Live At Leeds (live album) by The Who
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The best album by The Who is Who's Next which is ranked number 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 24,998.
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A great album that catches a brief moment of the quality that The Who posses when performing live. The song selection is fantastic as well with the extended version of My Generation being an absolute joy to experience and Substitute performed live is just as electric and exciting as I had expected. The performances are brilliant as well with each member demonstrating their quality and all fusing together to create the classic sound of the group with it also feeling more raw and edgy due to it being live. Also, the music packs a real punch on here and is full of energy which they transfer to the listener. Overall, it is very enjoyable to be able to experience a moment of rock history captured on this album and it is a pleasure to revisit.
The sum of all parts equals greatness. John Entwistle is the king of bass players. Keith one of the kings of drumming.
One of my favourite albums from The Who. The second album I ever bought (after Who's Next.)
This album is a synonym for ROCK. The band is so tight and the song collection contains all bangers.
Pete Townshed is a riff master and his guitar tone is sooo heavy.
Enthwistles bass roars and riffs hard. Keith Moon is from the Moon.
Townshend's guitar notes bouncing of the Leeds' walls with incredible echo and volume helps to make this album one of the best live efforts in history. It's all about tone, power, and vocals here.
uncomparable. The Who (wow) Live
I love live music, even recorded, but this was not an album I was raised on. Great stuff, but I sense the original tracklist was more essential and revelatory in an environment where there was a lot less live material available to fans.
One of the greatest live albums ever recorded. It's a particular point of interest in The Who's discography as it's one of the first times every single member shines. Keith Moon was the most exceptional part of My Generation, John Entwistle's moment in the sun was A Quick One, The Who Sell Out was Roger, and Tommy was Pete's baby. Everybody is absolutely great here. This is where they started working as a unit rather than individuals.
The Who have recorded some great tracks, particularly on Who's Next, but for me this is not the great live album it should be. Compared to Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous and UFO's Strangers in the Night, it sounds a little stifled. One of my measures for rating a live album is 'Do the tracks sound better than the studio versions? Has something been added other than random extended instrumental passages'? There are very few live albums I prefer listening to than the studio versions and this is one of them. Recorded live music is a difficult one to pull off without significant studio tinkering (in most cases).
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