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Sound And Vision 45 released this day in 1977

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on February 11, 2014

 

“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 strange that it didn’t precede the album release and considering this and the fact that RCA barely promoted the single in the UK, it’s surprising it did so well on the singles chart there.

Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the song also featured a guest vocal from Mary Hopkin, Visconti’s then wife.

If you’ve not heard Sound And Vision recently, go give it a listen for its thirty seventh birthday along with last year’s beautiful Sonjay Prabhakar remix here.

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    11 February 2014
    Sound And Vision 45 released this day in 1977

     

    “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 strange that it didn’t precede the album release and considering this and the fact that RCA barely promoted the single in the UK, it’s surprising it did so well on the singles chart there.

    Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the song also featured a guest vocal from Mary Hopkin, Visconti’s then wife.

    If you’ve not heard Sound And Vision recently, go give it a listen for its thirty seventh birthday along with last year’s beautiful Sonjay Prabhakar remix here.