Ten brilliant live albums from the 1970s

Was the 1970s the best ever decade for live music albums? Here are ten that make a strong case for that accolade.
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Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road

Here’s another classic live album from another hard-working onstage band. It has many of their best songs and is somewhat poignant too. That comes from it being the only live version of the band at its peak before that devastating plane crash in 1977.  It’s still amazing the band was able to carry on after that.

This double album was recorded in Atlanta in 1976. Even if you don't know the band’s work well you'd know the top tracks “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird” which are both excellent on here. The latter is just under 14 minutes long as the final performance of the show. It’s possibly one of the best versions of that song around.

The band rocks through a bunch of great songs right from the opening riffs on “Workin’ For An MCA’ right through to that finale. In between are classic Lynyrd Skynyrd from their albums and set lists. Listen out for a great version of “Gimme Three Steps” too. 

This live blast of the band onstage did well on sales too. It's ranked as triple platinum in the US and reached number nine on the Billboard 200. When it comes to great live bands making really great live albums, this is very much up there on the list.