Tickets go on sale Friday, June10th – 9:00 am On-Line and 11:00 am at the Box Office
Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live takes the greatest albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut, using the best musicians. “Think of it as a recital,” says Martin, “these albums are historic and stand the test of time.” Forgoing costumes and impersonations, Classic Albums Live has found success in concentrating solely on the music. “We don’t dress up or wear any sort of costume. We just stand there and play. All of our energy is put into the music. We want the performance to sound exactly like the album,” says Martin.
The musicians go to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound on the original album exactly as you remember hearing them…note for note, cut for cut.. They have performed with orchestras, sitarists, choirs and schools. The shows are treated like recitals with the album being performed in its entirety followed by a ‘greatest hits’ set of the featured artist.
The Stranger is the fifth studio album by Billy Joel, released in September 1977. It was the first of Joel’s albums to be produced by Phil Ramone, with whom he would work for five subsequent albums and recording took place across the span of three weeks. This Album is considered Joel’s critical and commercial breakthrough.It won two awards at the 1978 Grammy Awards, winning Record of the Year as well as Song of the Year for “Just the Way You Are” and it remains his best-selling non-compilation album to date.