“Don’t you wonder sometimes”
Originally a #3 UK hit for Bowie in 1977 when it was released as the first single from the classic ‘Low’ album, Sound And Vision was unusual in that the lead vocal didn’t appear until half way through the song.
It was also unusual in that it didn’t precede the album release and considering these facts and the fact that RCA barely promoted the single in the UK, it’s surprising it did so well on the chart there.
Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the song also featured a guest vocal from Mary Hopkin, Visconti’s then wife.
Sound And Vision has been covered many times, most recently by Beck whose epic performance of it was broadcast yesterday for the Lincoln Motor Company‘s Hello Again campaign.
If you’ve not heard the Bowie version recently, go give it a listen for its thirty sixth birthday here.