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Let’s Rock back to Bristol


Here at Classic Pop we’re busy preparing ourselves for Let’s Rock Bristol! – it’s flagship Eighties weekender that returns to Ashton Court Estate on 5/6/7 June – and if the weather forecast is anything to go by it looks likely to be a sun-soaked three days!     Expect the finest grade of Eighties artists [...]

Win a bundle of 20 classic 80s CDs courtesy of Universal!

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Vote & win!   When Classic Pop announced the Top 100 Singles of the 1980s last year, we gave you the chance to vote for and decide the best tracks from one of the most iconic decades in music history.   Now you get to decide the Best Albums from that decade as we announce [...]

David Bowie reissues Let’s Dance single


David Bowie is reissuing the title track of his 1983 album Let’s Dance as a single on July 16.   It will be available on yellow vinyl 7”, backed by a live version of the song recorded in Vancouver in September 1983. Originally recorded as part of Bowie’s Serious Moonlight concert film, the live version [...]

Wet Wet Wet announce arena tour and 20th anniversary edition of Picture This album

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Wet Wet Wet have announced a 17-date arena tour for February next year, as well as an expanded 20th anniversary edition of their 1995 album Picture This.   The tour features original members Marti Pellow, bassist Graeme Clark, drummer Tommy Cunningham and keyboardist Neil Mitchell, who reunited in 2004.   Pellow said: “When we play [...]

New issue of Classic Pop on sale now!

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Issue 17 – our June/July issue – is out today, with A-ha as our cover stars. We chart their highs, their lows, their farewell… and now their quite unexpected reunion for a new album and tour.   We speak in depth with two gentlemen who have fashioned and refashioned dance, disco and electronica time and [...]

Public Image Ltd unveil new album What The World Needs Now

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Public Image Ltd release new album What The World Needs Now on September 4, coinciding with a 13-date tour.   The album follows 2012’s This Is PiL and is the second to feature a line-up of John Lydon with former Damned guitarist Lu Edmonds, The Pop Group drummer Bruce Smith and Elvis Costello bassist Scott [...]

Joy Division Reissue Their Complete Back Catalogue On Vinyl and CD

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Joy Division are to reissue their two studio albums and the compilations which rounded up their non-album material. The reissues mark the 35th anniversary of their single Love Will Tear Us Apart. Unknown Pleasures and Closer will be reissued on June 29, while the compilations Still and Substance follow on July 24. Substance adds two [...]

Duran Duran Revisit Rio Ahead Of New Album

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Duran Duran are to reissue their 1982 album Rio on June 22, with expanded and single-disc versions available.   The expanded edition repeats the track listing from 2009’s reissue, except that it omits three songs included on that version of the album. The alternative and Night Version remixes of Hold Back The Rain and an [...]

Subscribe and get a free Tears for Fears ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ 2 CD deluxe album


Subscribe to Classic Pop for a limited time only and you will receive a FREE Tears for Fears ‘Songs from the Big Chair’ 2 CD deluxe album. Plus, you will save 25% off the cover price. This is a UK-only offer (sorry to our overseas friends!)  

WIN tickets to see Blancmange in London


Classic Pop has teamed up with Blancmange to win two pairs of tickets for the band’s show at The Red Gallery in London’s Shoreditch next Saturday (May 16). Blancmange recently released new album Semi-Detached, and will also have a new instrumental album Nil By Mouth exclusively on sale at the show. The band’s sole current [...]