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    Okay, I've been giving this a lot of thought lately, as it seems there are several songs that just seem to come across better live than they do in a studio setting. While I like Bob Seger's Katmandu, I think the live version runs circles around the studio cut, rougher and edgier IMO. Another is VH's WCTBL, can't stand the studio cut, but the live version from the Toronto PPV rocks, especially with Mike and Ed taking lead vox for a line or two each, just rocks. Another would be Sabbath's The Sign of the Southern Cross off Live Evil, Dio just seems like he comes to life when heard live.

    So, what about everyone else, any tunes you prefer to hear live?
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    Funny you mentioned Bob Seger. I ALWAYS thought "Beautiful Loser" was sooooo much better live.

    "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", (The Dream Theatre version), is way better than the original...
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    Yeah, I probably could have listed most any of Seger's tunes as sounding better live. Definitely one of those artists that always seems to pull it off better live than in the studio.
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    The differences between an artist's studio recordings and live presentation is at times jarring, yet this can be a result of tampering after the fact when it comes to live albums. (For instance, the tracks on Frampton's live album are far better than their studio counterparts. Too bad the audience sounds came from a Stones concert.) As a result you never can be certain what is live, and what is Memorex.

    Actual concerts are another thing. Even in a crummy venue, the performances by Southern bands I've seen like Blackfoot, Skynyrd, The Outlaws or the CDB far and away destroy anything they've ever committed to vinyl or CD. Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent come to mind as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    The differences between an artist's studio recordings and live presentation is at times jarring, yet this can be a result of tampering after the fact when it comes to live albums. (For instance, the tracks on Frampton's live album are far better than their studio counterparts. Too bad the audience sounds came from a Stones concert.) As a result you never can be certain what is live, and what is Memorex.
    Yeah, the tampering with the mix certainly can have a great impact on what the end result turns out like, much like the famous release from the band that the Links is based around. What's cool though, is even some of the most awful bootlegs from back in the day pick up on the vibe of many of those shows much better and give you a 'feel' for what it was like to be there.

    Actual concerts are another thing. Even in a crummy venue, the performances by Southern bands I've seen like Blackfoot, Skynyrd, The Outlaws or the CDB far and away destroy anything they've ever committed to vinyl or CD. Cheap Trick and Ted Nugent come to mind as well.
    Crummy venue? Where could that be? Yeah, Cheap Trick should be on that list as well, and Nugent always seemed to be better live, even in the circular sound of death chamber that was the West Palm Beach Auditorium; may well be the one place that made the Sportatorium seem like the Sunrise Musical Theatre, but at least the A/C at the WPB Auditorium worked.
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    "Bullet The Blue Sky" by U2 always has a lot more power live than the Joshua Tree version

    "The Song Remains The Same", "Rain Song" and "No Quarter" all sound much better on the live TSRTS soundtrack than they do on Houses Of The Holy. A big part of that is Robert's vocals on HOTH - sounds like he was just coming off a helium hit on "The Song Remains The Same" and like they just woke him up to record "Rain Song" and "No Quarter".

    I prefer the live version of "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Wings to the studio version by Paul all on his own - does that count?

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    It's probably because I grew up 'Maiden Wise' on Live After Death that I taped on vhs off MTV's Friday Night Concerts, but I've always thought that Iron Maiden in general sounds immensely better live than on cd. Hallowed be Thy Name jumps out at me. The speed changes, etc...
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    I love the Best of Both Worlds version on LWAN but think that it is way to clean on 5150.

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    I agree with Billy007 that U2's Bullet The Blue Sky has always come of far better live than the album version. In fact, I go a big step further and say much of U2's songs, especially from the last 4 albums from the last 12 years have almost universally become better tunes live. Live versions of Gone, Discotheque, Please, Beautiful Day, Elevation, Walk On, Kite, Vertigo, Sometimes You Can't Make It and many more are vastly superior live than in the studio.

    Another thing about U2 is they dramatically rework the arrangements of some key songs like Bullet and The Fly every tour those songs are played which gives them new life.

    About the only U2 song I can say never came close to the studio version was "A Celebration" which was rarely played in '82/'83 anyway.

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    Ozzy/RR - Tribute...

    Pretty much every song done on there sounds better live than on record IMO... even if Ozzy did redo the vocals.

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    I might get bashed on this one, but the opening four songs on The Goo Goo Dolls "Live in Buffalo" album is a favorite of mine.
    Big Machine, Naked, Slide and Think About Me really roll well together, and far better than any album version of these songs.
    There's several more good cuts on that disc including Name, Here is Gone, Broadway and Iris.

    I'm still never able to figure out why they let the geeky base player take the lead vocal every now and again. His songs kill the momentum of this album.
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    During Rush's Test for Echo tour, I was amazed how much better "Driven" sounded live, when compared to the version available on the album.

 

 

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