On being publicly wrong as a music writer and why we need more live LPs.
I love live albums myself, at least the good ones, LOL. I even made this video, 20 Live Albums That Are FUN To Have On Vinyl, which might inspire you to find a few that are unfamiliar. https://youtu.be/VZawmgDIixU?si=a06BBDu37bpDsszw
Good timing, I spent a lovely 90 minutes with Bowie’s Nassau Coliseum ‘76 last night. He’s had several killer live albums out in the last few years from his 70s glory days, really cool to hear his older songs evolve along with the lineup of the band.
Live recordings and concerts... can mean vulnerablitly and can capture real time reaction. Mostly, I opt for studio recordings because I want to connect to the artist and not to the audience. Both perspectives of yours are/were valid. Anyone who has been to a concert of one of their favorite artist, knows the experience can be ruined by other concert goers ... or it can be enhanced.