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Badly Drawn Boy on Movie Soundtracks Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

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

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.

Penguin Cafe Arthur Jeffes’ on ‘Handfuls of Night’

Penguin Cafe’s Arthur Jeffes joins Classic Album Sundays’ founder and BBC Radio 6 Music host Colleen Murphy to discuss the story behind their latest album 'Handfuls of Night'.

The Story of Kate Bush ‘The Sensual World’

"The symbolism of the child is such a powerful thing, because it's the small, vulnerable thing looking out at the big world." Kate Bush.

The Story of David Bowie “Heroes”

“For many years Berlin had appealed to me as a sort of sanctuary-like situation. It was one of the few cities where I could move around in virtual anonymity.": David Bowie.

The Story of Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

"We were holding the cards to a certain message that was about to become relevant." Carlos Dengler.

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

Kate Bush ‘The Sensual World’

This month Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy reveals the story behind one of the finest albums in Kate Bush's career.

David Bowie “Heroes”

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

Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’

Listen to our August 2019 Worldwide FM podcast, featuring Interpol's indie masterpiece 'Turn On The Bright Lights'.

Badly Drawn Boy on Movie Soundtracks Video

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

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.

Penguin Cafe Arthur Jeffes on ‘Handfuls of Night’

Penguin Cafe’s Arthur Jeffes joins Classic Album Sundays’ founder and BBC Radio 6 Music host Colleen Murphy to discuss the story behind their latest album 'Handfuls of Night'.

Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’ Legacy Playlist

Few artists command the respect of Nina Simone, she was the master of vocal versatility.  Subtle changes of her voice to suit whatever the music needed.

Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’ Musical Leadup Playlist

Recorded in 1969 and released in 1970, Black Gold was one of the final albums released before Nina Simone’s time in the United States came to an abrupt end.

Classic Albums By Women Playlist

Listen to our playlist of songs from albums featured in our new book Classic Albums By Women.

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 Sundays19/11/2019 @ 10:03
Tonight CAS founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy is hosting a book launch and listening session featuring one of the albums that was chosen two different times in our book (Jamie xx was one of them!): Nina Simone 'Is It Finished' at The BBE Store. She'll talk about the book before presenting the album and after the album listening she will sign books (they make a great holiday gift for both the music obsessive and casual music fan).

***TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A COPY OF THE BOOK***

More info and tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2584309804962463/
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Classic Album Sundays18/11/2019 @ 20:02
We are delighted to be joined by the Queen Of UK Soul Beverley Knight at Kings Place in London to look back at two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work. We also have a look at her new album ‘BK25’ which celebrates her incredible career.
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Classic Album Sundays14/11/2019 @ 11:48
Ahead of this Sunday's event Terri Lyne Carrington on Nina Simone at Kings Place EFG London Jazz Festival's Pelin Opcin asked her why she choose to feature Nina Simone 'Black Gold'.

"I go through rediscoveries of music all the time. I knew Black Gold from years ago, but It was only recently I discovered how special it is. I spend a lot of time online, there is so much music to discover out there. I always kind a look in for it; discovering young people and rediscovering older performances. I think digital media and platforms are greatest invention ever, they made the world a lot smaller!

Listening to this record again in a more recent times, I was struck again by the performance, performances, the repertoire, the theme that enfolds on that era, the fact that a lot of themes are still relevant right now. And also the musicianship … one of my close friends, Don Alias played drums on that album. The energy, the urgency…

I was actually thinking this morning that I’d like to cover this album with my students. It would be great to cover a Nina Simone record, and do a concert of that album and even have my students sing. Because I think it’s important for musicians to also sing, along with whatever instrument they play­– being able to interpret lyrics make them interpret melodies and songs better. I think Black Gold is the perfect album to cover because there is so much richness in the music and Nina defies category. Obviously, her nickname is High Priestess of Soul but I just think the music is beyond category, we hear soul, jazz, folk music, African music and Caribbean music, we hear Classical music… we hear so much it just defies a category. And I think all musicians should strive for that some way, for that kind of universality in their writing and their performances. And it’s a brilliant live record­– I really like live records, I always liked them! When I was young and in college, I did a radio interview. I was a guest DJ and the thing I remember most is, it was a nearly 2 hours show and that most of the songs were live recording. I think for me that is something about live recording because I feel like I’m there and feel like I am in the room and I am imagining what the spirit of the room, I feel that core."
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays13/11/2019 @ 10:45
Erykah Badu 'Mama's Gun' has won our poll for January Album Of The Month. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Here is your chance to vote for February's Album Of The Month. Let us know your favourite by choosing from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong ‘Ella and Louis’,
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays ‎’As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls’, Gregory Porter ‘Liquid Spirit’, Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’, Charles Mingus ‘Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus’ Dorothy Ashby : Jazz Harp Genius and More! ‘Afro Harping’.

Vote here: https://forms.gle/tgw7ev92da7655eN8
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Classic Album Sundays11/11/2019 @ 20:14
Badly Drawn Boy joins Classic Album Sundays’ founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to noughties 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.
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Classic Album Sundays06/11/2019 @ 17:52
Ahead of our event Terri Lyne Carrington on Nina Simone at Kings Place on Sunday 17th November we caught up with Terri Lyne Carrington to find out her Top Five Albums Of All Time.

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