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Live At Leeds

The Who

1970

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Live At Leeds

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3.38

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why the fuck are live albums on here

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After the last Who album (a 5 for me), of course I would like more. But a live album isn't something I need, especially when there are studio albums with these same songs available. I've looked ahead at albums on this list, and I was annoyed to see that for three legendary black artists--James Brown, Sam Cooke, and B.B. King--we only get one album each, and it's a live album. Not sure why, hopefully they really are worthy of classic status. But I don't think this one is, especially considering there are four studio albums from the Who on the list. That being said, this is still pretty good. Of course they're talented, the songs are great, but live albums just aren't my thing. Some lame banter on here that would be fine at a concert but I'm sitting at home. Inevitably I loved some performances, especially "My Generation," but as a whole, I could do without this. Maybe I'd have liked it more if I listened to just the 37 minute version originally released on vinyl. Favorite tracks: My Generation, Amazing Journey, Happy Jack. Album art: Charming simplicity. I would never buy this, but a blank cardboard cover is intriguing. A brown bagger. 3.5/5

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If The Who were live, why did Keith Moon die?

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Like The Who and the tracks in the album, but live albums are terrible.

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Live albums shouldn't be in the list. That being said, this rocks straight out of the gate. Moon is all over the place on the kit, Townshend does his thing well. Vocals all seem a bit too clean, but not sure how much studio magic there was back then. Either way, it sounds really good. Can't hear the crowd except between songs, but that's kinda what I'd expect from a real live album, and there's a good bit of banter. I know a few tracks but also a lot of it was new to me. I enjoyed this way more than expected. Didn't realise I liked the Who this much lol. Only criticism is that the version I have on Spotify is too long. 1hr 17min is too much in one go if you're not obsessed with a band. 4/5.

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Capacity of University of Leeds Refectory: 2,100. Excellent intimate session with The Who in top form. 5/5 live album, 4/5 on-stage banter.

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Klingt für mich alles ziemlich gleich. Aber nicht schlecht das ganze. Lieder mit 15min sind aber ne Frechheit. Egal von wem sie kommen. Besser als Bowie wars aber

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No offense to the Who, but if I am running a best albums list, I would not include any live albums because that is duplicative. I listened to a few of my favs and they sound just as fine as the regular album. Why this is on this list makes no sense. Also that is a very bland album cover.

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I am not a fan of Live albums so this may be rough. I love, love The Who but I just can't get down with Live albums

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I like The Who, but I'm not really sure they shine as a live band.

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I love The Who but not this live album

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I love the Who. I hate live albums. The sound quality is awful even though this is one of the best albums.

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I have never heard any of these songs.

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just couldn't get excited about it, tuned out fairly quickly

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eh not a big fan of The Who

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Hay más discos en directo en esta lista de los que habría pensado. No soy un gran fan de los discos en directo, si has ido al concierto o uno parecido es genial. Algunas veces hacen versiones o cambios interesantes pero en general no me convencen. En este caso tampoco, prefiero sus discos normales.

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Summer Time blues and Magic bus were catchy but not into the unknowns songs. They are talented and so impressed they stayed together as a band. But it’s not my first choice (or10th) of their music style.

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Ik had erbij moeten zijn.

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Ik hou niet zo van live albums

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Couldn't finish it

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Not really my cup of tea, a bit ploddy

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Too noisy for me

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Not really my style, too many guitar solos

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Wasn’t feeling this. Possibly bc the last album was cheap trick live 🤷‍♂️

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I used to like The Who, but I listen to the lyrics now and realize that the worldview idealized in their times is today's reality, and it's total degeneracy crap, so screw that.

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1.5

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I don't really like The Who. And this recording doesn't sound great either. Maybe they were one of the best live bands ever, but that's not captured here. Live albums were such a weird fad, and seem very 70s. What's the point? Shitter sound than the studio and really doesn't capture the vibe of a gig. The "funny" story about the girl guide and the pedo train driver has not aged well

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I don’t really love live albums. This one was no exception. It was fine.

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terrible album

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So many familiar songs so good

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I'm finding it difficult to get through this one. I don't really like the heavy electric guitar, and I find the songs really repetitive.

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So müssen sich mitt-50er beim grillen fühlen, dann sagen sie: Das ist eben noch echte Musik gewesen. Sowas gibts heutzutage einfach nichtmehr! Ja warum wohl? Weil alles gleich klingt und langweilt. Natürlich fehlt auch hier nicht eine 15minuten Bullshit Live version von irgendeinem Lied, das man auf halbem weg nicht mehr erkennt. 1* würde es nie wieder hören, ich hasse rock.

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Jeg HADER rock

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great, I’ve now listened to Who songs other than My Generation and Baba O’Riley, and can with confidence say that I still only know those two songs.

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very unremarkable

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Never liked The Who, never liked live recodsings

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Garbage

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Live At Leeds is just a 'substitute' for another album. I like The Who but I don't feel this belongs on 1001 albums when they have plenty of fantastic studio albums already on the list and with duplicate tracks no less. Needless to say, very disappointed.

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Fantastic album! Live in a way that I really actually enjoyed too.

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Cool commentary between songs

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Great live record

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Awesome iconic live album

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Substitute...

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[Heaven and Hell] Навалили ебашивалова на ударных. Шум победы. Охуевшее и охуенное соло. [I can't explain] Летним солнечным днём купил новую машину [Fortune Teller] Вкатываешься в тему. Если бы у бизнес открытий был бы свой шум. [Tatto] Передышка. [Young man blues] Лирика сначала. Плотная забивочка. П.Л.О.Т.Н.О [Substitute] Добрая студентота. [I'm a Boy] Зеваю в ритм. [A quick one] В бар пришла компания. 4в1 трек. Фоновый шум рокеров [Amazing Journey] Засыпал, но дождался. [Summertime blues] Солнечно. Выпускной бал в школе крытых ребят и популярных девчонок. [Shakin all over] Тёплый Вечер. Пригород. Выпил. Балдеешь в людном переулке. Хороший пример. [My Generation] Какое-то клише про выход из тюрьмы. Учебное пособие переходов. Притоповаю. Фееричный финал. НЕТ, ОНИ ПРОДОЛЖАЮТ! [Magic Bus] Элексир крутости в кожанке и с бородой. Разъёб по фазе. Божественно. Включите это на моих похоронах.

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Best live album of all time!

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Love the more raw old school across the pond acid hard rock sound. Such yummy guitar.

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Already listened to it

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Brilliant

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just classic rock live sounds

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Having not heard much from The Who other than Baba O'Riley, this was a nice album that showcased what the band has to offer. Some really good variety of rock. Hard to believe at times that it was a live recording!

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Excellent live album. The hard rock elements the Who adds live are definitely a great addition.

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Absolutely brilliant. Usually not into live albums, but The Who absolutely smashed it out of the park here. Really cohesive sound. Some of my favorites from the album included Young Man Blues, Shakin' All Over, and Heaven and Hell. I really enjoyed that you can hear during the endings and beginnings of some of the tracks. Makes you feel like you're there. I wonder if they knew they were witnessing the recording of one of the greatest live albums of all time.

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I didn’t think I liked The Who. I guess I like The Who sometimes. This version of My Generation was awesome.

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Distilled into 6 cuts (3 of which aren’t even their own songs) ‘Live At Leeds’ is 37 minutes of awesome unrestrained destructive bluesy hard rock power with not an ounce of fat or filler. While the expanded versions of this record released over the years are still great and give context to the rest of the Leeds gig, it’s still the concise original released version that represents the Who at their absolute best live.

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:))))))))))) good stuff

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Absolutely brilliant. It sounded like a fairly intimate gig (I don’t know if it was) and I loved all the chat between them and the audience. I wish I was there!

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Loved this album back when I was 16 or so. Think it was the first Who cd I gave any meaningful listen to. Still fantastic. I forget how fun they were in addition to being incredible musicians. Shame Daltrey became such a miserable tit. Fav. Lyric: "Substitute you for my mum. At least I'll get my washing done".

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great

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Godamn, this album hits fucking hard.

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One of the best live albums. Would recommend the deluxe edition that had the whole show packed into it, but the original vinyl track list is still worth a shot

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Classic Who. Great live band.

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Listening to this album makes you wish you were in the room - and it gets you close enough to smell the burning dust inside the hiwatt amplifier stacks - the sweat flying off Daltreys tambourine and feeling Moons constant kick drum thumping right in your chest - it’s definitely one of the best live albums ever released

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Kick ass maximum R&B.

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This was fckn awesome!

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um dos melhores ao vivo já lançados

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When you think of great live albums, Live At Leeds is always in the conversation. Not only did the Who release excellent studio records, they were an amazing live band. I had this on cassette back in the early 80's and it got to many listens, I wore out the tape. I thought at the time, I wish the album was longer and there must have been other songs during the set. After listening to the deluxe edition that contained the whole concert, I take back my earlier concerns. The whole show which was during the "Tommy" era, contained lots of songs from that record, which is fine, but it loses some of it's energy. I can now see why the original Live At Leeds album was edited down, it's so much more powerful and dynamic with the shorter track list and it remains (to me anyways), a landmark live album. (I would give the deluxe edition 4****)

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Long show, but good music

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The Who truly prove themselves to be one of the greats, while exceeding the studio quality of their songs with extravagantly raw live performances like the one on this album. I especially like Keith Moon's drumming.

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Fedt live album. Nærmest bare en geatest hits 😊

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Great live show

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Pretty cool! Could use a bit more variety in tempo, instruments, tone and subjects for my taste. Final song was everything I ever wanted but the album as a whole was still a bit samey.

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A 15 min version of 'my generation' makes up about half of the album. So all in all, pretty awesome! Some nice raw sounding 70's rock. Apparently is is live recorded, which might give it an extra raw feel, but for the most part I didn't even notice it is a live album.

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This was really awesome to hear, and I can’t imagine actually being there. They not only sounded great, but sounded like they were having fun with it too. The quality was excellent and given that live albums can sound really bad, that makes this even better.

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Lekkere mastering, drums in het bijzonder komen lekker door - zonder te overheersen. Compositie komt vrij druk over, vooral het gebruik van bekkens en de stereo mix dragen hieraan bij. Leukste nummer voor mij is Magic Bus.

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First time listening to The Who, so I'm unfamiliar with any of these songs except I Can't Explain. I don't think I was able to optimally enjoy this album, that being said this is a boatload of great classic rock. Amazing Journey/Sparks was definitely a highlight. 8/10 atm.

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Fantastico. Comprato su HDTracks

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4-4.5 stars. Great jams

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8/10 Absolute pure classic rock, I see why people call it the best live album of all time. Not quite my favourite though, even though classics like my generation are really good

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3.7

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This album is full of classic rock tracks. There are some really good songs in here and the rest is still very good classic rock 4.5 out of 5 stars but I will round down for the ratings.

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cool bit long

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I've always loved The Who, and I'm glad to see this on the list. Today it fits my mood pretty perfectly, I'm still rather pissy about life events from yesterday and it feels good to rock out while I am making chicken katsu. I love the live versions of Substitute, Happy Jack, I'm a Boy, and A Quick One, While He's Away (even if it's originally performed live).

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Ottima performance sotto tutti i punti di vista.

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Impressed. Such excellent live sound. Better than that Frampton album.

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4 - ist halt so ziemlich genau mein thing. Auch wenn spotify germany ned alle rechte hat, die Lieder, die laufen, laufen 1a. Update: Andere Version des Albums gehört, da ist alles da. Geiler Stöpsel nach wie vor.

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A fantastic live recording! Really captures the band's musicianship and synchronicity. Loved the long jams and changes to recorded versions - really added life, and makes me long for live shows again :/

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Good live album, but it’s a shame it was recorded before the great Who works of the 70s.

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I'm not a huge fan of the Who, but this is pretty good.

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Buenos temarrales

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A milestone in live albums history. You can feel the young energy and a confident band climbing his way to superstardom. Probably being there should had been all an experience

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Really liked this one. Not usually a huge fan of live albums because I just want to hear the songs I know, and quite often the variations don't live up to my expectations. But I thought The Who really shone during this performance. You can really feel just how brash and chaotic Keith Moon's drumming sounds live, and that guitar RIPPED! You can tell that, at least at this point in their career, these guys really had some fantastic chemistry. Not only musically, but just listening to their banter you can tell they were happy to be on stage with each other. Never dove too deep into The Who, but always liked what I heard. This album definitely cemented for me their power and influence in the 60s/70s rock world. Could you imagine being a young musician and seeing this show!? You'd be filled with passion for your craft. At least I feel like I would. I second Tom...I just want to go to a damn show again.

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Great album

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The whosy znane, ale odslucha albumiku dziewiczy, wiec songi zname, ale nieznane bo zywe aranzacje, ktora sa strasznie grane tak albumowo, ze gdyby nie wokale i skity miedzy songowe, to do zludzenia jakosc studyjna, jak tak dobrze nagrali te instrumentale, to jest pytanie, albumik nagrany w moim ulubionym okresie whosowym, miedzy tommym a whos next i slychac to, ze chopaki sa w formie zycia jesli chodzi o sztrukanie na gitarkach, bo to jest frontlajn tego nagrania, a bracia townshendy pokazuja kunsz swych skilsow, moze na plejke nie wrzuce bo wiekszosc trakow juz tam jest w wersji albumowej, ale albumik warty przesluchania, bo szykownie nagrany, co w polaczeniu z szczytowymi skilsami whosow daje efekt prawdziwego live expirienca

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Love The Who.

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Great band & a solid album end to end, with some really fun takes on the hits. The guitar work was rockin. But today I have a bias against giving a live album a 5. I’m waffling a little on whether that’s fair or not.

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Wat een bak energie zit er in deze band! Lijkt mee heerlijk om de gitarist in deze band te zijn. Goede muziek ook tijdens het ophangen van gordijnrails ;-)

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Cool om zo'n legendarische band een keer live te horen. Klinkt erg lekker en energiek. En wat spelen ze goed!

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I like this one.

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Good quality recording. Listened to first disc of 40th anniversary edition. Still not a huge Who fan, but I appreciate them. Realized the singer from Comets on Fire sounds a lot like Roger Daltrey.

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Great album with a collection of Who hits... Pinball Wizard my favorite.

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Classic! Love me a live album!

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Very good. Live the have a Zeppelin like vibe. Keith Moon is a phenomenal drummer. It keeps sounding like it’s about to completely fall apart, but it doesn’t. I will go to Banana’s and find a copy of this

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This is very good, I was afraid that for the first time listening to a band a live album may be weird but I really enjoyed this it’s really all you need on a live album and it has great songs on it. I’ll probably check more of this band out. 9/10

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Love love love it!

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Not usually a fan of live albums, but love this one. Raw energy.

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4/5 most of this album is pretty awesome, but I didn’t really like the live aspect of it.

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A great album by a great band. I don't think it gains anything from being a live recording, however.

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Yeah

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Enjoyed it.

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Was surprised to see a live album on the list, but after listening to it I can now see why its here. Had a great rock n roll sound as well as some good interactions between Daltrey and the crowd. I would happily listen to this again.

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pretty good

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Like My Generation, the extended version.

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Great live album with cool renditions of the songs

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Good classic rock, 3.5?

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Full bodied rock and roll. Much better than most of the studio records I've previously dived into to

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Vaikka Who'n musiikki ei omaa sydäntä kauhean lähellä olekaan, oli tämä varsin mainio livelevy! Bändin ja yleisön vuorovaikutus tuli hyvin esiin ja huono huumori lenteli molempiin suuntiin. Olisinpa ollut mukana! Biisit oli pääosin ihan vieraita, mutta oikein mielellään niitä fiilisteli pariin kertaankin. Tähän mennessä listan parhaita livelevyjä!

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Leí que en varios lugares consideran que este es el "mejor disco en vivo de la historia" y, aunque creo que eso es una gran exageración lo que es cierto es que es un excelente disco. Casi siempre he tenido cierto problema reconciliando la imagen e historias de The Who como una banda de jóvenes rebeldes que creaban caos y rompían sus instrumentos con la música que escucho de sus discos normales. Aunque buena nunca se me hizo que fuera particularmente pesada (incluso tomando en cuenta la época) ni contestataria. Este disco me deja claro de dónde viene esa imagen; los arreglos y el sonido de la banda está a años luz de lo que suena en el estudio. Aquí suenan vibrantes, las canciones con arreglos totalmente distintos, fuerte, con carisma, hablando con el público. Este disco sí se siente como rock fuerte con el pedal al fondo y evidencia esa fama de agresividad que tuvieron en su momento. Siento que a toda persona que se le presentara The Who le debieran de mostrar primero este disco. El humor en su plática con el público es algo que tampoco esperaba, hoy en día siempre me dieron la imagen de ser totalmente serios y aquí hay prueba de cuan erroneo es pensar eso. Creo que es un excelente disco con un par de puntos extraños. La versión original de media hora pierde mucho al no tener ese carisma de las pláticas y se siente demasiado corto; basado en eso y en que esa es la versión que se supone es la que se hizo famosa no le daría más puntos. La siguiente versión, de poco más de una hora es la correcta en mi opinión; también hay una versión deluxe que tiene todo un concierto adicional en el que tocan todo el disco de Tommy y se me hace totalmente innecesario y exagerado. Por puntos como esos y porque todavía me queda un poco la espina de saber que van a venir sin duda varios discos más de The Who y porque dudo de la necesidad de poner un en vivo en la lista a pesar de lo buen disco que es. Me cambió y mejoro un poco la imagen que tenía de The Who para bien. Solo hay que encontrar la versión correcta.

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Proto-metal, in your face Who.

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Quite liked this. Though the condensed original is much better than the later rereleases. Only worth listening to that anyway

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Really solid live album, "My Generation" live is a masterpiece.

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Songs are great, but seriously fuck live albums

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Live album, unfair

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8/5/2021 1/1001

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I liked this more than their studio work

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Great cover of Summertime Blues and great versions of some Who songs. I liked this one

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I accidently let the negative reviews influence my initial reaction to getting this album. Boy was I wrong. I had a blast listening to this album on my "main" system in the living room. The energy, the banter and the overall artistic approach to this live album was a real joy to experience. Well ahead of its time and it 'almost' convinced me that live albums should form part of this list.

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Warm and charming. This feels like an album that would've inspired a lot of indie artists of today.

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For a live album this is pretty terrific. For a live album…..

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There are a lot of good songs but live albums have there own issues that take away from the album

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Solid band with great rock and roll material.

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7/10 F.t.: Magic Bus

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really cool live album. need to listen again

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Classic live album from The 'Oo. Thrilling stuff

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Classic rock, great album!

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Tremendous live album. (1995 expanded version)

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This album has the reputation as one of the best live albums ever released and with good reason. The setlist is stellar, the performance is clean and tight. The chemistry within the band members and with the audience and band is easy going and comfortable and the whole package has a Magic that is rarely captured on tape. Loses 1/2 star because I'm not generally a fan of luve rock recordings. 4.5 🌟

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Great love show

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Super album, echt top

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Leeds Leeds Leeds

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Ahhh I still love the Who. I've spent too long not listening to them. Quadrophenia remains one of my all time faves, but this was the first live album I've actually listened to. I don't know a lot about mixing/mastering, but my opinion was that it was well done on this album. I felt like I could picture exactly where they all were on the stage and appreciate each voice / instrument individually in a way that isn't usual for live recordings. I read the wiki after listening, and I guess there was no mic pointed toward the audience at all. That explains why they sounded so far away.

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-Good live album, high quality both in recording and in performances -Like the songs, especially old man blues and substitute

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The Who was never my very favorite band, but this album is full of great energy and compelling performances!

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I was boppin to this. Good fun

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Some quirked up white boys rock out, you love to see it

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Hey they’re a good band

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Good live album. Keith Moon is the man

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7/10. (Listened to the expanded edition because it is what's on Spotify). This is some of the most Bri'ish shit I have ever heard. The Amazing Journey and My Generation medleys were excellent, as was Magic Bus, but the rest of it was kinda meh.

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Solid live album, goofy but the energy is great 8/10

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It's a live album, but it has some really great performances. Also really Hard Rock sounding, which isn't my flavor.

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Rockin' stuff. Nothing mind blowing here, but this was simply a solid and enjoyable live album from a solid enjoyable rock band.

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Two Who albums in a week might seem like overkill to some, but it's hard to complain too much when the performances are this good. There are multiple versions of "Live at Leeds", from the compact, 37-minute original (listed in the 1001 Albums book) to the full-on two hour set including all of Tommy. I opted for the middle option, which is a fairly daunting 77 minutes long. Thankfully, in the company of four rock gods it zips by in a frenzy of windmill-ing guitar and microphone throws. The only part which dragged slightly was the towering medley in the middle of "My Generation"... sacrilege as it might be to say. Compared with their studio work leading up to this, the band are well and truly on form here. Daltrey holds his own against the raging storm of the three musicians playing under him, from Townshend's tightly wound guitar parts (originating power-pop) to Entwistle and Moon being absolutely unhinged on bass and drums. Really, the untouchable Moon is the MVP here. Unleashed onto a live kit, he seems to attack with more aggression and fervour than we ever hear on the recordings. Listen closely and you can hear his screams as he launches into his next fill. There's a nice split of original material and covers, all taken up to the max with showmanship. As songs themselves, I've never understood the popularity of "I'm A Boy" or "Happy Jack": they're far from the band's best material and really benefit from a slightly punchier treatment here. The prime Who cuts on the record are "Substitute" (given an upgrade here with John Entwistle's gloriously overdriven bass), "A Quick One" and "Magic Bus". Then there are the standards (including "Summertime Blues", "Young Man Blues" and "Fortune Teller") which are also great fun. I can't not mention the band's patter in between songs, from Townshend's gawky, stilted explanation of the "A Quick One" story to Moon chiming in that a "jazz sage" is a flavour of chicken. I'm more a fan of the studio work they did directly after this (Who's Next and Quadrophenia) but "Live at Leeds" is still a hugely enjoyable picture of a band at the height of their powers.

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The best live rock album? Maybe. Everything sounds great and love the commentary added. It's very close to 5 stars.

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I might be a sucker for live albums, especially when artists' interludes are left on the record. The Who created an entertaining show with a fine set and hilarious breaks. Had a whale of a time. Highlight: A Quick One, While He's Away

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Pure energy! A solid album

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Not bad but fails to leave a lasting impression, instruments too loud, many cover songs, album came before their biggest hits

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I enjoy The Who and I’m usually not a fan of live albums but this was good

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A pretty enjoyable, if not long-winded live album

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Perhaps the peak of 70s arena rock. It's respectable for what it is, but this sort of music doesn't really excite me anymore.

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All the songs blended together to me.

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new some songs

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Over hyped by the book. I think some of the songs sound better on the studio albums. I didn't like the talking between tracks, it sounded like Spinal Tap

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Live recordings, especially from this era, anyways bother me a bit

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Not my cup of tea but quite good to see what rock was in the 60s

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I'm not much of a fan of live albums except for a few outstanding ones. This is good rock for sure, but it's live...

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I feel like I was supposed to like this. Was this good? Live albums -_-

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Super high, almost punk-rock energy, which is wild for 1970. The Who is the Who, legends for a reason and this album puts that on display for sure. Why do I keep thinking I'm listening to Jimmy Page singing, or an Alex Lifeson hook? The Who definitely has a pretty unique sound but you can hear that 'classic' 70s rock influence that this album either gave or borrowed throughout, which is pretty cool

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The Who is Gwhood. Get it?

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In general, I'm a Who fan. This was fine, a little rambling at times it felt like, and not a ton of my faves from them.

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Not the biggest fan of live albums in general. This is pretty good. John Entwistle and Keith Moon really shine on this one. 6/10

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Who? Ja, was soll ich sagen. Live Album halt.

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Oh, the Who. These guys wrote the book of pre-punk rock and roll. This is a fun listen, but it's odd not to hear the audience. This just sounds like a studio recording. Also. 15 minutes for "My generation?" No thank you.

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È sicuramente più complesso giudicare un album live rispetto ad uno in studio, ma posso dire di essere rimasto sorpreso per la qualità dell'esibizione dal vivo. Si sente che gli Who sono dei performer nati. Musicalmente riescono ad essere compatti (non so quanto di questo sia merito del mix) come pochi altri artisti dell'epoca ma soprattutto di oggi. Non consiglio di sentire la versione deluxe se non si è "fan" del loro intero repertorio. In qualunque caso, se penso al "rock", di sicuro le sonorità che permeano quest'album rappresentano appieno la mia idea del genere.

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6.5

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pretty cool

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Listened through once on my laptop speakers and was unimpressed. Gave it a second listen through on headphones and the difference is night and day! The strength of this album comes from the power of the guitar and drums and also the storytelling and lyrics both of which benefit greatly from being able to hear. Was surprised at how funny some of the stories were. Not a fan of this being a live album, but its impressive a live album made it onto the top 1001 albums of all time. 3.5 stars but rounding down bc live album

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Bueno, sólo una canción se me hizo demasiado cuesta arriba, así que supongo que bastante bien para lo que esperaba.

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Their bassist is mad good; singer isn't so good but it works and the British accents give them points from me lol. I reckon I could get into The Who coz this album is pretty decent, it's some cool rock/punk rock stuff, and some good guitar work in there. Some issues: their songs are quite fun but I'm like meh, only kinda catchy. Also, I was laughing hearing the hecklers but then they started being racist and I was like ah fuck no.

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Näe det va inte nå vidare, tråkigt, skramligt, tror det va en låt som va ok, 3/5

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3/5 it was niceish, but nothing stuck

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Sounds quality was a bit low and seemed a bit dated

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Not great, but good. Poor sound quality, and why the he'll do bands feel rhe need to drone on about nothing in between songs.

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Pretty good for a live album, can’t help being too long. Not a big fan of the who but it was ok.

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Seems somewhat subdued by today’s live standards. Good stuff though

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The who reminda me of my childhood and my dad. a live album might not be the best place to start becuase i dont know a tone of the who

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Good sound quality. I'm not a fan of The Who. It felt a bit monotonous - tracks sounded a bit similar.

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With 32 tracks there were many songs that I like from the Who. I would have preferred listening to the studio recordings, rather than live. I also have a hard time with a few of the tracks from Tommy, and this concert was essentially Tommy + additional tracks. "My Generation" was a fun listen, to hear the collaboration between each of the band members. "I Can't Explain" was also good. There were tracks that reminded me of other bands who were around at the same time as the who. For instance, "A Quick One, While He's Away" reminded me of the Beach Boys. This album let the music from the Who express a little bit more of the context of music of their time.

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-not my taste, folky rock vocals a solid 6/10 first impression

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Fun live experience.

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Chaotic rock.

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I nice mix of original The Who songs and Rock 'n' Roll covers. A nice curio, but not as exciting as some of their other songs.

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// Favs: — Score: Light to Decent 3

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3

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It's The Who...

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Enjoyed the second half if the album more that the first.

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Joitain välispiikkejä oli, mutta en oikein muuten saanut tästä sen kummempaa live-tunnelmaa. The Wholla on joitain hyviä stygejä, mutten ole sen kummemmin tästä rockin klassikkobäbändistä niin kovin innostunut. Perusvarma kolmonen.

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Como disco en vivo me pareció muy bueno: entretenido, buena selección de temas, ejecución impecable, interacción con el público, etc. Y en teoría es considerado de los mejores en vivo de la historia, y más si consideras el año en que fue hecho. Por otro lado, creo que The Who tiene mejores cosas que aportar a la lista y por eso siento que con 3 está bien.

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No soy fan de The Who y tengo que decirles que lo escuché por que leí los reviews. Que buen disco, creo que tienen una energía muy diferente en vivo a lo que hacen en estudio (y que banda no lo hace? Pero pues the who no me gusta) se escucha que si le atascaban a los instrumentos y eso sí me gustó.

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hög lägstanivå men förstår varför ingen har lyssnat på albumet

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Songs are all good but I'm just not a big fan of live albums. The show was probably amazing, album really isn't.

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Good stuff

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good tunes, prefer studio albums really

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Tricky one to judge. As a live album I think it ticks most of the boxes (good musicianship, some tight segues between tracks, English rock band bantz) but the setlist is a little hit and miss for me (a lot of my favourite Who songs came later), and I have to be in the right mood to enjoy the extended classic rock jams. It's gonna have to be another 3.5. Which means another 3. Despite bonus points for Happy Jack.

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The Who are mint, not even heard much of their stuff but what I've heard all seems mint. Good album, heard Substitute before. Easy 3

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goede rock maar ik zou er niet zelf veel naar luisteren

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I feel about this live album the way that I generally do about live albums, which is that this concert probably would have been awesome to experience live, but that listening to it on a recording is a poor facsimile for that experience. All of the poor sound quality with none of the thrills. At least it isn't a double album 3/5

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Plenty of great solos and songs. The who really sounds great live even though I don't know too many of their songs.

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Felt like I was there

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Maybe too much hype(?) but this wasn't as transcendent as I'd hoped. 3.5/5

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It's fine

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Never a huge fan, but a solid live album. Apart from the medley. Play the whole tracks goddamn it!

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The Who are not my favourite group by any means. Some of their classic tracks are brilliant but otherwise they’re just alright.

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Pretty cool, though there were more covers than expected which threw me off a bit.

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The Kids Are Alright. I feel like this would've been a better listen if I was more familiar with The Who's studio output. Really only knew I Can't Explain, My Generation and Summertime Blues before this and was lost with some of the songs halfway through. There were highlights though. Depsite not knowing what snippets were included, I dug the My Generation melody. Substitute, A Quick One, and Fortune Teller were really good as well.

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The Who are obviously more of a live band. This was better than Tommy, but I realized I’m just not much of a fan.

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Nice. I don't like The Who, but keith moon's drumming and some of their early singles are nice.

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I'm not real big on live albums. There are a few that were wholly better than the original recorded content. Frampton, Cheap Trick, are two exceptions that I can think of off the top of my head where the live versions are some of their best material. I still love live shows. Having worked in the industry, I've seen over 400 bands live. I'm just not a fan of live albums. I gotta be there. Gotta see their energy. But, too frequently, the singer can't hit the same notes they hit in the studio. Often those higher notes or hitting pitch can add to a greater emotional response. Further, vocal chords get tired on long tours. Sound isn't as good in an auditorium. It's more the rule than the exception. Even Robert Plant doesn't sound nearly as good live. My beef isn't with live music, it's with recordings of live music.

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Nope, ik ben niet zo van de live registraties. Maar de muziek is wel grappig. Vrolijke deuntjes en het publiek zingt lekker mee. ***

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I wouldn’t have been able to tell if it was live. Just sounded like a different recording of the same songs

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Quite a heck of a lot of songs on this one. Great live hard and bluesy rock, very much reflective of what The Who was at the time. I like a good amount of their music, and this is a bit more raw and gritty than the usual Who fare I listen to, but I can imagine what a fun rockin' show they put on back then. Not something I'll come back to as an album, but that's just because of where my listening preferences are these days.

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In comparison to their other work this is more average rock

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frekar decent shit hlustaði á þetta á meðan ég sofnaði

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This was fine, I don’t think I have the fawning adulation for The Who required to call it great though

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Idk man de va fine!!!

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There are glimpses of talent along with chaos throughout this live album. Also on show are examples of The Who’s tendency to take a bad idea and double down - these mini operas are tiresome beyond belief and A Quick One, While He’s Away is seriously problematic, particularly in light of Townshend’s later legal troubles. One highlight of the record is actually being able to hear The Ox’s astonishing bass playing - usually on studio albums the bass seems inexplicably pushed down in the mix. That said, The Who were once described as a band with four soloists and that shows here - each seemingly playing their own track, not quite working together as a satisfying whole. There are stretches of the album where the listener can simply doze off - the extended My Generation for one. The best work is the run of older tracks - Substitute, Happy Jack and I’m A Boy - along with the rock and roll covers, where they really do feel like a band making music together.

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A live album that felt like it captured all the high and lowlights of a concert - including lots of interspersed talking and long ass guitar solos. I'm not sure if it was the way it was cut in studio or not , but it seemed to drag on a little towards the end. Best: Shaking All Over Worst: Amazing Journey/Sparks

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I wanted to like because it’s The Who but I was honestly disappointed. Kind of stopped paying attention to it after a while

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I'm a pretty big fan of live albums, but this one just felt lacking that special something that made it great. I did enjoy the longer extended versions of songs on the 2nd half of the album, but it wasn't anything to phone home about. 2.5/5

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Great songs but live albums never quite recreate the inperson experience.

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This should have been better. The Who's hits are great, and for some reason they decided to insert a bunch of filler and bad covers into their setlist. When they actually played a decent song, they inserted a bunch of barely related, bloated solos. Can you imagine plunking down actual cash to see this? Best track: Happy Jack - Live

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Normally I don't care for live albums but I enjoyed this recording a lot.

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Live classic rock. British.

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As others have expressed, I don't see why you would put live albums on here, would love to see the explanation stated in the book. But that said, it' filled with energy that is not always found in their studio albums, and maybe that's actually a good reason to also hear some of a bands live albums. Ok It might be because it's the only live album that features Keith Moon on the drums. Cause he's really fucking good. Ok, "Young Man Blues" really fucking slaps. Get's pretty boring after a while. But great album. 3

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I've always had a problem with the Who...Moon was ace. Townshend is a bit too arrogant and Daltrey has a grating voice. The Kinks wrote better songs but didn't get the adoration (at the time..) I still don't get how this album is so revered. Its ok.

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Keith Moon is a great rock drummer and the cover of Young Man Blues slays, but this didn't wow me quite as much as I expected

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Nothing spectacular. I generally like live Who albums since I like the crowd interaction and their demeanor, but music on this one just isn't that special. With that said, the sound is good for a live album.

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Not a bad live album

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Lubię ich muzykę, ale ich późniejsze albumy są lepsze. Ciekawe aranżacje utworów, chociaż przy ponad 17-minutowym My Generation chyba 2 razy myślałem, że to już nowa piosenka. Nie pomogło też to, że mieszkanie obok jest remont i jak kuli płytki/wiercili w ścianie to nie za dużo było słychać.

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Just can’t get onboard with the Who anymore…. Sounds like nursery rhymes with constant drum rolls underneath.

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ok Record, never been a big Who fan though

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kinda felt like one long ass song tbh (album too long) but i appreciate the instruments. would def be fun to listen to while tripping.

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Meh

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It was alright. Listened to the extended edition, one or two tracks. My generation.

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Why is The Who so popular?

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I honestly just kind of skimmed this one. I don't mind listening to a studio album from a band that while I respect, don't necessarily enjoy, a live album is tough.

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Dreck.

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Only listened to first track

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I've made it clear how I feel about live concert recordings. And, to be honest, The Who only has a few songs that I like - none of which are on here.

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ok

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eh, not my style. Not awful but I wouldn't care if I didn't listen to it again.

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2.5 stars

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1970: Shakin' All Over

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Too long, some good songs but mostly meh

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Too much yakking and not enough playing.

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Love THE WHO, but live albums... are not what I want to listen to. Also, this one doesn't even sound all that great!

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Clearly talented musicians, but I've never really connected with their work. This album didn't change that for me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

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Somebody is going to have to explain the who to me because I just don't get it. Nothing about their music grabs me in any way. It's not excruciating, but I don't particularly enjoy it either.

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I feel very 'meh' about this album. The first thing I noticed was how underwhelming the vocals are. Not on every song, but on many of them the singing is just not good. I like the little chatting interludes (since it is a live album), but not much going on besides that. 3/10

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No Thanks.

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This is a prime example of a live album that is worse because it’s live. The band talking is hard to understand and doesn’t have much use. The songs are ok but better in a studio album. 4.3/10

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I've had three The Who albums so far, and I can deal with that. They weren't bad, I enjoyed all of them to some extent. But now I'm getting a live album that has those same songs on it, and I just don't see the point. This album shouldn't be on the list.

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Bit shit. 4.5/10.

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Eh

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Vanlig gubbkanon, måttet bättre än Beatless

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The Who är The Who och The Who är bra men inte SÅ bra tack hej

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I think a live album should have to be of an iconic band in an iconic era, playing their best to make it to this list. And I don’t reckon this cuts it.

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Waste of a perfectly good spot on the list for someone else. As a rule I hate live albums. If I wasn’t at the concert I don’t want to hear it secondhand. Lame.

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Lacks the energy of a truly great live album, and the culprit lies mainly with the vocal performance. There's a great selection of the band's hits and best B-sides at play, the instrumentals are charged and rip through the mix, but Daltrey sounds tired and is buried underneath everything else to the point where even his stage banter seems forced.

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Honestly over The Who being on this list. I’ve been lucky with live albums so far despite not preferring them but I was not thrilled with this one

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Nice enough, but all tracks sound quite similar, there is no real standout. All in all a bit disappointing and forgettable. 2/5

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Why is a 2 hour long live album on the list…?

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2/1/2022 Today's Album: "Live At Leeds" by The Who - Being someone who is not really into the Who to begin with, I don't think I am very into this album. If you like the Who, these are great live versions of some of their biggest hits. However, I just have never been able to get into their stuff and this is no exception. Great performances and cool jam sessions, but it's just not for me. Score: 3/10 Listenable Highlights: I Can't Explain

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J'aime The Who. Malgré que ce soit probablement le plus grand groupe rock en spectacle; Malgré que pour un live, la prise de son soit bien faite pour ne pas entendre le public durant la performance; Malgré que le concept de la pochette était bien pensé en voulant reproduire les bootlegs qui circulaient à l'époque et la sortie de l'album visait justement à contrecarré un des plus populaire; C'est un album live qui reprend des chansons qu'on connaît déjà. Je l'aurais mis en album digne de mention, mais pas en partie intégrante de la liste.

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Vägrar lyssna på 1 livealbum

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Atronadores! Será porque estoy de resaca pero no he podido escuchar más de 2 canciones. Mucho agudo 😂 Parecen divertidos y me recuerdan a The Beatles y a The Doors.

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