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08:43 PM on 01/31/13
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Among my many issues with it, for one, I just don't like to hear the clamor in the background. "Woooo! Ahhh *clapclapclap* Hahahah" etc it's like ok, haha. I don't need to hear it! Also, when they crack jokes or are making a profound statement, you feel you missed something - the facial expression, the context that could've not been picked up entirely, the ambience, and more...just doesn't do it for me, you know?
sure but for me an missed joke or crowd noise is a small price to pay to hear for what me, are my favorite performances.

I mean, which Sam Cooke album is better than Live at Harlem Square? Or James Brown's Live at the Apollo? I feel like on those albums you are getting pure passion.

I think it might depend on the artist too. For some artists I agree, the live Fall Out Boy album sounds like a live album you are describing. But Pink Floyd 'Live at Pompeii' and 'Last Waltz', while both have video companent are just great (for me at least).

My outlook is that an album, while being the definitive recording and version of a song, is still only one version of the song. I love hearing the differences in performance, parts elongated, passion, energy from an audience, and most of all improvisation.

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