The group debuted in 2003 as a once-a- month show at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. Since then the group has been sweeping Canada and US with sold out shows. Here's an idea of how dedicated to the music these musicians are: on December 17, 2006, Classic Albums Live performed the entire 213-song Beatles song catalog in one 13-hour concert at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto. That's not likely to happen again. No doubt it's a liability in more ways than one (death from sheer bliss, hyper-exhaustion, or perhaps from mass-attack nostalgia?). But you can get a whole albums worth of playing time from these guys this upcoming Wednesday, March 10th.
Classic Albums Live
On that said date, Classic Albums Live will be performing the Beatles album Abbey Road in its entirety at The Irvine Barclay Theater. Be prepared for an awesome display of musicianship. Do not be prepared for skinny dudes in black mop wigs, fitted suits and skinny ties speaking in disfigured Cockney. This isn't a tribute band. That won't stop you from closing your eyes and imagining that Paul McCartney is belting out "Oh! Darling" just for you.
I'm assuming that below is the setlist as below is the full track list for Abbey Road:
"Maxwell's Silver Hammer"
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
"Here Comes the Sun"
"You Never Give Me Your Money”
"Mean Mr. Mustard”
"She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
"Carry That Weight"
Irvine Barclay Theater
You can buy tickets here to the exciting event. “We just want people to be sent back to that time when they were in their basements with the album open in front of them spinnin' on a turntable, and we just want to trigger that memory – that whole feeling,” states Craig Martin. It might sound like a scary thought, but go back to that time, why don't you.
Classic Albums Live rendition of "Here Comes The Sun":
On my iPod: The Tallest Man on Earth's "Troubles Will Be Gone"