Join us on Sunday 20th June 8PM BST for our Album of the Month Club featuring Grace Jones Nightclubbing. For those that haven’t joined us, it is like a book club get-together on Zoom but for….albums!
If you can’t make the live stream don’t worry, members will also receive a private filmed presentation by Colleen in case they cannot attend the actual event.
Grace Jones recorded her fifth album (and her second New Wave inspired departure from her 70s disco recordings) in Bahamas with a stellar set of musicians known as the Compass Point Allstars. The musicians included Jamaican chart toppers, Sly & Robbie, keyboardist and silent member of Level 42, Wally Badarou, among others all under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell and in house label producer, Alex Sadkin. The 9 song collection, 3 of which Grace co-wrote, became the biggest selling album in the Grace Jones catalog and features her most successful US single, ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’. Fashion, Art and Music became one and left a heavy impression for many future pop and rock superstars to take note of.
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On Sunday morning, Colleen will send all participants a ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ that sets the musical context for the album and will include influences and contemporaries. This is to be listened to in your own time before the meeting takes place.
Doors open at 7:45 and after we all greet one another, Colleen tells the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real time on whichever device or format that is available to you (vinyl, CD, streaming).
Once the album finishes, we unmute ourselves and have a discussion about the album and our listening experience. This is a great way to connect with people, especially for those of us who are in Lockdown and I truly hope you can join us. If you are a subscribed Supporter or Punter, you can always upgrade your subscription to Member status and you will not be charged twice.
Our events really resonate with people and one of our newest members sent this testimonial after her first Album Club last month:
“I wanted to thank you for the warm welcome and the knowledge there are friendly like minded people across the world out there and you brought us all together through a shared love of music. That is awesome. I have been mostly alone through the pandemic (am single, live alone – and yes do have the requisite cats to complete the stereotype!😂) My 25 + year career has been in events, currently in the West End of London so in my “normal” life I would be out at least 3/4 times a week. That has all obviously completely stopped for me and it has been a somewhat of a struggle mentally, music has kept me sane and Sunday’s event really helped my sanity. I truly hope to meet you in real life at some point to say thank you in person and look forward to engaging in more events.” – Angela
We look forward to seeing you all at The Album Club on the Sunday 20th June 8PM BST at 8pm BST! Thanks for listening.