Robert Smith tried on several occasions to ‘break up the band’ but one can surmise he was quite serious this time around as the name of their eighth album attests. Somehow in the face of much adversity and despite their record label calling their double platter effort ‘commercial suicide’, ‘Disintegration’ remains their best-selling album to this day. Read more about the album here.

Join us to first listen to music that either inspired or was relevant to this LP such as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins and Joy Division followed by the story of the album. Then the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. Listening guidelines apply. And fear not, as it is a double album, we will be taking an intermission between Sides B & C!


Sunday, 8 June, 5 to 8 pm

The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, London N1 7DU

Tickets: £10 on the door and £8 + service charge here

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Reference MC Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Audio Note AN-E Speakers

New York City

Sunday, June 8th, 4 – 7:30 pm

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tickets: $10 on the door and $10 + service charge here

Presenter: Ron Like Hell

Audio Menu installed by Stuarts AudioRega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 Turntable, McIntosh C2500 preamplifier, McIntosh MC452 power amplifier, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers

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