My Classic Album: Sister Sledge on ‘We Are Family’

'We Are Family' is one of the most iconic dance albums of all time, its title track is an enduring classic that has resounded at key life moments with people from all backgrounds.

This Woman’s Work: The B-52’s

Four decades ago, the B-52s arrived on the Athens, Georgia, party scene with killer guitar riffs, their silly but eerie lyrics, and their sky-high beehive wigs.

Album Inspirations: John Harris on Radiohead ‘OK Computer’

OK Computer seamlessly infuses electronic instrumentation into the initial Britrock sound without overwhelming it and the result is a spacey soundscape. OK Computer was the first Radiohead album that truly shocked their fans.

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


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.
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Classic Album Sundays15/06/2021 @ 11:00
Recent OBE nominee Skin Skinny discusses the inspirational Nina Simone and Etta James - their lives, legacies, music and their many Montreux Jazz Festival live performances on a special free-to-view Classic Album Sundays stream on Tuesday, 22nd June at 8pm BST in advance of a new vinyl/CD/digital collection series ‘The Montreux Years’ coming soon on BMG UK. Find out more at https://bit.ly/3glRklV

“Nina made me wanna sing but Etta made me wanna rock!“ Skin
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Classic Album Sundays15/06/2021 @ 10:00
Behind The Counter UK 2021: Reflex CD Vinyl Newcastle, Newcastle (Episode 8 of 12)

“I think people got a little bit bored with CDs back in the day and they started to want to look at a piece of art and really play with the artefact that is a record.” Alan Jordan

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
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Classic Album Sundays12/06/2021 @ 10:07
We have lift off!!! Record Store Day Drop 1 is here.

We hope you have a great day celebrating your local record stores with Record Store Day UK & Record Store Day.

🧡 Go go go!

Find your nearest >> https://recordstoreday.co.uk/stores/

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Classic Album Sundays12/06/2021 @ 9:52
“One of my favourite elements of listening to records is hearing the nuances of the recording technique. Being able to hear them properly is important because they’re there and if you’re missing them, you’re missing out on a whole world of sound.”

In this week’s episode of #BehindTheCounter US, we meet Lance from Permanent Records Los Angeles.

Presented with Bowers & Wilkins and Record Store Day.
Celebrate the first #RSDDrops on Saturday, visit your local independent record store and get your hands on some new limited-edition releases #RSD21 #ForTheLoveOfMusic
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Classic Album Sundays10/06/2021 @ 16:00
This week’s episode features Permanent Records Los Angeles.

“Everybody wants to work in a record store, I think the answer to why is obvious, to be around music and records and the people who want to also be around them. I laugh numerous times a day working in a record store, the people I get to work with are hilarious and they make it easy to whistle while I work.” Lance Barresi

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!

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Classic Album Sundays09/06/2021 @ 7:14
“Good sound is vitally important in a record shop. We spent a lot of time considering position of speakers and how that sounded within the environment of our shop.”

In this week’s episode of #BehindTheCounter UK, Maria Harris from Tallbird Record Shop in Chesterfield discusses why good quality sound is so important for selling records. Presented with Bowers & Wilkins and Record Store Day UK.

Celebrate the first #RSDDrops on Saturday. Support your local indie record store and get your hands on some new limited-edition records #RSD21 #ForTheLoveOfMusic
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