Classic Albums Live brings together some of the country’s finest musicians to re-create live on stage the exact sounds of the greatest albums of the 60s and 70s. Musicians are chosen according to their sound and their fit into a particular niche, be it Pink Floyd, The Beatles, or The Stones. The album might require a sitar player, a children’s choir, a string quartet or someone to ring the alarm clock. Whatever it takes, the musicians treat these revered albums like a score -the way a symphony orchestra treats Mozart.
‘Eclipse (A Piece for Assorted Lunatics)’, as it was originally known, was first performed at the Rainbow Theatre in London on February 17, 1972 – more than a year before it was released as ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. The music critics loved it. The London Times described it as “… bringing tears to the eyes. It was so completely understanding and musically questioning.” Touching on some profound themes including mental illness, conflict, greed, and the space time continuum, the album became a huge success, remaining on the charts for longer than any other album in history.
To truly appreciate the music from Dark Side of the Moon, check out Classic Albums Live.