Don’t you wonder sometimes?
A drastically pared-back version of David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’, from his 1977 album Low, has been revealed in full online after previously appearing on a TV commercial.
The new track was made for a Sony smartphone ad by remixer Sonjay Prabhakar, who stripped away much of the original instrumentation to pair the backing vocal and Bowie’s lead vocal with his own piano composition. Now the track can be heard in full via David Bowie’s official YouTube channel. Watch it below.
Earlier this year pop maverick Beck premiered his own nine-minute version of ‘Sound and Vision’, complete with 157-piece orchestra and rotating stage, which can also be viewed online as an interactive, 360º performance.
The Year of Bowie continues apace, with former LCD Soundsystem man James Murphy preparing to reveal his reworking of ‘Love Is Lost’, a track from Bowie’s 2013 comeback album The Next Day, this Thursday, October 10. The chameleonic pop legend’s latest record is also a favourite to win this year’s Mercury Prize.
An expanded version of The Next Day is due out on November 4, featuring a 10-track bonus CD (including four previously unreleased tracks) and a DVD of the four excellent videos made for the album. [via NME]
Meanwhile, a rare missive from Bowie himself came via a recently published list of his top 100 must-read books, featuring works by the likes of Don DeLillo, Camille Paglia, Spike Milligan.
Hear ‘Sound and Vision 2013’ below: