“The band was all together”
Jérôme Soligny has interviewed Zachary Alford, Gail Ann Dorsey, Gerry Leonard, David Torn, Earl Slick and Steve Elson about their contributions to the making of The Next Day, in an 8-page feature for the latest issue (548) of French music monthly, Rock&Folk.
With a headline that roughly translates to Secrets Of A Comeback, the magazine also has The Next Day as their Record Of The Month in a glowing full-page 5-star review by Eric Dahan.
ROCK&FOLK is available any day now and we‘ll leave you with a few one liners kindly supplied by Jérôme:
David Torn : “It would be a severe understatement to simply say that i truly love working with David, and with Tony...... and, with the incredible people involved”
Gerry Leonard : “David just came out swinging right from the beginning with this project. That boy keeps swinging. He had strong song ideas. He had these really cool, super ruff, edgy demos for us as a jumping off point”
Gail Ann Dorsey : “One thing I have learned from working with David Bowie is a deeper respect for the power of music, and a deeper humility for being blessed with the opportunity itself.”
Zachary Alford : “Aside from being a genius in the truest sense of the word, David has also been one of the most comfortable people I've ever had the pleasure of recording with. Once you've experienced that almost nothing can compare.”
Steve Elson : “I got a phone call from Tony Visconti out of the blue. He asked if I was available to do some recording with a young blues musician from England who was in town. He said the name was Dave Jones. It took a second to realize what was going on”.
Earl Slick : “David is always open for ideas, he doesn't tell you what to do. We sit there and talk about the songs, it’s actually really easy. He expects you to bring ideas which I like.”