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Sound and Vision 2013 set for digital release

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on August 14, 2013

 

“Waiting for the gift”

 

You may remember the Sound and Vision remix we told you about back in February that was commissioned for Sony’s Xperia™ Z smartphone advertising campaign.

Indeed, many of you enquired how you could get your hands on a longer version than the tantalising 58 second one used in the advert

Well, now your prayers have been answered as Parlophone Records will release a new longer mix as a digital download on October 7th.

Sound and Vision 2013 is a beautifully haunting reimagining of the song, re-worked from the original stems by remixer Sonjay Prabhakar.

By stripping away much of the original instrumentation and adding a new piano by Rob Gentry (programmed by Sonjay Prabhakar), while keeping Bowie’s original lead vocal and Mary Hopkin’s backing vocal, the song takes on a new reflective resonance.

Sound and Vision originally appeared on David Bowie’s 1977 Low album and was released as a single in the UK on 11th February of that year, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Sound and Vision 2013 and the original Sound and Vision will both be available to digitally download from October 7th. 

FOOTNOTE: Beware of a fake remix which was posted on YouTube in March. It was clumsily edited together from the original Sony version into an unconvincing three minute one.

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    14 August 2013
    Sound and Vision 2013 set for digital release

     

    “Waiting for the gift”

     

    You may remember the Sound and Vision remix we told you about back in February that was commissioned for Sony’s Xperia™ Z smartphone advertising campaign.

    Indeed, many of you enquired how you could get your hands on a longer version than the tantalising 58 second one used in the advert

    Well, now your prayers have been answered as Parlophone Records will release a new longer mix as a digital download on October 7th.

    Sound and Vision 2013 is a beautifully haunting reimagining of the song, re-worked from the original stems by remixer Sonjay Prabhakar.

    By stripping away much of the original instrumentation and adding a new piano by Rob Gentry (programmed by Sonjay Prabhakar), while keeping Bowie’s original lead vocal and Mary Hopkin’s backing vocal, the song takes on a new reflective resonance.

    Sound and Vision originally appeared on David Bowie’s 1977 Low album and was released as a single in the UK on 11th February of that year, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

    Sound and Vision 2013 and the original Sound and Vision will both be available to digitally download from October 7th. 

    FOOTNOTE: Beware of a fake remix which was posted on YouTube in March. It was clumsily edited together from the original Sony version into an unconvincing three minute one.