The Live Anthology

An immense, frequently-updated playlist of the greatest live songs on Spotify, from any and every genre and all types of artist – from alt rock to world music, from Abba to ZZ Top.

I love live music. From the simple thrill of overpaying to listen to music you already own to the giddy heights of being stuck behind someone more than 1.7m tall (that’s 5 feet 7 inches in post-Brexit terms), this playlist aims to capture it all.

When we talk about live music we tend to think about rock acts, and the braver pop acts. Whilst this playlist, which I update at least weekly, does cover that end of the market, I also deliberately try to seek out acts from different genres who put live music on Spotify. I think one of my favourites is the Lyrics Born album “Overnite Encore” – you just don’t get that many rap albums with a full band.


Just a housekeeping note – there are no ‘Unplugged’ tracks on here. They get their own Anthology playlist, coming soon.

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