One-woman won­ders: al­bum gigs we’d like to see hap­pen

For the day that’s in it, Una Mul­lally lists seven clas­sic records that need to be given the full live treat­ment

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We’ve al­ready got our tick­ets to Patti Smith per­form­ing the al­bum Horses in Kil­main­ham in Dublin on June 1st. But there are a whole host of other iconic fe­male mu­si­cians we’d like to see per­form one al­bum in full in a live set­ting. Here’s our wish list. Make it hap­pen ladies.

Joni Mitchell - Blue Mitchell doesn’t play live much th­ese days, so it would be a real treat to see her per­form her clas­sic 1971 al­bum. It gets bet­ter with age.

Ala­nis Moris­sette - Jagged Lit­tle Pill It’s the 20th an­niver­sary of this gi­gan­tic record in June. Ironic was the call­ing card, but what we re­ally want to hear is Moris­sette scream­ing “Would she go down on you in the theatre”.

Lau­ryn Hill - The Mise­d­u­ca­tion Of Lau­ryn Hill One of the great­est records of all time, which in­vig­o­rated a genre and brought Hill to the masses.

Missy El­liott - Un­der Con­struc­tion Missy’s show-steal­ing per­for­mance at the Su­per Bowl re­minded us how much the mu­sic in­dus­try needs her.

Sinead O’Con­nor - The Lion And The Co­bra “I re­mem­ber it, Dublin in a rain storm . . .” – is there a more spine-tin­gling lyric that O’Con­nor has sung? This de­but record con­tains some of her time­less clas­sics in­clud­ing Mandinka, Jerusalem and, of course, Troy.

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You This record is pretty much be­yond su­perla­tives and hy­per­bole. It’s per­haps the best. Björk - ev­ery­thing Nine con­sec­u­tive nights of Bjork per­form­ing all nine al­bums in a row. Not that we’re greedy or any­thing.

Ala­nis Moris­sette: Jagged Lit­tle Pill is 20 this year

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