Too Many Live Albums?

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Too Many Live Albums?

Post by HurricaneSeason » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:30 pm

His first live LP is brilliant. 1978's YOU HAD TO BE THERE is supreme.

12 years later, FEEDING FRENZY. Essentially a neutered JB compared to YHTBT anyway. In some aspects, some questionable tracks - did we really need In The City or three tracks from LAST MANGO IN PARIS? Come on. Nothing from OFF TO SEE THE LIZARD? I didn't care for that.

1999 comes the third live album, a pretty good one actually, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, SATURDAYS.

And then... it seems, a gazillion live releases once Mailboat Records got going. The TIKI TIME tour was just... at least LIVE IN HAWAII is pretty good. So 4 live albums from that tour, then there's Fenway, Wrigley, Texas Stadium, Anguilla - which is pretty damn good, and ENCORES.

That's 8 live albums (Texas doesn't really count) in a matter of a few years!!!

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by sirgumby77 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:19 pm

Texas Stadium I don't really consider it a JB release

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by Coolbreeze2444 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:43 am

I've thought the same thing. There was a glut of live album releases for a while. I wonder if it was the only way Mailboat Records had the right to issue JB's music at the time.
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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by slimerbacca » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:44 pm

Even though it is obviously easy to get live bootlegs, I still like the albums

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by Air M'Ville Cap'n » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:04 pm

I have to agree with this too. YHTBT, FF, and TTS were all very good and then the cascade of all the others took away some of the mystique

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by SharkysMV1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:45 am

I love YHTBT, TTS, and Encores. (And the beach set songs from Anguilla). I was REALLY hoping JB would release that "Treasure Chest" rarities album he hinted at a few years ago. I would have taken that over another live release. I was disappointed with Welcome to Fin City.
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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by HurricaneSeason » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:37 am

WELCOME TO FIN CITY at least sounds better than most of the recent live releases. Definitely better than FENWAY.

Could've done without Brown Eyed Girl... again. That piece of shit is on 5 live albums.

LTC sounds decent, the one on FENWAY sounds like shit! That whole album sounds like shit, like it was recorded on a phone. WRIGLEY sounds decent.

Pencil Thin-Mustache is pretty good, very similar to what's on T, TH & S.

Life Is A Tire Swing is nice, it's good.

I have a soft spot for Bama Breeze, which is pretty good on this album.

You might want to give WTFC! another try! It's a decent recent live album.

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by sarveson » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:44 pm

"Encores" was really good, despite not having anything from Alpine :-)

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by Air M'Ville Cap'n » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:59 pm

sarveson wrote:"Encores" was really good, despite not having anything from Alpine :-)

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That's true. That was at least unique with some different stuff.

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Re: Too Many Live Albums?

Post by SharkysMV1 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:58 am

HurricaneSeason wrote:WELCOME TO FIN CITY at least sounds better than most of the recent live releases. Definitely better than FENWAY.

Could've done without Brown Eyed Girl... again. That piece of shit is on 5 live albums.

LTC sounds decent, the one on FENWAY sounds like shit! That whole album sounds like shit, like it was recorded on a phone. WRIGLEY sounds decent.

Pencil Thin-Mustache is pretty good, very similar to what's on T, TH & S.

Life Is A Tire Swing is nice, it's good.

I have a soft spot for Bama Breeze, which is pretty good on this album.

You might want to give WTFC! another try! It's a decent recent live album.
ok fair enough. I think it is my displeasure that the DVD has two great songs that are not on the CD:

Back Where I come From
Defying Gravity (i'm a sucker for JB acoustic)
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