This Woman’s Work: Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’

Check out our new series of podcasts with Studio 360 beginning with the album that helped forge punk’s DIY attitude with its fusion of free-form rock and poetry.

DJ Yoda on De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’...

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and DJ Yoda dig deep into the most inventive, assured, and playful debut in hip-hop history De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising.

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry & André de Ridder on Tomita...

At this years Classical Uncovered festival we were joined by Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and André de Ridder to discuss the enduring brilliance of Japanese musician Isao Tomita.

The Story Of The Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

“When you see that album cover, you know that the music could sound no other way.” Wayne Coyne

The Story Of Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’

"The thing I have to do now is make things connect, make them mean something in what I play around it.” - Miles Davis

The Story of Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man The...

"Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that." Aretha Franklin


Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

We feature The Flaming Lips tenth studio album 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' for our March Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast

Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’

Miles Davis’ brilliant, divisive and game-changing masterpiece is in the spotlight on this months Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast.

Alice Coltrane ‘Journey In Satchidananda’ with Alina Bzhezhinska and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Alice Coltrane was often eclipsed by her husband John Coltrane but she was an amazing musician in her own right and her 1970 album is a wonderful introduction. Listen to the story and music.

DJ Yoda on De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’...

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy and DJ Yoda dig deep into the most inventive, assured, and playful debut in hip-hop history De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising.

Darius Brubeck on Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time Out’ at Classic Album Sundays...

The story behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time that spawned the cross-over hit "Take Five".

Orbital on ‘In Sides’ at Classic Album Sundays at Miranda London

Orbital brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll give a hilarious account of their musical upbringing (including prog rock and concept albums) and the story behind their 1996 album.

Nas ‘Illmatic’ Legacy Playlist

As arguably the greatest rap album of all time, there's no shortage of MCs who have expressed their love for the masterpiece.

Nas ‘Illmatic’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim, Boogie Down Productions, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane feature in our Musical Lead Up Playlist for Illmatic.

The Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

"Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else." Wayne Coyne

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 Sundays23/04/2019 @ 13:37
Join our community today to be in with a chance of winning a vinyl copy of The Rolling Stones ‘Exile on Main St.’ and a pair of Klipsch R6 earbuds!

We're also giving away pairs of tickets to upcoming events with Joey Negro and our upcoming Album Of The Month session for NAS ‘Illmatic’ with Rob Pursey from Southern Hospitality.

Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays18/04/2019 @ 5:04
Colleen is in Japan visiting some of the jazz cafes (or jazz kissaten) which are cafe/bar/lounges that feature great music collections and lovely hi-fis. Sound familiar? This is JAZZ UNION in Tokyo's Harajuku - amazing music, sound and vibes...
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays17/04/2019 @ 16:11
Today in 1965 Bob Dylan's second studio album 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the UK chart. The album opens with 'Blowin' in the Wind', which became an anthem of the 1960s, and an international hit for folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays16/04/2019 @ 16:52
Forgotten Classic: Tom Tom Club ‘Tom Tom Club’

"If Talking Heads (official) was the antidote to conceptually dull rock ’n roll, Tom Tom Club was the remedy to its art school preoccupation. Formed in 1981 by husband and wife duo, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz, the rhythm-section splinter group sought a more honest and explicit connection to their funk and r&b roots. The band’s genesis facilitated a much needed release of professional tension and a chance to collaborate with some of the finest session musicians of the 1980s."

Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays15/04/2019 @ 13:01
The Rolling Stones released 'Aftermath' today in 1966, a set of all-original material which also did much to define the group as the bad boys of rock & roll!!!


"[Aftermath] was a big landmark record for me. It's the first time we wrote the whole record and finally laid to rest the ghost of having to do these very nice and interesting, no doubt, but still, cover versions of old R&B songs – which we didn't really feel we were doing justice, to be perfectly honest ... It had a lot of good songs, it had a lot of different styles, and it was very well recorded. So it was, to my mind, a real marker.
– Mick Jagger, 1995

You might also like The Story of The Rolling Stones ‘Exile on Main St.’

Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays11/04/2019 @ 15:42
Disco icon Joey Negro join us on Tuesday 30th April at Miranda at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to discuss the albums that have soundtracked his life from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack to his own 'Remixed With Love' series hosted by CAS founder BBC Radio 6music host Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy.


Check out this great interview with him from Electronic Groove.

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