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Eighties heroes soar for Eddie

We can get ready for an Eighties supergroup thanks to Gary Barlow. The Take That man is curating the soundtrack to a new movie, Eddie The Eagle, and he has reportedly been talking to Alison Moyet, OMD, ABC, Ultravox, Howard Jones and Spandau Ballet about contributing music both new and old for the project, which is based (roughly) on the story of the endearingly ropey ski jumper who represented Britain during the Eighties. Producer Matthew Vaughn revealed, “Gary has a lot of tricks up his sleeve. He knows a lot of the participants and has a great knowledge of the music of the Eighties.”

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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.