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Visconti and Murphy talk DB in UNCUT

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on August 17, 2017

 

“We had a friend, a talking man”

 

The October 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an interview with Tony Visconti and another with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

 

Here’s a bit from Michael Bonner’s monthly introduction to the new issue...

 

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Tony Visconti gives us a sneak preview of his Lodger remix in the forthcoming David Bowie retrospective box set: “I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals, telling us about Arabic raps, the original Lodger sessions and Bowie’s later attitude to re-releases.

 

On the subject of records, LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream is our Album Of The Month – James Murphy shares a very good David Bowie story.

 

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Here’s a bit from the Visconti interview expanding upon that Arabic rap hint above...

 

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Visconti’s 2017 mix of Lodger is included in David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982), the third in a series of boxsets spanning Bowie’s career.

 

“I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals. “At the end of ‘Yassassin’, David does a little Arabic rap that didn’t make the record. I put it on the mix this time and it sounds wonderful. David was proud of these re-releases, but he didn’t want to get involved. There are so many capable people, including his own staff and myself, who could deal with it. He’d hear the final test pressing and say, ‘Great, it’s wonderful. Release it.’ But he always wanted to move on.”

 

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Elsewhere, James Murphy (who has featured here on a few occasions), is interviewed by Tom Pinnock regarding the new album, American Dream. Here’s a small excerpt from that...

 

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UNCUT: Does it feel strange referencing David Bowie in your music after you became friends with him?

 

James Murphy: Not to me. He was a remarkable person, in that you never had a negative collision between your vision of him and who he was, at least I didn't. And it wasn't because when you met him he seemed like Ziggy Stardust, or something – quite the opposite. He was an incredibly disarming and human person, really respectful, appreciative and thoughtful. But you were never disappointed because he was so incredibly good about being a person.

 

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Go here for more detail regarding this particular issue which is out now.

 

Go here for further details and full tracklistings for David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982).

 

 

#ANCIANTbox  #BowieUNCUT  #BowieVisconti  #BowieJamesMurphy

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    17 August 2017
    Visconti and Murphy talk DB in UNCUT

     

    “We had a friend, a talking man”

     

    The October 2017 issue of Uncut magazine has an interview with Tony Visconti and another with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

     

    Here’s a bit from Michael Bonner’s monthly introduction to the new issue...

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    Tony Visconti gives us a sneak preview of his Lodger remix in the forthcoming David Bowie retrospective box set: “I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals, telling us about Arabic raps, the original Lodger sessions and Bowie’s later attitude to re-releases.

     

    On the subject of records, LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream is our Album Of The Month – James Murphy shares a very good David Bowie story.

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    Here’s a bit from the Visconti interview expanding upon that Arabic rap hint above...

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    Visconti’s 2017 mix of Lodger is included in David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982), the third in a series of boxsets spanning Bowie’s career.

     

    “I found some little gems on the tapes,” he reveals. “At the end of ‘Yassassin’, David does a little Arabic rap that didn’t make the record. I put it on the mix this time and it sounds wonderful. David was proud of these re-releases, but he didn’t want to get involved. There are so many capable people, including his own staff and myself, who could deal with it. He’d hear the final test pressing and say, ‘Great, it’s wonderful. Release it.’ But he always wanted to move on.”

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

    Elsewhere, James Murphy (who has featured here on a few occasions), is interviewed by Tom Pinnock regarding the new album, American Dream. Here’s a small excerpt from that...

     

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    UNCUT: Does it feel strange referencing David Bowie in your music after you became friends with him?

     

    James Murphy: Not to me. He was a remarkable person, in that you never had a negative collision between your vision of him and who he was, at least I didn't. And it wasn't because when you met him he seemed like Ziggy Stardust, or something – quite the opposite. He was an incredibly disarming and human person, really respectful, appreciative and thoughtful. But you were never disappointed because he was so incredibly good about being a person.

     

    + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - +

     

     

    Go here for more detail regarding this particular issue which is out now.

     

    Go here for further details and full tracklistings for David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town (1977–1982).

     

     

    #ANCIANTbox  #BowieUNCUT  #BowieVisconti  #BowieJamesMurphy