David Bowie's producer Tony Visconti has disappointed the superstar's fans by insisting he was misquoted when talking about the rock legend's new music.

Visconti, who worked on Bowie's 2013 comeback record The Next Day, reportedly told editors at America's CNN network that the Starman hitmaker was poised to release another new album.

However, the producer has now spoken out to clarify his comments, revealing he was talking about Bowie's upcoming greatest hits project which features a new song called Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime), and was previously teased by the singer, who wrote on his website, "More music soon".

Visconti insists both his comments and Bowie's message referred to the new track, not an album of new material, writing in a post on Twitter.com, "Cnn, I didn't say new Bowie album 'soon'. I quoted The Man (Bowie) who said 'More Music Soon' on Bowienet. That music is Sue."