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David Bowie's 'The Gouster' full album released as producer says "It is 40 minutes of glorious funk"

Updated On 24 Jul, 2016 Published On

David Bowie's 'The Gouster' full album has finally released and the producer of the album, Tony Visconti, said, "[The album] is 40 minutes of glorious funk."

Video: David Bowie's 'The Gouster 'released for the first time in box set

The 'Starman' hitmaker's unreleased LP, which includes a re-recording of 'John, I'm Only Dancing', 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' and 'Right', has been unveiled and is set to feature as part of a new box set, which includes popular hits he made during a two-year span in his music career from 1974 to 1976, according to his estate, which has since been reported on the Rolling Stone website.

Although a few singles from the seven-track collection have been released, this will be the first time fans of the legendary musician - who died of cancer in January - will be able to listen and purchase the album.

Speaking about the release, David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti said: "It is 40 minutes of glorious funk".

 "'Gouster' was a word unfamiliar to me, but David knew it as a type of dress code worn by African American    teens in the '60s in Chicago.

"In the context of the album, its meaning was attitude, an attitude of pride and hipness.

"Of all the songs we cut, we were enamoured of the ones we chose for the album that portrayed this attitude." Visconti continued.

Photo: David Bowie (left) and Tony Visconti (right)

He also revealed that the pair had always wanted to write a "killer" album.

He explained: "We weren't 'young, gifted and black', but we sure as hell wanted to make a killer soul album, which was quite insane, but pioneers like the Righteous Brothers were there before us."