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Classic Album Sundays with Loud & Clear Hi-Fi Present
Lou Reed – “Transformer”
5.30pm – 8.30pm (album plays at 7.30pm)
“One of the world’s great albums, played on one of the world’s finest hi-fi systems in conjunction with one of the world’s best hi-fi stores.”
Classic Album Sundays: A Communal and Audiophile Listening Experience is joining forces with Loud & Clear Hi-Fi again for this now semi-regular event in Glasgow.
Listed as one of the Top 20 Trends of 2012 by London’s ES Magazine, Classic Album Sundays has become a media sensation in a little over a year. With features on BBC Breakfast, BBC 6 Music, NME, Elle, The Word, The Independent, The Evening Standard and more. Why all the fuss?
The concept is to enable people to experience music as close as possible to the way the artist intended, to treat music as a precious commodity and a classic album as a work of art which should be appreciated in its entirety. Classic Album Sundays’ use audiophile hi-fi equipment to ensure an awe inspiring listening experience. Visitors are invited to switch off their phones and refrain from unnecessary conversation: just sit back, listen and immerse themselves in the experience.
Music fans have enthusiastically responded en masse as Classic Album Sundays’ monthly listening sessions in London and New York have been selling out, with festival sessions featuring at The Vintage Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London (for which Loud & Clear put together a £130,000 hi-fi system), plus Camp Bestival and Bestival amongst others.
Here is what some visitors had to say:
Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” was our first visit, and it was excellent. Sounded as if Joni was playing live, and heard in reverential silence by a deeply appreciative audience.” – David Lye, CAS attendee
“Hearing that fabulous cello line in ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – I could’ve wept with the sheer beauty of it.” – Annette Corbette, CAS attendee
The event format:
Join us from 5.30pm to get in the mood by listening to some of the music that inspired Lou Reed, along with tracks from his musical contemporaries around the release of the album in 1972. The bar will be open, and you can grab some lunch/dinner beforehand at Chinaski’s next door, to ease yourself in, and then hang out with a great soundtrack.
At 7.30pm the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on a reference Linn hi-fi system. We’ll be using Linn’s iconic Sondek LP12 turntable with a reference Klimax Kontrol pre-amplifier and Linn’s very own “black ops” custom made fully active PA system featuring 12 channels of their Akurate power amplifiers.
Listening to “Transformer” on a fabulous hi-fi system will let you hear it as never before; taking you closer to the performance.
We should have brand new copies of the Music On Vinyl reissue for sale on the night too.
Contact Loud & Clear on 0141 221 0221
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Loud & Clear Glasgow
Loud & Clear is the premier hi-fi retailer in Scotland, with stores in both Glasgow and Edinburgh.
We specialist in hi-fi, home cinema and multi-room entertainment systems.
With a portfolio of some of the finest hi-fi brands in the world from the likes of: Naim, Linn, MOON, Meridian, KEF, Monitor Audio, Rega, VPI, ProAc, Sonos, Totem, and many more.