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Classic Pop

November-December 2020

Classic Pop magazine is the ultimate celebration of great pop and chart music with star interviews, features, news and reviews. From pop to electronic and new wave, dance and indie – it's all here…

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It won’t escape your attention this issue that we’re positively overflowing with boxset-related goodies. Of course, that’s partly due to the fact that Christmas is coming – oh yes it is! – and record labels have finally caught up with a backlog of releases after the industry’s Covid-related hiatus. But it’s also testament to the number of 80s artists with a wealth of great unheard material that has remained hitherto untapped. This unreleased work can often provide an intriguing alternative narrative that changes the face of the accepted story behind the genesis of a classic album. I’ve only just made my way through Prince’s astonishing Sign O’ The Times box and already we have expanded versions of Tears For Fears’ The Seeds Of Love and New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies…

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our contributors

Best known for editing Teletext’s music pages Planet Sound in the 2000s, John Earls has also written about pop for the Sunday People, News Of The World, Daily Star and NME. This month, John bosses our reissues section and also meets two iconic bands for in-depth interviews, Tears For Fears and New Order. Steve O’Brien is a music, film and TV journalist who has written for SFX, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Digital Spy and Empire. He’s interviewed, in his career, everyone from Angelina Jolie and Adam Yauch to Mike Read. In this issue of Classic Pop he talks to Tony James and Neal X from cartoon controversialists Sigue Sigue Sputnik about their time making headlines. Wyndham Wallace is formerly a publicist, label representative and artist manager who has written for Uncut…

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kylie’s appliance of science for new lockdown album

Even in the throes of her acclaimed country album, Kylie Minogue was staring longingly at the glitterball. Launching her 2018 Golden arena tour the Aussie star let slip, “I feel a bit of disco coming on next.” She wasn’t kidding, two years – plus a global pandemic – later Kylie has delivered Disco, an album celebrating dance music’s connectivity at a time when fans can’t get within two metres of each other. Classic Pop got the lowdown on its genesis from two key contributors Skylar Adams and Teemu Brunila. “Sensual disco,” is how Teemu describes the LP. “There’s different eras of dance music, not just golden-era disco, also 80s, bittersweet moments but it’s always deeply musical. These are real songs, it’s not just for the club.” Kylie might be the consummate pop…

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One of the more enigmatic acts to make a singular fleeting appearance on the UK singles chart, Hi-Gloss followed a growing hit-making recipe which consisted of putting a name to a team of writers and musicians for whom anonymity was the point. Almost 40 years have passed since You’ll Never Know, a jazz-flecked soul number so shiny you could apply make-up in it, threatened the UK Top 10, peaking just outside after a steady, impressive eight-week climb up the charts. Beloved ever since of mellow compilations and radio stations aimed at the horizontal, it nevertheless remains contentedly saddled with mystery. It was co-written by Phil Hurtt and Giuliano Salerni, who gathered a team of session players to produce something mid-tempo enough to induce movement, but smooth enough to allow strangers to…

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smith’s weird year bears fruit

While we continue to wait for those new albums from The Cure, Robert Smith has been recording a solo LP. The frontman revealed his plans while updating fans on The Cure’s pandemic year. “I feel really sorry for the people who had plans this year, it’s been a disaster,” he said. “From my own perspective, it’s great that we got so much done last year. This year has just been – just not a year – it’s just been completely weird. “Our whole idea for 2020 was really finishing off the album we started last year, me completing the solo album and also, digitising decades of stuff in order to make a film with Tim Pope about the history of the band. So it’s actually benefited me because there have been…