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Badly Drawn Boy on Movie Soundtracks Podcast

Badly Drawn Boy joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his seminal soundtrack to 'About A Boy', as part of Royal Albert Hall's Festival Of Film.

Jazzie B on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol 1’ Podcast

We were honoured to be joined by Jazzie B OBE at The British Library to look back on Soul II Soul ‘Club Classics Vol.1’ as part of National Album Day 2019.

This Woman’s Work: The B-52s ‘The B-52s’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy celebrates the 40th anniversary of the debut from that 'tacky little dance band from Athens' with B-52s' Kate Pierson and Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears.

The Story of Fugees ‘The Score’

"When I rap, I get to express myself in a way where putting words together is like poetry, and sometimes it's better to talk in certain expressions than sing, you know? So I love, I love to rhyme when I want to express certain things." Wyclef Jean

The Story of the Grateful Dead ‘American Beauty’

“For me, it was one of those things where I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life making records that are too f–ing weird for anybody to listen to." Jerry Garcia.

The Story of The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’

Watch the steps. Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise.

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Sade ‘Stronger Than Pride’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Sade Adu's voice is indelibly linked with the 80's and with 'Stronger Than Pride', her band became one of the world’s most successful musical acts. Listen to the story and music.

Public Enemy ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions…’ with Normski and...

Public Enemy's reconfiguration of hip hop balanced immutable energy with confident idealism, forging a new path for hip hop’s nascent political power. Listen to the story and music.

Björk ‘Homogenic’ with Guy Sigsworth and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

This album was recorded whilst Björk recovered from a tragic event. She worked with producers including LFO's Mark Bell, Howie B and Guy Sigsworth. Listen to the story and music.

The Police ‘Synchronicity’ with Kent Horne & Rob Young at Classic...

The album marked a significant reduction in the reggae influences that were a part of the band's first four records, instead featuring production-heavy textures and liberal use of synthesizers that, at times, drove entire songs.

Brian Eno ‘Ambient 1: Music for Airports’ with Kent Horne at...

Four compositions created by layering tape loops of differing lengths, and was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent of defusing the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal.

Marillion ‘Misplaced Childhood’ with by Adrian Holmes at Classic Albums at...

'Misplaced Childhood' is a concept album loosely based on the childhood of Marillion's lead singer, Fish, who was inspired by a brief incident that occurred while he was under the influence of acid.

Talk Talk ‘Spirit of Eden’ Musical Lead-up Playlist

Spirit of Eden was a radical departure from Talk Talk's earlier and more accessible albums. Despite its mixed reception, the album's stature grew more favourable in subsequent years, with critics describing Spirit of Eden as an early progenitor of the post-rock genre.

Marillion ‘Misplaced Childhood’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Misplaced Childhood is a concept album loosely based on the childhood of Marillion's lead singer, Fish, who was inspired by a brief incident that occurred while he was under the influence of acid.

Fugees ‘The Score’ Legacy Playlist

Spawning the solo careers of Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean, the impact the Fugees had on the 90s mainstream was immense. They were one of few groups to rap about what their life was really like, showing not every hip-hop artist is a gangster from the hood.

Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays is the world's most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favorite recordings. Here is some feedback received from an attendee at one of the CAS sessions at Vintage Festival at Royal Festival Hall: "Hearing that fabulous cello line in 'Eleanor Rigby' - I could've wept with the sheer beauty of it :-)" - Annette Corbett As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st Century, CAS has received amazing coverage from BBC Breakfast TV to Elle Magazine to NME to The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal and much, much more (check out the press here: https://classicalbumsundays.com/category/press/) CAS currently holds regular classic album listening sessions in London, New York City, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo and Oslo with Portugal, Boston, Austin, Portland and Manchester to launch by the end of the year and more cities to follow. CAS also holds listening sessions at Britain’s award-winning festivals like Camp Bestival, Bestival and Vintage, art galleries like The Idea Generation and hosts one-off bespoke events in conjunction with record companies and venues. This spring CAS will launch Classic Album Sundays Jazz & Classical with sessions in London and Edinburgh. This year, Classic Album Sundays is amplifying its digital content such as magazine blogs/columns/features, radio shows and YouTube playlists and presentations and will continue to proliferate worthy classic album and hi-fi info, videos and pictures via the Classic Album Sundays social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube. Now people throughout the world can experience a part of Classic Album Sundays until events start in their city. More info at https://classicalbumsundays.com. Classic Album Sundays was founded by and is hosted by Colleen "Cosmo" Murphy - Radio Host (hosted radio shows since '82 and produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA), international audiophile DJ (protege of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London's Lucky Cloud Sound System), Music Producer/Remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas from Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame), independent label owner (Bitches Brew), Music Journalist and in her younger years worked for several record shops where she amassed far too many records.
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Classic Album Sundays26/05/2020 @ 19:25
Our special guest author/writer Rob Young tells the story behind and discusses his personal recollections of The Police 'Synchronicity' with CAS Oslo host Kent Horne.

After the album presentation, we encourage you all to play the entire album from beginning to end, without interruption, following the Classic Album Sunday listening guidelines: turn off our phone, refrain from conversation and give yourself over to the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page where we will give away a pair of Klipsch T5 in-ear headphones to one contributor. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundaysuthor/writer Rob Young
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Classic Album Sundays26/05/2020 @ 18:46
Classic Album Sundays Oslo host Kent Erlend Horne & Rob Young tell the story behind The Police 'Synchronicity' at this Classic Albums at Home Live Session.

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 immerse yourself in the music.

Subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at
https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Classic Album Sundays26/05/2020 @ 13:04
Tune in on Thursday to look back at when we were joined by Elbow's Guy Garvey at Royal Albert Hall to look at ‘Giants of All Sizes’ as part of National Album Day 2019.

Don't for get to check out our new subscription service for our online events including the Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, and our Safe & Sound hi-fi webinar at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Classic Album Sundays24/05/2020 @ 18:56
Our Classic Album Sundays Oslo host Kent Erlend Horne is telling us the story behind Steve Reich 'Music For 18 Musicians' at this Classic Albums at Home Live Session. Join us!

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 immerse yourself in the music.

After you listen to the album at home, join in on the comments on the post on the Classic Album Sundays Facebook page where we will give away a pair of Klipsch T5 in-ear headphones to one contributor. We look forward to hearing about your experience.

Subscribe to our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
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Classic Album Sundays19/05/2020 @ 13:50
We are so sorry for such late notice, but we must postpone today’s Classic Albums at Home event with Gilles Peterson due to technical issues at Brownswood Studios.

We are rescheduling the event for next Tuesday, the 26th May at 8 pm BST.

If you are unable to attend next week, please let us know via contact@classicalbumsundays.com and we will issue you a refund.

If you are able to attend on Tuesday, the 26th May at 8 pm BST, we will automatically transfer your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we want to ensure our first event runs smoothly and feel confident it will run smoothly next Tuesday.

Thanks for your support and understanding!
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Classic Album Sundays18/05/2020 @ 16:24
Tune in on Thursday to look back at when we were joined by the Queen Of UK Soul Beverley Knight at Kings Place in London celebrating two of her inspirations Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin and the influence they have had on her own work. We also have a look at her new album ‘BK25’ which celebrates her incredible career.

Don't forget to check out our new subscription service for our online events including the Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, and our Safe & Sound hi-fi webinar at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays
29/05/2020 @ 9:18
Join us tonight for our first ever Classic Album Pub Quiz on Zoom! Grab a drink (BYOB), test your musical knowledge and you may even win a prize! Subscribe from £5 and unsubscribe at anytime! https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/JRn7lQJ3Re ClassicAlbumSun photo
27/05/2020 @ 7:55
The album 'The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan' was released by Columbia today in 1963 establishing Dylan as a leader in the singer-songwriter genre and a supposed spokesman for the youth-orientated protest movement. Check out our subscription offering: https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/XEwj6Y1M5H ClassicAlbumSun photo
27/05/2020 @ 6:19
Join us for our first ‘Safe & Sound’ webinar at 8pm BST tonight! Maximise your own sound system and room acoustics for a better listening experience with @loudandclearedi's John Carroll. Subscribe for £3 to join us and then unsubscribe at any time. https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/1ZWCB3nclQ ClassicAlbumSun photo
25/05/2020 @ 9:40
Mike Oldfield released 'Tubular Bells' today in 1973. Oldfield, who was 19 years old when it was recorded, played almost all the instruments on the mostly instrumental album. Check out our subscription offering: https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/XaDIHh7bBz ClassicAlbumSun photo
24/05/2020 @ 10:10
Tune in at 8pm BST tonight as CAS Oslo host Kent Erlend Horne tells the story behind and discusses his personal recollections of Steve Reich 'Music For 18 Musicians'. https://t.co/1t6dNV4MYc ClassicAlbumSun photo
23/05/2020 @ 8:20
. @Eminem released his 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP' 20 years ago today. The album was produced mostly by Dr. Dre and Eminem, along with The 45 King, the Bass Brothers, and Mel-Man. Check out our subscription offering: https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/jutkN1zsQR ClassicAlbumSun photo

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