In February, Sony commissioned a remix of David Bowie's 1977 track "Sound and Vision" for an Xperia Z smartphone ad campaign. The stripped-down version (created by remixer Sonjay Prabhakar) lasted only 58 seconds, but it generated quite a buzz from Bowie fans, who pined to hear the full cut. And now they'll get their chance: On October 7th, Parlaphone Records will release an extended version of the remix as a digital download.
According to Bowie's website, this re-interpretation features only Bowie's vocal, Roy Young's piano, and Mary Hopkin's backing vocals. A statement on the site continues, "By stripping away much of the original instrumentation. . . the song takes on a new reflective resonance."
The original "Sound and Vision" (which reached number 3 on the U.K. Singles Chart) was a highlight on Bowie's 1977 classic, Low. Bowie's most recent album, The Next Day, was released earlier this year.