Listen to some of the best live albums of all time
Concert recordings were once a big deal. Live albums captured bands surfing crowd energy, improvising, taking risks. We got to hear what our favourite acts could do as stage performers, free of studio discipline and record company rules.
And not that long ago, top bands were reluctant to make the long journey to Australia, so live albums were often the only way we could experience their concerts.
Some of these records have captured history, like the Bob Marley and Peter Frampton shows that made them global stars.
Richard is a writer, podcaster, radio and TV broadcaster, an editor, and a lover of music. He tells the stories of how great songs are made, and of the people who make them.