Best Live-albums & Music Books – 2012 according to Egil

The Who - Live 1970

Lists are always fun…. here’s some more:

5 Best Live Albums released in 2012

Important list! If we had allowed Live albums on our “2012 best albums” list… all five would have featured… (at least if I would have had my way) and “Live At Hull” & “L.A. Friday” is even better albums than Dylan’s Tempest in my opinion… but than again I LOVE concert recordings.

  1. The Who – Live at Hull 1970 (recorded February 15, 1970)
    The-Who-Live-At-Hull-574058In 1970 The Who where at their live peak.. Daltrey had found his voice.. the other 3 where ready.. and the “Tommy” material is nothing but fantastic!  
  2. The Rolling Stones – L.A. Friday (Sunday 13th July 1975)
    LA Friday
  3. The Rolling Stones – Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981)
  4. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Live From Alabama
    jason isbell live alabama
    It is the best “new” live album this year.. by far..
    Brilliant stuff.
  5. The Rolling Stones – Tokyo (Live 1990)
    TRS - Tokyo 1990

5 Best Music Books I read in 2012

  1. Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll
    ~Colin Ascott & Martin Hawkins
  2. Who I Am – Pete TownshendPT - Who I Am
  3. Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll
    ~Marc Dolan
  4. Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death, and Country Music
    ~Dana Jennings
    Sing Me Back Home
  5. Walk Like a Man: Coming of Age with the Music of Bruce Springsteen
    ~Robert J. Wiersema
    walk like a man

My “2012 – 30 best new songs” & “2012 – 30 best concerts” list will be posted soon…

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