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LONG LIVE VINYL

FROM THE ART POP OF SPARKS AND SYNTH-ROCK OF THE KILLERS TO THE CLASSICISM OF DIRE STRAITS AND LENNY KRAVITZ, VIA A BUMPER ROLLING STONES BOXSET AND EURYTHMICS CLASSICS, WE RUN OUR CRITICAL EYE OVER THE LATEST VINYL RELEASES…

REISSUES AND BEYOND

THE FALL – BEST OF THE FALL AND MARK E SMITH

Attempting to assemble a Best of album for the contrary, wilful Fall is like trying to juggle custard: which barbed essay of sprung rhythms and surrealist snug-bar logic was better than any other? For this live album, cut-and-pasted from a Blackburn gig in 2002, the compilers have simply chosen the best-selling singles, virtually all of which date from the mid-to-late 80s, when Brix Smith introduced pop suss and songwriting discipline to the band: Telephone Thing, Hey! Luciani, Hit The North, Mr Pharmacist and the covers There’s A Ghost In My House and Victoria. It’s a handy catch-all for casual Fall fans – the only problem being that The Fall didn’t really have casual fans.

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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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