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This Woman’s Work: The B-52s ‘The B-52s’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy celebrates the 40th anniversary of the debut from that 'tacky little dance band from Athens' with B-52s' Kate Pierson and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears.

Sister Sledge on ‘We Are Family’ Podcast

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

An Evening With John Grant at The British Library

John Grant joins us to discuss the miusic that has influenced his incredible career including ABBA, Ministry, Kate Bush Black Devil Disco Club and more.

The Story of Nightmares On Wax ‘Carboot Soul’

"Turn out your wildest dreams on vinyl." - George Evelyn, Nightmares On Wax.

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

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

Nightmares On Wax ‘Carboot Soul’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Tune in to Worldwide FM on Sunday 29th July 2019 at 12pm to hear this month's episode in full. 

Neil Young ‘After The Gold Rush’

The album's songs — which featured 18-year-old Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, helped create a ragged and almost disjointed record that’s never quite sure if it’s electric or acoustic.

Nas ‘Illmatic’

The 1994 hip-hop landmark is a sterling example of how great rap can be.

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.

Lisa Stansfield on Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis’

Lisa Stansfield joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss Dusty Springfield’s 'Dusty in Memphis' andher own album 'Affection.

An Evening With John Grant at Classic Album Sundays

John Grant joins us to discuss the miusic that has influenced his incredible career including ABBA, Ministry, Kate Bush Black Devil Disco Club and more.

Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ Legacy Playlist

Hailed as a seminal album of the 2000s, 'Turn On the Bright Lights' has been cited as an influence on bands including The Killers, Editors, The xx and more.

Interpol ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ Musical Lead Up Playlist

Slint, The Chameleons, Joy Division, Bauhaus, Kitchens of Distinction and more feature in our playlist of music that inpired 'Turn On The Bright Lights'.

Nightmares On Wax ‘Carboot Soul’ Legacy Playlist

20 years later, age has never felt less important when listening to Carboot Soul. Check out this playlist inspired by the album inlcuding Four Tet, Zero 7, Bonobo, Jamie XX and many more.

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 Sundays22/08/2019 @ 20:00
The Clash fans! We'd love to know your favourite lead vocalist...
The gruff, gravelly Joe Strummer or the sweetly melodic Mick Jones 🤟🗣🎸🎤
Vote now!
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Classic Album Sundays20/08/2019 @ 16:01
In an age of gangsta rap, Paloma Faith believed Arrested Development's debut album would 'Save Everyone'.

Here, The eccentric singer-songwriter talks about how '3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of...' inspired her own album 'The Architect'

Continue watching the full, revelatory interview here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FykAuFdv5Hs&t=49s
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays18/08/2019 @ 13:02
This beautifully written article by resident CAS writer Owen Jones on the legacy of JoniMitchellcom through five records is a must-read for anybody with even a passing interest in the Candian Legend.

Get it whilst it's hot 👀🔥;

https://classicalbumsundays.com/the-legacy-of-joni-mitchell-in-five-records/
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays17/08/2019 @ 18:00
Missed our fascinating podcast on The B-52's with Studio 360?

Catch it here 🤩🙌👂:
https://classicalbumsundays.com/studio-360-with-kurt-andersen-this-womans-work-the-b-52s/
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays15/08/2019 @ 20:00
The Damned's Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible on 'Damned Damned Damned' taken from the full interview with Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy at The British Library which you can continue watching here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUn2YrA9fwA&list=PL1X1dz4avTd_Xs0ej2tsFUww2b7aQ-vBX&index=34
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Classic Album Sundays15/08/2019 @ 12:27
With only a few weeks to go until this years Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest we take a look at the incredible ‘Afro-Harping’ by Dorothy Ashby.

"Despite being one of the oldest instruments in the modern world, the harp has always had an uneasy relationship with popular music. Its associations with the divine, the political, and the aristocratic have cast the instrument as a foreboding symbol of historical and institutional power – forces which many radical 20th century artists hoped to subvert."
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