Our first Album of the Month Club for 2021 on Sunday January 31st at 8pm GMT features one of the defining albums of the 80s pop rock era, Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair. Its personal psychology, meticulous compositions, and world-sized choruses evoked the loss of control in an overwhelming era. We will be joined by album engineer Dave Bascombe to hear his personal memories of working on the album. For those that haven’t joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!
Subscribe as a Member for £10 if you would like to join us (and you can also join us for the Pub Quiz on January 22nd) 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 Tears for Fears’ 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 Friday, the 22nd January.
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 January 31st at 8pm GMT! Thanks for listening.