Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 5: Tony Visconti

Written by Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Podcast

Legendary producer Tony Visconti talks about his upcoming The Man Who Sold The World tour with Holy Holy and his work with David Bowie, both past and present, including the Blackstar album.

Tony Visconti - Holy Holy - photo by Chris Youd

Lost Together is a new bi-weekly podcast featuring in-depth musical discussion and debate with special guest contributors and also conversations with artists, producers and music industry professionals. New and classic artists join Matt Wardlaw to share stories and insights regarding their musical process. Stay in touch on Twitter @losttogetherpod.

This week, we welcome legendary producer Tony Visconti to the podcast.

Tony joins me to talk about Holy Holy, the all-star lineup featuring Tony with drummer Woody Woodmansey, vocalist Glenn Gregory of Heaven 17 and a bunch of other cool folks. In the fall of 2014, Tony and Woody shared the stage together for the first time since 1971, performing David Bowie’s classic The Man Who Sold The World album in its entirety. Tony gives us the story on how all of that came together.

At the same time, he continues to work with David Bowie — he was behind the boards for Bowie’s surprise album The Next Day, which was released in March of 2013 and he was there again working as co-producer on Blackstar, Bowie’s brand new album, which will be released on January 8th.

Tony and Woody will bring Holy Holy to the U.S. for a string of 11 shows beginning on January 7th in Portland, Maine at the Asylum and the tour will wrap up on January 21st in Boston at the Wilbur Theatre.

I had a half hour of talk time with Tony and understandably, they asked us to keep the conversation focused on Holy Holy and the upcoming tour, so we talk a lot about that and The Man Who Sold The World album, but Tony also shares his thoughts on the Blackstar album and in the closing moments of the interview, I hit him with a couple of quick questions about his work with the Moody Blues.


Lost Together with Matt Wardlaw, Episode 5: Tony Visconti

Relevant Links:

Holy Holy official website

Tony Visconti on Twitter

Woody Woodmansey official site

David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – The Next Day

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

Moody Blues – The Other Side of Life

Moody Blues – Sur La Mer

Tony Visconti – Bowie, Bolan and the Brooklyn Boy

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey’s Holy Holy – The Man Who Sold The World: Live in London

Photo Credit: Chris Youd