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.
To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here
Picks From Around the Web
blog comments powered by Disqus