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My Classic Album: Orbital ‘In Sides’

Electronic music pioneers Orbital joined us as part of our celebrations for National Album Day 2018 to look back their iconic fourth album 'In Sides'.

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.

Album Inspirations: Lekan Babalola on Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’

Lekan Babalola (Fela Kuti’s political protege) joins Classic Album Sundays to discuss his first hand experiences of working with Fela.

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 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'.

My Classic Album: TYSON on Lauryn Hill ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn...

Formerly one half of band Panes, TYSON has since collaborated with London-based artists such as Lord Tusk, CKTRL and Dean Blunt.

‘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.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays18/04/2021 @ 8:01
This week’s Classic Album Sundays weekly podcast explores Nina Simone's “Black Gold”, a live album recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in New York City on October 26, 1969. Colleen is joined by Political activist and scholar Angela Davis and drummer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington who lend their authority to dig deep to into Simone’s role in the Civil Right movement and her artistic role as a performer and instrumentalist. You can listen via
Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/classic-album-sundays/id1549563968
Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/classic-album-sundays
Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7KxsGLYoEPMGJZHUeRdUx5

Angela Davis says Simone’s influence extends beyond her musical gifts. “I don’t think I have ever met anyone before meeting Nina Simone who was so focused on using her talents to change the world. She wanted to use her music, use her voice, use her capacity to create new worlds.”

Terri Lyne Carrington notes, “The greatest artists have to bring who they are authentically to the music that they do, so somebody like Nina Simone, I mean, she’s like the greatest storyteller that ever lived, because when I hear her sing a lyric, I understand the song and the story more than I think anybody else.”

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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays14/04/2021 @ 19:00
We are delighted that Matt Sommers, Senior Global Creative Director of Klipsch, joins us to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Klipsch Audio. He will discuss their iconic speakers, Dope from Hope papers, founder Paul Klipsch and much more!

For 75 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays11/04/2021 @ 19:01
Multi award winning saxophonist and compose Nubya Garcia joins Classic Album Sundays' Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy for a deep dive into Wayne Shorter 'The Soothsayer'. Her debut album, 'SOURCE', released August 2020 under the iconic label Concord Jazz, has been received with wide critical acclaim. Following her album release, the London-based jazz player debuted on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert, coming off the heels of a Pitchfork ‘Best New Music’ honour and a Rolling Stone ‘Album of the Month’ mention. The New York Times described 'SOURCE' as “a life’s worth of experiences into an hour-long listen.’

‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund. Interviews have featured artists such as Steven Wilson, Goldie, The Kooks, Emma-Jean Thackray, Travis Alabanza, Sherelle, Moses Boyd, Nitin Sawhney and many more.

Join our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards here:
https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays11/04/2021 @ 8:22
Plenty of musicians profess political and social ideals, but few follow through with the dedication that Fela Kuti had. While his views may have been incendiary, controversial and endlessly disruptive, no one could deny the vigour with which he pursued what he felt was right – often with deeply tragic consequences for himself and those around him.

On this Classic Album Sundays podcast we are joined by Fela Kuti’s political protege Lekan Babalola who discusses his mentor’s political and musical legacy. You can subscribe to our weekly podcasts via Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/classic-album-sundays/id1549563968 and Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/classic-album-sundays

Enjoy!
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays06/04/2021 @ 14:50
Our latest CAS Worldwide sees Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy digging deep into David Bowie 'Heroes'. Although it was the second instalment of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, 'Heroes' was in fact the only album to be written and recorded entirely within the city. The multi-instrumentalist Bowie was joined by many of the same musicians who had worked on his previous album, Low, including guitarist Carlos Alomar, drummer Dennis Davis, and bassist George Murray, and a similar rhythmic-rock spark ignites the group once again. Brian Eno took a place behind the keyboard, setting up his unique brand of studio know-how and synth-science in contrast to the more traditional interplay of the rhythm section.

Check it out now wherever you get your podcasts.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays04/04/2021 @ 18:59
TYSON music joins Classic Album Sundays’ Tina Edwards for a deep dive into Ms. Lauryn Hill 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'. Born and raised in London - via Stockholm, Spain and (briefly) New York - to a mixed musical family, singer TYSON had an unusual upbringing on the road. Her music draws from these experiences, the outcome a celestial, interplanetary R&B that is both reflective and soulful, yet futuristic.

‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund. Interviews have featured artists such as Steven Wilson, Goldie, The Kooks, Emma-Jean Thackray, Travis Alabanza, Sherelle, Moses Boyd, Nitin Sawhney and many more. #HereForMusic

Join our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards here: https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays

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