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THIS MONTH IN POP

September 1985

Hounds Of Love, the fifth album by Kate Bush, enters the albums chart at No.1. La Bush’s fourth album, The Dreaming, had proved too wilfully self-indulgent to reach a mass audience. Three years in the making, Hounds Of Love was no less experimental, but Bush took pains to ensure that standout tracks such as Cloudbusting, Hounds Of Love and Running Up That Hill boasted glossy production values and irresistible melodic hooks, which provided her with three Top 20 singles. Bush has said that after The Dreaming, she found herself, “In a kind of limbo. It took me four or five months to even be able to write again.”

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In the latest issue of Classic Pop we have a world exclusive interview with Duran Duran who reveal all about their forthcoming new studio album and the iconic show they played for NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. A candid Gary Numan talks to us about his 40 years as a ground-breaking icon of electronic music and Kim Wilde explains why it’s taken her 38 years to release her first live album, plus we also chat to Metronomy’s Joe Mount about his band’s ambitious new studio LP.

For our latest album-by-album feature we examine the amazing back catalogue of Blur and we also look back at the technology that drove the electro revolution with the help of members of the Human League and Landscape. 

Our classic album is Prince’s Sign O’ The Times and we also meet his collaborator Cat Glover to hear about her recollections of the project.

Our packed new album reviews section includes Charli XCX, Kim Wilde, Bon Iver, Keane, Chrissie Hynde, The Brand New Heavies and more. On the reissues front, we serve up a selection including Prefab Sprout, Goldfrapp, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Somerville, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes. In our live reviews section, we check out shows by New Order, kd lang, Stevie Wonder, Jenny Lewis and more.

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