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Digital Subscriptions > Classic Pop > Aug 2019 > BELINDA CARLISLE GOLD / RUNAWAY HORSES (BOXSET EDITION)

BELINDA CARLISLE GOLD / RUNAWAY HORSES (BOXSET EDITION)

THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF BELINDA CARLISLE’S

★★★★

SINGLES JOINS AN EXCELLENT OVERHAUL OF HER 1989 CLASSIC ALBUM

DEMON

Sheila Rock

If you’re reading this, you may well already own a Belinda Carlisle compilation. There have been nine hits sets since The Best Of Belinda reached No.1 in 1992, which is impressive for a singer who has only released eight solo albums. Whether we really need a tenth is debatable; Demon’s most recent set, 2014’s The Collection, returned Carlisle to the Top 30 for the first time since 1999 (via another singles compilation, the gold-selling A Place On Earth: The Greatest Hits).

So you might think you’re already covered, but you can’t argue with the thoroughness of Gold. Although the (inevitably gold-coloured) 2LP vinyl version only features a paltry 20 songs, the 3CD set is a mammoth 56-song affair, including a new tender cover of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now. In amongst the expected Heaven Is A Place On Earth and Circle In The Sand, damn right you’re also going to find the 7” mix of Big Scary Animal and Carlisle’s interest in Kundalini yoga chants on Humee Hum Brahm Hum.

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This month, we have a world exclusive with Adam Ant as he prepares for a full-album tour of his experimental solo debut Friend Or Foe. It’s a must-read interview packed full of surprises. The pop mavericks keep on coming elsewhere, too – our classic album is The KLF’s seminal LP, The White Room, and we catch up with the inimitable Wendy James as she unveils new double album Queen High Straight. We meet the people behind Pet Shop Boys’ dazzling new stage show Musik, a return to the world of Billie Trix; playwright Jonathan Harvey and star Frances Barber fill us in on what to expect. Peter Hook tells us the story behind Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures – 40 years on, the band’s debut is still a work of staggering genius. In our album-by-album feature, we take an in-depth look at the recording career of Eurythmics and we meet Will Young to find out how he’s beaten his anxiety issues to create new studio album, Lexicon. Legendary producer Stephen Street talks us through his life in vinyl and we take a peek inside a new book on Soft Cell to uncover unseen photos of the synth-pop duo. Our packed new album reviews section includes Gary Daly, Shura, Friendly Fires, Mabel and more. On the reissues front, we serve up a selection including The Lightning Seeds, Belinda Carlisle, Big Country and Bonnie Tyler. In our live reviews section, we round up our Glastonbury Festival best bits plus check out gigs by Spice Girls, Elton John, Tears For Fears, Pink and more.