In the latest issue of Classic Pop we have an exclusive interview with Bananarama. As Keren Woodward and Sara Dallin unveil their career-spanning compilation Glorious, the duo tell us how they’ve survived 40 years in the pop industry and are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Producer Trevor Horn, the sonic architect of the 80s, reveals all about his latest project Echoes: Ancient & Modern, a star-studded covers album featuring the likes of Seal, Rick Astley, Marc Almond and Iggy Pop. We also meet Shaun Ryder and Kermit who return with a rebooted Black Grape and stunning new album Orange Head.

Elsewhere, we look back over the past 12 months for our Best of 2023 guide to the finest releases that have graced our pages and investigate what’s on the pop horizon for our Year Ahead In 2024 feature.

We put the back catalogue of Pet Shop Boys under the microscope for our Album By Album feature and meet Wah! mainman Pete Wylie to hear about his colourful life as a much-loved cult artist.

Our latest classic album is Stevie Wonder’s melodic yet politically-charged Hotter Than July and we showcase The Colourfield’s Virgins And Philistines in our Forget Me Not feature.

In our packed reviews section we give our verdict on new album releases including Peter Gabriel, Trevor Horn, UB40, Black Grape and Joe Jackson plus there’s a comprehensive reissues section featuring Portishead, Tina Turner, Milli Vanilli, Depeche Mode, Go West, Belinda Carlisle and much more. We also check out live shows by The Chemical Brothers and Holly Johnson.

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