Lost & Found: Soul Mining by The The


When the musical history books are written, The The – Matt Johnson’s arthouse indie group – will largely be remembered for the album that introduced them to the masses, 1986 opus Infected. However, it’s that album’s predecessor, the band’s 1983 debut Soul Mining, that stands up to repeated listening. There’s a freshness and delicacy to [...]

Flight Facilities Unveil Kylie Minogue as Surprise Feature on Forthcoming Debut Album “Down to Earth”

Watch the “Crave You” Kylie Minogue video HERE “DOWN TO EARTH” RELEASES OCTOBER 27TH After surprising everyone with the announcement of their forthcoming debut album “Down To Earth” in August, Flight Facilities today officially unveil the biggest surprise of all; a feature on the album by Kylie Minogue. The production pair has enlisted the icon for an acappella reprise of debut [...]

Tears For Fears – ‘Songs From The Big Chairs

Tears for Fears biggest selling album Songs from The Big Chair will be released in its most spectacular format on 10 November 2014 via Universal Music. The album, which spawned classic songs ‘Everybody Wants To Rule the World’, ‘Mother’s Talk’, ‘Shout’ and ‘Head over Heels’, will be available in five formats including a six-disc deluxe [...]

Sounds of the 80′s – Unique and Original Covers

Contemporary artists covering classic 80′s hits include Sam Smith Ed Sheeran, London Grammar, Kaiser Chiefs, Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs. Only available on this album. 13 October 2014 – Radio 2 and Warner Music today announce a brand new album, ‘Sounds of the 80s’, a unique collection celebrating music’s biggest, diverse and flamboyant decade recorded [...]

Seconds Again For Moyet

Alison Moyet releases live album Minutes And Seconds Live on November 10… Recorded on the tour which accompanied 2013’s acclaimed album The Minutes, it was mixed by Moyet’s bandmembers, guitarist Sean McGhee and keyboardist John Garden, who also plays with Scissor Sisters. The 13 tracks include electro versions of Moyet’s solo hits All Cried Out [...]

Jimmy Somerville Releases New Digital Single ‘Travesty’

Recent single ‘Back To Me’ was a classy return to the dancefloor for Jimmy Somerville. Now, he continues his disco manifesto with ‘Travesty’, available for download from 7th November. ‘It’s everything I’ve ever loved all squashed into this big blender of disco’ said Somerville. ‘I just whacked it on to full power’. Hear Jimmy perform on [...]

Spandau Ballet Announce ‘Soulboys Of The Western World Live’ tour

With the court battles now a distant memory, this issue’s cover stars Spandau Ballet seem stronger than ever and this month is a big one for the band… Not only is greatest hits compilation, ‘The Story – The Very Best Of Spandau Ballet ‘ released today (see the coming issue of Classic Pop for our [...]

Bryan Ferry Announces 2015 UK Tour

Stream ‘Loop De Li’ from the forthcoming album ‘Avonmore’ here: After an impressive set of performances around the world throughout 2014 including the lauded Glastonbury and Coachella debuts, British musical icon Bryan Ferry has announced a 20 date UK tour in May and June 2015. The newly announced dates will feature an incredible set list [...]

Level 42 Reissue Standing In The Light, True Colours and Staring At The Sun

It’s two years since Level 42′s 1987 album Running In The Family was reissued and now the band follow up with three more Polydor studio albums - Standing In The Light (1983), True Colours (1984) and Staring At The Sun (1988) -  all remastered and reissued for the first time, complete with b-sides and mixes, many [...]

Neubaten New Music

Veteran industrial noise makers Einsturzende Neubaten release new concept album Lament on November 24. The German pioneers’ first new album since 2007’s Alles Wieder Offen, Lament was commissioned by the Belgian town of Diksmuide to mark the 100th anniversary of World War I. Primarily designed to be performed live, Lament is a performance and installation [...]