Classic Albums to Perform Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’
Classic Albums Live will perform ‘Abbey Road’ at the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, September 6, at 8 p.m. Classic Albums Live recreates the greatest albums of the 60s and 70s live on stage, note for note and cut for cut. “This has never been done before,” says series producer, 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. “We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. 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.” Tickets to ‘Abbey Road’ are on sale now at the Colonial Ticket Office, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Mass., at 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org.