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WELCOME TO CLASSIC POP

IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. WONDERFULLY ODD IN THAT, NO MATTER WHAT THE SONG OR WHO’S SINGING IT, IF IT’S RELEASED AT YEAR’S END IT AUTOMATICALLY BECOMES ‘A CHRISTMAS SONG’. IN LATE 1989, THE THE WERE AT THE HEIGHT OF THEIR MIND BOMB ERA AND RELEASED ARMAGEDDON DAYS ARE HERE (AGAIN) AS A DARK PREMONITION OF THE ARAB SPRING. BUT, FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THE RELEASE DATE, MATT JOHNSON WOULD ALWAYS REFER TO IT ON STAGE, WITH A KNOWING WINK, AS “OUR CHRISTMAS SINGLE…”

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The results are in! The latest issue features the Classic Pop 'Top 100 Albums of the Eighties' - as decided by our readers - including the classics of the decade, some cult favourites and a few wildcards to boot. PLUS! We give the Classic Pop verdict on David Bowie's new album 'Blackstar'… Elsewhere in the issue we investigate the classic pop of Christmas, delve into Sparks' weird and wonderful back catalogue, survey Simple Mind's classic album 'Once Upon A Time' and take a closer look at the leftfield sleeve art of John Foxx. Interviews include Visage's Steve Barnacle, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Susanna Hoffs, McAlmont & Butler and modern synthpop duo Hurts.