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Classic Albums Live unveils Sticky Fingers

by on October 22, 2012

The Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series is pleased to present THE concert event for Stones fans. Join us Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm for another jaw-dropping performance by Classic Albums Live as they recreate Sticky Fingers by legendary rock band The Rolling Stones.

Released in April 1971, Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and 11th American studio album by the English rock band. It is the band’s first album of the 1970s and its first release on their newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US. It is also Mick Taylor’s first full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album – the first not to feature any contributions from founding guitarist Brian Jones, and the first one on which Mick Jagger is credited with playing guitar.

Drummer Charlie Watts remembered the origin of Sticky Fingers as the songs Mick Jagger wrote while filming the movie Ned Kelly in Australia. “Mick started playing the guitar a lot,” Watts said. “He plays very strange rhythm guitar… very much how Bra­zilian guitarists play, on the upbeat. It is very much like the guitar on a James Brown track – for a drummer, it’s great to play with.” New guitarist Mick Taylor stretched out the Stones’ sound in “Sway,” “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and “Moonlight Mile.” But “Brown Sugar” is a classic Stones stomp, and two of the best known cuts are country songs: one forlorn (“Wild Hor­ses”) and one funny (“Dead Flowers”)

Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them note for note and cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate experience for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. Relying only on the music, and using what Martin refers to as “the world’s best musicians”, Classic Albums Live has defined itself as a mainstay in performing arts centers across North America.

Tickets for Classic Albums Live: Sticky Fingers are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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