The works of David Bowie and Marc Bolan might not have been the same without the careful guiding collaboration with Tony Visconti. Bowie was so touched with the relationship that over 40 years of working together did wonders for the pair.
A neatly compiled four CD / six LP selection released via Demon Music Group showcases these 2 musical wonders alongside personal selections from Visconti. Over 70 tracks there’s a wide diverse selection of artists, some of the more familiar selections include; John Squire’s mid 90’s post Stone Roses outfit The Seahorses Blinded By Sun; Adam Ant’s solo moonraker Apollo 9; timeless T Rex Children Of The Revolution and Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends which propelled Cocker into an altogether different stratosphere.
Some of the less familiar inclusions include Procol Harum’s pop triumph Magdalene; The Strawbs acoustic beauty Witchwood; Prog selections include workings with Rick Wakeman, John Anderson, Argent and Renaissance whilst not being to everyone’s taste its interesting to the hearing the evolving sounds of the time. Thin Lizzy bring proceedings back down to earth with their unmistakable sounds on Dancing In The Moonlight; as for the northern soul of Dexys Midnight Runners their track Show Me displays a band at the height of their powers.
Overall a diverse selection of some of the biggest mainstream artists from the last 50 years, if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the deluxe edition there’s an 80 page booklet with Visconti spins a yarn on his time in the studio.
Produced By Tony Visconti is available now via Demon Music Group.