Jack White’s Indie Label Will Release Carl Sagan/Stephen Hawking Remix


This just in from our friends at TwentyFourBit: “Third Man Records have announced the upcoming 7-inch vinyl release of ‘A Glorious Dawn,’ an Auto-Tuned remix of Carl Sagan’s dialogue from his ‘Cosmos’ television series; the remix, which features Stephen Hawking, first gained notoriety after composer John Boswell uploaded it to YouTube earlier this fall.” It’s due out on November 9th.

If you have absolutely no idea what we’re talking about, check out the song after the jump.

While this might seem like an odd move, the remix was insanely popular in the blogosphere when it made the rounds last month. As Third Man explains on its website:

“The release is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Sagan’s birth… Third Man Records, in conjunction with United Record Pressing, fabricated a special ‘Cosmos Colored Vinyl’ of which 150 copies will be available…50 randomly inserted into mail orders for ‘A Glorious Dawn’ and the remainder to be made available at the Third Man Records Nashville store front at noon on November 9th. “The one-sided single features a very special etching on the flipside. Reproduced from the original artwork, the etching copies the etching included with the Voyager Golden Record, set off into space in 1977 as the most elaborate message-in-a-bottle idea ever imagined. With its inclusion of Blind Willie Johnson’s ‘Dark Was The Night’ it goes without saying that the Voyager Golden Record is one of Third Man’s favorite releases of all-time.”

Will you be snagging a copy?