Sit and listen: Classic album sundays

Stevie Wonder, Innervisions album sleeve

Classic Album Sundays is the brainwave of DJ and audiophile Colleen Murphy. She calls it a communal and audiophile listening experience on her blog. The premise is simple: she plays vinyl, you sit and listen.

But this is DJing with a difference. She only plays one album, and you listen to it, from start to finish, without talking.

It’s a fantastic idea and brings up loads of debate about how we listen to music today. As she states: “actively listening to a whole album from beginning to end involves a fair amount of concentration and requires us to set aside some time.”

Taking the time to listen to an album, with no other distractions is an increasingly rare past time but undeniably allows you to hear so much more. Colleen chooses albums that are beautifully recorded and has an audiophile set up so that she can really do the vinyl justice. She’s not just on a mission to promote vinyl but to promote sound quality too – how could we not love her?

Currently taking place at a pub in Islington, the next event is this Sunday, February 13th and the album is Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions.

Take inspiration, if you don’t happen to live in Islington, set up something yourself.

1 Comment

  • Luca Montag says:

    Beutifiul concept, but here in Sri Lanka availibility is questionable. And this form reminds me of Trance music… is it?

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