Join us on Sunday April 25th for our Album of the Month Club featuring Talk Talk Spirit of Eden. For those that haven’t joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!
After their 1986 release Colour Of Spring Talk Talk were riding high and with record company belief in the band soaring, they were given an open cheque book and a deadline free remit of creating their next album. The result of which was the more experiential sounding Sprit Of Eden, needless to say the record label were less than impressed when handed the intentionally uncommercial sounding album. The album itself is a memorising piece of music which stands up amazingly well today appealing to a broad section of fans including those of Radiohead, Miles Davis, Neil Young and The Velvet Underground.
If you would like to join us subscribe as a Member for £10 (and you can also join us for the Pub Quiz on the 9th) here.
On Sunday morning, Colleen will send all participants a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ that sets the musical context for the album and will include influences and contemporaries. This is to be listened to in your own time before the meeting takes place.
Doors open at 7:45 and after we all greet one another, Colleen tells the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real time on whichever device or format that is available to you (vinyl, CD, streaming).
Once the album finishes, we unmute ourselves and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience. This is a great way to connect with people, especially for those of us who are in Lockdown and I truly hope you can join us. If you are a subscribed Supporter or Punter, you can always upgrade your subscription to Member status and you will not be charged twice. And if you are new to Classic Album Sundays and are considering signing up, do so this week as then you can come along to our Pub Quiz on Friday April 2nd.
Our events really resonate with people and one of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:
“I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone – and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events.” – Angela
We look forward to seeing you all at The Album Club on the Sunday April 25th at 8pm BST! Thanks for listening.