Love this movement, the good people at CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAY’s have been presenting unique full album listening sessions around the world. In Sydney, the next installment will featuring a very special session showcasing one of the albums that really shaped us at Soul of Sydney, the unmistakable masterpiece that is Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’.
Join the movement next Sunday August 27 at World Bar Kings Cross.
Classic Album Sundays Sydney presents Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall + Afterparty feat. Kali (Picnic).
The World Bar, Kings Cross (in the Bordello room) / 5pm – midnight / Tickets $15 from Resident Advisor ($5 on the door for afterparty only)
CAS Sydney brings you something extra in August to beat those end-of-winter blues! We’re very excited to present a special two-for-one party this month: a vinyl listening session featuring Michael Jackson’s 1979 beloved breakthrough album Off the Wall, followed by a bonus afterparty with guest DJ Kali, as we burn this disco out!
The evening will begin at 5pm in the Bordello Room at The World Bar with our usual CAS vibe featuring drinks and an immersive presentation of Off the Wall. The lush, Quincy Jones-produced masterpiece of disco, funk, rock and pop will no doubt sound amazing on our hi-fi audio system. Then, after the album is done playing, we’ll clear away the tables and chairs, and our Get on the Floor afterparty runs from 7:30 to midnight, featuring local legend Kali from Picnic Touring & Events on the decks for a special two-hour set of disco and other funky business, along with CAS residents J.P. and Jim. We wanna rock with you and we won’t stop ’til we get enough!
Advanced tickets for both album playback and afterparty are $15 at Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?998886
For afterparty only, tickets are $5 on the door after 7:30pm.
Hosts: J.P. Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Carolina De La Piedra (The Heat), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)
Audio menu for album playback:
– Turntables: Roksan Radius 5
– Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Blue
– Amp: Roksan K3 (http://www.whathifi.com/roksan/k3/review)
– Speakers: Klipsch Heresy + Klipsch R10SW subwoofer
About Off the Wall:
Released in 1979, Off the Wall was Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album, and the breakthrough that established him as a solo artist. He would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade.
Off the Wall is a landmark record that has disco firmly at its roots – but dance music is by no means its only focus. Working with Quincy Jones, Jackson embraced his newly found creative freedom as a solo artist and departed from his more traditional Motown sound, creating an album that also included soul, pop, soft rock and funk influences. Alongside Jones, the album also featured the talents of some of the finest songwriters and musicians of the era, including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Rod Temperton.
Read more about the Album of the Month at the CAS homepage:
What is 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.
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/