Published Aug 14, 2013While David Bowie is still moving forward by promoting his recent The Next Day LP, he'll soon be issuing a revamped version of classic Low track "Sound and Vision" as a digital single.
A 58-second remix, which was prepped by Sonjay Prabhakar, had appeared earlier this year in a commercial advertising Sony's Xperia Z smartphone, and now Bowie's Facebook page confirms that a long version will go up for sale October 7 via Parlophone Records. Also included will be the original track.
A press release notes that the minimalist redo has Prabhakar stripping away some of the funkier elements of the song to focus on Bowie's vocals, Mary Hopkins's back-up vocals, and Roy Young's "plaintive piano." You can check out the truncated version in the phone-promoting advertisement down below.
"Sound and Vision" was the first single off of Low, the first chapter of Bowie's celebrated late '70s "Berlin Trilogy," and made it to No. 3 on the UK singles chart. You can likewise sample the original song in a player down below.