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Classic Pop Magazine Sep 2017 Back Issue

English 86 Reviews   •  English   •   Music (Pop) Only $8.49
This issue’s cover star is the remarkable Belinda Carlisle. We meet the iconic singer to look back on her punkish beginnings with The Go-Go’s, mark the 30th anniversary of her classic Heaven on Earth LP and chat about her first new album in 10 years, Wilder Shores.

Classic Pop also catches up with two iconic synth-pop bands – OMD tell us about their new record The Punishment of Luxury and a near-death experience plus we’re granted a very rare audience with the original Blancmange duo Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe.

The kings of quirky pop Sparks return with new long-player Hippopotamus – they’re on wonderful form once again in our extensive interview – and we also meet legendary producer John Leckie.

We take a look back at the career of INXS in our Lowdown feature and Michael Jackson’s Bad is this issue’s Classic Album.

Our packed reviews section includes the aforementioned new albums from OMD and Sparks plus Gary Numan and a superb comeback from LCD Soundsystem. We’ve also returned from the frontline to bring you gig reports for U2, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan and many more…
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Classic Pop

Sep 2017 This issue’s cover star is the remarkable Belinda Carlisle. We meet the iconic singer to look back on her punkish beginnings with The Go-Go’s, mark the 30th anniversary of her classic Heaven on Earth LP and chat about her first new album in 10 years, Wilder Shores. Classic Pop also catches up with two iconic synth-pop bands – OMD tell us about their new record The Punishment of Luxury and a near-death experience plus we’re granted a very rare audience with the original Blancmange duo Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe. The kings of quirky pop Sparks return with new long-player Hippopotamus – they’re on wonderful form once again in our extensive interview – and we also meet legendary producer John Leckie. We take a look back at the career of INXS in our Lowdown feature and Michael Jackson’s Bad is this issue’s Classic Album. Our packed reviews section includes the aforementioned new albums from OMD and Sparks plus Gary Numan and a superb comeback from LCD Soundsystem. We’ve also returned from the frontline to bring you gig reports for U2, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan and many more…


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This issue’s cover star is the remarkable Belinda Carlisle. We meet the iconic singer to look back on her punkish beginnings with The Go-Go’s, mark the 30th anniversary of her classic Heaven on Earth LP and chat about her first new album in 10 years, Wilder Shores.

Classic Pop also catches up with two iconic synth-pop bands – OMD tell us about their new record The Punishment of Luxury and a near-death experience plus we’re granted a very rare audience with the original Blancmange duo Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe.

The kings of quirky pop Sparks return with new long-player Hippopotamus – they’re on wonderful form once again in our extensive interview – and we also meet legendary producer John Leckie.

We take a look back at the career of INXS in our Lowdown feature and Michael Jackson’s Bad is this issue’s Classic Album.

Our packed reviews section includes the aforementioned new albums from OMD and Sparks plus Gary Numan and a superb comeback from LCD Soundsystem. We’ve also returned from the frontline to bring you gig reports for U2, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan and many more…
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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
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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
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Fantastic magazine. Smash Hits for grown-ups! Reviewed March 26, 2020

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THIS IS A GREAT MAGAZINE IT HAS AN ALBUM REVIEW SECTION WHICH IS GOOD AS WELL AS THIS IT HAS LOTS OF IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS ABOUT MOST POP & 1980S BANDS GREAT READ THANK YOU. Reviewed March 26, 2020
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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
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