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Fall Music Preview: Albums Onstage

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Current tours build on the recent trend for recreating albums in concert By Mark Brown Special to MSN Music Back in the classic-rock heyday for concept albums, "Dark Side of the Moon," "Tommy" and "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" were performed live by Pink Floyd, the Who and Elton John as rare concert spectacles. Now the "album in its entirety" fad has steadily resurfaced and expanded as a way to sell tickets (and let fans know they'll hear rare favorite songs). Peter Frampton revived his career with "Frampton Comes Alive" in its entirety. Beach Boys songwriter and de facto auteur Brian Wilson has presented "Smile" and "Pet Sounds" live in past years, a major boost for the fad. Here are current and recent examples of albums resurrected onstage, including noteworthy tours this fall.
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