In the new issue of Classic Pop – as a definitive Blitz club compilation is finally released – we round up a star-studded cast including Boy George, Rusty Egan, Gary Kemp and Midge Ure to tell the story of the home of the New Romantic revolution.

Elsewhere, Sananda Maitreya, who is back with another hugely ambitious studio album and the final part of his Pegasus Project, tells us why he’s returning to these shores to play his first UK shows in more than 20 years.

We also meet Neil Finn and Nick Seymour as Crowded House release a late-career classic in new album Gravity Stairs. Shaznay Lewis also reveals all about why she’s rebooted her solo career and the state of play with All Saints.

Our classic album is Eurythmics’ diverse Touch and there’s more than £2,000 worth of tickets to be won as part of Classic Pop’s 2024 festival special.

INXS’s back catalogue goes under the microscope for our Album By Album feature and we also catch up with Rod Thomas, aka Bright Light Bright Light, to hear more about his new studio LP, Enjoy Life.

Author Daniel Rachel takes us behind the scenes of the recording of The Specials’ seminal No.1 single Ghost Town, we meet Gabrielle as she unveils her emotive new album A Place In Your Heart, and we count down our Top 20 favourite comeback singles.

In a packed reviews section we give our verdict on new album releases including Pet Shop Boys, Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler as well as the aforementioned Crowded House, Shaznay Lewis and Gabrielle plus on the reissues front we have the Blitz club compilation, Electribe 101, Blancmange, Girls Aloud, Sparks and much more. We also check out live shows by ABC, Lust For Life, Alison Goldfrapp and OMD.


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