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.

Thurston Moore on Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’ at Classic Album Sundays...

One of the heroes of dissonant guitar rock discusses the New York City noise band's breakthrough album 30 years after its release.

Primal Scream on ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up’: Original Memphis...

Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Martin Duffy rediscover the original tapes of their spine-tingling sessions with legendary producer Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section.

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

The Story of Sade ‘Stronger Than Pride’

"Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people." Sade


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.

Björk ‘Homogenic’ with Guy Sigsworth and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This album was recorded whilst Björk recovered from a tragic event. She worked with producers including LFO's Mark Bell, Howie B and Guy Sigsworth. Listen to the story and music.

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.

KT Tunstall on ‘Eye to the Telescope’ at Classic Album Sundays...

KT looked back to her early days of busking, loop pedals, getting her big break, recording her first album and dealing with its success in a down to earth and candid conversation.

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

The Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’ Legacy Playlist

The Horrors, Animal Collective, Mercury Rev, Miley Cyrus, The Chemical Brothers and more feature in our playlist of artists inspired by The Flaming Lips.

Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’ Legacy Playlist

The sound of Miles Davis can be heard in modern music though artists such as Yussef Kamaal, Thundercat, Flying Lotus and Alfa Mist. Here the effect of his sound on their work through this playlist celebrating 50 years of In A Silent Way.

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 Sundays18/03/2019 @ 11:00
As we prepare for the 30th anniversary of De La Soul’s '3 Feet High and Rising', we look at what makes the record so iconic and why its enduring influence continues to touch artists and audiences alike.

Join us on Tuesday March 26th as DJ Yoda joins us at Miranda at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch to celebrate in full with Vinyl Me, Please.

Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays14/03/2019 @ 20:01
Tune in live to our latest event from The Jazz Cafe as our partnership 'Kind Of New' continues with trumpeter Donald Byrd - Blue Note Records’s jazz fusion masterpiece 'Places and Spaces' led by Nye Banfield.
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays13/03/2019 @ 15:21
Take a look at the record you will be getting if you choose the ticket / LP combo for our event CAS & Vinyl Me, Please with DJ Yoda present De La Soul at Miranda at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch on Tuesday March 26th. ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Classic Album Sundays12/03/2019 @ 15:25
“We care about this town and we want our town to be better, so it’s not just about rinsing people for money, it’s about giving back to the community too!” Jon Tolley – Banquet Records.

This is the 8th part of our ‘Behind The Counter’ video series which tells the stories behind the wonderful world of the independent record shops presented by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day UK and Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run-up to Record Store Day 2019 which will share unique stories from around the UK featuring the shops who have stood the test of time to the newbies on the block. Get to know your local shops.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays12/03/2019 @ 11:20
Today is the anniversary of two mammoth New York City classic albums. Which one is your favourite?

LCD Soundsystem https://classicalbumsundays.com/album-of-the-month-lcd-soundsystem-sound-of-silver/

Velvet Underground & Nico https://classicalbumsundays.com/album-of-the-month-the-velvet-underground-nico/
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Classic Album Sundays11/03/2019 @ 14:50
On this day in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released their classic album Déja-Vu. Read about the album at https://classicalbumsundays.com/album-of-the-month-crosby-stills-nash-and-young-deja-vu/

And get in the mood with some like-minded music with our Musical Lead-Up Playlist at https://classicalbumsundays.com/crosby-stills-nash-young-deja-vu-musical-lead-up-playlist/
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