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Classic Pop Magazine Mar/ Apr 2021 Back Issue

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Classic Pop is the must-read magazine for anyone passionate about the pop genres that drive modern culture. Celebrate both the new and the old stars of the classic pop music world, with your very own Classic Pop digital magazine.

In each issue, Classic Pop has in-depth exclusive interviews with the world's most significant musicians. It covers key genres from the 70s, 80s and 90s such as new wave, New Romantic, Ska, indie and of course, the megastars of the 90s.

In the comprehensive music review section, you can stay up-to-date on all the latest and new artists that have a touch of retro about them - you’ll always have something fresh to listen to!

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Classic Pop  |  Mar/ Apr 2021  

As Japan’s seminal Quiet Life finally receives the deluxe reissue treatment, in the latest Classic Pop we examine the landmark record with help from the band. We also meet former Japan member Richard Barbieri who discusses his lockdown-inspired new solo album, Under A Spell.

Elsewhere, we’re granted a rare audience with Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside who reflects on the sophisti-pop outfit’s stately history, his rap obsession and new-found love of playing live.

We have a must-read interview with Del Amitri who take us inside their first new studio album in 19 years, Fatal Mistakes, and Run-DMC’s Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels reveals the formative influences behind the iconic hip-hop group.

Madonna’s Like A Virgin is our Classic Album and we talk to Bonnie Tyler as she returns with her 80s-centric latest studio LP, The Best Is Yet To Come.

We also delve into the back catalogue of Adam Ant in our Album By Album feature, predict the musical highlights that 2021 has in store, count down our favourite 80s instrumentals and meet the newly-reformed duo Boy Meets Girl.

In our expanded reviews section we have new releases including Steven Wilson, Sananda Maitreya, Gabrielle and The The while our bumper reissues coverage features Japan, The Selecter, Level 42, Classix Nouveaux, Fashion, Talking Heads and much more.

First launched in October 2012, Classic Pop is a monthly British music magazine, that celebrates the most influential pop music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

In each issue, Classic Pop dedicates a minimum of five pages to the creation, influence and history of one of the most significant albums from the pop genre. From Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ to ‘Fantastic’ by Wham! or Primal Scream’s outstanding ‘Screamadelica’, Classic Pop magazine covers all of your favourite pop music classics.

As well as it’s regular monthly editions, Classic Pop has released a number of special one-off issues that celebrate the most influential, classic pop icons such as Michael Jackson, ABBA, Elton John, Prince, Madonna, David Bowie and Paul McCartney.

A Classic Pop digital magazine subscription is a must-have for anyone interested in the 70s, 80s and 90s pop music. Each issue is packed with fantastic features - with your subscription you’ll receive:

  • Access to exclusive A-list artist interviews
  • News on the very latest happenings in music
  • Backstage access to the ‘Classic Album’ feature
  • ‘Godfathers of Pop’ feature
  • ‘The Lowdown’ feature - the comprehensive review of classic bands and artists
  • ‘Pop Art’ feature - a tribute to the best artwork in music
  • Review section that highlights the very best new releases, reissues and vinyl
  • ‘Lost & Found’ section - albums or singles that have seemingly been forgotten



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Classic Pop

I love the interviews and album reviews. I've found that this is a great way to relive some great times and learn new things about my favourite artists too. Reviewed January 31, 2021

Classic Pop

If you love the 80's and like to know what artists are currently up to then this is a must read.... Reviewed August 26, 2020

Classic Pop

Fantastic magazine. Smash Hits for grown-ups! Reviewed March 26, 2020



Classic Pop

Great articles - well written, nice mix of classics and new music of interest. Mix of in-depth features and short, newsy updates. Reviewed February 27, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop Mar/ Apr 2021.

WELCOME The influence of Giorgio Moroder crops up again and again in the pages of Classic Pop. You won’t need reminding he’s the producer who shaped the sound of disco via his collaborations with Donn...
POP UP © Jamie Nelson Nutty Boys influence on Stefani’s comeback album Gwen Stefani is citing the influence of Madness on her comeback solo album. The No Doubt star has revisited their music along...
MORCHEEBA REVEAL THE FRUITS OF THEIR LOCKDOWN LABOURS © Michelle Hayward Trip-hop veterans Morcheeba have put last year’s lockdown to good use by recording a new studio album, their first since 2018’s Blaze Away. Released on 14 May, Blackest B...
GARY KEMP COMPLETES SECOND SOLO LP Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp has revealed that he’s finally finished work on the long-awaited follow-up to his 90s solo album Little Bruises. The Spandau songwriter was appearing on one of Tim B...
VOYAGE VOYAGE DESIRELESS Seldom does a track sung entirely in another language make a great impact on the UK charts but French dance-pop act Desireless provided a glorious, ecstatic exception. Voyage Voyage...
PET SHOP BOYS RELIVE ROCKING RIO GIG A significant moment in Pet Shop Boys’ history is being made available to fans again. Discovery: Live In Rio 1994 arrives for the first time as a DVD and 2CD set on 30 April documenting...