Arts, Dining & Entertainment

The Paramount Theatre presents Classic Albums Live: “Dark Side of The Moon”

Friday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. — RUTLAND — Join the Paramount Theatre on Friday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. and celebrate the album that redefined psychedelic music and made the internationally touring super-group, Classic Albums Live, what they are today.

With such legendary cuts as “Money,” “Great Gig in the Sky” and “Time,” “Dark Side of the Moon” was Pink Floyd’s watershed album staying on the charts for a staggering 741 weeks and selling over 50 million copies. The audience will enjoy a second act dedicated to the best of Pink Floyd.

For over ten years, Classic Albums Live has paid tribute to rock’s greatest bands, including The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd, with larger-than-life multimedia rock concerts in venues around the world.

“This has never been done before,” says series producer, Craig Martin. ”There’s a real thirst to hear these albums performed start to finish. For many of us this is the music we grew up with – the soundtrack of our lives.”

“All of our focus is put into the music,” says Martin. ”We perform the works of the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin the same way an orchestra performs the works of Mozart. We don’t bother with the imitation or impersonation. The bands are big – upwards of eleven pieces. We research these albums and go to great lengths to reproduce each and every sound live. We never use tape or computers. We’ll bring in a children’s choir, a sitar player, a string quartet, whatever it takes to get it right.”

Each album calls for a new group of musicians. “That’s the real challenge, finding the right musicians for the right album, ” says Martin. “So far, we’ve been bang-on with every performance.” Members of Nelly Furtado, Moist, Jesse Cook, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher and the Headstones have all taken part in the performances.

Tickets ($29.75-$35.75) are available at the venue box office located at 30 Center Street in historic downtown Rutland. Patrons can charge-by-phone by calling 802-775-0903 or purchase online atwww.paramountlive.org.

For more info, visit www.classicalbumslive.com.

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