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Unbelievable live performances of great songs

Prefer truly otherworldly versions.

Here's one. Note she is accompanied by her bad ass guitar and her presence.

Others to recommend?

by Anonymousreply 8111/17/2013

Anything from this set.

by Anonymousreply 108/31/2013

I love PJ, but this has ruled my world in the last year.

Truly awe-inspiring.

by Anonymousreply 208/31/2013

The crowd always goes W-I-L-D when U2 performs "Beautiful Day" live.

Here's one in HD.

by Anonymousreply 308/31/2013

Art Garfunkel Central Park

by Anonymousreply 408/31/2013

Bow to the Queen.

by Anonymousreply 508/31/2013

The Raspberries, "I Can Remember"

by Anonymousreply 608/31/2013

XTC, "King for a Day" on the old Letterman show.

by Anonymousreply 708/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 808/31/2013

Bjork+PJ Harvey=Satisfaction

by Anonymousreply 908/31/2013

I Will Wait for You, Liza in Paris

by Anonymousreply 1008/31/2013

The Ultimate Whitney Medley. Unbelievable!

by Anonymousreply 1108/31/2013

Bow down to the Queen

by Anonymousreply 1208/31/2013

Train wreck and electrifying at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 1308/31/2013

Springsteen and the E Street Band.

"Prove It All Night."

by Anonymousreply 1408/31/2013

R2.. Thank You!!!!!! That was FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!!! I 'm crying!

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by Anonymousreply 1608/31/2013

Reign down on me

by Anonymousreply 1708/31/2013

Celine Dion. (keep an open mind:)

"Calling You"

by Anonymousreply 1808/31/2013

My partner argues this one is second to none.

by Anonymousreply 1908/31/2013

This chick I'm friends with on facebook posts this about four times a year. It doesn't bother me at all.

by Anonymousreply 2008/31/2013

love this, winehouse "valerie"

by Anonymousreply 2108/31/2013

The Killers on Letterman.

"A Dustland Fairytale"

by Anonymousreply 2208/31/2013

R12, YES!! The Queen! Sorry, R5, that's just a cheap cunt.

by Anonymousreply 2308/31/2013

Holy shit, Liza! Step away from the coke! Still, a wonderful performance!

by Anonymousreply 2408/31/2013

Donna Summer. "McArthur Park"

Keep an open mind again, the bridge of this song is beautiful and seldom sung. Summer was a classically trained singer and at 57 years old she killed this silly wonderful song.

This video is ALIVE.

by Anonymousreply 2508/31/2013

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by Anonymousreply 2608/31/2013

A bit of divine sweetness. Aretha and Smokey Robinson, ooh, baby, baby....

There are some piano mistakes, but it was a spontaneous performance. They are lifelong friends, or Aretha could never be so sweet.

Smokey was pretty and Aretha looks as good as she ever would.

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by Anonymousreply 2808/31/2013

X - "White Girl"

by Anonymousreply 2908/31/2013

This, of course, was the best concert performance EVER captured!

by Anonymousreply 3009/01/2013

Another vote for Amy Winehouse.

by Anonymousreply 3109/01/2013

Shirley Bassey "This Is My Life"

by Anonymousreply 3209/01/2013

A recent fave. Christina rocks this the fuck out.

by Anonymousreply 3309/01/2013

Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah"

by Anonymousreply 3409/01/2013

I thoroughly enjoyed watching every single one of these. Even the two or three snarky ones.

Keep 'em coming!!!

by Anonymousreply 3509/01/2013

Damnation I wish I was in that studio audience

by Anonymousreply 3609/01/2013

[quote] Thank You!!!!!! That was FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!!! I 'm crying!

A year later, I still can't get through it without crying by the end.

When Ann Wilson hits those notes at the end....I still get goosebumps all over, every single time.

by Anonymousreply 3709/01/2013

Kitty's Back, Live at Hammersmith Odeon

I would sell my soul to be able to go back in time and attend this show; the entirety of it is incredible, not a bad or boring note to be found.

This song - and this version - is the definition of an aural orgasm.

by Anonymousreply 3809/01/2013

Kitty's Back, Pt. 2 (with the best parts)

by Anonymousreply 3909/01/2013

What power art thou who from below ...

by Anonymousreply 4009/01/2013

Incredible! She was only 21 here.

by Anonymousreply 4109/01/2013

I think the Osmonds "Motown Special" which kicks off their "Osmond Live" concert at The Forum is quite thrilling...

by Anonymousreply 4209/01/2013

One Voice Concert 1987 Malibu CA Barbra Streisand "Somewhere"

by Anonymousreply 4309/01/2013

On February 22, 1989, Whitney Houston performed the song "One Moment In Time" at the opening of the 31st Grammy Awards, and recorded it for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Paralympics held in Seoul, South Korea.

This performance is one of her best of this incredible song and moves me at a very deep level.

by Anonymousreply 4409/01/2013


loved those two on the piano!


This Day live

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by Anonymousreply 4609/02/2013

Thank you, Roy Orbison for making this possible.

by Anonymousreply 4709/02/2013

"Cool Change"-- and yes, I know it's John, not Glenn. Let's not have this argument for the five millionth time.

by Anonymousreply 4809/02/2013

"Wonderful Counselor" - Whitney, Cissy and Gary Houston. Say what you will about their dysfunctional family dynamics, but here they were awe-inspiring. I especially love seeing Cher rocking out in the audience.

by Anonymousreply 4909/02/2013

Dr. John and Rickie Lee bad ass Jones.

"Makin' Whoopee"

by Anonymousreply 5009/03/2013

Carrie Underwood singing "How Great Thou Art" in front of her peers at the CMAs. Forget the religiousity of the song; her performance is breathtaking.

by Anonymousreply 5109/03/2013

Billie Holiday w Lester Young and some fine musicians do their immaculate, improvisational best.

"Fine and Mellow"

by Anonymousreply 5209/03/2013

Marvin Gaye was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 5309/03/2013

Link for Billie Holiday @ r52

by Anonymousreply 5409/03/2013

You people are slipping!

by Anonymousreply 5509/03/2013

these were all pretty great!!! my recommendation is the kennedy center honors Led Zeppelin --- all the numbers are good, but damn, that Wilson sister sang the hell out of Stairway to Heaven.... the whole production of that song just moved me.

by Anonymousreply 5609/03/2013

Strauss. Voices of Spring.

Never sung better live than by Kathleen Battle.

She is a lyric coloratura soprano with the greatest gift. That's what it takes.

by Anonymousreply 5709/03/2013

Nina Simone.

Bleak lyrics and uplifting music.

by Anonymousreply 5809/03/2013

Imogen Heap and Jeff Beck.


Neo jazz/funk/ with that sad guitar...

by Anonymousreply 5909/03/2013

Another vote for R{2}. Ann Wilson kicks ass.

the Whitney Houston links makes me sad. She could still be the queen of pop if she had just stayed clean.

by Anonymousreply 6009/03/2013

This is the only recording of Judy singing Maxwell Anderson, and Kurt Weill's "Lost in the Stars" I've ever heard. It's incredible.

by Anonymousreply 6109/03/2013

Bowie doing Boys Keep Swinging in a weird experiment on live TV. Klaus Nomi and Joey Arias backup singers.

At the end he pops a dildo out of his pants. Watch for it.

by Anonymousreply 6209/03/2013

Liza Minnelli, "The World Goes Round"

by Anonymousreply 6309/03/2013

Give it a chance, if only for the delight of watching Steve Perry swoop in and steal the spotlight like a diva.

by Anonymousreply 6409/03/2013

"Walk Away Renee", by the Four Tops, who might be lip syncing? I don't care. What a great song.

Ir is before my time. I am a classical musician and we often sing and play this song after more complicated evenings. It is kind of a perfect pop song and makes people happy.

by Anonymousreply 6509/04/2013

r64, I watched it and loved it.

That whole time period speaks to me.

I'll be back with the best RUSH live I can find.

by Anonymousreply 6609/04/2013

r2, I still have the Kennedy Center Honors on my Tivo from last YEAR specifically for the Zeppelin honor, and that song. It's jaw-droppingly amazing, including the shots of an utterly transported Yo Yo Ma in the audience.

Fucking Ann Wilson, man.

by Anonymousreply 6709/04/2013

The golden voice of David Archuleta singing Fields of Gold live.

by Anonymousreply 6809/04/2013

Love is stronger than death

by Anonymousreply 7009/05/2013

Thanks for The The! Love Matt Johnson so much. I miss this band and their music. Johnny Marr played with them, and I wish I could find a really good live performance from The Smiths from back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 7109/06/2013

Throwing in some Dolly

by Anonymousreply 7209/06/2013

I haven't been a fan for a long time, but Midler's Carson send-off was uncannily apt and sensitive. Who else could do something like this?

by Anonymousreply 7309/06/2013

Rickie Lee Jones sings "My Funny Valentine."

This is one classic song too often sung. (Garland would not sing it. She said it was like singing the scales.) It IS very simple in structure, and is usually sung straight up and pretty.

Jones is jonesin' here and she brings something to this song. The lyrics have always been romantic and real and plaintive. She tells it like it is. She's a mess, but fantastic.

Michael Ruff on piano. He's fantastic.

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by Anonymousreply 7509/06/2013

From a musical she was writing with her husband.

RIP Disco Queen

by Anonymousreply 7611/17/2013

72 that was amazing. Dolly has some fantastic control of her voice she is quite a performer even at her age. Excellent!

by Anonymousreply 7711/17/2013

Whitney Houston: "I Didn't Know My Own Strength"

Poor thing truly believed what she was singing at the time.

by Anonymousreply 7811/17/2013

Diana Ross: "All For One"

by Anonymousreply 7911/17/2013

Bow down to the King of Queen.

by Anonymousreply 8011/17/2013

Oh my goodness! No one has mentioned Susan Boyle and the wonderful audition???

by Anonymousreply 8111/17/2013
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