Kathy Sledge on ‘Music For Isolation’ at Classic Albums at Home

Kathy Sledge reveals the albums that have given her comfort during an emotionally challenging era.

John Grant on ‘Music For Isolation’ at Classic Albums at Home

John Grant discusses the albums that have been giving him solace, comfort and inspiration, so expect to be turned on to some great new music.

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.

The Story of R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’

To understand R.E.M.’s rise from an underground band with a cult following to international pop stardom, you need to understand their relationship with college...

The Story of Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

'We cannot play science fiction music on the guitar - It’s an instrument that was invented in the middle ages in Spain. So, when we want do the spirit of today you have to choose the medium of today to do it." - Ralf Hutter

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


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.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy looks back at Erykah Badu's defining moment in our monthly Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast.

Flaming Lips ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’

We feature The Flaming Lips tenth studio album 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' for our March Classic Album Sundays Worldwide Podcast

KT Tunstall on Paul Simon ‘Graceland’ – Classic Albums at Home

KT Tunstall tells the story behind one of her favourite records, 'Graceland' by Paul Simon as part of our 'Classic Albums at Home' programme of online events.

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

Watch the full video as 30 years on from the release of 'Daydream Nation' Thurston Moore joins us to reflect on it's impact for National Album Day at The John Peel Centre For Creative Arts.

Sister Sledge on ‘We Are Family’

Sister Sledge join Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy at Kings Place as part of the 'Venus Unwrapped' series to discuss their iconic We Are Family album.

‘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 Sundays03/12/2020 @ 11:20
Kae Tempest joins Raj Chaudhuri to launch Classic Album Sundays’ brand new series ‘My Classic Album’. In this series of weekly video streams we will speak with a dynamic and diverse range of English artists, digging deep into an album that inspired them or their own classic album.

Spoken word performer, poet and recording artist Kae reveals the impact Roots Manuva’s 'Brand New Second Hand' has had on their own work in a compelling interview with Raj Chaudhuri that will inspire viewers to give the album a spin themselves.

‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund. Future interviews will feature artists such as Moses Boyd, Nitin Sawhney, Gary Crosby, black midi's Morgan Simpson and many more. #HereForCulture

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Classic Album Sundays29/11/2020 @ 10:53
Tune onto Worldwide FM at 2pm GMT today to hear the latest 'Classic Albums Worldwide' show feature Depeche Mode’s 'Violator'.

On this episode, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy is joined by authors Kevin May and David McElroy who are close to publishing a new book HALO - The Violator Book: The Story Behind Depeche Mode’s Classic Album Violator.

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Classic Album Sundays25/11/2020 @ 16:15
Classic Album Sundays presents Chilly Gonzales with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy at Royal Albert Hall available as a pay-per-view video from Friday 4 December.

Info & Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/3f7XXpH

Stream & Order "A very chilly christmas" (Album) 👉 www.chillygonzales.com
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Classic Album Sundays17/11/2020 @ 19:59
Andy Kerr from Bowers & Wilkins joins Colleen for our latest Safe & Webinar to discuss loudspeakers, headphones and Bowers & Wilkins’ iconic designs. Andy is a profoundly knowledgeable and fascinating person – this webinar is not to be missed!

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Classic Album Sundays17/11/2020 @ 17:48
Last week Classic Album Sundays’ Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy was joined by Chilly Gonzales at Royal Albert Hall for an exclusive live interview and performamce of songs from his upcoming album "A very chilly christmas"

Full show to be streamed as a pay-per-view video from Friday 4 December throughout the festive period.

Info & Tickets 👉 https://bit.ly/3f7XXpH
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Classic Album Sundays11/11/2020 @ 11:30
Goldfrapp 'Felt Mountain’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary and was voted in as our featured album at this month's Album Club on Sunday, the 29th November at 8 pm GMT. For those that haven't joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for....albums! If you want to join us, please sign up as a Classic Album Sundays Patreon Member for £10 and you can join us for this Friday’s Pub Quiz (13/11) and the Album Club (29/11), both meetings hosted by Colleen on Zoom. Sign up as a Member at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays

Here is how the Album Club works: on the morning of, Colleen will send all participants a 'Musical Lead-Up Playlist' that sets the musical context for the album and will include Goldfrapp's influences and contemporaries. This is to be listened to in your own time before the meeting takes place. Doors open at 7:45 and after we all greet one another, I tell the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real time on whichever device or format that is available to you (vinyl, CD, streaming). Once the album finishes, we have a discussion about the album and our listening experience.

This is a great way to connect with people, especially for those of us who are in Lockdown and I truly hope you can join us. Our events really resonate with people and ne of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:
"I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone - and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events." - Angela
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