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Bowie’s birthday star

Three years after his shock return with Where Are We Now?, pop’s greatest enigma has confirmed he will release Blackstar on 8th January 2016, the day he turns 69. The seven-track follow-up to The Next Day was recorded at The Magic Shop in New York with producer Tony Visconti and a new cast of musicians. The striking artwork comes courtesy of Jonathan Barnbrook; a simple black star design floats on a white background, with further fragmented star elements spelling out Bowie’s name below it.

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The results are in! The latest issue features the Classic Pop 'Top 100 Albums of the Eighties' - as decided by our readers - including the classics of the decade, some cult favourites and a few wildcards to boot. PLUS! We give the Classic Pop verdict on David Bowie's new album 'Blackstar'… Elsewhere in the issue we investigate the classic pop of Christmas, delve into Sparks' weird and wonderful back catalogue, survey Simple Mind's classic album 'Once Upon A Time' and take a closer look at the leftfield sleeve art of John Foxx. Interviews include Visage's Steve Barnacle, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze, Susanna Hoffs, McAlmont & Butler and modern synthpop duo Hurts.