Worth a try because there’s that clean but sterile studio sound and live recordings. I would put live recordings in two categories:
- Music + room acoustic
- Music + audience
With regard to the former, the modern take usually excludes the audience, the main benefit seems to be a more fluent performance, sometimes one take, other times edited from two or more performances.
Music + audience seems to have gone out of fashion, but are great toe tappers. Here are two I’ve bought recently, both very worthwhile.