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WOO! Who loves a good ol’ live recording?! I have a personal bias, but I understand they can be hit-or-miss with some folks. Bring the concert right to your living room by picking out one of your favourite artists live on vinyl, close your eyes and let your imagination go wild! Throw elbows in your at-home mosh pit, we won’t judge!

I can’t accurately write about these releases since the majority of them are brand new or unique to themselves, but surely you can spot a band you know by heart! The live list is always lovingly long every year for Record Store Day, it seems. The following selection is in alphabetical order.


Albert Ayler - “Europe 1966”

live recording - avant garde jazz

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - “Live at Jazz Workshop 1970”

live recording - jazz

Allman Brothers Band - “Syria Mosque - Pittsburgh, PA 1-17-71”

live recording - southern rock, jam band, blues rock, country rock, jazz-rock

Bastille - “Bastille: MTV Unplugged – Live in London”

live recording - alternative indietronica, pop

B.B. King - “Blues is King”

live recording -  R&B, rock and roll, soul, gospel

Billy Joel - “Live at the Great American Music Hall - 1975”

live recording - rock, pop rock, soft rock

The Black Keys - “Live at Beachland Tavern March 31, 2002”

live recording - garage rock, blues rock, punk blues

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - “Live at Levitation”

live recording - garage rock, psychedelic, blues

Donna Summer - “A Hot Summer Night (40th Anniversary Edition)”

live recording - disco, pop, R&B, dance, Eurodisco, hi-NRG

Grateful Dead - “Boston Garden, Boston, MA 5/7/77”

live recording - jam band, rock

Jerry Garcia Band - “How Sweet it is: Live at Warfield Theater, San Francisco

live recording - jam band, rock

Jerry Lee Lewis - “Live at the Palomino Club”

live recording - rock and roll, rockabilly, honky-tonk

The John Doe Folk Trio - “Six Fables Recorded Live at the Bunker”

live recording - southern rock

Haircut 100 - “Live in Hammersmith 1983”

live recording - Brit funk

Howlin Wolf - “Live and Cookin’ at Alice’s Revisited”

live recording - blues, r&b

Midlake - “Live at Roundhouse”

live recording - psychedelic folk

The Midnight - “Red, White and Bruised: The Midnight Live”

live recording - synthwave, chillwave

Motörhead - “Lost Tapes, Vol. 4 (Live in Heilbronn 1984)”

live recording - heavy metal, punk rock, hard rock

Norah Jones - “Little Broken Hearts: Live at Allaire Studios”

live recording - singer-songwriter, jazz, folk, pop

Pearl Jam - “Give Way”

live recording - garage rock, post-grunge, hard rock

Peter Tosh - “Live and Dangerous: Boston 1976”

live recording - reggae, ska, rocksteady

Pixies - “Doolittle – Live in Brussels 2009”

live recording - alternative rock, indie rock, surf punk, noise pop

Romeo Void - “Live From The Mabuhay Gardens November 14, 1980”

live recording - post punk, new wave

Soul Asylum - “MTV Unplugged”

live recording - alternative rock, grunge, country rock

Tangerine Dream - “Live in Paris, Palais Des Congres”

live recording - kosmische (electronic psychedelic avant-garde), krautrock, ambient

Van Halen - ”LIVE: Right Here, Right Now”

live recording - hard rock, arena rock, glam metal

The Wonder Years - “Burst & Decay: Live From New York”

live recording - pop punk, alternative rock, emo, easycore

Yes - “Live at Knoxville Civic Auditorium”

live performance - progressive rock

Complete with pictures and album snippets, take a look at our full catalogue here!

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