Music producer Tony Visconti
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David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti on the new album

8 January 2013 Last updated at 21:13 GMT

Music producer Tony Visconti has worked with David Bowie frequently over the past four decades. The pair have spent the past two years working on the new album.

He told the BBC he was surprised by Bowie's choice of Where Are We Now? for the first single, saying it was far more reflective than the rest of the album.

Replying to rumours about the singer's health, Mr Visconti said Bowie is "very healthy... rosy-cheeked... I worked with a very happy David Bowie in the studio."

Footage courtesy Sony. Let's Dance courtesy EMI