The May 2001 edition of MOJO has a special feature devoted to the 100 most important producers, engineers and studio gurus:-
"Since the dawn of recording, backroom boffins have beenas influential and eccentric as the artists they've taped. Ina MOJO special, we celebrate 100 stellar studio gurus."
Three of David's most important collaborators are among the 100.
Ken Scott (left, above) is featured as part of a storyabout the very famous Trident studios, originally located in Soho.
"Trident was the first independent studio in England tohave 8-track. Scott became so enamoured with the resulting soundthat he formed a production company with the studio owners....Scott helped to fashion Bowie's Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane.The studio's interior now bears little trace of its illustrious history - all that is, except the massive print of Bowie which fills an entire landing wall."
Brian Eno (centre, above), whose influence on David's career and in particular, The Berlin Trilogy is well documented, has a double page spread devoted to him.
"His earliest forays into production involved avant-garde composers like Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars, and pro-am classical ensemble the Portsmouth Sinfonia. But it's the application of ideas drawn from these interests that are the root of his success as a producer, enabling him to expand his clients' musical ambitions into uncharted areas and instil in artists a sense of the limitless possibilities of music."
Nile Rodgers (right, above), is featured together withBernard Edwards with whom he formed Chic and later produced Diana Ross and Sister Sledge. Nile helped fashion the incredibly successful Let's Dance.
"The Sound : Sophisticated Manhattan disco with Rodgers' distinctive guitar chording. Much imitated, never bettered. Rodgers worked with David Bowie, Madonna, Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel and Eric Clapton."