Classic Albums Live is famous across for its hyper-detailed recitals of essential rock albums. A perennial Centre must-see, Classic Albums Live presents skilled musicians recreating the greatest albums of the ’60s and ’70s live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. The concerts are delivered as a pop symphony. Don’t look for costumes and look-alike theatrics at these ‘rock recitals,’ just pure musicianship and the songs that shaped a generation.
“Nothing succeeds like excess- — at least that’s the case with Queen’s breakthrough classic, ‘A Night at the Opera’. On one level, the title is a reference to the band’s operatic pretensions, best in evidence here on the classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ which was championed by headbangers a generation before being revived by the Wayne’s World set…The album is remembered for its meticulously produced bombast, but the truth is that there’s a wide variety of material here, from the gorgeous piano-based ‘You’re My Best Friend’ and the McCartneyesque ‘39’ to the pedal-to-the-metal rockers ‘Death on Two Legs’ and ‘I’m in Love with My Car.’” – Music writer, Daniel Durchholz