Yep. Do whenever possible. A great example, yesterday at one of our regular Tuesday music " bashes, one of the guys bought along Endless Boogie's latest album Vibe Killer, played through an extremely good set-up. While it was very enjoyable, could it replace the recent "live experience" of Endless Boogie. Definitely not.
So stand by what I've stated, "a great live experience" is the greatest "musical" experience. IMO if a person doesn't experience the same they are probably not going to the right gigs.
Off to experience "Sun God Replica" tomorrow night, in what I think is their 2nd last gig before Link heads to Spain. Always a great "live" experience.