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Join us at 5 pm for the musical lead-up which will include selections from collaborators The Time and Sheila E and inspirations like James Brown and Santana. We will then relay the story behind the album including how some of his black friends felt left behind as he took a more pop and psychedelic approach when making "Purple Rain".
At 7 pm the lights go down, the volume goes up and we play the album from beginning to end on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi. The audio menu will be an all British hi-fi including a Rega Apheta MC Cartridge, a Rega P9 Turntable, a Linn Klimax DSM with an Analogue Preamp, Linn Klimax Solo Power Amps and Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond Loudspeakers. The Hanbury are kindly offering two-for-one pizzas from their brick oven to CAS attendees.
Doors close at 6:45 or when we reach full capacity but we suggest you get there as early as possible to enjoy the entire experience. Listening guidelines apply.
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Classic Album Sundays
Classic Album Sundays allows the listener to truly immerse themselves in one of their favourite albums or an album they have never heard before. Music fans hear the story behind the album as well as musical influences and contemporaries before hearing the entire album unintertupted on vinyl on our audiophile hi-fi.