David Bowie’s Vaults Could Be Opened Soon
The death of a musician always brings questions about the contents of the artist's archives. For fans of David Bowie, those questions could be answered in the relative near future, according to his longtime producer and friend, Tony Visconti.
“I think it’s logical that over the next few years, you’re going to hear a lot of stuff that you haven’t heard before," Viconti told the Evening Standard. "I’m in talks with his management and his label — there’s going to be some great Bowie stuff coming out.”
Bowie died of liver cancer on Jan. 10, only two days after he released Blackstar on his 69th birthday. Shortly after his death, Visconti disclosed that Bowie had demoed five more songs on his own with the intention of creating a follow-up to Blackstar. But the producer admitted that he doesn't know anything about them other than the fact that they exist.
“I haven’t heard those songs yet,” he continued. “I might actually have to help his managerial company to find them. I have an idea where he might have recorded them, but there is also a lot of unreleased material from many albums.”
Visconti began working with Bowie on his 1969 self-titled second album, which featured his breakthrough hit, "Space Oddity." They worked together for much of the '70s, including the famous Berlin Trilogy, ending with 1980's Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps). They resumed their working relationship in 2002, with Visconti producing the last four records released in Bowie's lifetime.
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