Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. We are the world’s most popular and respected classic album listening event with satellites in four continents and our website and social media channels are the hub for classic albums and artists.
The classic album listening concept was started in 2010 by radio host, DJ and journalist Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. She founded Classic Album Sundays as a stance against the increasing devaluation of music and to address how we listen to music in the 21stcentury. Our events offer the time and space for fans to truly and dynamically engage with our favourite albums in response to using music as aural wallpaper stuck in the background of our increasingly hectic lives. We allow listeners to enjoy music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in the best sonic detail possible.
The Classic Album Sundays website is a treasure trove for the music fan. Our main features include filmed interviews with our guest artists, podcasts, the stories behind surronding classic albums and modern classics, artist’s top five favourite albums, playlists that contextualise classic albums, hi-fi articles, merchandise and notable music news.
We have worked with a diverse array of musicians, producers and DJs including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Nile Rodgers, Jarvis Cocker, Max Richter, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Art of Noise, Roni Size, Badly Drawn Boy, The Orb, Jazzie B, Tony Visconti, The The, Mogwai, Julian Cope, Frank Turner, Anthrax, The Damned, Eddie Kramer, Wolfgang Voight, Motorpsycho, Peter Hook, Yello, Gilles Peterson, The Zombies, Manuel Göttsching, Billy Bragg, DJ Yoda and many more.
Classic Album Sundays hosts events with cultural institutions like The Royal Albert Hall, The V&A Museum, The John Peel Archive, Hendrix and Handel Museum and The British Library. We host sessions at festivals including London Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Pukkelpop, Sonisphere and Bestival. Our media partners have included Boiler Room, Worldwide FM, TeamRock, Red Bull Music Academy and The Guardian Live.
We host events worldwide with satellites in the UK, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia and is quickly growing. Our Classic Album Sundays hosts are music fanatics and range from radio hosts, music venues and record shops to music supervisors, DJs, journalists and of course, hi-fi geeks.
If you would like to join the classic Album Sundays community, please sign up for our newsletter. If you would like to become a host in your city, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening!