Live albums are so great because they move away from studio polish and out into the real world among the fans.  

This week on Retrofit, we've cherry picked some great live performances from various genres old and new to bring you a fairly amazing imaginary concert.

Lou Reed joins Johnny Cash and James Brown, even the Dandy Warhols, for a grand reunion that will never happen.  

THE LIVE VERSION this week on Retrofit, 5 p.m. Saturday, July 19 and 12 noon Sunday, July 20.

Listen to some great live versions in the meantime via our Spotify playlist below!