You can take part in our monthly online Album Club, Pub Quiz and Safe & Sound meet-ups by joining our international Classic Album Sundays Community at Patreon.
We offer a range of tiers, opportunities, events and rewards with monthly subscriptions starting at £3 for a Supporter to enable us to continue to create and distribute the content we share free of charge such as podcasts, playlists, written features and videos.
For £10 a month, our Members have access to three monthly events: The Album Club, The Classic Album Pub Quiz and the Safe & Sound webinar and some tiers receive rewards after six months of subscription.
The Album Club is held on the last Sunday of the month and is like a book club hosted by Classic Album Sundays founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy as a meet-up on Zoom. Each month we feature a different album as voted upon by our Members. Colleen sends a relevant ‘Musical Lead-Up Playlist’ to Members the morning of the Album Club to give musical context to our featured Album of the Month. Then we meet up on Zoom at 8pm and Colleen tells the story behind the album. We then listen to the album in real-time together but on our own formats and devices at home. After the album finishes we have a discussion amongst the Members, and sometimes with special guests such as the authors of the forthcoming book ‘Halo: The Story Behind Depeche Mode’s Violator, and in October we will be joined by Matt Johnson of The The who will tell the story behind and answer Member questions about The The’s classic album Mind Bomb.
The Classic Album Pub Quiz is held on the third Friday of the month at 8pm and is a different take on a regular music pub quiz. Colleen has created it so its almost like a podcast – fun, interactive and educational. The Pub Quiz is split into two themed halves (past themes have included The Concept Album, The Golden Age of Hip Hop, Laurel Canyon, Soundtracks & Scores, Black Lives Matter, 80’s Synth Pop… you get the idea!). It has been a lot of fun getting to know our Members, and also to see their competitive side. And of course, the Pub Quiz is BYOB.
Our monthly Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar offers tips on improving your sound system at home as music listening plays an even greater role during this new era. Classic Album Sundays’ mission is to ensure that we all have the best possible listening experience so that we can hear the nuanced sonic details the artists included in their recording. At our events we use he world’s best audiophile sound systems so that listeners can experience the music as close as possible to the artists’ original intention. We are sharing what we have learnt so that you can improve your own home listening experience.
Tiers with added value offerings go all the way to an Angel for those in a financial position who feel Classic Album Sundays has a significant role in supporting the album format, vinyl culture, audiophile sound, the art of listening, musicians and music. The Angel offering is limited as the reward is a private online Classic Album Sundays event with Colleen and a group of their friends.
We understand that many are in challenging economic circumstances and we will continue to host free-of-charge live Classic Album Sundays sessions and content. We will continue to host our online offerings when we return to ‘in-person’ events, as well.
Although we are asking for our community’s support, any of which will be greatly appreciated, we are offering value: a way to connect and share with other music fans, a means to discover and learn more about music and sound systems, and a platform to experience music differently.
Thanks so much for your continued support and we hope to ’see you’ at one of our online events! Thanks for listening.