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Grace Jones ‘Slave to the Rhythm’

Like a musical mirage, the version of Grace Jones which appears before us will always be dazzling, inspiring, and ever so slightly out of reach.

Jarvis Cocker on Pulp ‘Different Class’

Jarvis Cocker discusses John Peel’s influence, Pulp’s Peel sessions and their classic album 'Different Class'.

Nubya Garcia on Wayne Shorter ‘The Soothsayer’

Mercury Prize nominee Nubya Garcia joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy for a deep dive into a jazz masterpiece, Wayne Shorter's iconic 'The Soothsayer'.

The Story of Patti Smith ‘Horses’

The story behind the album credited with helping launch punk that fused music, poetry, art and theatre in mid-Seventies downtown Manhattan.

The Story of Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’

“It is not addressed to white people - it does not put you down in any way, it simply ignores you… For my people need all the inspiration and love they can get.” Nina Simone.

The Story of Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

"We were holding the cards to a certain message that was about to become relevant." Carlos Dengler.

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Billie Holiday ‘Lady in Satin’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This was the last album to be released in Lady Day's lifetime and one that saw her return to full orchestral arrangements with a poignantly matured voice. Listen to the story and music.

Neil Young ‘After The Gold Rush’

The album's songs — which featured 18-year-old Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, helped create a ragged and almost disjointed record that’s never quite sure if it’s electric or acoustic.

Nas ‘Illmatic’

The 1994 hip-hop landmark is a sterling example of how great rap can be.

Classic Album Sundays presents Skin on Etta James & Nina Simone:...

Skin discusses highlights from the forthcoming compilation series The Montreux Years, which brings together breath-taking performances by the world’s greatest artists recorded at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, including Nina Simone and Etta James.

Classic Albums Sundays presents ‘My Classic Album’ Round-Up

‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund.

My Classic Album: Nubya Garcia on Wayne Shorter ‘The Soothsayer’

Multi award winning saxophonist and compose Nubya Garcia joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy for a deep dive into Wayne Shorter 'The Soothsayer'.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Check out our playlist including Jean Carn, Minnie Ripperton, Double Trouble, Mountain, Biz Markie and more.

Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’ Legacy Playlist

Modern music and contemporary bands inspired by the Grateful Dead including The National, Lee Ranaldo, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket and more...

The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ Legacy Playlist

Check out this playlist of music that inspired by The Avalanches including Ariel Pink, RJD2, Madvillian, Panda Bear, The Go! Team, Animal Collective & more.

Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays is the world's most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favorite recordings. Here is some feedback received from an attendee at one of the CAS sessions at Vintage Festival at Royal Festival Hall: "Hearing that fabulous cello line in 'Eleanor Rigby' - I could've wept with the sheer beauty of it :-)" - Annette Corbett As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st Century, CAS has received amazing coverage from BBC Breakfast TV to Elle Magazine to NME to The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and much, much more (check out the press here: https://classicalbumsundays.com/category/press/) CAS currently holds regular classic album listening sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Oslo with Portugal, Boston, Austin, Portland and Manchester to launch by the end of the year and more cities to follow. CAS also holds listening sessions at Britain’s award-winning festivals like Camp Bestival, Bestival and Vintage, art galleries like The Idea Generation and hosts one-off bespoke events in conjunction with record companies and venues. This spring CAS will launch Classic Album Sundays Jazz & Classical with sessions in London and Edinburgh. This year, Classic Album Sundays is amplifying its digital content such as magazine blogs/columns/features, radio shows and YouTube playlists and presentations and will continue to proliferate worthy classic album and hi-fi info, videos and pictures via the Classic Album Sundays social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. Now people throughout the world can experience a part of Classic Album Sundays until events start in their city. More info at https://classicalbumsundays.com. Classic Album Sundays was founded by and is hosted by Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy - Radio Host (hosted radio shows since '82 and produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA), international audiophile DJ (protege of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London's Lucky Cloud Sound System), Music Producer/Remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas from Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame), independent label owner (Bitches Brew), Music Journalist and in her younger years worked for several record shops where she amassed far too many records.
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Classic Album Sundays16/10/2021 @ 9:17
Happy National Album Day! 🙌💜

We have had a fantastic week celebrating this years theme 'Women In Music'. On Tuesday we were joined by Texas' Sharleen Spiteri and on Thursday Carroll Thompson, 'The Queen of Lovers Rock' joined us at The British Library to celebrate her classic album 'Hopelessly in Love'. Both events were supported by Bowers & Wilkins, the official audio partner of National Album Day.

We're celebrating women in music, and we want you to share your favourite album by a woman! ✨

Get involved using #NationalAlbumDay and tag us at Classic Album Sundays & @AlbumDayUK!
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Classic Album Sundays15/10/2021 @ 8:26
Thanks to National Album Day Ambassador Sharleen Spiteri of Texas who joined Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday as part of the National Album Day celebrations to discuss her favourite women in music. Her choices included Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Sade & Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins. The event was complete with music from the discussion played on Bowers & Wilkins new 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers!
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Classic Album Sundays09/10/2021 @ 8:12
London, United Kingdom
Ahead of two events this week in celebration of National @albumdayuk on 16th October, @colleencosmomurphy presents a special edition of Classic Album Sundays on @worldwide.fm at 2pm BST with @annie.nightingale. During the show, Annie selects a favourite album for every decade of her trail blazing career and uses them to tell the story of over 50 years in the music industry.

This year’s National Album Day will spotlight women artists and their huge contribution to music and culture through the art of the album. Colleen will be joined by chart-topping singer-songwriter with the phenomenally successful band @texastheband, Sharleen Spiteri, at the @royalalberthall on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 7pm, as part of the National Album Day 2021 celebrations supported by Bowers & Wilkins. And she will be in conversation with @carrollthompsonqueenloversrock at @thebritishlibrary_ on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7:30pm to discuss the story of Lovers Rock and her classic album, ‘Hopelessly In Love’…
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Classic Album Sundays08/10/2021 @ 15:30
Royal Albert Hall have kindly given us three pairs of tickets to giveaway to Tuesday's event with Sharleen Spiteri!

All you have to do is email contact@classicalbumsundays.com to be in with a chance.

If you would like to guarantee your entry, there is also a special £5 discount code for our followers.

Enter this code buying your tickets: CAS5OFF

Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy will be joined by chart-topping singer-songwriter with the phenomenally successful band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 7pm, as part of the National Album Day 2021 celebrations to discuss her favourite women in music on Bowers & Wilkins.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays04/10/2021 @ 14:50
London, United Kingdom
Carroll Thompson joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy at The British Library on Thursday 14th October 2021 at 7:30pm to discuss the story of Lovers Rock and her classic album, ‘Hopelessly In Love’. Known as ‘The Queen of Lovers Rock’, the uniquely British flavour of reggae music that remains as popular as ever, Carroll will talk about her special place and career in music, and we get to hear some classic tracks in an all-vinyl listening session.

Carroll Thompson took the British music scene by storm in 1980 with her classic single ‘Simply In Love’ and her breathtaking follow up ‘Hopelessly In Love’. The album of the same name ensured her enduring legacy. The album has been remastered and re-issued on its 40th anniversary and to mark National Album Day.

Music from the discussion will be played on a world class hi-fi system with Bowers & Wilkins exceptional new 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers – the renowned audio brand’s most revered and advanced range of loudspeakers.

https://classicalbumsundays.com/classic-album-sundays-presents-carroll-thompson/
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays30/09/2021 @ 9:11
Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy will be joined by chart-topping singer-songwriter with the phenomenally successful band Texas, Sharleen Spiteri, at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 7pm, as part of the National Album Day 2021 celebrations.

This year’s National Album Day will spotlight women artists and their huge contribution to music and culture through the art of the album. Sharleen will discuss her favourite women in music and how they have influenced her, culminating in choice cuts from the new Texas album ‘Hi’.

Music from the discussion will be played on a world class hi-fi system with Bowers & Wilkins exceptional new 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers – the renowned audio brand’s most revered and advanced range of loudspeakers.

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