What's everyone's favourite live albums? Bic Runga - Live In Concert with the Christchurch Symphony I was just playing this while in the bath and I'd honestly forgotten how truly 'wonderful' (it's honestly the only word for it) this album is. Bic's voice is on top form and the mix of cover versions (standouts include 'One More Cup Of Coffee', 'Anyone Who Had A Heart', 'Wishing On A Star') and previous album tracks ('Something Good', 'Bursting Through', 'Beautiful Collision') work wonderfully. My only problem with this live album is that it isn't long enough, it ends too soon, but it never fails to relax me and Bic's voice combined with the orchestra is chillingly beautiful. Velvet Chain - Live At The Temple Bar I love how much of a hybrid this album is. As well as featuring a live show from 2000 it also features 3 lounge-version recordings made the night before the live show and a previously unreleased studio track. On top of that it includes an enhanced section featuring video footage of 4 of the live performances - what more could you want from a live CD?! The vocals and instrumentation are amazing and really bring the original songs to life in a live atmosphere. The country-swing live version of 'Strong' is particularly fantastic and a great way to close the live show. 'Sour Times' and 'Don't Leave A Diva' are also big standouts and I really can't complain about the video footage. Just amazing.