David Bowie's "Sound And Vision 2013" Remix To Get Digital Release
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.16.2013
David Bowie has revealed on his official website that his "Sound and Vision" remix will be released digitally.
The remix was first announced in February and was commissioned for Sony's Experia Z smartphone advertising campaign. That version was only 58 seconds long.
Parlophone Records will release a longer mix for a digital download on October 8.
The website said in the announcement: "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 to just leave Roy Young's plaintive piano, Mary Hopkin's backing vocal and the lead vocal, the song takes on a new reflective resonance."
The song originally appeared on Bowie's 1977 album Low and was released in the UK as a single on February 11 of that year. It hit #3 on the UK singles chart. Both the 2013 version and the original will get a digital release on October 7.
Meanwhile the website warned of a fake remix that was posted on Youtube in March. They said: "It was clumsily edited together from the original Sony version into an unconvincing three minute one."