David Bowie speaks little for himself through the press these days, so fans might be forgiven if they look to others for news regarding the media-shy rock icon. Since Bowie released an unexpected new album last year, fans have been on high alert for news of either a tour or a follow-up release. The official David Bowie Facebook page announced an upcoming compilation, entitled Nothing Has Changed, due out in November. That will feature one new single and an accompanying B-side, according to The Guardian.
Then, Bowie’s long-time producer, Tony Visconti, raised hopes once again when he seemed to imply to CNN that Bowie would release additional new music. The report was picked up by several other outlets, including The Inquisitr. Now, Visconti claims he was misquoted.
CNN, I didn’t say new Bowie album ‘soon’. I quoted THE MAN who said ‘More Music Soon’ on Bowienet. That music is Sue.
— Tony Visconti (@Tonuspomus) September 20, 2014
Indeed, a viewing of the video that accompanies the CNN piece reveals Visconti was referring to Bowie’s message about “more music soon” that he sent out recently. That apparently implied to Visconti that there would be another album. Now, it seems perhaps Bowie was simply referring to the new music that will form part of the greatest hits package.
Ultimate Classic Rock reported in April that Bowie seemed to tease he was working on a new album. Sending out a congratulatory message to an industry insider, he used words that led some to believe he was in the studio again:
“When [Stringer] asked me if I minded if he took a few Saturdays off from his duties as percussionist on my new album this year in order to catch the Luton Town football club fixtures, how could I refuse? It’s the least I could offer to the man who with his own hands pulled my album to No. 1 throughout the world.”
UCR said that could have been just “playful banter,” which seems more than possible. As The Inquisitr previously reported, the message that Bowie sent that said, “more music soon,” also told fans to “dance” and “knit something.”
Tony Visconti’s history as Bowie producer goes back to Space Oddity in 1969, according to Rolling Stone. Visconti has not produced every Bowie album, but he was at the helm for the making of such classic releases as Heroes, Young Americans, Scary Monsters, and the pair of discs that concluded Bowie’s recording career before his 10-year break, Heathen and Reality.
Discogs reveals Bowie was a prolific recording artist until the decade-long gap between 2003 and 2013. From 1969 through to 2003, he released new music at least every three years, if his tenure with the band Tin Machine in the early-1990s is included.
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