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56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees announced

on December 07, 2013


“And the next day, And the next, And another day”


David Bowie has been nominated in three categories in the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. They are as follows.




The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - David Bowie

Track from: The Next Day

Label: Columbia Records



Category 15. BEST ROCK ALBUM


The Next Day - David Bowie

Label: Columbia Records





The Next Day - Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Label: Columbia Records


Read the full list of nominees here.


David Bowie has received two previous GRAMMY awards.

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New Bowie picture and new video for I’d Rather Be High

on December 05, 2013


“Politics and all”


Just for the hell of it, here’s a fine new Jimmy King portrait of David Bowie utilising another mirror. Turns out it was just a Reflektor.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, we are also more than excited to announce a new visual for I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) directed by Tom Hingston and viewable here and in the Vision section of

Mr Hingston has created the perfect visual accompaniment to the song lyric, though we should point out that the picture here has no connection to the video.

I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) features on the December 16th

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Japanese The Next Day Extra Blu-spec CD2 out now

on November 28, 2013


“Blue Blu-spec CD2”


As previously mentioned on this page, the Japanese version of The Next Day Extra was released in the Blu-spec CD2 format via Sony Music Japan this week (November 27th).

For those of you not familiar with the format, we’ll leave you with a description of it.


“Blu-spec CD2” is a term used to describe CDs manufactured by a new specific process. These new CDs are manufactured by blue laser light (generally used for Blu-ray discs), instead of the traditional red laser light, and is made of better material.

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The Next Day in Best Album of 2013 lists

on November 27, 2013


“Feels like something really happened this year”


With Rolling Stone, The Guardian and The Quietus all giving The Next Day a big thumbs up in their mid-year reports, the signs were promising for the release to do well in Best Album Of 2013 lists.

Now those lists have started coming through with three UK music monthlies favouring The Next Day (UNCUT #2, MOJO #3, and Q #3) and the online site, Ultimate Classic Rock, placing the album at the top of their list.

Here’s what each of them had to say about The Next Day...




Firstly, congratulations to Uncut on reaching 200 editions

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Japanese Sukita Sound & Vision Photo Exhibition

on November 27, 2013


“Waiting for the gift of sound and vision”


The flyer here (scroll for reverse side) probably means more to the people likely to visit this Sukita exhibition (which opened in Japan on the 23rd) than anything we can say, so we’ll sshhh and leave you with more useful links.

'Masayoshi Sukita Photo Exhibition SOUND&VISION + Kirei in Shinsaibashi' at BIG STEP B1 GALLERY

2013 November 23rd (Sat) - 2014 February 2nd (Sun)



Shinsaibashi BIG STEP

1-6-14 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku,

Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 542-0086 Japan

TEL: 06-6258-5000




Masayoshi Sukita web