are all studio recorded songs capable of being played live or do some artists not play songs because they can't replicate them live? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Sometimes there is a different arrangement for live performance. Usually simple things like removing strings or horns or playing those parts on a keyboard, that type of thing.

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  • 1 month ago

    Many bands during the late '60s into the early '80s never played certain songs live because they could not duplicate in concert what was produced in the studio. Some tried, and saw equipment failures. One instrument used in the late '60s to mid-'70s, the Mellotron, could be very erratic at times during live shows. Bands in the 'progressive rock' genre experienced more of this than the others.

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  • Andrew
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    1 month ago

    There's always the option of doing a live version that differs from the studio version, but obviously when certain studio recording techniques are utilised, the song cannot be played exactly the same way on stage without resorting to sampling or pre-recorded bits being incorporated. This has been true for 50 years. It's not as though Hendrix could actually play the studio version of a solo recorded backwards on stage. 

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  • Tony B
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    1 month ago

    All songs can be performed live and on any instrument or group of instruments.

    Certainly though there are times when an artiste or band don't perform a particular song because they can't duplicate the arrangement or sound of a particular recording. Others just get as close as they can or else do a completely different arrangement.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It is tough to sing and play harmonica at the same time on stage but it can be done in the studio by recording the singing and harmonica at different times and then mix them. Also, the lead singer can also sing harmony in the studio but he/she obviously cannot do that on stage.

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  • Quato
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    1 month ago

    Meshuggah have never played "The Demon's Name is Surveillance" live, I believe Thomas Haake can play it but the stamina required would wipe him out for the rest of their set.

    People on YouTube have covered it though.

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  • 1 month ago

    A music act can re-create anything in concert that they can record in the studio.  Listen to Pink Floyd’s live album “Pulse” for a good example of what is possible.

    • I agree 'Cain. In the end it may only have some semblance to the studio version, but in that lies the charm.

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  • 1 month ago

    Tubular Bells was a studio album of one guy playing 30+ instruments. Not replicable  in concert.

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