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Stephen Hawking 'Sings' On Pop Tribute To Carl Sagan (VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:35 PM ET

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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is featured 'singing' with scientist Carl Sagan on a pop tribute to the astronomer that has been released as a single by Third Man Records, the label founded by the White Stripes' lead singer Jack White.

The remix, created by composer John Boswell and uploaded to YouTube, mashes up Stephen Hawking's voice (and a guest appearance by the professor) with dialogue from Sagan's 1980s TV show, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Auto-tune also features prominently.

The remix, titled A Glorious Dawn, includes lyrics "sung" by Sagan such as,

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch

You must first invent the universe

How lucky we are to live in this time

The first moment in human history

When we are in fact visiting other worlds

The video has gotten over 1.5 million views on YouTube and Boswell's A Glorious Dawn is now being released as a seven-inch single by Third Man Records, which will be making 150 copies of a special "Cosmos Colored Vinyl." (Order it here or download the song here!)

Third Man Records says of the Hawkings/Sagan song,

"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 release of the vinyl was timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Sagan's birth. See it below!


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