Mysterious identity overshadows HMV

HMV has spent 5m of hard cash refurbishing its flagship store to designs developed by Greig & Stephenson. – London’s Oxford Street was blocked during its reopening by Sir Paul McCartney last week.

HMV has spent 5m of hard cash refurbishing its flagship store to designs developed by Greig & Stephenson.

London’s Oxford Street was blocked during its reopening by Sir Paul McCartney last week. But was it part of HMV’s plans to make the biggest talking point the giant metallic death mask-style sculptures hanging from the ceilings?

Shoppers have been heard loudly discussing the identity of the models. The first to greet them appears to be either Meat Loaf or Janis Joplin. Or possibly even Michael Bolton.

A spokeswoman for Greig & Stephenson diplomatically informs DW that the creations were not part of the consultancy’s plans, and that HMV appears to have introduced them unilaterally.

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