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POP ART

IN A CAREER THAT STRETCHES MORE THAN 40 YEARS, DESIGNER BILL SMITH HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF POP’S MIGHTIEST ACTS AND CREATED SOME OF MUSIC’S MOST RECOGNISABLE ALBUM COVERS. HERE, HE TALKS CLASSIC POP THROUGH HIS FAVOURITE COVER ART AND WHY HE’S WARY OF HAVING A ‘STYLE’…
Bill Smith designed five album covers and 17 single sleeves for The Jam, even creating their iconic graffitied logo

“I WAS, AND STILL AM, WARY OF CREATING A ‘STYLE’ AS IT COULD SEEM THAT THE STYLE BELONGS TO THE DESIGNER RATHER THAN THE BAND” BILL SMITH

The cover of The Cure’s debut album, Three Imaginary Boys was inspired by the installation art of artists such as Jeff Koons and Christo Javacheff. The album cover was put out without singer Robert Smith’s consent.

Bill Smith knew, from the age of 15, that he wanted to design record sleeves. After embarking on a foundation course at the Maidstone College Of Art, he moved to the London College Of Printing for his degree. However, anxious to get real-world experience, he left in his second year to work at a media design company and then, in 1976, found himself in his dream job of Art Director at Polydor Records…

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Issue 50 of Classic Pop is on sale now! For our 50th issue, we had to come up with something very special – and we certainly have… our cover stars this month are The Specials, hot on the heels of the release of their superb chart-topping album, Encore. Our must-read interview with the band delves into their remarkable comeback and the story behind their superb new record. We also catch up with the iconic Gloria Estefan who tells us how she brought Latin grooves to the world and Bonnie Tyler talks us through her new studio album, which features a hotly-anticipated duet with Sir Rod Stewart. 30 years on, we celebrate New Order’s Technique in our latest Classic Album feature and we also serve up a buyer’s guide to the blue-eyed soul of Simply Red. As Wet Wet Wet face the future without Marti Pellow, we meet the band as they embark on a fresh chapter with new frontman, The Voice winner Kevin Simm. Our packed new album reviews section features the wonderful return of Chaka Khan plus Dido, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Paul Weller. On the reissues front, we check out a must-have 10-CD Heaven 17 boxset plus re-releases from David Bowie, Sparks, Erasure and more. In our live reviews section, we elbow our way down to the front for Gary Numan and Echo & The Bunnymen at the Rockaway Beach Festival plus gigs by Chrvches and The Christians. Enjoy the issue!