Classic Albums By Women

So we’ve been booked. Actually booked. Like in a book. We’re in a book. A book we’d buy if we weren’t in it. A book so pleasing to the eye and the soul every household should have one. Born out of the amazing Classic Album Sundays events, Classic Albums By Women captures the immense social media campaign #AlbumsByWomen they created for International Women’s Day 2018. The premise was simple, the inspiration profound. Grab those who love a long-player and ask them for their favourite album by a female artist. And yes the list is long. Because the list of women who have made our world a sounder place is very, very long.
And so out of a moment of wow came a 191 pages of cor blimey missus. 188 albums chosen by artists, writers, DJs, journalists, performers, musicians including Honey Dijon, Nina Kraviz, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), KT Tunstall, Jamie XX, Black Madonna, Rankin, John Grant, Peter Hook, Giles Peterson, Jon Savage, Marcia Carr, Matt Johnson, Nikki Lucas, Mousse T, the queen of Classic Album Sundays Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy and oh so many more. That’s right. Us, Wildblood and Queenie, nestled in the pages between some of our forever inspirational wonders. And if that wasn’t enough the book is that perfectly shaped 7″ size. Our vinyl addicted cup overfloweth.
As will yours once you grab yourself a copy. To find out more and how you can get involved including joining the launch of Classic Albums By Women for National Album Day on Tuesday, October 8th 2019 at Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Rd, London click here

More about Classic Albums By Women

Across the genres, across the generations, across the board, this book presents over one hundred inspirational albums by women, from top-selling hits to the indie and obscure.

Classic Album Sundays – the world’s most popular album listening event and content platform – initiated an #AlbumsByWomen campaign in support of International Women’s Day 2018. The hashtag soon grew into a movement, devoted to women’s musicality and the power of the female voice. Collaborators shared photographs and commentary on their favourite albums by female artists, gathered together here in a single volume.

Pick up any other book on the theme of ‘Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’, and you’ll confront a heavy gender bias. This project redresses the gender imbalance: an overdue celebration of women’s creativity and musicianship within a male- dominated sphere. It features over a hundred submissions from high-profile musicians including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, Peter Hook, Nina Kraviz, Black Madonna, Gilles Peterson, Rankin, KT Tunstall, John Grant and more.

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy is a highly respected and experienced musical selector and curator, founder of the album-listening event and content hub Classic Album Sundays, and an authority on music, sound and the vinyl renaissance. She was mentored by David Mancuso at his seminal Loft parties in New York City. Together they co-produced the compilation series David Mancuso Presents The Loft and worked on David’s record label The Loft Audiophile Library of Music. Colleen is one of the musical hosts at The Loft, the co-founder of the Lucky Cloud Loft parties in London and DJs internationally on the world’s best sound systems and dance floors. She founded Classic Album Sundays as a stance against the increasing devaluation of music and sound. What began as a passion project is now the world’s most popular album listening event with satellites in four continents, and the website and social media channels host content on classic albums and artists such as interviews, videos, playlists and more. She has been a radio host, DJ and programme director since the age of fourteen and today hosts Cosmodelica and Classic Album Sundays Worldwide on Worldwide FM and a Classic Album Sundays series on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen. She is the writer and host of BBC 6 Music’s ongoing album series Sounds of a City and BBC Radio 4’s doc series Turntable Tales. As a producer Colleen has remixed The Rapture, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Beardyman, Candi Staton, Two Bears, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Cantoma, Horace Andy, Chaka Khan and more under her Cosmodelica moniker and as DarkStarr Diskotek with Ashley Beedle. Along with former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, she recorded and produced as Wild Rumpus.



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