CAS Stafford presents Marvin Gaye 'What's Going On'
OVER FOUR DECADES SINCE ITS RELEASE, MARVIN GAYE’S “WHAT’S GOING ON” CONTINUES TO HAVE RESONANCE MUSICALLY, LYRICALLY AND, FOR MANY, SPIRITUALLY. THE ALBUM ‘S THEMES OF INFLATION, WAR, ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, OVERPOPULATION, PROTEST AND SOCIAL UPHEAVAL ARE NOT ONLY RELEVANT BUT ARE PREVALENT IN TODAY’S SOCIETY.
MUSICALLY THE ALBUM TRANSCENDS TIME AND SPACE, AS FOR THE DURATION OF ITS 36 MINUTES, WE ARE TRANSPORTED BOTH OUTSIDE OURSELVES AND EVENTUALLY DEEP WITHIN. THE UNIVERSAL BECOMES PERSONAL.
‘WHAT’S GOING ON’ IS NOW CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CLASSIC ALBUMS OF ALL TIME. PROOF OF THIS IS THAT MANY PEOPLE CAN SING ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE ALBUM WITHOUT EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT. HOWEVER, AS IN THE CREATION MOST MASTERPIECES, THE ROAD TO ITS REALISATION WAS QUITE ROCKY.
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.
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