1975 single to be reissued as iOS app that allows fans to create their own remixes from original multi-tracks
This article titled “David Bowie to release Golden Years iPhone app” was written by Sean Michaels, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 5th April 2011 10.34 UTC
David Bowie is reissuing a 1975 single as an iPhone app. Almost four decades after Golden Years was released, the singer’s remastered classic will be available for fans to remix via dedicated, handheld software.
According to Music Radar, the original 16-track Golden Years has been mixed down to eight stem files: Bowie’s lead vocals, 12-string guitar, bass, drums, guitar, harmonium, percussion and backing vocals. From 6 June, aspiring producers can download the app and create their own variation on Harry Maslin’s original mix. For £1.23, a similar program is already available for Bowie’s Space Oddity.