David Bowie ‎– "Heroes"

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RCA Victor ‎– AYL1-3857
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A1 Beauty And The Beast
Written-By – Bowie*
3:32
A2 Joe The Lion
Written-By – Bowie*
3:05
A3 "Heroes"
Lyrics By – Bowie*Music By – Eno*
6:07
A4 Sons Of The Silent Age
Written-By – Bowie*
3:15
A5 Blackout
Written-By – Bowie*
3:50
B1 V-2 Schneider
Written-By – Bowie*
3:10
B2 Sense Of Doubt
Written-By – Bowie*
3:57
B3 Moss Garden
Written-By – Eno*, Bowie*
5:03
B4 Neuköln
Written-By – Eno*, Bowie*
4:34
B5 The Secret Life Of Arabia
Lyrics By – Bowie*Music By – Eno*, Alomar*, Bowie*
3:46

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Previously released as AFL1-2522

1980 reissue with black Victor labels

Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin
Engineers: ...and Mountain Studios, Montreux
Mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux

© 1977, RCA Records, New York, N.Y. • Printed in U.S.A.

℗ 1977 RCA Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AYL-3857-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): AYL-3857-B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout stamped / etched): A 1 [0-etched] AYL1 3857A [4 l l-etched] I (stamped sideways-Indianapolis)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped): A1[T] A̸F̸L̸1̸-̸2̸5̸2̸2̸B̸-3̸0̸
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): AYL1 3857B–30
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side runout etching (Variant)): [B 2-stamped]X [AFL-1-2522-B-3 scratched out] AYL1 3758-B-3 [ I STERLING-stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout (Variant 2)): AYL1 3857A (stamped) 4 1 (etched) I A1 (stamped) K (etched)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout (Variant 2)): AFL1-2522B-30 (stamped, scratched out) I A1 (stamped) 6 (etched) AYL13857B-30 (etched)

Other Versions (5 of 189) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PL 12522 David Bowie "Heroes"(LP, Album) RCA Victor PL 12522 UK 1977 Sell This Version
NL 83857 David Bowie "Heroes"(LP, Album, RE, RP) RCA International NL 83857 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
PL 13857 David Bowie "Heroes"(LP, Album, RE) RCA PL 13857 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
INTS 5066, Ⓢ INTS 5066, NL 13857 David Bowie "Heroes"(LP, Album, RE) RCA International, RCA International, RCA International INTS 5066, Ⓢ INTS 5066, NL 13857 UK 1980 Sell This Version
LSRCA-73073, AFL1-2522 David Bowie "Heroes"(LP, Album) Jugoton, RCA Victor LSRCA-73073, AFL1-2522 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version

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7thSun

7thSun

January 15, 2020
US reissue from 1980 on RCA. My copy is EX- with an EX- sleeve. Picked it up for around £15 in the UK as an alternative to the increasingly expensive first edition. The sound is nice and clear on the majority of tracks. As for the music, "Heroes" continues the pattern set by the Low album by (for the most part) presenting a first side of avant-garde rock/pop songs and a second side of ambient-flavoured instrumentals. The muscianship is a bit more polished than on Low, but the band sound is a bit harder and less atmospheric. Apart from the title track and the incredible 'Sons of the Silent Age', the instrumentals are the highlights.
peejgear

peejgear

March 27, 2018

Does anyone have a copy like mine - that has side A and B labels on wrong side?