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The Wailers’ ‘Burnin’ with Don Letts

Don Letts shares his memories of meeting Bob and helping introduce him to the punk sounds of London in the late seventies.

Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’

'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' deserves its spot at the very top of Roy Ayers' achievements and is a testament to his easy-going innovations. Four decades later we can still feel its heat.

My Classic Album: Dave Davies on ‘The Kinks Are the Village...

Dave Davies joins us at The John Peel Centre For Creative Arts to look back on The Kinks most treasured album.

The Story of Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’

“I got interested in moving away from the hit department, to the art department." - Joni Mitchell

The Story of Grace Jones ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

“I can be a pain, but most of all, I can be a pleasure.” Grace Jones

The Story Of Neil Young ‘After The Gold Rush’

"When I look out the window, the first thing that comes to my mind is the way this place looked a hundred years ago.” Neil Young

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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.

Sigur Rós ‘Ágætis Byrjun’ with Gabriel Szatan and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

In 1999, the band claimed they would change music forever. With this album, few could dispute the enigmatic band’s radiant impact on modern rock music. Listen to the story and music.

The Wailers’ ‘Burnin’ with Don Letts and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

When The Wailers recorded this album they had their eyes on a far greater prize of international attention - far from simple and not without its sacrifices. Listen to the story and music.

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'.

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album.

Fugees ‘The Score’ Legacy Playlist

Spawning the solo careers of Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean, the impact the Fugees had on the 90s mainstream was immense. They were one of few groups to rap about what their life was really like, showing not every hip-hop artist is a gangster from the hood.

The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ Musical Leadup Playlist

The Main Attraction, Blowfly, DJ Shadow, Big Audio Dynamite and more feature in our playlist of sounds that inspired 'Since I Left You'.

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 Sundays18/07/2021 @ 18:59
CAS Orkney host Adrian Holmes is joined by Geoff Downes to tell the story behind and discuss their personal recollections of Original Asia 'Asia'.

After the album presentation, we encourage you all to play the entire album from beginning to end, without interruption, following the Classic Album Sunday listening guidelines: turn off our phone, refrain from conversation and give yourself over to the music.

Join our Album of the Month club, our monthly Friday night Classic Album Pub Quiz, our 'Safe & Sound' webinar for tips on improving your hi-fi and receive rewards after six months of subscription at:
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Classic Album Sundays16/07/2021 @ 8:19
“The quality of the fidelity is the difference between being an enticing experience or it can be off-putting!”

In the final episode of the #BehindTheCounter US series, Mike White from Boo Boo Records in California discusses why good sound is important to the listening experience delivered in the store.

Presented with Bowers & Wilkins and Record Store Day. #RSD21 #RSDDrops #ForTheLoveOfMusic
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Classic Album Sundays15/07/2021 @ 16:00
This week’s episode features Boo Boo Records in California. “I think they saw a kid that was way into it, passionate about music, passionate about listening to music and that’s something I look for in employees right now.” Mike White

Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record stores.

Presented by Classic Album Sundays and Record Store Day in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Thursday in the run up to #RSD21​ which will share the unique stories from around the US. Get to know your local shops!

#BehindTheCounter#ClassicAlbumSundays#RSD21#RSDDrops#BowersWilkins
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Classic Album Sundays15/07/2021 @ 7:31
“Vinyl is special because of the size of it, the album art and the physical interaction with the music. Taking it out the sleeve, putting it on the record player. That whole experience is just special!”

In the final episode of the #BehindTheCounter UK series, Alex Barron from Elsewhere discusses his passion for vinyl and why good sound matters.

Presented with Bowers & Wilkins and Record Store Day UK #RSD21 #RSDDrops #ForTheLoveOfMusic
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Classic Album Sundays13/07/2021 @ 9:00
This week’s episode features Elsewhere in Margate. “Last year the Nubya Garcia record that came out, I love that record, that was one of my favourite albums of the year. I would never have listened to that had I not opened a record store.” Alex Barron

Behind The Counter is a 12 part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of independent record shops.

Presented by Classic Album Sundays and Record Store Day UK in partnership with Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run up to #RSD21​​ which will share the unique stories from around the UK. Get to know your local shops!

#BehindTheCounter​​ #ClassicAlbumSundays​​ #RSD21​​ #RSDDrops​​ #BowersWilkins
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays10/07/2021 @ 8:24
“If somebody walks into a record store, one of the greatest things that can happen to them is they’re going to hear a record that’s going to knock ‘em on their ***!”

In this week’s episode of #BehindTheCounter US, Rick Wojcik, owner of @dustygroove in Chicago talks about the instrumental role that record stores play in helping people discover new music.

Presented with Bowers & Wilkins and Record Store Day.
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