Even record producers have a history. That's a fifteen-year-old TV second from
left, playing bass in The Crystals. No, not the all girl group of the same name!
The Gospel According To Tony V...
The impossibly talented
The Record Producers: Tony Visconti
Richard Allinson and Steve Levine look at the work of Tony Visconti - a man who doesn't fit neatly into any one particular category of producer. He is also engineer, orchestral arranger and mixer.
With nearly 40 years of work to draw on, the programme focuses on his work with David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Sparks, but also illustrates his work with The Move, Paul McCartney, Thin Lizzy and Morrissey.
From an extensive interview recorded exclusively for the programme, Tony talks about recording with these artists, studio tricks used on key tracks, the inspiration for particular arrangements and anecdotes from his illustrious career.
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