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17 August 2023

Best Live Album Set Openers

Best Live Album Set Openers

The roar of the fans, the crazy intro man, new song arrangements, stage banter and extended solos. The best live albums capture the very essence of a band’s energy in concert and manage to make the listener feel like they were actually there.

We love it live and have trawled through our extensive collection to find the best live album openers of all time. There’s even a playlist to go with it. Brace yourselves………………….

Kiss, Alive! Deuce

Kiss, Alive II Detroit Rock City

Cheap Trick, At Budokan Hello There

The MC5, Kick Out The Jams Ramblin’ Rose

Thin Lizzy, ‘Live and Dangerous’ Jailbreak

Motörhead, ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith’ Ace of Spades

Deep Purple, ‘Made in Japan’ Highway Star

Ramones, ‘It’s Alive’ Rockaway Beach

Led Zeppelin, ‘How the West Was Won’ Immigrant Song

Jimi Hendrix, ‘Jimi Plays Monterey’ Killing Floor

The Rolling Stones, ‘”Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!” Jumpin’ Jack Flash

The Who, ‘Live at Leeds’ Heaven and Hell

Iron Maiden Live After Death Churchill’s Speech Aces High

Deep Purple Made In Europe Burn

Judas Priest Unleashed In The East Exciter

Ozzy Osbourne Tribute I Don’t Know

Scorpions World Wide Live Coming Home

W.A.S.P. Double Live Assassins The Medley: On Your Knees/I Don’t Need No Doctor/Hellion/Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)

Rainbow on Stage kill The King

Iron Maiden Maiden England Moonchild

Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same Rock and Roll

AC/DC If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It Riff Raff

Saxon The Eagle Has Landed Motorcycle Man

Status Quo Quo Live Juniors Wailing

Aerosmith Live! Bootleg Back in the Saddle

Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo! Just What the Doctor Ordered

Whitesnake Live…. in the Heart of the City Come On

Y&T Yesterday & Today Live Mean Streak

Blue Öyster Cult The Subhuman

Gary Moore We Want Moore! Murder in the Skies

Pat Travers Band Live! Go for What You Know Hooked on Music

Sammy Hagar Live 1980 Trans Am (Highway Wonderland)

Nazareth ‘Snaz Telegram

Live The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Faith Healer

Metallica — Live Shit: Binge & Purge Enter Sandman

Pantera — Official Live: 101 Proof New Level

Slayer — Decade of Aggression: Live Hell Awaits

Sabbath Live Evil Neon Knights

UFO Strangers In The Night Natural Thing

Queen Live Killers We Will Rock You

Slipknot The Blister Exists

Clutch Earth Rocker Live

Killing Joke Communion