The worldwide event Classic Album Sundays has grown into a worldwide destination for those who wish to gather together to listen to and discuss the some of the greatest music ever made.
It's once again time to appreciate an audio work of art. This month's focus is on former Fugees member Lauryn Hill, whose 1998 album The Midseducation of Lauryn Hill has become a critical and commerical classic. (Read Sam Willet's excellent retrospective on the artist and the album.)
The Chicago branch of CAS will gather again at Saturday Audio Exchange (1021 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657) this Sunday, April 30th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to spin the record on super hi-fi equipment. The evening's schedule of events is as follows:
5:30pm-6:30pm: Sam will play a musical leadup playlist of artists that inspired or have been inspired by Ms. Lauryn Hill, including Erykah Badu, Aaliyah, D'Angleo, Bob Marley, and Wu-Tang Clan. Free lemonade and Dark Matter Coffee coffee is available to attendees (it's also BYOB).
6:35 pm: Sam gives a brief presentation on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, detailing its recording process and lyrical content, detailing its recording process and lyrical content.
6:45 pm: The needle drops on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Special guests Kathleen Rooney and Eric Plattner of Poems While You Wait will also be in attendance, writing poems for everyone at CAS!
Tickets to the event are $5 and can be purchased at the CAS Chicago EventBrite page.