J.P. Ducharne, Jim Poe
Classic Album Sundays Sydney is very pleased to feature such a beloved Australian artist and celebrate one of his finest works. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' transformative The Boatman's Call – released in 1997 and the band's 10th studio album – is a piano-based work which serves as a departure from their usual postpunk sound.
While being marked by a very direct and immediate sound, the music pulls in many influences from blues to jazz, offering a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave’s best, most affecting songs. The lyrics are crooned, rather than shouted, over sparse guitar and piano arrangements resulting in some of his most beautiful recordings – it should sound fantastic in our intimate room at The World Bar! (And thanks to BMG for providing us with a copy of the record.)
Hosts: J.P. Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)
- Cartridge: Rega Exact
- Turntable: Rega RP6
- Amplifier: Accuphase E-202
- Loudspeakers: Klipsch Heresy
- Subwoofer: Klipsch R10SW
Event running order:
6pm - doors, drinks and playlist
7pm - welcome and presentation
approx. 7:30pm - play album
approx. 8:25pm - album finishes, playlist and drinks until 9:30pm
About Classic Album Sundays:
Classic Album Sundays is the world's most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things in the music that they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favourite recordings.
CAS currently holds regular classic-album listening sessions in London, New York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Oslo and many more cities. As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st century, CAS has received amazing coverage in BBC Breakfast TV, The Guardian, Elle Magazine, NME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.
Check out the wonderful article about CAS Sydney by Kate Hennessy in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/09/in-full-on-vinyl-no-chatter-have-we-lost-the-art-of-listening-to-music-
Classic Album Sundays was founded by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. Murphy is a radio host (having hosted shows since 1982 and having produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA); an international audiophile DJ (protegé of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London's Lucky Cloud Sound System); music producer and remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas of Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame); independent label owner (Bitches Brew); and a music journalist. In her younger years, Murphy worked for a number of well-known record shops, where she amassed far too many records.
For much more about Classic Album Sundays, visit the homepage: http://classicalbumsundays.com/