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BBC2’s Five Years doc wins BAFTA for sound

on April 27, 2014


“Just about the best you can hear”


Congratulations are due to Rowan Jennings, Karl Mainzer and Adam Scourfield on receiving a BAFTA this evening.

The much deserved award is for their sound work (pun intended) on Francis Whately’s superb David Bowie - Five Years: The Making Of An Icon documentary, which aired on BBC2 back in May of 2013.


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David Bowie – Five Years

Rowan Jennings

Karl Mainzer

Adam Scourfield

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Bowie’s message to Rob Stringer at MW Awards

on April 24, 2014


“Now hear this Rob Stringer”


The Music Week Awards 2014 took place in London tonight. Columbia US chairman Rob Stringer picked up the prestigious Strat Award at the ceremony, and was congratulated by artists and executives from across the industry, including David Bowie who sent the following message.


When I first knocked on the door of his office at Sony, New York, you can imagine my surprise when a member of Daft Punk opened it.

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Diamond Dogs is next 40th Anniversary Picture Disc

on April 22, 2014


“Just another future song”


Following hot on the stack heels of ROCK 'N' ROLL SUICIDE and 1984 (both released on April 19th for Record Store Day 2014), June 16th brings the next in the series of special DAVID BOWIE limited edition 7" picture disc releases: the 40th anniversary edition of DIAMOND DOGS.

Diamond Dogs is the tenth release in this continuing run of 40th anniversary 45s, except that this is the first in the series that isn’t a 45 as it will actually play at 33 1/3 rpm.

Originally released in June 1974 DIAMOND DOGS was the second single to be taken from the album of the same name

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David Bowie is in Brazil last days

on April 19, 2014


“I fear MIS days are numbered”


As we post this, there are two more days for the V&A’s hugely successful David Bowie is Exhibition at the Museum of Image and Sound in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (

If you’ve still not been and you can get there, get your skates on now!

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Let’s Dance album is 31 today

on April 14, 2014


“Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight”


Though it reached #10 in our album poll last year, such was the global success of Let’s Dance it’s possibly the album that most people are familiar with around the world and it remains Bowie's best-selling album.

Produced by David Bowie and Nile Rodgers, Let’s Dance was released on this day (April 14th) worldwide, spending 13 weeks in the UK Top 5. The album also made it to #4 on the US chart.

The attendant singles, Let’s Dance, China Girl and Modern Love were also worldwide smashes and you can remind yourself of the reason why here.