Live at the Academy of Music 1971

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2013
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
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  1. Dec 14, 2013
    7
    My indoctrination of the Band came through watching The Last Waltz many times and wearing out its soundtrack on the turntable. This collection, from same era, has a lot of overlap, but a broader song selection, though, IMO, not as good track selection and not the same energy as TLW.. Dylan, who was brilliant on TLW, is vocally obnoxious here, but hearing "Like a Rolling Stone" live makesMy indoctrination of the Band came through watching The Last Waltz many times and wearing out its soundtrack on the turntable. This collection, from same era, has a lot of overlap, but a broader song selection, though, IMO, not as good track selection and not the same energy as TLW.. Dylan, who was brilliant on TLW, is vocally obnoxious here, but hearing "Like a Rolling Stone" live makes up for it in some part. Band diehards will eat it up; for newbies, I'd recommend watching TLW and getting its soundtrack instead. Expand
Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 16, 2013
    80
    For the most part, however, [Bob Dylan's] contributions feel like a step down from the level of those of his former bandmates, emphasising just how far they had come.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 25, 2013
    90
    The soundboard mix of this version of an already much-expanded CD sounds gleamingly, unfeasibly fresh. [Nov 2013, p.93]
  3. Mojo
    Oct 22, 2013
    100
    Most of us missed the party 42 years ago, but now it's boxed for our infinite pleasure. [Nov 2013, p.99]