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Offline Johnny Feathers

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What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« on: January 11, 2017, 07:08:59 AM »
So U2 are finally giving the Joshua Tree the "played live anniversary tour" treatment.  Plenty of other acts have done this--I've seen a few myself that were great, great, shows--Roger Waters doing the Wall and Dark Side of the Moon, Peter Gabriel doing So.

Question is: what OTHER albums deserve this kind of treatment?  Not ones that have already been done.  What has yet to be done, which you would attend?

I'll start: I've been wondering when Depeche Mode would decide to do a full Violator tour.  They easily could--there's only one song (Sweetest Perfection) I've not seen played live--though Blue Dress was done acoustically.  Maybe in a few years, for it's 30th anniversary?

What else?



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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 07:16:46 AM »
Joni Mitchell doing The Hissing of Summer Lawns.

Elton John doing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Pink Floyd doing Animals.

U2 doing Pop.

Paul Simon doing Graceland.

Tori Amos doing Little Earthquakes.

R.E.M doing Automatic for the People.

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 07:23:20 AM »
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Pink Floyd doing Animals.


Considering he did a Dark Side and Wall tour, I thought maybe Roger Waters' upcoming one would feature Animals in its entirety.  He does apparently have a giant Battersea Power Station-type set that emerges for Dogs, but so far it doesn't seem he's doing the full thing.  But I'd say it would have to be just him doing it these days, as Pink Floyd doesn't exist, and really kind of can't now that Rick's gone.

Good luck on that Pop one....  ;)

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 07:27:40 AM »
Well there was a PF without Roger so there could be a PF without Rick provided Dave and Roger could let bygones be bygones.  Maybe there's more chance of U2 doing Pop, though Gilmour made a special guest appearance during one of Waters' The Wall shows.



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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 07:50:16 AM »
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Well there was a PF without Roger so there could be a PF without Rick provided Dave and Roger could let bygones be bygones.  Maybe there's more chance of U2 doing Pop, though Gilmour made a special guest appearance during one of Waters' The Wall shows.




I think they've buried the hatchet over the past 10-15 years, but have no desire to work with each other on any long-term basis.  And while I know PF had different iterations minus certain band members--even with Wright for an album--I feel like at this point any Pink Floyd reunion would kind of be a sham.  Their reunion at Live 8 was a fitting end to the band.

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2017, 11:55:44 AM »
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast, Powerslave
Sting - The Soul Cages
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses, Songs of Faith and Devotion

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 01:33:43 PM »
Joni Mitchell's Blue

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 04:30:25 PM »
I'd love to hear:

Radiohead - OK Computer
PJ Harvey - Dry

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 05:30:24 PM »
i mean i guess i could make a list of hundreds of albums

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2017, 06:25:11 PM »
Depeche Mode could easily do 2 albums in 1 concert; Violator and Songs of Faith & Devotion. Violator only has 9 songs, Devotion 10 songs. That shouldn't put too much strain on Dave's vocal chords considering that Martin sings vocals on 2 songs from each album, so Dave only has to sing a total of 15 songs per show.

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2017, 07:49:23 AM »
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Depeche Mode could easily do 2 albums in 1 concert; Violator and Songs of Faith & Devotion. Violator only has 9 songs, Devotion 10 songs. That shouldn't put too much strain on Dave's vocal chords considering that Martin sings vocals on 2 songs from each album, so Dave only has to sing a total of 15 songs per show.

I could easily see them do a Violator tour--I would half expect they could do that this year, but the new album/tour name probably make that moot.  I can't really imagine them doing a SOFAD tour, though.  Even though I LOVE those songs, I feel like that album is a bit contentious among fans, and an anomaly in their catalog.  Bands tend to just go to their best-selling album for these, and Violator is kind of obvious.

That said, I almost feel like I SAW a Violator/SOFAD tour, in the original Devotional Tour.  They did a lot of material from those two albums.  I think older fans may have been a bit put out they didn't dip into their earlier stuff, much like U2 when they started Zoo TV.

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2017, 09:48:41 AM »
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2017, 11:43:15 AM »
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Zep's or Seal's?

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i mean i guess i could make a list of hundreds of albums

I thought so, too...then I spent some time thinking about it. Maybe it's because I'm not much of a fan of artists/bands revisiting their older albums in this manner, but I really couldn't come up with many.   :/

here we go:

Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears

Absolution - Muse

The Bends - Radiohead

Pretty much it right there, as I don't wanna deal with defunct bands or dead artists.

 

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Re: What OTHER albums deserve the "played in full" treatment?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 12:06:16 PM »
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Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears


Ooh, good call.  That's one I'm surprised hasn't happened already.

Laugh if you want, but I could see Jesus Jones doing Doubt.  I know the band is a punchline at this point, but that album is solid, in an early 90's kind of way.