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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.

Manuel Göttsching on ‘E2-E4’ at Classic Album Sundays

The Ash Ra Tempel frontman on the creation of an album that almost wasn’t an album, yet went on to inspire influential dance producers such as Sueno Latino, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins and Derrick May.

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

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.

The Story of Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

“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.

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

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Talking Heads ‘Remain In Light’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution.

Blondie ‘Parallel Lines’ with Kris Needs and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

As a seamless collection of iconic, sing-along songs, Blondie had achieved with 'Parallel Lines' what few pop-stars could hope to replicate across an entire career. Listen to the story and music.

Billie Holiday ‘Lady in Satin’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This was the last album to be released in Lady Day's lifetime and one that saw her return to full orchestral arrangements with a poignantly matured voice. Listen to the story and 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.

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.

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.

R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This playlist both whets the appetite and gives musical context before listening to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. It features bands that inspired R.E.M....

‘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.

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 Sundays09/08/2020 @ 19:01
CAS Oslo's host Kent Erlend Horne and Rob Young tell the story behind and discusses his personal recollections of Prefab Sprout 'Steve McQueen'.

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.

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.

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 Sundays
Classic Album Sundays09/08/2020 @ 7:30
Join us tonight at 8pm BST as CAS Oslo host Kent Erlend Horne and author/editor Rob Young tell the story behind and discuss their personal recollections of Prefab Sprout 'Steve McQueen.

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Classic Album Sundays02/08/2020 @ 19:00
Classic Albums at Home session featuring Yes 'Relayer' presented by Classic Album Sundays Orkney host (and resident Prog God) Adrian Holmes.

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 Sundays
Classic Album Sundays02/08/2020 @ 9:42
Join us at 11am BST today for the story behind this #classicalbum born from the myriad of music from #downtownnyc circa 1980: #talkingheads #remaininlight on Classic Album Sundays Worldwide on @worldwide.fm
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Classic Album Sundays19/07/2020 @ 18:58
Soundlux Audio’s Eric Gould (CAS Miami) tells the story behind and discusses his personal recollections of Dire Straits ‘Dire Straits’. 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.

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 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 Sundays
Classic Album Sundays18/07/2020 @ 8:08
Check out the restream of our Classic Albums at Home session with Gilles Peterson. If you enjoy and are in a position to support, please contribute to the GoFundMe campaign gf.me/u/ygvppr. Proceeds are split 50/50 between Classic Album Sundays and Gilles Peterson’s charities of choice The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and The Steve Reid Foundation.

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. They also work to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.

The Steve Reid Foundation While aims to help people working in music who are in crisis, especially those suffering from illness. They seek to support emerging new talent through education and information initiatives.

With in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future, Classic Album Sundays has moved all activity online and have continued to offer video streams, album presentations, podcasts and playlists for free of charge. And don’t forget, we also offer a monthly subscription to our Album Club, Pub Quiz and Safe & Sound Hi-Fi Webinar at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays.

We greatly appreciate your support.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Tune in for the restream of our Classic Albums at Home session with Gilles Peterson. If you enjoy and are in a position to support, gf.me/u/ygvppr, please contribute to the linked GoFundMe campaign. Proceeds are split 50/50 between Classic Album Sundays and Gilles Peterson’s charities of choice The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and The Steve Reid Foundation.

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. They also work to create a fairer society in which everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.

The Steve Reid Foundation While aims to help people working in music who are in crisis, especially those suffering from illness. They seek to support emerging new talent through education and information initiatives.

With in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future, Classic Album Sundays has moved all activity online and have continued to offer video streams, album presentations, podcasts and playlists for free of charge. And don’t forget, we also offer a monthly subscription to our Album Club, Pub Quiz and Safe & Sound Hi-Fi Webinar at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays.

We greatly appreciate your support.
15/08/2020 @ 16:50

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