Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Nina Simone's live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement with political activist Angela Davis and composer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard and Princess Julia on Grace Jones...

London's top disco DJ divas discuss encounters with the iconic Jamaican performance artist and her impact and legacy.

The Story of R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’

To understand R.E.M.’s rise from an underground band with a cult following to international pop stardom, you need to understand their relationship with college...

The Story of Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

'We cannot play science fiction music on the guitar - It’s an instrument that was invented in the middle ages in Spain. So, when we want do the spirit of today you have to choose the medium of today to do it." - Ralf Hutter

The Story of Fugees ‘The Score’

"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean


Talking Heads ‘Remain In Light’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution.

Björk ‘Homogenic’ with Guy Sigsworth and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This album was recorded whilst Björk recovered from a tragic event. She worked with producers including LFO's Mark Bell, Howie B and Guy Sigsworth. Listen to the story and music.

Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ with Sly 5thAve and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

'The Chronic' is one of the most important albums in hip-hop and although the lyrics are more than controversial, it's incredible production had an enduring impact. Listen to the story and music.

John Grant on ‘Music For Isolation’ at Classic Albums at Home

John Grant runs us through the music that has been helping him though lockdown.

Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

Sound System Culture: Channel One

Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb talk about Channel One’s hand-built sound system and the dedication and passion behind the sound system lifestyle.

Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Legacy Playlist

Emphasising sparse jazz grooves and an improvisational approach, Do You Want More?!!!??! is perhaps the greatest display of jazz and hip hop combined.

R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This playlist both whets the appetite and gives musical context before listening to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. It features bands that inspired R.E.M....

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.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays21/10/2020 @ 19:00
CAS Oslo’s Kent Horne and journalist and author Jan Omdahl tell the story behind and their personal recollections of A-ha 'Scoundrel Days’.

After the presentation, we encourage you to listen to the entire album, uninterrupted on any format available to you. We suggest you refrain from conversation, turn off your phone, turn down the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page to discuss the album. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at:
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays15/10/2020 @ 15:37
Join us for an Album Club special on Sunday, 25th October at 8pm BST in which we will get the story behind the classic album 'Mind Bomb' from The The's Matt Johnson. The Album Club is exclusive to Classic Album Sundays Patreon Members and is like a book club but on albums. It will be held on Zoom as a private meeting and will not be recorded or streamed at a later day - its for our Patreon Members only. You can subscribe as a Member at patreon.com/classicalbumsundays. Thanks for your support!
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays14/10/2020 @ 10:05
We are over the moon to have received a Cultural Recovery Grant from Arts Council England. THANK YOU!

The past few months have been an intense challenge for everybody in the arts, entertainment and events industry and this grant will help support us through the next few months. We will create brand new events and content with our grant funds so watch this space!

We feel very lucky and our hearts go out to all in our industry who have been adversely affected.

We also want to thank those who have continued to support us throughout these last few months whether it’s coming along to an online event or subscribing as a member. We appreciate it and have been inspired by all levels of support.

Thank you for believing in us - it’s the best gift in celebration of our 10th anniversary this month.

Arts Council England
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays11/10/2020 @ 19:02
This is an at-home album listening session where Joe Lapan of Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe and Byrdland Records in Washington D.C. will tell the story behind Tame Impala's "Currents"!

You are encouraged to listen to the entire album, uninterrupted on whichever format is available to them following the CAS listening guidelines. After the album finishes we will return to the comments and discuss the album!

Subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays10/10/2020 @ 18:59
Join us for an intimate conversation with Kathy Sledge in which she reveals the albums that have given her comfort during an emotionally challenging era in celebrations of Classic Album Sundays 10th Anniversary and National Album Day.

Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays10/10/2020 @ 12:00
'Albums for Escape’ is a week-long series in which we invite some of our favourite artists to choose five albums that transport them into another world. This week-long series is in celebration of Classic Album Sundays' tenth anniversary and National Album Day with their official audio partner Bowers & Wilkins.

In today's video we are joined by Groove Armada.
22/10/2020 @ 5:46
22/10/2020 @ 5:46
22/10/2020 @ 5:46



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