For the past couple of months, A Glorious Dawn, a mashup melding Stephen Hawking’s voice with scenes from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, has been making its way around the blogosphere. Now, on the eve of what would have been Sagan’s 75th birthday (he died in 1996), A Glorious Dawn has been officially released as a single by Third Man Records, the label created by White Stripes singer Jack White. We have posted the video above. You can also download the song in mp3 and other formats here, or buy it as a special 7 inch single (pre-order here).
via Huffington Post and Telegraph.co.uk
I don’t know if this is related (it seems like it would be) but this video, titled “Symphony of Science”, was released a short while ago which is a similar mashup, but includes clips of Sagan, Richard Feynamn, Bill Nye and Neil DeGrasse Tyson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk
Very cool–and my personal opinion of Jack White has again increased–good show!