In the latest issue, our cover stars are The Police – discover the truth behind their notorious history of inter-band strife with our must-read interview.

Classic Pop issue 59: The Police

We also hear from George Michael’s closest collaborator, producer and songwriter James Jackman, to get the inside story on the star’s later years and meet husband-and-wife team Martin and Shirlie Kemp who join forces for jazz standards LP, In The Swing Of It.

Elsewhere, we catch up with Rick Astley for a revelatory chat as he celebrates the release of new compilation The Best Of Me, A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen drops down the chimney to tell us about his superbly bleak festive solo album White Xmas Lies and we serve up a bonus for fans of his band by taking a deep dive into the studio work of A-ha in our Album By Album feature.

We grab a chat, too, with Ray Slijngaard as 2 Unlimited prepare for a host of UK arena shows as part of the We Love The 90s tour.

Our classic album is Blondie’s Parallel Lines and we also hear from Debbie Harry about her acclaimed autobiography Face It.

On the reviews front, Classic Pop runs its critical eye over new releases including Coldplay, Beck, Jack Penate, INXS, David Byrne and No-Man while our packed reissues section features Madonna, George Michael and Wham!, Prefab Sprout, Michael Jackson, The Blue Nile, Spandau Ballet, Happy Mondays, Dollar, Peter Gabriel, Mark Hollis and much more.

For our live reviews, we check out shows by Gary Numan, OMD, Lloyd Cole and a double header of The Psychedelic Furs and Wendy James.

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