The new issue of Classic Pop magazine is on sale now!

Available from WH Smith, Tesco, Tesco Ireland, independent newsagents and Eason, this month our cover stars are Simple Minds – we catch up with frontman Jim Kerr as the band launch their new studio album Walk Between Worlds.

We also speak to Gary Numan and Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware as part of our in-depth look at the birth of synth-pop. Our comprehensive story on this most innovative genres is not to be missed.

Classic Pop examines the most remarkable pop back catalogue of them all as part of our Lowdown buyer’s guide on Madonna and Depeche Mode’s Violator is this issue’s Classic Album.

The legends just keep on coming, too, as we interview R&B icon Alexander O’Neal about his tumultuous career and talk stagefright, Live Aid and much more with Nik Kershaw.

The votes are in for our Classic Pop Reader Awards – find out which bands and artists scooped the hotly-contested gongs. Did your favourite come out on top?

Also, make sure you enter our superb competition this issue to win £600 worth of tickets to the Back To The 80s and 90s Music Festival.

Our album reviews section features Simple Minds, Belle and Sebastian, Propaganda and Altered Images. We also elbow our way up the front to review live shows by Go West, Mike Garson, Green Gartside, Hazel O’Connor and The Charlatans.

Order a copy online here or buy a digital issue here

Enjoy the issue!

Steve Harnell
Editor
Classic Pop magazine

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