Issue 39

Available from WH SmithTescoindependent newsagentsWaitrose and Eason, in Issue 39 of Classic Pop we have a world exclusive with Eurythmics’ duo Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. For this ultimate interview with the legendary synth-pop duo, Annie and Dave look back on their world-conquering journey in music and give us tantalising news about their future. To mark this special interview, we have two special covers for fans to collect.

We hear from UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey about their new album A Real Labour of Love and how they are fighting for the future of the UB40 brand.

Mike Stock gives us the inside story on his remarkable run of hits as part of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman Hit Factory and we chat to Altered Images’ Clare Grogan who reveals how she has now made peace with her past to revisit her 80s glory days.

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of Madonna’s remarkable Ray of Light by taking an in-depth look at the album and serve up a buyer’s guide to the solo career of the ever-intriguing Morrissey.

Classic Pop also gets out the birthday candles to mark 20 years of Fatboy Slim’s chart monster You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby and we travel to Norway to meet those electronic pranksters Datarock.

Our album reviews section features hot new releases by Kylie Minogue, Lisa Stansfield, Manic Street Preachers and many more while our reissues section delves into some enticing vinyl from David Bowie and the Cocteau Twins. On the live front, we catch gigs including Simple Minds, Paul Young and Seal.

Also, make sure you enter our competition to win tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival. We have a prize fund worth £1,250 – you could be in with a chance of seeing Depeche Mode, The Killers, Nile Rodgers and many more!

Get your copy in-store for just £5.99. You can order the retro cover issue here and the contemporary cover issue here. Alternatively, buy a digital issue here.