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MORRISSEY ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON

ALWAYS LACONIC AND SOMETIMES IRONIC, THE ANTI-MONARCHY MORRISSEY RULES ALEXANDRA PALACE AS HE LETS THE MUSIC DO THE TALKING FOR ONCE

9 MARCH

Naomi Dryden-Smith

It’s hard to know if Morrissey courts controversy or whether it courts him, but thankfully last year’s resurgent Low In High School album effectively erases memories of his ill-advised novel List Of The Lost. If tonight’s skinheads, suedeheads and mods are an indicator, Morrissey continues to provoke the sort of loyalty more associated with football teams than a man who once made National Health glasses cool.

The mariachi-laced opening cover of Elvis’ You’ll Be Gone sets his stall out, as he croons ever closer to one of his idols. In open shirt and terribly cut jeans, he’s half pugilist, half harried father.

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In the new Classic Pop we celebrate 30 years of Kylie Minogue – from the PWL early days through to the iconic noughties classics and her new No.1 album, Golden. We also take an in-depth look at Kylie’s Fever for our Classic Album feature. As a special treat for Kylie fans, we have an exclusive limited edition special fan pack issue of the magazine available with four fantastic A4 glossy art cards of the star. Subscribers will receive an exclusive version of the issue with a collectable cover. Elsewhere, we are granted a rare audience with Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, we serve up our Top 15 sophisti-pop albums of all time and Prefab Sprout feature in The Lowdown. We chat to Kim Appleby about her new TV show and the prospect of new music; Sophie Ellis-Bextor talks to us about her new album of orchestral reworkings of her back catalogue and Daphne & Celeste return to the pop fray. Our album reviews section features Sting and Shaggy, CHVRCHES and Alison Moyet. This month’s reissues section includes John Foxx, The Human League and Brian Eno. On the live front, we check out gigs by Erasure, Morrissey, Paul Weller and Lloyd Cole.