Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have recorded a stripped-down instrumental version of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars?” for the latest episode of HBO’s “Watchmen”.
Reznor and Ross are releasing a three-volume “Watchmen” score soundtrack on vinyl, the first two of which are already released, with the third instalment coming Dec. 16.
“We’re having some fun with the way that it’s released,” Reznor previously told Rolling Stone about the three releases. “There are a number of reasons behind doing that. One is there is quite a bit of music, and I think when you drop a big chunk — a couple hours’ worth of music — on the public these days, that’s a good way to get 90 per cent of it ignored. So breaking it up is good.”
Reznor previously spoke about his connection to Bowie and his music, calling him a “mentor” and crediting him with helping to get sober. Reznor was featured on Bowie’s 1997 track “I’m Afraid Of Americans” and appeared in the music video.
Reznor and Ross have composed the scores of several high-profile TV and film projects, including “Waves” and “Bord Box” and are frequent collaborators with director David Fincher, winning an Oscar for Best Original Score for “The Social Network” in 2011.