Following last year’s sell-out success, Classic Album Sundays returns to the Spitalfields Music Festival on Monday 3rd December 2018 with a classical-meets-electronic twist. In the spotlight for this event is multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Richard Reed Parry, best known as a member of Grammy Award-winning band Arcade Fire. His chosen album is Snowflakes are Dancing by Japanese musician Isao Tomita.

Ahead of the event we were lucky enough to get the lowdown on Richard’s Top 5 Albums Of All Time.

Tickets available here.

Watch: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Max Richter and André de Ridder discuss Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ at Spitalfields Music Festival 2017

1. Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden

“The perfect recording.”

2. Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um

“My favorite record thus far from my favorite era of jazz thus far.”

3. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92

“I never get tired of this, and i listen to it with shocking regularity.”

4. Roomful of Teeth/Caroline Shaw – Partita for 8 Voices

“Anyone who hasn’t heard this, please do so.”

5. Edgar Meyer – Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suites Performed on Double Bass

“For my money, the greatest version of the cello suites ever recorded, and it’s not on cello.”