Ever go to a gig, and then discover it has become a live album?
It's happened to me several times and there's something magical about having a live album that, just maybe, has you shouting in the crowd! Here's a list, bouyed up by the decision of the BBC to record and broadcast several performances at Readinmg 1983. It may not be complete:
Black Sabbath: Live at Hammersmith Odeon - recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon 31 December 1981, 1 & 2 January 1982
Hawkwind: Coded Languages - recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon 12/13 November 1982
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Reading 1983 - recorded live at Reading Festival, 1983
Thin Lizzy: BBC Radio One Live in Concert - recorded live at Reading Festival, 1983 (I also saw the last gig of their preceding (and last) UK tour with Phil Lynott in Hereford Leisure centre, the live album Life was recorded on this tour over several nights at Hammy Odeon).
Hawkwind: Live Chronicles - recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon 3/4 December 1985
Man: Live At Reading Festival 1983 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition 1983.
Big Country: The Storm (Live At Reading Festival / 1983). Also At the BBC - this compilation of BBC sessions and live recordings includes several songs from Reading 1983.
Twelfth Night: Reading Rock '83 - DVD filmed by festival-goer and Twelfth Night fan Colin Dodd, and recorded by the BBC – the soundtrack was first broadcast on the Friday Rock Show in October 1983.
Ten Years After: The Friday Rock Show Sessions: Live At Reading 1983.
The Stranglers: Live Reading Festival 26-08-83 - appears only to be available on You Tube.
Marillion: Early Stages; The Official Bootleg 1982-1987- CD 4 of this box set is their Reading 1983 performance.
Fairport Convention:The Other Boot - recorded live at Cropredy Festival 1986
Fairport Convention: The Third Leg - recorded live at Cropredy Festival 1987