What are some of the best live album. The kind that take what makes a band so great in the studio and shows off their ability to not only recreate their meticulous album performances but are able to add something new and refreshing to their tracks to make them more poignant? Here are some of which I think are the best The Who "Live at Leeds" (probably the best live rock album ever I think) The Band "The Last Waltz". Its their last concert (well with Robbie Robertson anyway). Features a bunch of guests, Van Morrison, Dylan, Clapton, Young, Emmylou Harris, Staple Singers. That is one hell of a lineup. My favorite track is "The Weight" with the Staple Singers singing the background and harmonies. Fucking killer Wilco "Kicking Television". Features the touring lineup for the Ghost is Born tour (and current lineup for Sky Blue Sky) The arrangements on these songs are incredible and beautiful. It features many songs from Ghost is Born, which the studio tracks were kind of stripped down and minimalistic, leaving much to be desired. Adding Nels Cline and Pat Sansone to the line up gave those tracks what they needed as well as adding new color to older songs from their catalog. Neil Young tie between "Time Fades Away" and "Live Rust". I'd probably go wit "Time Fades Away" for its obscurity and Neil Young's refusal of releasing it on cd. Its a true gem. Talking Heads "The Name of the band is Talking Heads"