January’s Record Club: FLEETWOOD MAC’S RUMOURS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 9th January for the first of our new ‘Classic Album‘ sessions, playing Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours on vinyl and in full.

Released in 1977, it went on to become one of the biggest-selling albums of all time and has been an almost permanent fixture of ‘best albums’ lists ever since. We’ll briefly explore the band’s origins in the British blues boom of the late 1960s, their ever-changing lineup and the making of the album, before we play it in full.

Doors open at 8pm and the music kicks off at 8.30pm.


FLEETWOOD MAC’S RUMOURS
Thursday 9th January 2020
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


And here’s a heads-up about February’s session, when you’ll get the chance to play one record, and one record only – the song that was number 1 in the UK singles chart on the day you were born!

Find out what it was here officialcharts.com/archive/ and if you were born before November 1952, we’ll use this chart instead popmusichistory.co.uk/sheet-music.

It doesn’t matter if it’s from the original single, a reissue, on an LP or compilation, so long as it’s on vinyl.

If you need any help tracking down a copy of the song to play, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

It’ll be a lot of fun, so we hope you can join us.

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NOVEMBER’S RECORD CLUB: A History of Strawberry Recording Studios… in 10 Records – with Dr Peter Wadsworth

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On Thursday 14th November, we’ll be exploring the amazing legacy of Strawberry Recording Studios, the Stockport-based studio founded by the future members of 10cc in 1967 and which played host to musicians of all kinds – from Neil Sedaka, Bay City Rollers and Paul McCartney to Buzzcocks, Joy Divison, The Ramones and St Winifred’s School Choir! Not forgetting 10cc themselves.

To take us through that story, we’ll be welcoming Strawberry Studios historian Dr Peter Wadsworth to Glossop Record Club for ‘A History of Strawberry Recording Studios… In 10 Records‘.

Peter was the driving force behind the excellent Strawberry exhibition at Stockport Museum in 2017, and with his PhD in the legendary studio, there is no better person to take us through its illustrious past, from its humble beginnings above a record shop to producing international hits by a staggering variety of artists, to its closure in the early 1990s.

Doors open at 8pm and the talk will begin at 8.30pm. See you there!

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A HISTORY OF STRAWBERRY RECORDING STUDIOS… IN 10 RECORDS
Thursday 14th November
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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September’s Record Club: DOVES – Lost Souls

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Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 12th September to play one of the finest albums by a Manchester band on vinyl and in full.

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Lost Souls, the debut album by Doves, was released in 2000, after a decade that saw them put out a handful of dancefloor classics under the name Sub Sub, slowly morphing into Doves in the late 90s amidst a fire that destroyed their studio and the loss of their mentor, Rob Gretton.

Alongside the album, we’ll also be playing a few tracks from their time as Sub Sub, plus collaborations with Bernard Sumner, Jane Weaver and Badly Drawn Boy.

Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 8.30pm. See you there.


DOVES – Lost Souls
Thursday 12th September
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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July’s Record Club: USA 1969

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th July for USA 1969, when we’ll be going back exactly 50 year to explore from and inspired by America.

With the focus of our 1967 and 1968 sessions being primarily on UK music, this time we turn our attention to the USA, taking in tracks from the incendiary debuts by The Stooges and MC5 among others. From Detroit to Woodstock to Altamont, change was definitely in the air. We’ll also feature a few tracks by British artists under the influence of American soul, country and blues, who went so far as to record over there, resulting in some of their best work.

And it’s a Brit abroad that gives us our featured album  – Dusty Springfield’s ‘Dusty In Memphis’, recorded in Memphis and New York after signing to Atlantic Records in 1968. Surprisingly, the album saw no chart action in the UK, and only just scraped into the Billboard 100 in the USA. But, as with so many albums that flopped at the time, it’s reputation grew, and is now regarded as a classic, and Dusty’s definitive album.

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Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm. See you there!


USA 1969 – music from and inspired by America
Thursday 11th July
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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April’s Record Club: TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN

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We’re back on Thursday 11th April with Gavin Hogg at the helm to play what is considered to be one of the greatest albums of the 1980s on vinyl and in full – Talk Talk’s ‘Spirit Of Eden’ – along with a selection of cuts from their other albums. It’s a record we’ve wanted to play for quite some time, and following the recent death of the band’s vocalist and songwriter, Mark Hollis, we thought this would make a fitting tribute to a very distinctive and singular voice.

A year in the making, the album was released in 1988 to a rather muted response, but over time it’s reputation has grown and it’s now considered a classic, hugely influential on many bands and artists including Doves, Elbow and Wild Beasts among others.

Writing for The Guardian following Mark Hollis’s death, Jude Rogers described the album as a “long, meditative, immersive experience – extended journeys into the possibilities of ambient sound, influenced not by what surrounded their makers, but by the spaces between; of the improvised nature of jazz and modern classical composition, as well as strange, oblique poetry.” Read the full piece here. Also worth reading is this piece on The Quietus.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts 8.30pm. We hope to see you there.


TALK TALK’S SPIRIT OF EDEN
Thursday 11th April
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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February’s Record Club: THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 7th February (the first Thursday of the month for a change) for The Voices of Scott Walker.

From 1960s teen idol and 1970s MOR crooner to present day avant-garde explorer, we’ll be digging deep into 60 years of his music both solo and with The Walker Brothers, playing album tracks and b sides from across his career. Our full album will be Scott 4 from 1969, a flop at the time, but now considered a classic. And all on vinyl, of course! See you there.


THE VOICES OF SCOTT WALKER
Thursday 7th February
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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January’s Record Club: BUZZCOCKS

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We’re back for our first session of 2019 on Thursday 10th January with an all-vinyl doff of the cap to recently departed punk-pop genius Pete Shelley, founder of Buzzcocks, solo artist and a hugely influential figure in the history of punk.

Our main album will be Buzzcocks’ Singles Going Steady, which brings together the band’s first eight singles complete with B sides – an unparalleled run of perfect pop songs originally released between 1977 and 1979. We’ll have a handful of other tracks along the way too, including Buzzcocks’ self-released debut ep, Spiral Scratch, which set the template for punk’s DIY ethos. Plus, writer David Nolan makes a return visit to Glossop Record Club to talk about Pete Shelley’s influence and legacy.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club, Thursday 10th January. Doors 8pm, music starts 8.30pm and the usual record club listening rules apply – phones off, ears open and no talking while the music plays. See you there!


BUZZCOCKS
Thursday 10th January, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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