Events & Tickets

Classic Album Sundays presents Michael Jackson ‘Off The Wall’

Released in 1979 Off The Wall may have been Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album but it was the real breakthrough moment that established him as the solo artist who would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade.

Off The Wall is a landmark record that had disco firmly at it’s roots but was not it’s only focus. Working with Quincy Jones, Jackson embraced his newly found creative freedom as a solo artist having not only departed from his more traditional Motown sound, but also his band of brothers. With this album he showcased his personal musical preferences which included disco, soul, pop, soft rock and funk. Along with producer Quincy Jones, the album also featured the talents of some of the finest songwriters and musicians of the era such as Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Rod Temperton.

Off the Wall spawned four Billboard Top Ten singles, the first album to do so, with “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough”, “Rock With You”, “Off the Wall” and She’s Out of My Life”, and has subsequently sold over twenty million copies. It’s often regarded by critics and fans alike as the strongest album from the Michael Jackson’s incredible canon of work. Read more about the album here.

Join us at one of our worldwide listening sessions to hear Quincy Jones’ impeccable production and Michael’s awesome performance on Off the Wall as never before. Listening guidelines apply.

London

Time & Date: Sunday August 20th 4pm – 7pm

Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets: £10 in advance here

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

Cambridge

Date and Time: Sunday 27th August 13:15pm – 4:00pm

Venue: Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA

Tickets:  £9 in advance, student discount tickets £5 also available here

Presenter: Dean Butler

Audio Menu: The audio menu for our events in Cambridge is kindly supplied by the fantastic Criterion Audio

SME Model 15 turntable with Ortofon Cadenza Red cartridgeBel Canto ACI600 integrated amplifier and streamer, PMC FACT12 loudspeakers, Analysis Plus loudspeaker cables.

Chicago

Date and Time: Sunday 27th August 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Sam Willett

Audio Menu: provided by Saturday Audio and will include McIntosh Tube amps and Monitor Audio Gold tower speakers

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday 20th August 2 – 4pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: TBC

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM CartridgeREGA Fono MM Phono PreampAudioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback SystemXcilica HD System ProcessorAudioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday 13th August 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Tickets: $10 in advance soon

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Miami

Date and Time: Sunday 20th August 4 – 7 pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $5 in advance soon

Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Sydney

Date and Time: Sunday August 27th, 5 to 8 pm

Venue: The World Bar

Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon

Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)

Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW

Oslo

Date and Time: Thursday 24th of August 7-9pm (doors open 6pm)

Venue: Kulturhuset LAB

Tickets: 100NOK in the door or in advance HERE. Students (student card), Juniors (under 18), Seniors (above 65) and Initial Service Norwegian Armed Forces (ID card): Half price!

Presenters: Kent Horne with music journalists Martin Bjørnersen and Audun Vinger.

Audio Menu installed by Duet AudioCartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2Turntable: Dr. Feickert BlackbirdTone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800WIntegrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon AurisLoudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference SiljePower Conditioner: Isol-8.

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  1. Plz add Melbourne!!!

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