David Bowie ‘Toy’ is ghost album, says Tony Visconti
Tony Visconti described David Bowie’s “Toy” as a “ghost album”.
The unreleased collection – which was recorded in 2001 and finally officially released next month as part of the “Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)” box set – includes three new songs as well as new versions of some of the legend’s first songs. . Equipment.
Reflecting on the record, Tony Visconti told Uncut magazine, “Some of them were so old that they dated before I even dated. I think a lot of artists would like to go back and do some albums again.
“It gave David the perfect opportunity to rework those old songs, which from the start proved him to be still a great songwriter.
“It meant he could go back and shed some light on his previous affairs. It’s a bit of a ghost album, it’s a transition album.
“And I’m so glad people are hearing it now, because I think one of David’s best work is on ‘Toy’. “
Visconti first worked with Bowie on his 1968 single “In the Heat of the Morning” / “London Bye Ta-Ta”, and their working partnership continued until the 1980s “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) “.
They had initially discussed reuniting in 1999, but the return to the studio for “Toy” marked the first time they had worked together in a long time.
He explained, “We haven’t spoken for a long time. I got a call from someone saying David was trying to contact me.
“It was like, ‘He wants to know if you’re sympathetic’ or ‘mentally competent’, something like that. I don’t know, that was a weird message.
“This was the start of David and I working together again, until the day he died. I was a trusted friend and we had an almost telepathic method of communication. It was as natural as putting on your shoes in the morning.
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