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Another trip around the Globe for Erasure

Erasure release an expanded version of their Christmas album Snow Globe on December 1. The new download-only version of 2013’s festive fare, billed as The Nutcracker Edition, adds a whopping 16 tracks as well as the videos for Snow Globe’s singles, Make It Wonderful and Gaudete. The 16 extra tracks mostly comprise of the album’s [...]

Marc Almond on the tour trail

Marc Almond has announced a new tour for April next year – and has confirmed his new album The Velvet Trail will be released on March 2. The album is produced by Lana Del Rey producer Chris Braide. Speaking to Classic Pop, Almond said: “Chris is a fan, who sent me some instrumentals that he [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor confirms new album plans with Ed Harcourt

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has confirmed to Classic Pop that she intends working with Ed Harcourt again for her next album, following the UK Top Five success of this year’s Wanderlust, which Harcourt produced and co-wrote. Ellis-Bextor released remix album Wandermix this week, and says she enjoyed working with singer-songwriter Harcourt so much that the pair intend [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Holly Johnson on charity single, live album and new single plans

Holly Johnson has been talking to Classic Pop about his plans for a live album and brand new single, as well as his part on a new charity single. Johnson was talking at the launch of charity supergroup The Peace Collective. Put together by The Farm singer Peter Hooton, the collective are recording a new [...]

The Cure for Christmas

The Cure have announced a pair of Christmas gigs at Hammersmith Apollo. The shows on December 21-22 mark the 30th anniversary of the band playing three gigs at the same venue – the support band from those May 1984 concerts, And Also The Trees, will again support The Cure at the new dates. Tickets go [...]

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 [...]