NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
8:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Tickets are on-sale now at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or at the Westbury box office. Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does! For the past ten years, Classic Albums Live has been recreating the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s on stage - note for note, cut for cut, live on stage.
"This has never been done before," says series producer and founder, Craig Martin. "There's a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with - the soundtrack of our lives.""All of our focus is put into the music," says Martin. "We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don't bother with the imitation or impersonation.
The bands are big - upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We'll bring in a children's choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.
"Each album calls for a new group of musicians. "That's the real challenge," says Martin, "Finding the right musicians for the right album. So far, we've been bang-on with every performance." Members of Nelly Furtado, Moist, Jesse Cook, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher and the Headstones have all taken part in the performances. Musicians Rob Phillips (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Mia Sheard (Vocals), Des Leahy (Guitar), John Batuszkin (Bass), Troy Feener (Drums), William Hare (Keyboards, Braxton Hicks (Saxophone and Percussion) will perform Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
Dark Side of the Moon was released by Pink Floyd in March of 1973. The album was an immediate success and remained on the charts for 741 weeks. Dark Side of the Moon featured the singles "Money" and "Time." The album is Pink Floyd's most popular work and has been ranked as one of the greatest recordings of all time.