Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy is telling us the story behind the Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’ as part of our ‘Classic Albums at Home’ programme of online events, Colleen discusses her own personal recollections of the album and why it has endured the test of time.

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 turn on.

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During these challenging times we must look after ourselves mentally, as well as physically. Music can have a profound effect on both our emotions and body. Listening to music can improve memory functions, increase rate of healing, alleviate pain, decrease stress, improve workouts and more. With that in mind we have decided to put together a new series of online events to engage people with music and ease the anxiety that can come with isolation.

Welcome to Classic Albums at Home.