From turntable to turnstile? We wish . . .

Sunday, November 15, 2009

We flock to concerts for their sense of limitless possibility -- a virtue that feels particularly muted when artists decide to perform their classic albums song for song. But what about the impossibilities? Here are 10 LPs we'd love to see re-created by the original players but never will be because of unflagging eccentricity, fidelity to notions of artistic integrity, lingering animus between collaborators, public disownment of the material and/or death.

-- Chris Richards

The Beatles -- "The White Album"

Prince -- "The Black Album"

Minor Threat -- "Complete Discography"

Bob Dylan and the Band -- "The Basement Tapes"

N.W.A. -- "Straight Outta Compton"

Patsy Cline -- "Sentimentally Yours"

Trouble Funk -- "Drop the Bomb"

Led Zeppelin -- "Houses of the Holy"

Minnie Riperton -- "Adventures in Paradise"

Talking Heads -- "Remain in Light"

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