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Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti has been described as one of the most important producers in the history of rock. Here are just a few of the classic musical moments Visconti helped to create. “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and “Cosmic Dancer” by T. Rex are true cornerstones of rock and roll. David Bowie’s “Young Americans,” “Heroes” and “The Man Who Sold The World” are masterpieces. The Moody Blues’ “Your Wildest Dreams” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere” are indelibly etched into our collective memory. And there are so many more.

This year along sees Tony remixing music for the new David Bowie film Moonage Daydream, producing the new Paul Simonon (Clash) feat. Galen Ayres album, mixing new music by Kris Singh, mixing the David Bowie 50th Anniversary Space Oddity album in Dolby Atmos, arranging and conducting strings for Kelly Reilly’s “Happiness Lasts,” and producing the new Daphne Guinness album.

2021 saw Tony mix David Bowie’s Reality Tour live, Blackstar, The Next Day, Heathen and Reality all in the immersive audio format Sony 360, curated Demon Music’s T. Rex 1972 box set, and arranging several songs–“Suffragette City” and “Dollar Days”–on jazz great Donny McCaslin’s forthcoming 2023 album release.

2020 Tony produced and mixed Brando’s “Hello,” additional production and new mix on Boy George and Culture Club’s “Girl Gone Band” and Boy George’s “Song I Wrote For You” singles, mixed SPIZZENERGI’s “Christmas In Denmark Street” and new mixes for a reissue of The Man Who Sold The World‘s “The Supermen,” “Width of a Circle,” and “She Shook Me Cold,” “Saviour Machine,” “Running Gun Blues,” “All The Madmen,” “The Man Who Sold The World, and “Black Country Rock”.

2019 served up a new The Good, The Bad and The Queen album, entitled Merrie Land, that Tony co-produced with Damon Albarn, produced Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven release, mixed David Bowie’s Space Oddity in Sony 360 immersive audio, produced and mixed Band Maid’s single “The Dragon Cries” and did a MasterClass / Q&A at BIMM in Manchester.

2018 delivered Tony speaking at the David Bowie Is exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, on tour, performing with his band, Holy Holy, throughout Europe, producing and mixing Ralph McTell’s Hill of Beans album and appeared at the judge at Reeperbahn’s Anchor jury in Hamburg, Germany.

In 2017, Tony enjoyed this second television show entitled Unsigned Heroes on SkyArts, guest speaking duties at Reeperbahn and Dansk Live! and remixing the Bowie gem, Lodger, for the Bowie boxed set entitled New Career In A New Town.

The week of 12 February 2017 has become a milestone in Tony’s life: On Sunday night, 12 February, at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, Tony received two Grammys for David Bowie’s Blackstar as Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical and Best Alternative Music Album. Visconti as co-producer and co-mixer. On Thursday night, 16 February, Tony received three MPG Awards in London for Outstanding Contribution to UK Music, International Producer of the Year and as producer on the UK Album of the Year for Blackstar.

 

In 2016, Tony co-produced the final David Bowie album entitled Blackstar (★ )   The debut single, “Blackstar (★ ),” is also the theme for the British television crime series The Last Panthers.  Tony has also co-produced a new album for Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/artist Esperanza Spalding entitled Emily’s D+Evolution. Tony is currently engaged in producing and arranging new music by Daphne Guinness, Noah Johnson and Kristeen Young.

Tony also contributed to The Foo Fighters’ release, Sonic Highways, playing guitar, writing the arrangement and conducting the choir on “I Am A River”.  He is featured in the New York episode of the HBO special Sonic Highways!

Previously, Visconti produced Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy-winning Djin Djin, featuring guest artists Alicia Keys, Josh Groban, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana, Joss Stone and Ziggy Marley, earning Tony his first Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Visconti also had a #1 release with Morrissey’s solo album Ringleader of the Tormentors just a year earlier!

 

His autobiography, Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy (Harper Collins UK) is an evocative, brilliant overview of Visconti’s life, musical beginnings, adventures in London with David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Thin Lizzy and Paul McCartney and so much more.

The Visconti style is versatile and mercurial, vis-à-vis Thin Lizzy, Luscious Jackson, The Strawbs, U2, Fall Out Boy, Alejandro Escovedo, Gentle Giant, Mercury Rev, Sparks, Badfinger, The Alarm, D-Generation, Kristeen Young and Elaine Paige, the queen of British musical theater.

Producer, arranger, musician, mixer, exemplary collaborator-Visconti is all of these. He is also among the greatest and most genuine musical souls of our industry. For more stories from Tony’s exciting career, watch his 2016 music keynote speech at the SXSW Conference.

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PRESS:

C|Net – January 2022
The Times – August 2020
Rock & Roll Globe – May 2020
The West Morland Gazzette – September 2019
Hot Press – September 2019
Ultimate Classic Rock – July 2019
APP – April 2019
Stereogum – November 2018
Consequence Of Sound – June 2018
Irish Times – January 2018
NME – November 2017
Esquire – October 2017
Grateful Web – July 2017
The Guardian – January 2017
Justin Hayward – June 2014
Rolling Stone France – December 2011

SXSW:
Chicago Tribune Keynote Review – March 2016
Vulture Keynote Review – March 2016

RECORD REVIEWS:
David Bowie:
NY Times – January 2016
Rolling Stone – January 2013
Hollywood Reporter – January 2013

Daphne Guinness:
NY Times – May 2016
Telegraph UK – May 2016
Noisey/Vice – May 2016

Esperanza Spalding:
Associated Press – March 2016

Capsula:
Rolling Stone

Alejandro Escovedo:
Boston.com
Huffington Post
Pop Dose
NY Times
Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine
Austin Chronicle
NY Times

Danielle Spencer: 
Mojo

Manic Street Preachers:
Independent UK

INTERVIEWS:
TIDAL – July 2018
Malibu Magazine – January 2017