Magma - Live : Hhai 2 x CDs
One of the greatest, most idiosyncratic & original bands ever. This is rightly considered a avant/prog classic and features a great lineup of the band (Christian, Stella, Klaus, Bernard Paganotti, Didier Lockwood, Benoit Widemann, Jean-Pol Aseline, Gabriel Federow).
This is probably their most accessible work, as it is their most 'fusion sounding work' with extremely strong soloing from violinist Didier Lockwood, but it in no way compromises their vision.
And what a great live recording! The drums sound like they are right in front of you! Includes amazing versions of Kohntarkhoz, Mekanik Zain, Hhai, and other classics! Highly recommended and THE place for newbies to start.