But see Classic Albums Live is not some corny tribute band. It's a recreation of the music and the album, in order, from opener to closer.
We're especially intrigued in cases where this simply could not happen otherwise: The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Abbey Road" and "Rubber Soul"; Queen's "Night At The Opera"; Led Zeppelin's "I" and "IV,"; Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon,"; The Doors' "L.A. Woman"; and and Bob Marley's "Exodus" are among the many that would be kind of cool to hear recreated.
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But is this something that could really happen, even if it did? As in, would Townshend and Daltrey really be recreating the album? Missing John Entwistle's monster bass (and vox on "My Wife") would leave me feeling empty. And no Keith Moon? That means no machine-gun take-off at the end of "Baba." And no lightning-crash entrance on "Bargain." And no motor on "Goin' Mobile." And no rolling break out of the Moog and patpatpatpatpatpatpatpatpatpat "YEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH MEET THE NEW BOSS" on "Won't Get Fooled Again."
So this is sad, because we'd love to hear the early 1970's version of The Who do "Who's Next":
But we don't really want the current "Who" to do "Who's Next":
And while it appears they do a more-than-capable job with it - we kind of don't want Classic Albums Live to do it:
Maybe you feel differently. And if you do, you can check it out on Saturday April 6 at 8 p.m. at The Grand, which is at 818 N. Market St., Wilmington. Tickets are $28, $32 or $37, and you can get them here.