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Jonathan Barnbrook discusses NHC design

on October 16, 2014


“Somebody special, Looking at me” *


As you are well aware, Jonathan Barnbrook is the designer behind The Next Day campaign, not to mention his work on Heathen and Reality, and the associated single releases from each of the three albums.

In NME’s three-page piece about Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) and the upcoming Nothing Has Changed compilation they published last week, there was a page given over to Barnbrook’s discussion regarding the design of Nothing Has Changed, or, to employ the correct style; Nothing has changed.

Well, they only used a small part of Barnbrook’s contribution, so

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TV’s personal favourite DB tracks on NME Blog

on October 15, 2014


“These are your favourite things”


David Bowie’s most frequently employed producer, Tony Visconti, has selected his own favourite Bowie recordings for the NME Blog.

It’s a generous list that doesn't lean as heavily on Tony’s own work with DB as you might have expected from a less giving producer. Indeed, almost 50% of the tracks are the work of other producers.

Anyway, here’s what the master knob-twiddler had to say regarding each track.


My Personal Favourite David Bowie Tracks and Why I Love Them by Tony Visconti


It's Gonna Be Me (Produced by Tony Visconti. From Young Americans, 1975)

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Ten-page Bowie NME feature out now

on October 15, 2014


“A couple of songs from your old scrapbook“


Out today is the NME Bowie cover feature we told you about yesterday and last week.

The piece kicks off with a three-page article which has the following standfirst: “’Nothing Has Changed’, claims the title of a new David Bowie greatest hits collection. Dan Stubbs picks through its new material, artwork and track listing to see what it reveals about the man who changed everything”.

The remaining seven pages are headed: “David Bowie’s greatest hits according to NME - with a little help from our friends“.

NME Staff members, along with several

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Bowie, Beethoven’s 9th and balloons for Berlin party

on October 14, 2014


“Twenty thousand people, Cross Bösebrücke” or... “To paint that love upon a white balloon”


On the 37th anniversary of the release of "Heroes", AFP has reported that Germany will throw a giant street party next month to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall with light shows, Beethoven and a rendition of David Bowie's Cold War hit "Heroes".

Here’s an edited extract from the article.


On-stage talks by former anti-communist dissidents will be part of the festivities to mark the anniversary of November 9, 1989, when people power spelt the death-knell of East Germany.

"With the

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Sue makes BBC Radio 6 Music 'A' Playlist

on October 14, 2014


“I can still hear some pop...popular 6 Music”


Congrats to David Bowie and all involved with the creation of Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) with the news that BBC Radio 6 Music has put the track on their 'A' Playlist.

Even though several 6 Music DJs are already playing the track, the playlist officially takes effect from this coming Saturday 18th October.

But, in the meantime, don't forget you can listen to Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) here on the new splash page