Download the 'Pure Imagination' cover song from the Surface Studio ad

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Microsoft had an impressive week with its big Surface Studio announcement on Wednesday. Not only is the new creative-focused PC an exciting innovation from the Surface team, but its introduction video also stirred a lot of emotion.

If you found yourself humming the 'Pure Imagination' song from that ad, you are not alone.

Stephanie Tarling did the singing on 'Pure Imagination,' but the song is originally known from the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Gene Wilder, who recently passed, originally sung the tune delighting many children and setting the song in stone for years.

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Tarling's take was arranged and produced by Nathan Lanier, "a composer for film and television best known for his music for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" and who also "composed and produced the track music to Microsoft's first Super Bowl commercial."

Luckily for you, the Surface Studio cover of the song is now available for free on Band Camp. So, grab it and add it to your Groove Music collection on OneDrive so you can listen to it whenever you want.

Download Pure Imagination (Surface Studio Cover)

Daniel Rubino
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

50 Comments
  • I was desperately looking for that song.... Thanks
  • This is what I've been waiting for! Thank you for the beautiful piece of music.
  • Quite nice indeed.
  • Thanks a lot ! Epic soundtrack !
  • Fantastic! Was such a great rendition!
  • The video and song go sooooo well together.
  • for those want to listen original song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2pt2-F2j2g
  • I thought that sounded extremely familiar. I just couldn't pinpoint it. I was thinking some Disney movie.
  • WOW! This in FLAC on my studio headphones and amp! The chills down my spine.
  • Daniel and Anyone,
    Do you knows the song by David Wlliam Hearn, Panya played using Cortana during his presentation of the Surface studio?
  • Already had it as a ringtone :) and live wall papered the video
  • Great song and video. Surprised that MS made it themselves instead of hiring an outside firm. Very talented folks!
  • Lyrics  (at bandcamp.com) Come with me and we'll be
    In a world of pure imagination
    Take a look and you'll see
    Into your imagination
    We'll begin with a spin
    Traveling in a world of my creation
    Look and see
    We'll defy explanation [Chorus]
    If you want to view paradise
    Simply look around and view it
    Anything you want to, do it
    Want to change the world?
    There's nothing to it
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination
    Living there you'll be free
    If you truly wish to be  
  • Shame it's not in Groove
  • Download it and add it to your OneDrive music folder and you'll get it in Groove
  • YESSSSSS!!!!!!
  • MS should patent everything including that "rotating gesture" (^_^)/
  • That's very true, so that Apple and It's squad won't steal and make it their own. They are used to that....Niceeee**Pari**
  • Pretty sure its probably covered by an older patent from their original Surface table PC.
  • i thought it was a full song not a copy of the comercial.
  • thanks!
  • Nice song and all that I'll agree, but I want that owl wallpaper.
  • She looks beautiful but why would I download this song? I don't even like it.
  • ....Then don't? Maybe other people do?
  • I don't but Daniel wrote: Download the ......so, it is not a question. Lighten up ... guys ....
  • That ad literally gave me goosebumps. Such a damn high quality ad. Microsoft finally found a good advertising agency?
  • It's great quality, though I've really liked all of their Surface Ads recently
  • Nope, all done in-house. They've been on a hiring spree for talented designers lately and it shows.
  • They stopped doing the hip hop dancing ads that started for surface 1
  • The non dancing surface ads were really good though.  You remember, the one with ballbearings falling everywhere.
  • I just showed my 12 year old son the video of the surface studio ad. He was mezmerized.
  • Thanks!! downloaded and made a ringtone with it. My Lumia 650 sounds better :) 
  • Such a beautiful rendition of a classic song.  Great work.  I hope you create more.  
  • Cool!
  • What a bland and dreary cover, that's so MOR it could be tarmac. Considering the great Mr Wilder passed away recently, Microsoft could have done the decent thing and used his version in tribute to the great man.
  • The song alone isn't something I'd want to listen to in my collection, but with the video, it's pretty creative combo...
  • That song gives me goosebumps
  • Haha, it did?
  • The ad with the song definitely did! Especially, when the girl touches the screen and moves it down. Mind = blown.
  • It didn't let me download on mobile and now when I looked at the link from PC it isn't free anymore. Could someone post a link from their OneDrive?
  • Psst... just Bing (or Google) "Bandcamp Downloader").
  • It also sounds similar to themes like the re-edited  Disney's Pinnicio Song in the Avengers Age of Ultron trailer. It's sounds like this is becoming a trend.  I think other songs that lend themselves to this category are the songs from An American Tale-Somewhere Out There, or Annie's-Tomorrow. All songs with a glimmer of hope. Hope.
  • Hope that they'll stop?
  • I'm glad I downloaded it. It's now $1. Popular.
  • Yeah, lets milk it ...
  • I want to know what the music was in the teaser for Studio at the beginning of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wVt8dj0GJU
  • You have to pay for it now...
  • Love it and SS!
  • Awesome!!!
  • Awesome song!