Friday, September 17, 2021

VA - LIVE! Rock, Doubled (A Butterboy Compilation) CD5+CD6+CD7+CD8


LIVE!   ... Continued Part 2

VA - LIVE! Rock, Doubled (A Butterboy Compilation) CD5+CD6+CD7+CD8

I listen to a lot of music and enjoy every moment. However, the greatest joy is hearing my favorite artists in concert, amongst others who are there for the same reason. Live music gives you a feeling you just don't get from listening to a studio album. Sometimes you hear your favourite songs and it sounds completely different, live, offering whole new perspective to the music you always listened to. What makes them great is the extra dynamics and energy that a live setting gives to the music and a willingness to go beyond the studio recording into new areas of improvisation. I suspect its the crowd that also adds to the excitement of a live concert performance.  Live concerts are the greatest way to listen to music (for me) . Live music engages listeners to a greater extent than pre-recorded music and that a pre-existing admiration for the performers also leads to higher engagement. Neil Young once said that “live music is better”, and it seems that one in three people agree it’s their number one passion.  The impact that live music has on us is hard to put into words, but I guess, it lies in the way it makes us feel. As the sounds course through your body and you hear the sound clearer than ever before. The feelings live music arouse is the reason we seek it out and gather in droves wherever it is present, from watching a busker on the street corner, visiting your local music venues or travelling hours for a music festival.

Capturing the thrill of a live performance and putting it onto tape is a tricky art. I am not sure why because I have seen many DVD's that capture concert sound wonderfully. Putting to vinyl may be another matter. Many have tried to capture the sounds of a great concert and produce an album that captures that excitement and on the odd occasion there is an live recording that captures this, giving us a tingle of joy reminding us of the feeling we had at that concert.  There are literally thousands of Live recordings in music. To many to represent properly in one series of CD's. Some are of a fantastic quality representing close to how the music was heard in concert at that time. Others are quite dubious (of which some bootleg concerts may fall into that category). So what songs are great to hear live...  I have trolled through my collection and found many Live ROCK performances. Some I remembered well and others I was glad to be reacquainted with. 

Over the next 5 weeks I will present: 

4 x CD's of Single tracks by various rock artists of Live rock(completed)

4 x CD's of Double tracks by various rock artists of Live rock music

4 x CD's of Live Progressive Rock  Part 1

4 x CD's of Live Progressive Rock  Part 2

4 x CD's of Live Soul and Pop Music.

The feeling of a live concert may be almost impossible to replicate perfectly, but these tracks all exhibit a live feeling and sound reminding us of the times we were exported to another moment in time. Enjoy!



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Track lists


01 Lou Reed Satellite of Love 5:59

02 Lou Reed Walk on the Wild Side 4:53

03 Jimi Hendrix Experience Hey Joe 5:12

04 Jimi Hendrix Experience Like a Rolling Stone 11:48

05 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone 8:02

06 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan - Ballad of a Thin Man 7:55

07 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Carry On 14:19

08 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio 6:00

09 Who Magic Bus 7:56

10 Who Won't Get Fooled Again 10:38

11 Bob Marley & the Wailers No Woman, No Cry (Live at the Lyceum) 7:07

12 Bob Marley & the Wailers Burnin' and Lootin' 4:53

13 U2 Gloria 4:45

14 U2 40 3:43

15 Ten Years After I'm Going Home 10:54

16 Ten Years After One of These Days 6:27

17 Frank Zappa Son of Orange County 5:54

18 Frank Zappa Pink Napkins 4:38


01 Lou Reed Intro-Sweet Jane 7:48

02 Lou Reed Heroin 13:12

03 Neil Young With the Santa Monica Flyers Tonights the Night 6:56

04 Neil Young & Crazy Horse Like a Hurricane 14:00

05 Band The Genetic Method 7:48

06 Band Chest Fever 5:24

07 Santana Europa 6:09

08 Santana Soul Sacrifice 14:30

10 Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet 7:30

11 Dire Straits Private Investigations 7:35

12 Doobie Brothers Black Water 4:43

13 Doobie Brothers China Grove 3:21

14 Doobie Brothers Listen to the Music 5:40

15 Grateful Dead Clementine Jam 10:45

16 Grateful Dead Dark Star 23:07


01 Roger Hodgson School 5:42

02 Roger Hodgson Dreamer 5:11

03 Thin Lizzy Still in Love With You 7:41

04 Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back in Town 4:41

05 Creedence Clearwater Revival Fortunate Son 2:15

06 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend 2:41

07 Warren Zevon Werewolves of London 5:15

08 Warren Zevon Accidentally Like a Martyr 4:37

09 Grand Funk Railroad Inside Looking Out 12:53

10 Grand Funk Railroad Genevieve 6:26

11 Jan Akkerman Pavane 7:14

12 Jan Akkerman Crackers 6:50

13 Janis Joplin Work Me, Lord 8:07

14 Janis Joplin Cry Baby 6:24

15 Deep Purple Mistreated 14:41

16 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water 9:43

17 Free Fire and Water 4:02

18 Free The Stealer 3:52


01 Led Zeppelin The Rain Song 8:20

02 Led Zeppelin The Ocean 5:16

03 Guess Who New Mother Nature 4:26

04 Guess Who Runnin' Back to Saskatoon 6:24

05 Cream White Room 5:38

06 Cream Sunshine of Your Love 7:20

07 Jackson Browne Fountain of Sorrow 7:04

08 Jackson Browne Your Bright Baby Blues 6:12

09 David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World 3:40

10 David Bowie Slip Away 5:56

11 England Midnight Madness 6:47

12 England Paraffinalea 7:07

13 Gazpacho Dream of Stone 16:40

14 Gazpacho Chequered Light Buildings 6:40

15 Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs Rock Me Baby 9:45

16 Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) 7:28

17 Chicago 25 Or 6 to 4 9:17

18 Chicago I'm a Man 10:43




  1. More great live music, and a lot of listening ahead...You didn't forget the Grateful Dead and Jimi Hendrix Exp. You give me ideas, definitely Thanks BB

    1. There is a lot more to come. Glad you are enjoying this set.
      There is a triple set in there, I couldn't remove one track, it just sounded good together.


  2. After many years, Lou Reed Rock 'n' Roll Animal
    remains my favorite live album of all time. Good reminder.

    1. Hi Helio58,
      Lou Reed Rock 'n' Roll Animal, great sound, I wish it went longer...


  3. Great compilations ! Thank you very much !

    1. Hi Alain Fauconnier,
      Thank you for your kind words.