“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.