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CAS Worldwide: Depeche Mode ‘Violator’

The inside scoop behind the band's seventh studio album - one that took them to even greater heights.

My Classic Album: Thurston Moore on Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’

Taking inspiration from the more extreme ends of guitar music, namely early-hardcore, dissonant no-wave, Sonic Youth were the Velvet Underground for the materialistic 1980s.

This Woman’s Work: Billie Holiday ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy takes an in-depth look at Lady Day's 1956 LP and the controversial song 'Strange Fruit' with Jose James and Paloma Faith.

The Story of Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’

“I got interested in moving away from the hit department, to the art department." - Joni Mitchell

The Story of Grace Jones ‘Slave To The Rhythm’

“I can be a pain, but most of all, I can be a pleasure.” Grace Jones

The Story Of Neil Young ‘After The Gold Rush’

"When I look out the window, the first thing that comes to my mind is the way this place looked a hundred years ago.” Neil Young

CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS on WORLDWIDE FM

Talking Heads ‘Remain In Light’ with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution.

Sigur Rós ‘Ágætis Byrjun’ with Gabriel Szatan and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

In 1999, the band claimed they would change music forever. With this album, few could dispute the enigmatic band’s radiant impact on modern rock music. Listen to the story and music.

The Wailers’ ‘Burnin’ with Don Letts and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

When The Wailers recorded this album they had their eyes on a far greater prize of international attention - far from simple and not without its sacrifices. Listen to the story and music.

My Classic Album: Steven Wilson on Kate Bush ‘The Dreaming’

'The Dreaming' is often characterised as her most uncommercial and experimental release, here Steven Wilson explains why it's his favourite!

My Classic Album: Emma-Jean Thackray on The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’

Emma-Jean Thackray dives deep into 'Pet Sounds' with Tina Edwards.

My Classic Album: Mark Leckey on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey joins DEBONAIR for a deep dive into the 'Jesus Christ Superstar' album musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. Check out this playlist of music that inspired the album.

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.

The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ Musical Leadup Playlist

The Main Attraction, Blowfly, DJ Shadow, Big Audio Dynamite and more feature in our playlist of sounds that inspired 'Since I Left You'.

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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03/03/2021 @ 14:02
This year marks the 75th anniversary of @KlipschAudio and we will celebrate this momentous anniversary via our last Safe & Sound webinar on Wednesday, the 10th March (the day after Paul Klipsch’s birthday) for our Patreon members. Join at https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/aQmiY37VVF ClassicAlbumSun photo
27/02/2021 @ 7:11
Tomorrow evening at 8pm GMT on our Facebook and YouTube channels, Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey joins Classic Album Sundays’ DEBONAIR for a deep dive into the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ album musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. #HereForMusic https://t.co/DPsiriXeZL ClassicAlbumSun photo
26/02/2021 @ 7:13
It's not too late to join us for February's 'Album Club' this Sunday at 8pm. Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy is joined by album producer Ken Scott to celebrate 50 years of #DavidBowie 'Hunky Dory'. It is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!

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21/02/2021 @ 7:04
Today's Classic Album Sundays Worldwide show on @worldwidefm features David Bowie’s 'Hunky Dory' with guest, album producer, Ken Scott. Tune in at 4pm GMT to hear his personal recollections of making the album. https://t.co/jeZLGfU46N https://t.co/A8rqI3yqTF ClassicAlbumSun photo
20/02/2021 @ 7:43
Join us tomorrow night at 8pm GMT as @thekooksmusic Luke Prichard and Hugh Harris join Classic Album Sundays’ @tinaedwardsdj to celebrate 15 years of their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’. https://t.co/3gfNEhz1Gq
17/02/2021 @ 8:55
Kate Bush released her debut studio album 'The Kick Inside' today in 1978. The album contained her UK number one hit 'Wuthering Heights' and included several prog rock veterans, including Stuart Elliott of the Alan Parsons Project, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. https://t.co/ImyUwlY4vb ClassicAlbumSun photo

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