Max Richter & André de Ridder on Max Richter Recomposed: Vivaldi...

The post-minimalist composer and the world renowned conductor discuss the blurring of boundaries between electronic and classical music in conversation with Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy at Spitalfields Music Festival.

Lisa Stansfield on ‘Affection’

Lisa Stansfield joins Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy to celebrate 30 years of her triple-platinum certified debut album 'Affection'.

Mark Leckey on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack album for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ has become a seasonal classic, full of magical pieces that stand on their own.

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 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 Patti Smith ‘Horses’

The story behind the album credited with helping launch punk that fused music, poetry, art and theatre in mid-Seventies downtown Manhattan.


‘Hopelessly In Love’ with Carroll Thompson and Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Considered by many to be the greatest lovers rock album of all time, hear how it was recorded and went on to sell a million copies.

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.

Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’ with Rikki Stein and Colleen ‘Cosmo’...

Nigerian icon Fela Kuti pioneered Afrobeat and was a political and social renegade. He also led a life and had an impact that was uniquely singular. Listen to the story and music.

Sharleen Spiteri on Texas ‘Hi’ and Women in Music

Sharleen lifts the lid on her favourite women in music and why they have influenced her work so much.

Classic Album Sundays presents Skin on Etta James & Nina Simone:...

Skin discusses highlights from the forthcoming compilation series The Montreux Years, which brings together breath-taking performances by the world’s greatest artists recorded at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, including Nina Simone and Etta James.

Carroll Thompson on ‘Hopelessly In Love’ and Lovers Rock

Carroll Thompson took the British music scene by storm in 1980 with her classic single ‘Simply In Love’ and her breathtaking follow up ‘Hopelessly In Love’. The album of the same name ensured her enduring legacy.

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.

‘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.

De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ Legacy Playlist

A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, Camp Lo and many more were inspired by the jazz-influenced sounds of De La Soul. Check out this playlist of music that was inspired by De La Soul.

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 Sundays25/01/2022 @ 17:00
Record Store Day and Classic Album Sundays are pleased to announce the return of Behind The Counter USA. The 12-part video series celebrates the culture of independent record stores across the United States. In partnership with renowned audio brand Bowers & Wilkins, the third edition of the series visits beloved independent record shops, shining a light on the passionate and committed owners and staff playing a vital role in bringing music fans together in their local communities. A new episode will drop every Thursday in the run up to RSD22.
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Classic Album Sundays25/01/2022 @ 10:00
We're really excited to announce the return of the #BehindTheCounter with Record Store Day UK and Bowers & Wilkins. Ahead of Record Store Day on April 23rd, the series celebrates the culture of vinyl collecting at 12 of UK's most unique indie record stores.
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Classic Album Sundays12/01/2022 @ 14:53
On this day 1928, Ruth brown was born.
Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress, sometimes known as the “Queen of R&B”.

She was noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as “So Long”, “Teardrops from My Eyes” and “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean”. For these contributions, Atlantic became known as “the house that Ruth built”.
Ruth Brown was a 1993 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

#ruthbrown #rnbmusic #rnb #classicalbumsundays #music
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Classic Album Sundays18/12/2021 @ 10:47
Worldwide FM
Our final Classic Albums Worldwide show will air tomorrow at 2pm GMT on @worldwide.fm. @colleencosmomurphy will be joined by special guest for this one is James Lavelle Mo Wax founder and @unkleofficial frontman looking back at @djshadow ‘Endtroducing’ which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

‘Endtroducing’. The end of one thing, the introduction to something new. A period of transition. A new era. When Josh Davis, aka DJ Shadow, produced and released his debut album ‘Entroducing’ in 1996, it was a unique sampladelic collage of music with no precedent. Almost entirely based on samples from his vast collection of funk, rock, ambient, psychedelia, jazz and hip-hop, it entered the Guinness Book Of Records as the first album solely constructed from other pieces of music.
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Classic Album Sundays17/12/2021 @ 11:42
Last night we held the final online Classic Album Sundays Album Club of 2021 for our Patreon Members - this one celebrating the 25th anniversary of DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing’. Earlier in the week, I interviewed Mo Wax founder and UNKLE frontman James Lavelle about this iconic album and used some of the audio clips at our Album Club meeting. A huge thank you to James and also to our CAS Patreon Members who have joined me twice a month via Zoom for our monthly Album Club and Pub Quiz - it has been wonderful getting to know you and sharing our thoughts about our featured albums and discovering music together. I look forward to seeing you all again for the first album club of 2022 in which I’ll be joined by DJ and journalist Greg Wilson exploring Wendy Carlos’ iconic score to Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Clockwork Orange’ on Thursday, the 27th January (and don’t forget our first Pub Quiz will be held Wednesday, the 12th January).

For those of you considering to join us for these monthly online events, The Album Club is kind of like a book club but held online. I send out a Musical Lead-Up Playlist a day ahead of our meeting to whet everyone’s appetite for the featured album and to give it musical context. The Album Club itself is a Zoom meeting and after saying hello to one another, I tell the story behind the album sometimes with guests who in the past have included Matt Johnson of The The, Nick Drake producer Joe Boyd and Tears for Fears engineer Dave Bascombe. Then we listen to the album together in real time but in our own homes and then we reconvene for a post album chat. Its a lot of fun (and very safe!) and Members zoom in from around the globe.

If you want to join us, you just subscribe as a ‘Member’ at https://www.patreon.com/classicalbumsundays (and don’t forget you can unsubscribe at any time). It's only £10 a month to attend both the Pub Quiz and The Album Club hosted by myself. And if you are considering getting a membership as a present for a special someone, just hit us up at contact@classicalbumsundays.com for more details.

Thanks for joining us and thank you for listening!
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Classic Album Sundays16/12/2021 @ 13:10
London, United Kingdom
Our festive special edition of the Classic Album Sundays podcast is now available! Vince Guaraldi’s music brought the #Peanuts to life. He scored 17 animated Peanuts television specials and the first was this Christmas classic, the evocative ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’. @colleencosmomurphy and her special guest Guaraldi fan and pianist @neilcowleymusic tell Vince Guaraldi’s story and his relationship with Charles Schulz’s gang of children who see life through the world-weary eyes of adults in this edition of the Classic Album Sundays Podcast. And of course, there is amazing music to get you in the holiday spirit!

Available anywhere you get your favourite podcasts.

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Today in 1990, Paula Abdul started a 10 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with, Forever Your Girl. At the time of the release it was the most successful debut album of all time and was the first time an artists scored 4 US Billboard Hot 100, No.1 singles from a debut album https://t.co/ZgrzXKEazB ClassicAlbumSun photo
Fleetwood Mac’s album, Rumours, went to No.1 on the UK album chart today in 1978. The group recorded the album in the aftermath of relationship breakups among its members and heavy drug use, both of which shaped the album’s lyrics.

Check out more about the album on our website. https://t.co/oX5I65Wi78
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Today in 1944, Nick Mason who played; drums, percussion and tape effects for Pink Floyd was born. He is the only member of the band to play on every album since the band’s formation in 1965.
Check out more of his work on our website:
Last Thursday (20.01.22), musician Meat Loaf died. He was noted for his, wide ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy has sold more than 65 million albums. The first sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually, and is on the list of best-selling albums https://t.co/FMYZbSZWoJ ClassicAlbumSun photo
Today in 1955 guitarist with Van Halen, Eddie Van Halen, was born. He was the main songwriter for the band which he co-founded in 1972. He’s regarded as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history and known for popularising many guitar solo techniques. https://t.co/T3cU1UiI0Q ClassicAlbumSun photo
Today in 2020, Billie Eilish swept the board at the Grammmys winning 5 awards, including best new artist and song of the year- the first person to achieve this since Christopher Cross(1981). She also won album of the year for her debut, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go’. https://t.co/QER91Ywrh7 ClassicAlbumSun photo

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