner
Led Zeppelin - Song Remains the Same. The best hard rock band ever at the height of their powers.
U2 - Live at Red Rocks - Urgent, passionate and hard-edged in the early years
Two no brainers and must includes when it comes to all time best live albums on my list.
Slayer - Live Undead
It's a studio recording with some audience (shouting like hell but just a handful of guys).

So here are 20 of some of my favorites (there are some more but these are among the greatest for sure):
  • MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
  • Deep Purple - Made In Japan
  • Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
  • Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East (yes... even with all the overdubs)
  • U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky
  • The Cult - Dreamtime Live At The Lyceum
  • Napalm Death - Live Corruption
  • The Young Gods - Live Sky Tour
  • Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live
  • Pink Floyd - Pulse
  • Alice In Chains - Unplugged
  • Black Sabbath - Reunion
  • Kreator - Live Kreation
  • Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been
  • Gary Numan - Scarred: Live At The Brixton Academy
  • Primordial - All Empires Fall
  • Voivod - Warriors Of Ice
  • Peter Murphy - Wild Birds Live Tour
  • Devin Townsend - Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  • Cult Of Luna and Julie Christmas - Mariner Live At The Kreun
  • Obscure Sphinx - Thaumaturgy I


Ancient Mariner
Yeah I know, it still get's a fair amount of listening from me though.
Also like it a lot. IMO the songs sound way better than in Show No Mercy. It's a pity there's no way to isolate the "audience" noise and that it doesn't features Fight Till Death.