If you’re a fan of Mancunian legends James, you won’t want to miss out on this. Bandmembers Jim Glennie and Saul Davies will tell the story behind their breakthrough album Gold Mother at a special Classic Album Sundays event for National Album Day and supported by Bowers & Wilkins at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room on Tuesday, the 17th October. Find out how they created their hit singles ‘Come Home’ and ‘Sit Down’.

Tickets for Royal Albert Hall patrons and members from Thursday 17th August, full general public release from Friday 18th August.

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The band’s conversation with Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen Cosmo Murphy, will be followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay of Gold Mother on an audiophile sound system featuring Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers, used as reference monitors in some of the world’s leading recording studios, including Abbey Road, over the past 40 years. In this way, fans may hear details in the recording they have never heard before. After the replay there is an opportunity for fans to ask the band their own questions.

This event is part of National Album Day which is returning on Saturday, the 14th October and this year it is themed around the 90s. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the music community come together each year to celebrate and promote the art of the album. This year’s 90s theme will look to shine a light on a truly remarkable decade of music, from the birth of Britpop, the formation of the Spice Girls, to the trip-hop and rave cultures that enriched the decade.


Time and Date: Tuesday, the 17th October 7:30pm (Doors 7:00pm)


Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


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Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy with Jim Glennie and Saul Davies