Next month in Chicago Bruce Springsteen is slated to perform his classic album "Born to Run" in its entirety from start to finish. This has become quite a trend lately as more and more artists are bringing back their most-loved albums and playing them in concert. In the recent past, Steely Dan performed, on separate nights, "Aja," "The Royal Scam," and "Gaucho." Van Morrison embraced his famed "Astral Weeks," and Aerosmith cranked out "Toys in the Attic." It's a win-win for both the artists and fans, with little mystery of how the night's music will be recieved. Other artists, from a variety of genres, have gotten into the act, including Roger Waters (Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon"), Judas Priest ("Hidden Steel"), and even Lucinda Williams, who did a string of gigs in New York playing a different album in the first set of each night.
So here's my question for you, the astute readers of Modern Acoustic: Who would you like to see perform one of their albums in its entirety? Give the name of the artist, the name of the album, and a short explanation why. I will publish the responses in the next issue (hopefully coming out in late Sept.)
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