Monday January 31st 2011, 11:17 am
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Vinyl Picks: a column where we recommend three vinyl records that every When You Awake reader should own. This week’s theme is live recordings. First up, we have Dylan with Hard Rain, a live album recorded during the second leg of his Rolling Thunder Revue tour in May 1976. The musicians include Mick Ronson, T-Bone Burnett, Steven Soles, David Mansfield, Rob Stoner, Howard Wyeth, Gary Burke and Scarlet Rivera. You can pick up a VG++ copy of this LP right now on eBay with a “Buy It Now” price of $4.75. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Bob Dylan- Lay Lady Lay (Live in 1976)

Next up, we have Delaney & Bonnie with their eight-song live album, recorded in Croydon in 1969. Musicians included Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon. There are a handful of used copies available via Amazon starting at $5.76. Click here to check them out.
MP3: Delaney & Bonnie- Comin’ Home (Live in 1969)

Lastly, we have Townes Van Zandt with a live double album that was recorded at the Old Quarter in Houston, Texas in July 1973. Included on the LP are 27 songs, including “Pancho and Lefty”, “For the Sake of the Song”, “If I Needed You” and more. You can get it new via Amazon for $16.70. Click here to check it out. What are your favorite live recordings? Let us know in the comments after the jump.
MP3: Townes Van Zandt- If I Needed You (Live in 1973)

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i wouldve picked these 3 also – a few i would add would be van morrison – ”its too late to stop now”, leon russell – ”leon live” & merle haggard ”Okie From Muskogee: Live”

Comment by dustin 01.31.11 @ 9:34 pm

These here are three birds of a feather. I am missing Hard Rain on vinyl. I love the treatments on Maggie’s & Mobile. Great picks. I’d have to stick Manassas in here, too…

Comment by judd6149 02.04.11 @ 9:36 am

Great group of LPs, I have always loved the Delaney & Bonnie in particular … And the Townes is really the best representation of early Townes on record. Nice group. Was nice to see Leon get some attention last year with the album he did with Elton John.

Comment by Michael Taylor 02.06.11 @ 8:40 pm

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