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Tony Visconti: unreleased David Bowie material is "astounding"

Tony Visconti: unreleased David Bowie material is "astounding"

Tony Visconti has said that there are two or three "astounding" tracks left over from the sessions for the artist's 2013 comeback album, The Next Day.

The producer was speaking at the Music Producers Guild Awards on February 14, where he collected Bowie's innovation honour on the artist's behalf. He said that the unreleased songs could still be put out one day.

BBC News reports that Visconti said both he and Bowie were "very excited" by the reaction to last year's Mercury Prize nominated LP. "We were very excited with the reaction. Honestly I was in a daze for the first week, because keeping a secret for two years took quite a lot of lying. I almost started believing my own stories!"

He continued: "No one believed that David Bowie was going to make another album and so the timing was perfect, because everyone kind of gave up on him. There were rumours of bad health and rumours of retirement, and I'm laughing my head off every time I hear them. I'm in the studio with a very healthy man who has no problem writing songs, he wrote easily 30 songs for that album."

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