Tony Visconti suggested last week (June 8) that the singer’s vocals could have been “manipulated” to make them sound better.
“You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90 per cent computerized voices,” he said. “We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know.”
Visconti worked with Bowie throughout the late singer’s career, from his second album in 1969 to final album ‘Blackstar’.
Consequence Of Sound reports that, at a concert afterwards, the British singer responded to his suggestions between songs. “Some dickhead tried to say that my voice was not me on record,” Adele said. “Suck my dick.”
Meanwhile, it was confirmed last week (June 9) that both Adele and Bowie are to be celebrated in a new National Portrait Gallery exhibition.
Celebrating past and present famous residents of south London, the exhibition will house portraits of people from all walks of life, including Adele, Bowie and Roots Manuva, whose first album was recorded in a community studio on the Angell Town estate in Brixton.