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Classic Albums Live: The Beatles: Abbey Road

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

the beatles / abbey road

what an album!

i spent years of my life just staring at the cover

i thought i knew the album, then we started rehearsing it

and it’s tough, i mean really tough

the sound, the tone, the arrangements

there’s no way to phone this album in

you have to love this album to perform this album properly

we do

we’ve all read so much into the way the beatles ended

but this album is the testament

it shows how giving and caring they were with each other

the four of them deeply involved with each others songs

that’s beautiful, that’s the power of music

abbey road was released in october 1969

as a generation said goodbye to 10 years of heavy change

this album led us all across a new road and into another decade

‘come together’ unites us

we raised children alongside ‘here comes the sun’

our parents didn’t mind ‘something’ and always true to message

paul’s send off was full of beauty – “the love you make…”

and wasn’t that just like the beatles?

to conclude with messages of love and sunshine

we know how to play this album

we care about this album

craig martin

founder, classic albums live

About Classic Albums Live

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.

With 100+ shows a year across North America, Classic Albums Live has seen massive success in performing arts centres and theatres. Fans in Texas, Las Vegas, Florida, New York and central and east coast Canada have all continued to support the series and make it a sustaining, successful show. “We grew while others withdrew,” says Martin, commenting on the decline of concert ticket sales, “We created something that endures and connects. These albums are sacred to people. We deliver exactly what we promote – ‘note for note, cut for cut’ accuracy.”

It’s this type of accountability that works for the series.


January 29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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National Arts Centre
1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1 Canada
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