Hear Beck Do David Bowie in Incredible Fashion

Slate's Culture Blog
Feb. 11 2013 9:46 AM

Beck Does Bowie in Incredible Fashion

In order to sell more cars, Lincoln decided to enlist Beck, and paid for him to "reimagine" David Bowie's "Sound and Vision," for some reason. And reimagine it he did, orchestrating a new version that features over 160 musicians, including, according to Pitchfork:

the Dap-Kings, a string orchestra, a gamelan ensemble, members of the USC marching band, a Peruvian charango group, choirs, guitarists, a musical saw player, a harpist, and a theremin player.
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With their help, Beck breaks down the song into a vast array of constituents parts, and then suddenly puts it back together again.

Pitchfork notes that Beck's dad, David Campbell, served as the conductor.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog. Follow him on Twitter.