When David Bowie’s album Blackstar came out at the end of 2015, it was the fourth album in a row he produced for David. Blackstar was one of the most celebrated albums of the year and the decade!
Since Bowie released his eponymous album, David Bowie, produced by Tony Visconti in 1969, the New York-based producer has always been a vital part of the most decisive moments in Bowie’s career. Visconti was also the key person behind T. Rex’ recordings as well as Sparks, the Moody Blues, Thin Lizzy and many other artists he’s had the pleasure to work with.
Visconti was born in Brooklyn and moved to London in 1967 to being his stellar career in the music industry that led to he being one of the most important pop producers in history. His unique life path has been described in his fascinating autobiography: Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy.
Visconti, artist, producer, author, lives in New York City and looks toward the future with pure excitement. Recent albums he’s produced include Emily’s D + Evolution for the Esperanza Spalding, produced and mixed Optimist in Black for the brewery heiress, model and actress Daphne Guinness, produced Merrie Land by The Good, the Bad & the Queen and produced and mixed Perry Farrell’s (lead singer from Jane’s Addiction) latest solo album Kind Heaven.