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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 


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Sony reissues David Bowie’s Peter and the Wolf

on November 25, 2013


“Peter met wolf formed a dummy run gang”


David Bowie Narrates Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf is reissued via Sony Music Classical on CD today (issued digitally 22nd).

Originally released thirty five years ago in 1978 on the RCA Red Seal label, the music is performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

Bowie apparently recorded the Prokofiev favourite as a Christmas present for his seven-year-old son, Duncan, and this reissue comes just in time to brighten up the festive season for the Bowie-loving child in your life.

The release also includes Britten’s Young

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Wiig and Bowie Space Oddity segue In MITTY film

on November 22, 2013


“Commencing countdown” has published a brief snippet of an interview with Kristen Wiig, star of the new Ben Stiller movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Here’s an excerpt from the piece.


Wiig sings Bowie's Space Oddity in the movie, but had no inkling when she recorded her rendition of the song at New York's famed Electric Lady studio that it would be overlaid with Bowie's original - creating the virtual duet.

"I just found that out a couple of weeks ago - I guess they talked to him and it's now a duet on the soundtrack. It's so weird. I have to pinch myself.

"It was

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Love Is Lost white vinyl 12" due December

on November 20, 2013


“The return of the thin white vinyl”


The vinyl junkies among you will be pleased to learn that a limited edition white vinyl, 33 1/3rd RPM 12" of Love Is Lost will be issued on December 16th. (That’s the UK date, territorial variations apply)

The mock up shown here doesn't do the beautiful die-cut sleeve justice, but we will have a pack shot of the Barnbrook sleeve proper for you shortly.


Meanwhile, we’ll leave you with the tracklisting.


12" - Side A

1 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)   


12" - Side B

1 - I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)   

2 - Love