A Whiter Shade of White
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy is the founder of Classic Album Sundays, a global event series and a multi-media content platform that tells the stories behind the albums that have shaped our culture and our lives.It is the world's most popular and respected audiophile classic album listening event, and the Haarlem Vinyl Festival is honoured to be hosting this iconic event.
The White Album is one of the most enigmatic and talked about Beatles LPs, their ninth release and the only double album the band ever recorded. Originally titled The Beatles, it became popularly known as The White Album due to its minimalist white cover.
Colleen and her special guest Ken Scott will explore stories behind the creation of the album including anecdotes from the studio. They'll be going deep about the social context around the LP's release, the morass of pseudo-spirituality the band had gotten embroiled in at the time of its recording, and the growing interpersonal tensions in the band and how they were channeled into musical positivity. The chat is followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback of the entire album on our audiophile sound system so that fans can experience the album in a way they never have before. The evening will conclude with a Q&A in which attendees will have the opportunity to ask their own questions.
Murphy is a passionate and inspiring figure who started Classic Album Sundays in 2010 to challenge the way we listen to music in the 21st century. Ken Scott is a studio wizard whose engineering and production credits include Elton John, Pink Floyd, Procol Harum, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Duran Duran, the Jeff Beck Group, Supertramp, and many more.
Location: Phil, Warmerdamzaal
This session is accessible for Vinyl Culture and Weekend Pass ticket holders, available here.