Another very busy year, with projects overlapping, and some seeming to last forever.
The Corrs add post-production of a work-in-progress documentary to the project that will become All The Way Home, a double disc DVD set, by Christmas. Cairan Tanham's footage covering the Corrs career over more than fifteen years was moulded into a long-form documentary to accompany the Stylorouge-produced Geneva concert. In the meantime, some of the band's traditional favourites and a couple of contemporary acoustic cover versions becomes Home, a well-received album that is TV advertised by way of a Stylorouge-directed animation of the sleeve. Paul McCartney commissioned Stylorouge to design the sleeve for his long awaited album Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard. In The Summer he tops the bill at Live8. New acts in ascendency this year are The Subways and The Mystery Jets, both of whom work with Stylorouge on their packaging, and in the case of the Mystery Jets, an ongoing series of online promotions. Anthony Lui art directed the Jets' album shoot - pretty much the whole studio were involved in other areas of their campaign – an indication of the band's interest in all things visual. Other design-related work this year: Keisha White, Undercut, JJ72, Louise Setara and new UK rock band Engerica.Stylorouge design the sleeve for Will Young's album Keep On and another number one success, Face To Face for Westlife. Pop music that desrved similar success was that produced by the Norwegian born Robert Post, whose record sleeves got the surreal Stylorouge treatment. Daniel Bedingfield released another two singles, Wrap My Words Around You and The Way, and Tara Blaise's record company Spokes got Stylorouge to make promo videos for two further singles from her album Dancing On Tables Barefoot. The Three Degrees was shot on location at the Isle Of Wight Festival, but it was Paperback Cliche which received the best of the airplay, and mainly in Spain at that. Her role in Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds increased her profile, and a remixed edition of
the album will be released in 2006. Skin got a new website from Stylorouge, and BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music) a new advertising campaign. Van Morrison's country album Pay The Devil finally gets a release, and the third and final part of the official EMI David Bowie collection becomes one third of the ultimate best-of three disc set, both with packaging by Stylorouge. Newcomer Joseph McManners is filmed by Stylorouge on location at Groombridge Park for a TV commercial and EPK, and gets an album sleeve to boot. David Gilmour's album On An Island is also TV advertised, Stylorouge creating the campaign, along with animations for the Pink Floyd front man's much-visited website. Stylorouge featured in several books and magazines as usual during the year, but notably in the Taiwanese design monthly XFuns, which included some of their video work on the cover mounted DVD. Outside the music business, Stylorouge designed and photographed a brochure for new leisure fashion label Jessica Piper, and as 2004 closed with a live show recording, so did 2005. Not quite Geneva this year… Former Squeeze founder member Chris Difford spent 21st December at the Albany Theatre in South East London's Deptford, and so did Stylorouge, where the gig was filmed for release next year.