Here’s a New, Stripped-Down Version of Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”

October 8, 2013 | Andy Cush

David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision” has been enjoying an unlikely second life as an advertising jingle in recent years, featuring both in traditional TV spots and big interactive spectacles. One of those ads, for Sony’s Xperia line of smartphones, featured a skeletal remix of the original track, stripping it down to just its vocals and adding a somber piano line. It’s got nothing on the brilliant original, but it’s nice, and it serves as a good reminder that though Low is known mostly for its sonics, much of it is anchored by Bowie’s uncanny ear for melody. Now, the full track, dubbed “Sound and Vision (2013),” is available for download on iTunes. Alternately, you can listen to it via Bowie’s YouTube channel above.