Knights of the Round (Turn)Table

What is Knights of the Round (Turn)Table?


This new program is modeled after our Literary Society book club. Each month we choose a different historically significant album (covering all genres), listen to both sides, and discuss it.


The rules are simple. Turn off your cell phones and concentrate. Listen to every song on the album and experience them as the artist and producer intended. Knights of the Round (Turn)Table treat our best-loved records like great symphonies.


Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Discussion led by Derik Larson



Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30pm

Ambitous Ales

4019 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach CA


“‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ was an expression of political, philosophical, humanitarian empathy that was desperate to get out,” Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters states at the start of the “Classic Albums” retrospective dedicated to the record. Revered as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, “Dark Side” — which tackles weighty themes of greed, conflict, religion, mortality and mental illness — was first released in the U.S. exactly 40 years ago on March 17, 1973.


Despite only reaching the No. 1 spot for one solitary week, the album continues to hold the record for the most weeks charted on the Billboard 200 (over 800 weeks!) and was a constant feature on the Billboard 200 from its initial release until 1988 – returning to the chart in late 2009 after Billboard revised its chart eligibility rules regarding older releases. It is estimated to have sold over 45 million copies worldwide, while its artistic legacy is arguably even greater.


3/16/2013 by  of Billboard
Damn the Torpedoes

Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


Discussion led by Derik Larson


July 2019

synchronicity album

Synchronicity by The Police


Discussion led by Derik Larson


June 2019


Tapestry by Carole King


Discussion led by Derik Larson


May 2019


Joshua Tree by U2


Discussion led by Derik Larson


April 2019


Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin


Discussion led by Derik Larson


March 2019


Harvest by Neil Young


Discussion led by Derik Larson


February 2019

Born To Run

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen


Discussion led by Derik Larson


January 2019

Sgt Peppers Album Cover

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles


Discussion led by Derik Larson


November 2018

Purple Rain album cover

Purple Rain by Prince & The New Revolution


Discussion led by Derik Larson


October 2018


The Doors by The Doors


Discussion led by Derik Larson


September 2018

Ziggy album cover

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie


Discussion led by Derik Larson


August 2018


Rumours by Fleetwood Mac


Discussion led by Derik Larson


July 2018

pet sounds

Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys


Discussion led by Chris Schlarb


June 2018