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- Posted on Nov 4th 2009 2:30PM by Emily Tan
The Auto-Tuned remix takes Sagan's dialogue from his 'Cosmos' TV series with a special appearance by Hawking that will surely make every science nerd jump with glee. According to Third Man Records, "'A Glorious Dawn' is a moving arrangement of Carl Sagan's sagacious words culled from his magnificent 'Cosmos' series. The piece initially gained recognition when composer John Boswell uploaded to YouTube his remixed Sagan dialogue edited, Auto-Tuned and put to a beat and coupled with a guest appearance by Stephen Hawking. At well over one million views, this is a project that goes far-beyond the buzz of 'Internet phenomenon.'"
The single will have a special etching on its B-side that is a reproduced copy of the one included with the Voyager Golden Record that was sent into space in 1977. There will also be 150 copies of a special "Cosmos Colored Vinyl," 50 of which will be randomly inserted into mail orders and the rest will be sold at the Third Man Records Nashville store starting at noon on Nov. 9.
Third Man wanted to coincide the single's release with what would have been Sagan's 75th birthday, which would also be the same day the Planetary Society -- co-founded by Sagan -- will host a reception at Hart Senate Office Building featuring speeches by senators, scientists and NASA officials.
And if you haven't heard this unique track, check it out below.