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This Woman’s Work: Kate Bush ‘Hounds Of Love’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Kate Bush's iconic masterpiece with OutKast's Big Boi and Julia Holter.

This Woman’s Work: Billie Holiday ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy takes an in-depth look at Lady Day's 1956 LP and the controversial song 'Strange Fruit' with Jose James and Paloma Faith

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.

The Story of The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’

Watch the steps. Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise.

The Story of Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’

"It seems to capture every generation. Everybody loves the sunshine – except Dracula.” Roy Ayers

The Story of Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

“Music is kind of sick. It’s going through a rebirthing process, and I found myself being one of the midwives." Erykah Badu

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

David Bowie “Heroes”

Listen to our latest Worldwide FM podcast, featuring David Bowie's iconic "Heroes".

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.

Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy enjoys the sound of the summer with Roy Ayers' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Video

Beverley Knight looks back at two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work.

Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol 1’ Video

We were honoured to be joined by Jazzie B OBE at The British Library to look back on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol.1’ as part of National Album Day 2019.

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.

Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Listen to the artists that were buddies with the Grateful Dead during this era including Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, Earth Opera 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...

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’ Musical Leadup Playlist

A defining album of the noughties, check out the playlist of music that inspired the album including Billie Holiday, D'Angelo, Prince, Common, Mos Def & 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.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays31/03/2020 @ 18:50
We launch our brand new series 'Classic Albums Presented by Artists' with Steve Hackett on Genesis ‘Selling England by the Pound’.
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays31/03/2020 @ 12:11
We launch our brand new series Classic Albums Presented by Artists with Steve Hackett on Genesis ‘Selling England by the Pound’ streamed live at 8pm BST tonight on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page.

Join us to hear Steve's personal stories and memories of making the album!

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Classic Album Sundays30/03/2020 @ 10:58
#BehindTheCounter is a 12-part series taking us inside record stores of the USA. Today we meet Vintage Vinyl Records founder Rob Roth “Having a physical piece of music whether it’s a CD to it’s vinyl, you could become emotionally attached to something that’s, you can hold it your hand.“

Please note this years Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20th due to Covid-19 concerns.

Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day & Dogfish Head. A new episode will be released every Monday leading up to Record Store Day 2020. Get to know your local stores!
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays30/03/2020 @ 10:10
This Thursday at 8pm we continue our series of 'Classic Albums at Home' watch parties with a look back to when Joey Negro joined Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss the albums that have soundtracked his life from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack to his own Remixed With Love series.
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Classic Album Sundays29/03/2020 @ 18:59
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays29/03/2020 @ 10:01
In preparation for tonight's Classic Albums at Home session featuring Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' streamed live on this page today, here is a playlist that will get you in the mood featuring socially conscious soul music of the era by artists who were both inspirations to and contemporaries of Marvin Gaye. We suggest you have a listen to this before the live streamed presentation at 8 pm GMT.

We also suggest you have at hand whichever format of 'What's Going On' that you will play in your own home following the presentation whether its via vinyl, CD or streaming. After the presentation we encourage you to listen to the entire album without interruption.

Following the album replay, we'll return to the comments to discuss our experience and we'll be giving away one pair of Klipsch earbuds to one contributor picked at random. We hope you can join us for our first online Classic Album Sundays session!
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