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Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

This Woman’s Work: Black Gold by Nina Simone

Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy explores Nina Simone's live album that captured the rage and hope of the civil rights movement with political activist Angela Davis and composer Terri Lyne Carrington.

Horse Meat Disco’s Luke Howard and Princess Julia on Grace Jones...

London's top disco DJ divas discuss encounters with the iconic Jamaican performance artist and her impact and legacy.

The Story of R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’

To understand R.E.M.’s rise from an underground band with a cult following to international pop stardom, you need to understand their relationship with college...

The Story of Kraftwerk ‘The Man-Machine’

'We cannot play science fiction music on the guitar - It’s an instrument that was invented in the middle ages in Spain. So, when we want do the spirit of today you have to choose the medium of today to do it." - Ralf Hutter

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

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.

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.

Dr. Dre ‘The Chronic’ with Sly 5thAve and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

'The Chronic' is one of the most important albums in hip-hop and although the lyrics are more than controversial, it's incredible production had an enduring impact. Listen to the story and music.

Gilles Peterson On His Favourite Lockdown Albums at Classic Albums at...

Gilles Peterson joins Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to lift the lid on the albums that have been getting him through these troubled times.

Sound System Culture: Channel One

Mikey Dread and MC Ras Kayleb talk about Channel One’s hand-built sound system and the dedication and passion behind the sound system lifestyle.

Lisa Stansfield on Dusty Springfield ‘Dusty in Memphis’

Lisa Stansfield joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss Dusty Springfield’s 'Dusty in Memphis' andher own album 'Affection.

Joni Mitchell ‘The Hissing of Summer Lawns’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

Duke Ellington, The Crusaders, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Joan Baez and more to whet your appetite before listening to Mitchell's seventh studio album.

The Roots ‘Do You Want More?!!!??!’ Legacy Playlist

Emphasising sparse jazz grooves and an improvisational approach, Do You Want More?!!!??! is perhaps the greatest display of jazz and hip hop combined.

R.E.M. ‘Automatic for the People’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

This playlist both whets the appetite and gives musical context before listening to R.E.M.'s Automatic for the People. It features bands that inspired R.E.M....

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.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays22/09/2020 @ 19:00
John Grant joins Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy for a one-off Zoom event discussing the overwhelming impact of music during isolation.

In this special event, he and Colleen discussed the albums that have been giving him solace, comfort and inspiration, so expect to be turned on to some great new music. We also ‘opened up the floor’ to questions from our attendees at the end of the session.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays22/09/2020 @ 10:07
Join us tonight at 8pm as we will be restreaming our event from earlier in the year with John Grant where he joined Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss the overwhelming impact of music during isolation.

In this special event, he and Colleen discussed the albums that have been giving him solace, comfort and inspiration, so expect to be turned on to some great new music.
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays20/09/2020 @ 18:59
CAS Oslo’s Kent Horne and Rob Young tell the story behind and their personal recollections of Can 'Ege Bamyasi'. 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 to discuss the album. 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
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays13/09/2020 @ 19:00
CAS NYC's Barbie Bertisch tells the story behind and her personal recollections of Minnie Riperton 'Perfect Angel'. 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 to discuss the album. 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
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays06/09/2020 @ 18:59
CAS Orkney’s resident prog god Adrian Holmes tells the story behind and his personal recollections of Peter Gabriel ’So’. 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 to discuss the album. 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
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays06/09/2020 @ 8:30
Join us tonight at 8pm BST as CAS Orkney's Adrian Holmes tells the story behind and discuss his personal recollections of Peter Gabriel 'So'.

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.
22/09/2020 @ 7:08
Join us tonight at 8pm as we will be restreaming our event from earlier in the year with @johngrantmusic where he joined Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to discuss the overwhelming impact of music during isolation. https://t.co/0CYragmsy7 ClassicAlbumSun photo
21/09/2020 @ 14:37
For this month's Album Club we will be joined by Kevin May and David McElroy, the authors behind the forthcoming book 'Halo: The Story Behind Depeche Mode's Classic Album Violator'. https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/gThbWmzo3W ClassicAlbumSun photo
21/09/2020 @ 4:25
Vinyl records outsell CDs in US for first time since 1980s!
Report on first half of 2020 finds that vinyl makes up 62% of physical music revenue. https://t.co/WeWZjOwP1J
20/09/2020 @ 10:20
Join us tonight at 8pm BST as CAS Oslo's Kent Erlend Horne tells the story behind and discuss his personal recollections of Can 'Ege Bamyasi'. https://t.co/qj0BT7XFww ClassicAlbumSun photo
19/09/2020 @ 8:58
Former Album of The Month Cocteau Twins 'Blue Bell Knoll' was released today in 1988. Elizabeth Fraser named the album after a peak in southern Utah called Bluebell Knoll. “We’ve got nothing at all to say, just to listen to the music, that is what’s important.” – Robin Guthrie https://t.co/cq5w413cxq ClassicAlbumSun photo
18/09/2020 @ 3:52
Black Sabbath released 'Paranoid' today in 1970. Paranoid contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and "Paranoid". It is often cited as an influential album in the early development of the heavy metal genre. https://t.co/Fx7PtJRfGa https://t.co/dDIClY36ew ClassicAlbumSun photo

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