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Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

Respect: The Women of Atlantic – Dusty Springfield

'Respect: The Women of Atlantic' launches with an in-depth look at Dusty Springfield with special guest Karen Bartlett.

Peter Hook ‘Substance: Inside New Order’ at Classic Album Sundays and...

The former bassist and a co-founding member of New Order gives a candid account on life in one of electro-pop's most important bands and an in-depth look at their album 'Power, Corruption & Lies'

The Story of De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’

Peace, love, justice, equality, fun, togetherness, self-expression and self-worth. Yep, De La Soul gave us the blueprint, assembly instructions included.

The Story of Fugees ‘The Score’

"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean

The Story of the Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’

“For me, it was one of those things where I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life making records that are too f–ing weird for anybody to listen to." Jerry Garcia.

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Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Listen to the story and music.

Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ with Sly 5thAve and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

'The Chronic' is one of the most important albums in hip-hop and although the lyrics are more than controversial, it's incredible production had an enduring impact. Listen to the story and music.

Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.

Safe & Sound Webinar: Tips to Improve Your Sound System with...

Our new series focusses on how you can easily improve your home listening experience with knowledge from industry experts!

Pinch ‘Underwater Dancehall’ with Joe Muggs at Classic Albums at Home

The hugely ambitious debut album from Pinch changed the game for dubstep. An album that makes you feel as though you are underwater, moving through cool currents of sound, and you are dancing.

Alejandro Asencio (CAS Barcelona) on ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ at Classic...

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.

‘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.

Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ Legacy Playlist

Inspiring genres from hip-hop to prog rock and artists such as Afrika Bambaata, The Egyptian Lover, The Normal, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Depeche Mode. Kraftwerk are without doubt one of the most influential groups in history.

Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

As the title suggests, this album successfully blends the boundaries between human and robot to the point where it's unclear quite exactly what Kraftwerk are. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the sound of 'The Man-Machine'

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 Sundays06/07/2020 @ 14:01
Maestro Ennio Morricone was one of the greats. The prolific composer wrote music for 'Once Upon a Time in America', 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'The Untouchables', 'Cinema Paradiso' and many more. He scored more than 500 films over seven decades.
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Cinema Paradiso Theme (Ennio Morricone)
The theme for Giuseppe Tornatore's "Cinema Paradiso" (1988). The song is composed by Ennio Morricone.
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Classic Album Sundays05/07/2020 @ 18:47
Classic Albums at Home featuring Pinch 'Underwater Dancehall' presented by Joe Muggs Writing.

You can support our free Facebook video streams through Facebook stars. Stars are located in the video comments – you just click on the star which is next to the smiley face emoji. Stars cost around one pound for 100 stars and these can be donated to Classic Album Sundays and other Facebook creators. As we don’t expect to host in person events for the foreseeable future, any support would be greatly appreciated.

After the presentation, we encourage you to listen to the entire album, uninterrupted on any format available to you. We suggest you refrain from conversation, turn off your phone, turn down the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page where we will give away a pair of Klipsch T5 in-ear headphones. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Support Classic Album Sundays on Patreon where you can subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Classic Album Sundays21/06/2020 @ 19:01
Join our Classic Album Sundays Barcelona host Alejandro Asencio as he tells the story behind and personal recollections of Buena Vista Social Club.

You can support our free Facebook video streams through Facebook stars. Stars are located in the video comments – you just click on the star which is next to the smiley face emoji. Stars cost around one pound for 100 stars and these can be donated to Classic Album Sundays and other Facebook creators. As we don’t expect to host in person events for the foreseeable future, any support would be greatly appreciated.

After the presentation, we encourage you to listen to the entire album, uninterrupted on any format available to you. We suggest you refrain from conversation, turn off your phone, turn down the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page where we will give away a pair of Klipsch T5 in-ear headphones to one contributor. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Support Classic Album Sundays on Patreon where you can subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Classic Album Sundays21/06/2020 @ 9:52
Join us today for a Classic Albums at Home session featuring ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ presented by our Classic Album Sundays Barcelona host Alejandro Asencio. The presentation goes live on our Facebook page at 8pm BST.

Listen to our De La Soul ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist for the musical context and setting as it features the album inspirations. Play before the session starts to prepare and whet your appetite.
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Classic Album Sundays19/06/2020 @ 17:19
Join us for a Classic Albums at Home session featuring Buena Vista Social Club presented by our Classic Album Sundays Barcelona host Alejandro Asencio.

You can support our free Facebook video streams through Facebook stars. Stars are located in the video comments – you just click on the star which is next to the smiley face emoji. Stars cost around one pound for 100 stars and these can be donated to Classic Album Sundays and other Facebook creators. As we don’t expect to host in person events for the foreseeable future, any support would be greatly appreciated.

After the presentation, we encourage you to listen to the entire album, uninterrupted on any format available to you. We suggest you refrain from conversation, turn off your phone, turn down the lights, turn up the volume and immerse yourself in the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page where we will give away a pair of Klipsch T5 in-ear headphones to one contributor. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Support Classic Album Sundays on Patreon where you can subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (Official Video)
Chan Chan video made from the Wim Wenders documentary 'Buena Vista Social Club' Click here to subscribe to World Circuit - http://smarturl.it/sub2worldcircui...
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Classic Album Sundays15/06/2020 @ 18:28
Our second ‘Safe & Sound’ featured Soundlux Audio’s Eric Gould and Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy discussing what you can do to maximise your own sound system and room acoustics for a better listening experience. Our Patrons were grateful for the opportunity to ask specific questions about their own hi-fis, too.

You can support our free Facebook video streams through Facebook stars. Stars are located in the video comments – you just click on the star which is next to the smiley face emoji. Stars cost around one pound for 100 stars and these can be donated to Classic Album Sundays and other Facebook creators. As we don’t expect to host in person events for the foreseeable future, any support would be greatly appreciated.

If you want to join us for the next Safe & Sound, subscribe as a Member at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays. The £10 subscription will give you free entry not only to Safe & Sound, but also our Classic Album Pub Quiz and this month’s Album Club. You can try us out for a month and can unsubscribe at any time. And existing subscribers are able to upgrade to a higher subscription tier and will only pay the difference (you won’t be charged twice).
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