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Kraftwerk joins trend of live performances of full albums
Kraftwerk joins trend of live performances of full albums

What do you call Kraftwerk’s feat of performing eight of the groundbreaking German techno band's albums in their entirety during their stint at Walt Disney Concert Hall? A good start? Not to take away form the achievement for which the pioneering electronic music outfit is being lauded this week, but it’s just the latest example of the trend in recent years of artists performingcornerstone albums from beginning to end in concert. Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson first did that group’s high-water mark “Pet Sounds” album in toto more than a decade ago at the Hollywood Bowl, then took it on tour. Subsequently he completed the group’s...

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