Classic Album Sundays tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and in some cases, our lives. We are the world’s most popular and respected classic album listening event with satellites in four continents. Our website, social media channels, and our podcast are the hub for classic albums and artists. Visit us at https://classicalbumsundays.com/.
My Classic Album: Orbital ‘In Sides’
Electronic music pioneers Orbital joined us as part of our celebrations for National Album Day 2018 to look back their iconic fourth album In Sides. Orbital were interviewed by Classic Album Sundays founder and BBC 6music host Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy on the making of the album and its lasting legacy. Read more about your favourite albums here: classicalbumsundays.com
This Woman’s Work: 'Black Gold' by Nina Simone
This Woman’s Work is a series highlighting classic albums by female artists who have made a lasting impact on music and pop culture. This time: the Grammy nominated live album, "Black Gold," by singer and pianist Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a packed audience at Philharmonic Hall in New York City on October 26, 1969 and released in 1970.
Album Inspirations: Lekan Babalola on Fela Kuti 'Zombie'
We were delighted to be joined by Lekan Babalola (Fela Kuti’s political protege) at a Classic Album Sundays event in Birmingham where host Chris Watkiss was able to ask Lekan about his first hand experiences of working with Fela. For more on your favourite records, visit classicalbumsundays.com.
CAS Worldwide: David Bowie 'Heroes'
Our latest CAS Worldwide sees Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy digging deep into David Bowie Heroes. Although it was the second instalment of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, “Heroes” was in fact the only album to be written and recorded entirely within the city. The multi-instrumentalist Bowie was joined by many of the same musicians who had worked on his previous album, Low, including guitarist Carlos Alomar, drummer Dennis Davis, and bassist George Murray, and a similar rhythmic-rock spark ignites the group once again. Brian Eno took a place behind the keyboard, setting up his unique brand of studio know-how and synth-science in contrast to the more traditional interplay of the rhythm section. Read more: ClassicAlbumSundays.com
My Classic Album: Nitin Sawhney on ‘Beyond Skin’
Multi-award-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney joins Classic Album Sundays’ founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy to discuss his Mercury Music Prize nominated album Beyond Skin. Sawhney will discuss his inspirations and the stories behind the album and the impact it had on British Music. Beyond Skin portrays Sawhney’s reflections on British Asian identity and the pressing need for human beings to be recognised beyond religion, nationality, politics and skin colour. For more on your favourite records, visit classicalbumsundays.com.
This Woman's Work: Kate Bush 'Hounds Of Love'
On today’s episode of ‘This Woman's Work’ we’re looking at the artist who inspired the name of this series: the singer-songwriter, dancer, and producer Kate Bush. ‘This Woman’s Work’ was the name of a single on Kate Bush’s sixth album. But this time, we’re backing up one album in Kate Bush’s catalog, to her fifth studio album, Hounds of Love. Released in September 1985, Hounds of Love was produced as two distinct sets of songs: “Hounds of Love,” which contained the album’s four smash singles, and a narrative suite called “Ninth Wave.” For more on your favourite records, visit classicalbumsundays.com.