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This Woman’s Work: Kate Bush ‘Hounds Of Love’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Kate Bush's iconic masterpiece with OutKast's Big Boi and Julia Holter.

This Woman’s Work: Billie Holiday ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy takes an in-depth look at Lady Day's 1956 LP and the controversial song 'Strange Fruit' with Jose James and Paloma Faith

This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Nina Simone's live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement with political activist Angela Davis and composer Terri Lyne Carrington.

The Story of Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’

"It seems to capture every generation. Everybody loves the sunshine – except Dracula.” Roy Ayers

The Story of Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’

“Music is kind of sick. It’s going through a rebirthing process, and I found myself being one of the midwives." Erykah Badu

The Story of Nina Simone ‘Black Gold’

“It is not addressed to white people - it does not put you down in any way, it simply ignores you… For my people need all the inspiration and love they can get.” Nina Simone.

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

David Bowie “Heroes”

Listen to our latest Worldwide FM podcast, featuring David Bowie's iconic "Heroes".

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.

Roy Ayers ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy enjoys the sound of the summer with Roy Ayers' 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine'.

Beverley Knight on Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and ‘BK25’ Video

Beverley Knight looks back at two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work.

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.

Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol 1’ Video

We were honoured to be joined by Jazzie B OBE at The British Library to look back on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol.1’ as part of National Album Day 2019.

Erykah Badu ‘Mama’s Gun’ Musical Leadup Playlist

A defining album of the noughties, check out the playlist of music that inspired the album including Billie Holiday, D'Angelo, Prince, Common, Mos Def & more.

Grace Jones ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Described as “a biography” in its liner notes, Slave to the Rhythm spans a broad sonic range, incorporating elements of funk, r&b, and go-go.

The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ Legacy Playlist

Check out this playlist of music that inspired by The Avalanches including Ariel Pink, RJD2, Madvillian, Panda Bear, The Go! Team, Animal Collective & 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.
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Classic Album Sundays27/03/2020 @ 12:26
This Sunday, 29th March at 8 pm GMT, join us on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page for a 'Classic Albums at Home' live stream. @Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy will tell the story behind one of her favourite albums, Marvin Gaye 'What's Going On'. After the presentation, we will all listen to the album on whichever format is available to us, uninterrupted and in it's entirety. After the album finished, we can all return to the comments section and discuss the album and our listening experience. Please see the classicalbumsundays.com website for our full Classic Albums at Home programme of free online events. Thanks for listening!
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Classic Album Sundays26/03/2020 @ 19:59
Our Nick Mason watch party will begin at 8:15pm GMT as we will be clapping for our NHS at 8pm!!
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Classic Album Sundays25/03/2020 @ 11:52
Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy spoke with Kathy Sledge about being a teen in one of the most successful female groups in the 1970's and Sister Sledge's classic album 'We Are Family' as part of her podcast series 'Respect: The Women of Atlantic' available now on Jefferson Podcast Studios at https://bit.ly/2Uh0dCf.
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Classic Album Sundays25/03/2020 @ 11:11
This Thursday at 8:15pm GMT in our second #ClassicAlbumsatHome watch party we look back to when Classic Album Sundays was asked to be a part of Victoria and Albert Museum's #TheirMortalRemains exhibition where we interviewed Pink Floyd's Nick Mason (Official) on The Dark Side of the Moon.
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Classic Album Sundays23/03/2020 @ 11:49
Episode 6: Main Street Music Philadelphia (MainStreetMusicPA) ⚡️⚡️⚡️

#BehindTheCounter is a 12-part series taking us inside record stores of the USA. Today we meet Main Street Music founder Pat Feeney “I think our store definitely creates a community and I think that’s one of its most endearing traits.”

Please note this years Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20th due to Covid-19 concerns.

Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day & Dogfish Head. A new episode will be released every Monday leading up to Record Store Day 2020. Get to know your local stores!
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Classic Album Sundays16/03/2020 @ 11:15
Episode 5: Gallery Of Sound Pennsylvania ⚡️⚡️⚡️

#BehindTheCounter is a 12-part series taking us inside record stores of the USA. Here we meet Gallery Of Sound owner Joe Nardone Jr. “We’re a local business, it’s a family owned business, you know, the money stays in the community. That’s something that we’re proud of and something we hang our hat on.”

Please note this years Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20th due to Covid-19 concerns.

Behind The Counter is brought to you by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day & Dogfish Head. A new episode will be released every Monday leading up to Record Store Day 2020. Get to know your local stores!
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