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FeaturesThe Best Live Albums

Live albums are often maligned as little more than a record company device to shake even more pennies from our pockets in the run-up to Christmas. A claim we aim to disprove – a little, at least. The true greatness and magic of some groups only becomes apparent when you experience the full force of the best live performances of their career. For those who weren't lucky enough to be there in person, this is simply another way of sharing in these magnificent moments. The list of legendary live albums is too long to go into here so we have put together our favourites for the best live albums that every fan should have heard.