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GODFATHERS of POP

Born in Canada but brought up in Scotland, guitarist Bruce Watson formed Big Country with vocalist and lead guitarist Stuart Adamson in 1981. With an engineered guitar sound that often resembled bagpipes, the group found nationwide fame with hits including Fields Of Fire (400 Miles), In A Big Country, Chance, Wonderland and Look Away. Following Adamson’s death in 2001, Big Country reformed to mark the band’s 25th anniversary in 2007. They released an acclaimed album, The Journey, in 2013, and continue to tour extensively, with Watson’s son Jamie now in the line-up.

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In the new issue of Classic Pop magazine we catch up with Johnny Marr to hear about the former Smiths and Electronic star’s superb new solo album Call The Comet. Tom Bailey tells us why he's returning to pop with a new album after years exploring dub and world music – remarkably it’s the former Thompson Twin frontman’s first solo LP. Also making a much-anticipated comeback is Swing Out Sister – Classic Pop talks to 80s icon Corinne Drewery and other half Andy Connell as they break what is effectively a decade of studio silence with Almost Persuaded. Elsewhere, we tell the story of the legendary Factory Records label and serve up a buyer’s guide to the work of Blondie and Debbie Harry. The ever-industrious Neil Arthur tells us about his new project Near Future and gives us details of a new Blancmange album plus we also catch up with Jaki Graham for the inside story on her diverse new album When A Woman Loves. New albums from Tom Bailey, Erasure, Years & Years and Let’s Eat Grandma get the once-over alongside reissues by David Bowie, The Cure, Public Image Limited and George Michael. We also jostle our way to the front to review live shows including Beck, Echo & The Bunnymen and Blossoms. Enjoy the issue!

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