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Above & Beyond's Acoustic 'Sun & Moon' Video Is Breathtaking

01/14/2014 12:58 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Above & Beyond have already found a great deal of success since performing acoustic versions of their songs live, but it's this rework of "Sun & Moon" that pushes the concept to its beautiful breaking point. Featuring live vocals from Alex Vargas (who subbed in for the original vocalist, Richard Bedford) alongside a stunning orchestral arrangement, the version performed at London's Porchester Hall expand the 2011 trance hit's mix of hopelessness, nostalgia and mourning into something downright elegiac.

"'Sun & Moon' is one of our best-loved songs and probably the one that evokes the biggest crowd response all over the world, so it was an interesting challenge to try to create an acoustic version that might connect in the same way," A&B's Paavo Siljamäki told Rolling Stone earlier this year. Mission accomplished.

The Above & Beyond Acoustic film will premiere on THUMP Friday, Jan 24th 9PM GMT / 4PM EST. The CD/DVD is available for pre-order now, as is Above & Beyond's acoustic album.

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