It’s ready. At last! Issue 13 of Classic Pop is out on the 17 September and we’ve reunited the full, famous five line-up of Spandau Ballet for the front cover, as they exclusively reveal their new musical plans. Holly Johnson talks candidly about life before, during and after Frankie Goes To Hollywood. We report back from the opening night of Kate Bush’s acclaimed new concerts. And more, much more!

Take a look at our gallery of off-screen sneak previews on Facebook.

The very interview-packed Issue 13 also features Neneh Cherry talking us through the making of her Classic Album, Raw Like Sushi. We sit down for a career retrospective with the biggest-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates. Yello’s Dieter Meier drops in to review the singles. And Nick Laird-Clowes tells the story of The Dream Academy.

There’s an intense investigation into the works of Duran Duran in The Lowdown. Mark Frith travels up north to trace Leeds’ contribution to pop music. Claudia Brucken talks us through her new album. We celebrate the beautiful sleeves of The Beloved in Pop Art. And we take a trip to BBC Broadcasting House for a chaotic edition of Celebrity Squares with Jeremy Vine, Simon Mayo and the team at Radio 2.


And all our regulars: Reviews (more than 50 of them!), Long Live Vinyl, Classic Pop Moment, One Hit Wonder, Lost & Found, Quiz, Top Ten, Buried Treasure, Transmission, and competitions aplenty.