We’re starting off 2017 in style with the incredible Astral Weeks by Van Morrison.
The songs on Astral Weeks were a far cry from the blissful pop of the hit single “Brown Eyed Girl,” which had been released the previous year. Astral Weeks was spare, sprawling and lyrically demanding. Still, to hear Morrison tell it, the final outcome wasn’t necessarily the result of some inspired vision.
“I wanted to do it around the singing, and it had to be kind of jazzy, because that’s the way I’m singing it,” Morrison says (NPR 2009).
Join us at one of our album listening sessions around the world to experience Astral Weeks in a way you never have before.
Sunday, 8th January 4 – 7 pm 2017
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £10 online here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Simaudio Moon 310LP Phono Stage, Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday 22nd January 2017
Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tickets: $8 in advance here
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)
Date and Time: Sunday January 29th 2017 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
Date and Time: Sunday 29th January, 4 – 7 pm
Flora Chang, 607 E 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (this is a private venue, ticketed attendees only)
Tickets: $15 in advance here
Presenter: Zach Cowie
Audio Menu: Audio Note Jinro Shochu Amplifier, Audio Note M5 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note S3 Step Up Transformer, Audio Note TT2 Turntable w/ Audio Note Tonearm 3 & Audio Note IO1 Cartridge,Klipschorn Loudspeakers, All interconnects & cabling by Audio Note
Date and Time: Sunday 29th January, 6 – 9 pm
Venue: Kulturhuset LAB
Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance soon. Students/Seniors/Juniors half price.
Presenters: Kent Horne
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas Reference: Cartridge: Ortofon Cadenza Black, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Soulution 520, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Oyaide
Date and Time: Sunday 29th January 3 – 6pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor , Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
Date and Time: Sunday January 29th 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $5 in advance soon
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables
Date: Sunday January 22nd, 8pm to 11pm
Tickets: ¥1,000 (RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org)
Presenter: Masuo (Lighthouse Records founder / CAS Fukuoka)