Classic Albums Live: Supertramp – Crime of the Century

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 8 pm

Audiences love Classic Albums Live’s note-for-note recreations of rock’s greatest music. These shows usually sell out, so don’t wait to get your tickets!

The British progressive rock band Supertramp was huge success during the 1970s and early 1980s racking up a string of chart topping hits. Released in 1974, Crime of the Century was their commercial breakthrough on both sides of the Atlantic, aided by the UK hit "Dreamer" and the U.S. hit "Bloody Well Right." It was a UK Top 10 album and a U.S. Top 40 album, eventually being certified Gold in the U.S. in 1977 after the release of Even in the Quietest Moments. The album was Supertramp's first to feature drummer Bob Siebenberg (at the time credited as Bob C. Benberg), woodwinds player John Anthony Helliwell, bassist Dougie Thomson, and co-producer Ken Scott. (Wikipedia)


About Classic Albums Live

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does. For the first time in popular music, the greatest albums from the 60s and 70s are recreated live on stage, note for note- cut for cut.

"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 imitation or impersonation. The bands are big - upwards of 11 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," says Martin, "Finding the right musicians for the right album. So far we've been bang on with every performance." Members of Nelly Furtado, Moist, Jesse Cooke, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher and the Headstones have all taken part in the performances.

“Joyful! Thrilling!” – Toronto Star
“No cheesy costumes, no bad impersonations!” – CBC
“This is a Rock ‘n’ Roll recital!” – Toronto Sun
“A must for music lovers!” – Maclean’s Magazine

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Ages: All ages
Language: English

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular: $48
uGO: $20
eyeGO: $5

Venue: Harold Shenkman Hall
Genre: Music


October 24 at 8:00 pm