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

One of the heroes of dissonant guitar rock discusses the New York City noise band's breakthrough album 30 years after its release.

Primal Scream on ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up’: Original Memphis...

Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Martin Duffy rediscover the original tapes of their spine-tingling sessions with legendary producer Tom Dowd and the Muscle Shoals rhythm section.

Paloma Faith: Album Inspirations at Classic Album Sundays for National Album...

Paloma candidly relays the story of her childhood, political views and her favourite albums by Marvin Gaye, Erykah Badu, Billie Holiday, Tracey Chapman and Arrested Development.

The Story of Sade ‘Stronger Than Pride’

"Once a song's out there, it's no longer mine. And that's the whole purpose of music: to belong to people." Sade

The Story of Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’

The album that brought grunge to the mainstream and paved the way for 'alternative rock' acts like Pixies, Nirvana, Mudhoney and more.

The Story of Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’

“The only place left for rock to go is toward more girl stars. There's nothing left for men to do. There's bound to be more male stars, but they can't express anything new.” - Debbie Harry

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Vince Guaraldi ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ with Neil Cowley and Colleen...

Vince Guaraldi's music brought the Peanuts to life. He scored 17 animated Peanuts television specials including the evocative 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Listen to the story and music.

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.

Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’ with Thurston Moore and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Sonic Youth took inspiration from the more extreme ends of guitar music and this is the breakthrough album that allowed them to leave their day jobs. Listen to the story and music.

Darius Brubeck on Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time Out’ at Classic Album Sundays...

The story behind one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time that spawned the cross-over hit "Take Five".

Orbital on ‘In Sides’ at Classic Album Sundays at Miranda London

Orbital brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll give a hilarious account of their musical upbringing (including prog rock and concept albums) and the story behind their 1996 album.

KT Tunstall on ‘Eye to the Telescope’ at Classic Album Sundays...

KT looked back to her early days of busking, loop pedals, getting her big break, recording her first album and dealing with its success in a down to earth and candid conversation.

Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love...

Our curated selection of Aretha's inspirations includes music from Dinah Washington, Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, and more.

Aretha Franklin ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love...

Featuring music from Jill Scott, Dusty Springfield, Angie Stone, and more, we chart the unrivalled legacy of The Queen Of Soul.

Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ Legacy Playlist

Take a trip through the influence of Marvin Gaye with our What's Going On Legacy playlist featuring artists such as Sly and The Family Stone, The Rolling Stones, Gil Scott-Heron, Bilal, Laura Mvula and Childish Gambino.

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 Sundays21/01/2019 @ 11:00
Kick off the week in fine style with our musical lead-up playlist of Aretha Franklin's inspirations, including Clara Wood, Sam Cooke, Dinah Washington and more!
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Classic Album Sundays20/01/2019 @ 17:00
On Sunday 17th Feb Classic Album Sundays Washington, D.C gathers to experience Miles Davis's game-changing album In A Silent Way, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

Join us to hear the album as never before.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays20/01/2019 @ 11:00
On This Day in 1975 Bob Dylan released his 15th studio album, Blood On The Tracks.

An outstanding example of the confessional singer-songwriter's craft, it has been called "the truest, most honest account of a love affair."
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays19/01/2019 @ 17:00
We are returning to the Handel & Hendrix in London museum on Friday 8th Feb to celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Join us for a night to remember in honour of the one and only Jimi Hendrix.
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Classic Album Sundays19/01/2019 @ 11:00
Check out video highlights from our event with Vinyl Me, Please and Trojan Records celebrating their 50th anniversary alongside Jazzie B OBE and #DennisAlcapone.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays18/01/2019 @ 17:00
Through the music of NAO, A.K Paul, Moses Sumney, Janelle Monáe, and Miguel, Owen Jones explores the enduring legacy of the one and only Prince.
21/01/2019 @ 11:00
Classic Album Sundays #Canterbury will be joined by DJ/producer @TheAshleyBeedle on Sun 27/1 to celebrate #ArethaFranklin's 'I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You' and 'Lady Soul'. Hear the story & experience the album like never before! @VisitCanterbury
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21/01/2019 @ 8:00
#NowPlaying - Kick off the week in fine style with our musical lead-up playlist of #ArethaFranklin's inspirations, including #ClaraWood, #Sam Cooke, #DinahWashington and more!
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21/01/2019 @ 5:47
We do a vinyl giveaway each month to members of our community. Join your Classic Album Sundays community here: https://t.co/WULa4tzwPH https://t.co/QgDsAvNZt4
20/01/2019 @ 17:00
#OnThisDay in 1975 @bobdylan released his 15th studio album, #BloodOnTheTracks.
An outstanding example of the confessional singer-songwriter's craft, it has been called "the truest, most honest account of a love affair."
https://t.co/9wWfvcRRUF https://t.co/tjJRZvlDru
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20/01/2019 @ 11:00
On Sunday 17th Feb Classic Album Sundays Washington, D.C gathers to experience @milesdavis's game-changing album #InASilentWay, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.
Join us to hear the album as never before.
#MilesDavis
https://t.co/lD4RTB1ATh https://t.co/iZd9NJMfGC
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20/01/2019 @ 8:00
In one of our monthly #WorldwideFM specials #ColleenCosmoMurphy explored @sigurros's glacial rock masterpiece Ágætis byrjun with fan and journalist @gabrielszatan.
Listen for an in-depth exploration of the album's creation.

https://t.co/B3oRPAQsBF https://t.co/4czTZIEnJl
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