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Mark Kimber Classic Album Sundays Canterbury Presents Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’

In February Classic Album Sundays celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ brilliant, divisive and game-changing masterpiece.

In A Silent Way, released in 1969, marked a transitional moment, not only in Davis’s career but in the future development of jazz as a whole. Considered by many to be the first fusion recording, it also commenced the composer’s most divisive phase – commonly referred to as his “Electric Period”. This groundbreaking album would test latent tensions surrounding the future identity of jazz, its relationship with new technology, and the questions of authenticity which these contentious issues would draw into focus.

Whilst Davis was no longer the young, hip savant that he once was, his new relationship with the youthful singer Betty Maybry had renewed the composer’s interest in the contemporary pop landscape. Introducing Davis to the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Sly Stone, Maybry (alongside recommendations from drummer Tony Williams) would unknowingly guide the musician into one of the most distinctive and contentious eras of his work. Nonetheless, Davis’s transition towards this new palette was methodically considered, a culmination of ideas absorbed from collaborators and developed particularly through a new style of performance, which saw his band blend each separate compositions into one meandering flow of continuous music – a style stuck to rigorously until at least 1975.

Join us to experience the album as never before.

Canterbury

Time and Date: Sunday 24th February 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Venue

Vinylstore Jr, 20 Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2QJ

Tickets

£6.88 in Advance

Presenter

Jack Hues and Gina Lapsley

Audio Menu

Rega Elys 2 moving magnet cartridge, Rega Planar 3 turntable, Rega Elex-R amplifier, Chord Signature speaker cables, Bowers and Wilkins 607 speakers.


Listen: Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

 

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Mark Kimber Classic Album Sundays Barcelona Presents Depeche Mode ‘Violator’

Desde el que fuera su primer evento en Londres en el 2010, las sesiones de escucha colectivas ‘Classic Album Sundays’ se han convertido en un referente de difusión y educación musical y sónica. Con satélites en Asia, Europa, Australia y América, Classic Album Sundays regresa a Barcelona para presentar ‘Violator’ (Reprise/Sire/Mute -1990) de Depeche Mode en el espacio audiófilo Nica Bonay, de la mano de Alejandro Asencio y David Smith.

Considerado el mejor álbum de esta popular y oscura British Boy Band por unos, y despreciado por representar el paso a un terreno más mediocre por otros, está claro que el séptimo álbum de estudio de Depeche Mode no deja indiferente a casi nadie. La repercusión global del ‘Violator’ supuso un antes y un después en su carrera e hizo de Depeche Mode que se convirtieran en la aún hoy banda de música electrónica más importante del planeta. Grabado mayoritariamente entre Londres y Milan, ‘Violator’ nos presenta un cancionero de 9 temas y un par de tracks ocultos del cual se extraen 4 exitosos sencillos ‘Personal Jesus’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, ‘World in My Eyes’ y ‘Policy of Truth’. En boca del propio Martin L. Gore, ‘Violator’ representa una ruptura con la forma de componer y producir temas con respecto a sus trabajos anteriores. Encontramos pues a una banda con sus roles creativos compartidos y un álbum que consigue casar sensibilidades dispares que oscilan entre el baladismo electrónico bailable y el rock de estadio, bañados por un halo de siniestralidad gótica… algo que, según mi opinión, sólo ellos han sabido hacer saliendo semi-airosos disco tras disco desde que publicaran este LP – el más vendido en su carrera – en adelante.


Read: The Story of Depeche Mode ‘Violator’

Bajo la supervisión visual del gran Anton Corbijn, las letras de Martin y la mezcla final del percusionista, productor y DJ legendario François Kevorkian (François K), ‘Violator’ estaba destinado a convertirse en la joya de la contracultura del momento y a redibujar el trazo de la delgada línea que separa a ésta de la música para las masas. Una obra atemporal que sigue enamorando a nuevas generaciones.

Classic Album Sundays Barcelona y Nica Bonay te invitan a redescubrir este clásico y a escucharlo en un sistema de alta fidelidad como posiblemente nunca antes hayas hecho.

**acceso a la sala gratuito, pero numerado, es necesario adquirir entrada en este enlace**
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/600336

Horarios

18:00 apertura de puertas, amenización musical y presentación del disco a cargo de David Smith y Alejandro Asencio.
19:30 reproducción y escucha del álbum (47 minutos)
20:30 coloquio, música y cierre

** Para que todos podamos disfrutar de una mejor experiencia, rogamos que por favor tengáis en cuenta lo siguiente una vez empezada la escucha del álbum:
No se permitirá el acceso a la sala después de las 19:30
No se permitirá el uso de teléfonos móviles **


Since its first event in London in 2010, the collective listening sessions ‘Classic Album Sundays’ have become a benchmark for music and sound education and dissemination. With satellites in Asia, Europe, Australia and America, Classic Album Sundays returns to Barcelona to enjoy ‘Violator’ by Depeche Mode in the audiophile space Nica Bonay, led by presenters Alejandro Asencio and David Smith.

Considered the best album to come out of this popular and obscure British Boy Band by some, and despised for representing the passing to a more mediocre musical terrain by others, it is undeniable that this seventh studio album by Depeche Mode leaves no one indifferent. The global success of ‘Violator’ marked a milestone in their career and rocketed Depeche Mode into their current status as the most important electronic music band on the planet. Recorded mostly between London and Milan, ‘Violator’ presents a songbook of 9 songs (and a couple of hidden tracks) out of which 4 hit singles are extracted ‘Personal Jesus’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, ‘World in My Eyes’ and ‘Policy of Truth’. In Martin Gores own words, ‘Violator’ represents a departure point from their previous work in terms of how they were composing and producing. We come across a band that fully exploits each of its member’s creative potential and an album that manages to marry electronic sounds, danceable ballads, and goth rock attitude under sinister lyricism … something that not many contemporaries have managed to accomplish with quite as much grace as they have album after album since they published this LP to today.

Under the visual mastery and supervision of Anton Corbijn, the lyrics of Martin and the final mixing of percussionist, producer and legendary DJ François Kevorkian (François K), ‘Violator’ was destined to become the countercultural jewel that redraw the very same blurred line that kept their former releases from being considered what they actually are today: music for the masses. A timeless and carefully crafted work that continues to inspire generations worldwide.

Classic Album Sundays Barcelona and Nica Bonay invite you to rediscover this classic and to listen to it in a hi-fi system as you may have never done before.

Access to the event is free, but a ticket is required (RSVP). Please get yours here:
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/600336

Schedule

18:00 doors opening, musical entertainment, and album presentation by David Smith and Alejandro Asencio
19:30 playback of the album (47 minutes)
20:30 colloquium, more music, and closing

** So that we can all enjoy a better experience, please kindly note the following once we have started listening to the album:
Access to the room will not be allowed after the album playback starts, and we kindly ask people to refrain from using mobile phones during the album playback.**


Des del que va ser el seu primer esdeveniment a Londres el 2010, les sessions d’escolta col·lectives ‘Classic Album Sundays’ s’han convertit en un referent de difusió i educació musical i sònica. Amb satèl·lits a Àsia, Europa, Austràlia i Amèrica, Classic Album Sundays torna a Barcelona per presentar ‘Violator’ (Represa / Sire / Mute -1990) de Depeche Mode en l’espai audiófilo Nica Bonay, de la mà d’Alejandro Asencio i David Smith.

Considerat el millor àlbum d’aquesta popular i fosca British Boy Band per uns, i menyspreat per representar el pas a un terreny més mediocre per uns altres, està clar que el setè àlbum d’estudi de Depeche Mode no deixa indiferent a gairebé ningú. La repercussió global del ‘Violator’ va suposar un abans i un després en la seva carrera i va fer de Depeche Mode que es convertissin en l’encara avui banda de música electrònica més important del planeta. Gravat majoritàriament entre Londres i Milan, ‘Violator’ ens presenta un cançoner de 9 temes i un parell de tracks ocults del qual s’extreuen 4 senzills ‘Personal Jesus’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, ‘World in My Eyes’ i ‘Policy of Truth ‘. En boca del propi Martin L. Gore, ‘Violator’ representa un trencament amb la forma de compondre i produir temes pel que fa als seus treballs anteriors. Trobem doncs a una banda amb els seus rols creatius compartits i un àlbum que aconsegueix casar sensibilitats dispars que oscil·len entre el baladismo electrònic ballable i el rock d’estadi, banyats per un halo de sinistralitat gòtica … cosa que, segons la meva opinió, només ells han sabut fer sortint semi-airosos disc rere disc des que publiquessin aquest LP – el més venut en la seva carrera – en endavant.

Sota la supervisió visual del gran Anton Corbijn, les lletres de Martin i la barreja final del percussionista, productor i DJ llegendari François Kevorkian (François K), ‘Violator’ estava destinat a convertir-se en la joia de la contracultura del moment ja redibuixar el traç de la prima línia que separa aquesta de la música per a les masses. Una obra atemporal que segueix enamorant a noves generacions.

L’acces a la sala es gratuit, pero cal treure entrada per asegurse espai. Pots treure la teua aqui: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/600336


Listen: Depeche Mode ‘Violator’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

 

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CAS Transmission Records in Margate (Behind The Counter Episode 1)

‘They start relying on you to hand them that next bit of excitement.’ – Kimberley Dunne, co-owner of Transmission Records in Margate.

Behind The Counter is a 12-part video series that tells the stories behind the wonderful world of the independent record shops presented by Classic Album Sundays, Record Store Day UK and Bowers & Wilkins.

A new episode will drop every Tuesday in the run-up to Record Store Day 2019 which will share unique stories from around the UK featuring the shops who have stood the test of time to the newbies on the block. Get to know your local shops.

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Mark Kimber Classic Album Sundays NYC Presents Miles Davis ‘In A Silent Way’

In February Classic Album Sundays celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Miles Davis’ brilliant, divisive and game-changing masterpiece.

In A Silent Way, released in 1969, marked a transitional moment, not only in Davis’s career but in the future development of jazz as a whole. Considered by many to be the first fusion recording, it also commenced the composer’s most divisive phase – commonly referred to as his “Electric Period”. This groundbreaking album would test latent tensions surrounding the future identity of jazz, its relationship with new technology, and the questions of authenticity which these contentious issues would draw into focus.

Whilst Davis was no longer the young, hip savant that he once was, his new relationship with the youthful singer Betty Maybry had renewed the composer’s interest in the contemporary pop landscape. Introducing Davis to the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Sly Stone, Maybry (alongside recommendations from drummer Tony Williams) would unknowingly guide the musician into one of the most distinctive and contentious eras of his work. Nonetheless, Davis’s transition towards this new palette was methodically considered, a culmination of ideas absorbed from collaborators and developed particularly through a new style of performance, which saw his band blend each separate compositions into one meandering flow of continuous music – a style stuck to rigorously until at least 1975.

Join us to experience the album as never before.

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday February 10th 12:00pm – 02:45pm

Venue

Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave. Ridgewood, NY 11385

Tickets

Available Here

Presenter

Barbie Bertisch, Paul Raffaele, and Jeff “Chairman” Mao

Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipschorn LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers


Watch: Laura Mvula on Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ at Classic Album Sundays at Camp Bestival

 

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Mark Kimber The Legacy Of Prince In Five Records

The sound of Prince Rogers Nelson is everywhere. You only have to switch on your radio or shuffle a Spotify playlist to understand just how ubiquitous and visionary his music remains. As artists increasingly look back to the pioneers of the past to chart new ways forward, his music stands as a major touchstone for those hoping to imbue some of the charm, ambition, and flamboyance of the 1980s into their own music.

Each of the artists on this list have proven particularly adept at refracting the late musician’s slick and sexy sound into their own bold and unique sonic personas – be that through stadium sized pop anthems or niche internet jams. Collectively, they prove that the style and substance of Prince continues to be vivid and versatile for a whole new generation of listeners and creators alike.


Listen: Prince ‘Sign O The Times’ Musical Lead-Up Playlist

A.K Paul – Landcruisin’ [Single] (2016)

Whilst you may be familiar with his elusive and semi-legendary brother Jai Paul, A.K Paul might have slipped under your radar. Mirroring his sibling’s enigmatic tendencies, Paul’s current output is sparse but deeply impressive, codifying a style which sounds as if it’s been beamed back from the near future. The neon-lit, engine-revving jam that is ‘Landcruisin’’ marks the musician’s only solo single to date – a tantalising sci-fi reconfiguration of funk which draws on the dystopian aesthetic of Mad Max and Blade Runner to hammer home its infectious groove. Check out his co-run label, The Paul Institute, for more…

NAO – For All We Know (2016)

Underlining a network of Prince-inspired talent, A.K Paul’s name appears once more as a producer on the 2016 debut album of the forward-facing R&B talent NAO. For All We Know was our full-length introduction to one of the most distinctive new voices in funk-focused rock and soul, boasting explosive groovers such as ‘Inhale Exhale’ and ‘Trophy’ alongside stadium-stadium-sized ballads like ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘Bad Blood.’ NAO’s voice is deeply expressive, able to flit between dynamic extremes at a moments notice, whilst the elastic production by the musician alongside her collaborator GRADES ensures synaptic stimulation in abundance.


Read: The Story of Prince and the Revolution ‘Purple Rain’

Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady (2013)

In recent memory, there’s arguably no one who has taken the high-concept potential of R&B, rock and soul further than Janelle Monae. Particularly excelling in the album format, which she treats as a musical and thematic journey, the singer-songwriter draws heavily on the theatricality of Controversy and Purple Rain, infusing her own unique perspective as a queer African-American woman to create pop music that is impressively broad in scope. Her 2013 tour de force The Electric Lady (which features Prince as a guest vocalist on track two) is a timeless distillation of this singular style.

Miguel – War & Leisure (2017)

Straddling the lines between rock, R&B and rap, Miguel is a bridge between the inherent sex-appeal of Prince’s heyday and the modern, masculine, hip-hop dominated landscape. Alongside figures such as The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, and PARTYNEXTDOOR, he has inverted many of the current pop tropes to cultivate a style which explores the space between extroversion and introversion, masculinity and femininity, in turn helping turn the tide against the occasionally blunt male energy from some of hip-hop’s higher profile artists.

Moses Sumney – Aromanticism (2018)

Possessing the power to make soaring lovelorn ballads seem endearingly understated, Moses Sumney is adept at pushing the right buttons at the right moments. His debut album subverts the format of the love song from the perspective of an introvert struggling with genuine and long-lasting emotional connection – a theme which guides the album’s distinctly yearning tone and lonely sense of space. Sumney is often keen to highlight the borderless nature of his music, which, while resisting easy description, owes much to the soulful end of Prince’s catalogue, in which personality outshines all that surrounds it.

By Owen Jones


Watch: Classic Album Sundays Cambridge presents Prince ‘Sign O The Times’ Video

 

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Mark Kimber Hendrix Flat Friday Late with Classic Album Sundays

Join us for an evening of DJs, drinks, and live music, celebrating all things Hendrix and inspired by Jimi’s legendary headline gigs at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.

This iconic venue was the only place Hendrix ever called home in London having lived at 23 Brook Street from 1968–69.

There will be exclusive access to areas usually closed to the public like the staircase Hendrix used at 23 Brook Street and the guest room where George Harrison famously stayed and Jimi lived nearly 50 years ago.

London

Time & Date: Friday February 8th 2019, 7:00pm

Venue

Handel & Hendrix Museum, 25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

Tickets

Available here

Presenter

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

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Classic Album Sundays Classic Album Sundays & Vinyl Me, Please. present Flying Lotus ‘Cosmogramma’

The world’s most popular album listening experience and the best damn record club collaborate on a monthly series that brings The Record of the Month to life.

Flying Lotus’ third studio album Cosmogramma is in the spotlight in January and special guest Raj Chaudhuri (NTS Radio / Livin’ Proof) and Classic Album Sundays’ founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy will tell the story behind the album followed by an uninterrupted replay on the Classic Album Sundays’ audiophile hi-fi.

The bundled ticket includes entry and your own personal vinyl copy of Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma.

London

Time & Date: Tuesday, 29th January 2019 19:00 – 22:00

Venue

Miranda, Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

Tickets

Event Entry bundled with vinyl copy of Flying Lotus Cosmogramma £20 here.

Presenter

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy with Raj Chaudhuri (NTS Radio / Livin’ Proof)

Audio Menu

Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableRega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

 

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CAS Classic Album Sundays Manchester presents the 30th anniversary of New Order ‘Technique’ with Peter Hook

We are delighted to launch Classic Album Sundays Manchester at 33 Oldham Street with Manchester royalty Peter Hook celebrating the 30th anniversary of New Order Technique on Sunday 3rd February.

Tickets will go live on Friday, the 11th January at noon here.

While The Hacienda got a jump start with acid house, New Order decamped to Ibiza and amidst the hedonism managed to (partly) record an album that would take them to Number One in the UK Album Chart. Listen to the story behind the album with co-founding member Peter Hook followed by an uninterrupted vinyl replay on the 33 Oldham Street audiophile hi-fi. The session will conclude with a Q&A in which fans can ask their own questions.

Experience ’Technique’ in a way you never have before with Classic Album Sundays Manchester on 33 Oldham Street’s top notch sound system. Capacity is limited and we suggest you purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment, as this event will sell out quickly.

“Technique”, New Order’s fifth studio album chronicles the impact of acid house on the band, marking the clearest statement of the rock and dance influences that were shaping their output. Released in January 1989, just after the bands infamous G-Mex gig and aftershow downstairs at The Hacienda in December 1988, it became New Order’s first album to go to number one in the UK. It was also hugely successful in the United States where the influence of Quincy Jones’ Qwest label regularly got the band’s singles to the top of the American dance charts.

Hooky has recently taken to touring “Technique”, playing the album in full with his band The Light as part of his project working through the full albums with the bands. Following a trio of very well received UK debut dates last September, the band take to the road in the UK again in February with six dates performing the album, half of which are already sold out but some tickets remain for the Nottingham, Leeds & Cardiff concerts. For a full list of upcoming dates, see http://bit.ly/2RENOYt.

33 Oldham is the perfect venue to enjoy Classic Album Sundays and this unique listening experience. Inspired by Japan’s famed omakase joint, the first floor listening room pays homage to the intimate jazz cafés and vinyl bars found in Tokyo since the 1950s. The stylish but comfortable lounge is a workspace by day and chic bar by night, seeing an impressive sound system based around the PMC MB2SE speakers taking centre stage – one of the best transducers ever made to convey emotion through music.


Read more: New Order “Technique” presented by Simon Stuart Eltringham

Manchester

Time & Date: Sunday 3rd February 2019 2018 14:00 – 17:00

Venue

33 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JG

Tickets

Presenter

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy with Peter Hook

Audio Menu

PMC MB2SE speakers, Bryston 4B3 amp, Bryston BP-20 preamp, MasterSounds SL Silver turntables, Rega RB-202 tonearms, Radius 4V mixer, TRBxM ‘Total Resonance Blocking’ Turntable Isolation System

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Classic Album Sundays Aretha Franklin Album of the Month Poster

To celebrate our Aretha Franklin Album of the Month double-header, Flood Gallery have created a one-off limited edition tour poster. The poster was designed by Carl Glover and there is a signed and numbered edition of 70 available for purchase here.

    • 18 x 24″
    • Gallery Quality Giclee print
    • 100% Cotton Rag Archival Paper Stock
    • Archival Inks

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