Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. We are the world’s most popular and respected classic album listening event with satellites in four continents and our website and social media channels are the hub for classic albums and artists.
The classic album listening concept was started in 2010 by radio host, DJ and journalist Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. She founded Classic Album Sundays as a stance against the increasing devaluation of music and to address how we listen to music in the 21stcentury. Our events offer the time and space for fans to truly and dynamically engage with our favourite albums in response to using music as aural wallpaper stuck in the background of our increasingly hectic lives. We allow listeners to enjoy music contextually, communally, uninterrupted, and in the best sonic detail possible.
The Classic Album Sundays website is a treasure trove for the music fan. Our main features include filmed interviews with our guest artists, podcasts, the stories behind surronding classic albums and modern classics, artist’s top five favourite albums, playlists that contextualise classic albums, hi-fi articles, merchandise and notable music news.
Musicians love Classic Album Sundays as we treat their work with the respect it deserves. We have worked with a diverse array of musicians, producers and DJs including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Nile Rodgers, Nitin Sawhney, KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker, Max Richter, Laura Mvula, Steve Mason, Art of Noise, Roni Size, Badly Drawn Boy, The Orb, Jazzie B, Tony Visconti, The The, Mogwai, Julian Cope, Frank Turner, Anthrax, Paloma Faith, The Damned, Eddie Kramer, Wolfgang Voight, Motorpsycho, Peter Hook, Yello, Gilles Peterson, The Zombies, Manuel Göttsching, Billy Bragg, DJ Yoda and many more.
With events cancelled for the foreseeable future, Classic Album Sundays has moved all activity and events online and are offering a subscription service. For £10 a month, our Members get access to three online events: The Album Club, The Classic Album Pub Quiz. This is not only great value, but a way to stay engaged with music and the worldwide Classic Album Sundays community.
There are a range of tiers including Benefactors and Contributors and we would like to shout out Hop Burns & Black for being a Classic Album Sundays Benefactor and Alison Payne and Stephen Vineburg for being Contributors. Thank you and please support and subscribe!
When we are hosting in-person events in ‘normal’ times, Classic Album Sundays works with cultural institutions like The Royal Albert Hall, The V&A Museum, The John Peel Archive, Hendrix and Handel Museum and The British Library. We host sessions at festivals including London Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Spitalfields Music Festival, Pukkelpop, Sonisphere and Bestival. Our media partners have included Boiler Room, Worldwide FM, TeamRock, Red Bull Music Academy and The Guardian Live.
Classic Album Sundays hosts events worldwide with satellites in the UK, USA, Europe, Japan and Australia and is quickly growing. Our Classic Album Sundays hosts are music fanatics and range from radio hosts, music venues and record shops to music supervisors, DJs, journalists and of course, hi-fi geeks.