Laurie Anderson ‎– Big Science (Songs From "United States I-IV")

Warner Bros. Records ‎– BSK 3674
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 From The Air
Alto Saxophone – Bill ObrechtBass [Farfisa Bass] – Roma BaranClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Peter GordonDrums – David Van TieghemVocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa] – Laurie Anderson
A2 Big Science
Glass Harmonica – Roma BaranPercussion [Bottles] – Perry HobermanPercussion [Rototoms], Timpani [Tympani] – David Van TieghemPercussion [Sticks] – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Vocals, Synthesizer [Obxa], Percussion, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
A3 Sweaters
Bagpipes – Rufus HarleyDrums – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins] – Laurie Anderson
A4 Walking & Falling
Vocals, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
A5 Born, Never Asked
Handclaps [Claps] – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Marimba – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins], Keyboards – Laurie Anderson
B1 O Superman (For Massenet)
Flute, Saxophone – Perry HobermanMastered By – Bill KipperOrgan [Farfisa], Keyboards [Casio], Engineer – Roma BaranVocals, Vocoder, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
B2 Example #22
Accordion – Roma BaranAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Chuck FisherBacking Vocals [Backup Vocals] – Ungar*, Hoberman*Clarinet [B♭ & E♭], Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone – Richard CohenFlute, Piccolo Flute [Piccolo] – Perry HobermanPercussion, Drums – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin, Organ [Farfisa] – Laurie AndersonWhistling – Anderson*, Baran*
B3 Let X=X
Handclaps [Claps] – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Percussion [Rototoms] – David Van TieghemTrombone [Trombones] – George LewisVocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Obxa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson
B4 It Tango
Handclaps [Claps] – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Percussion [Rototoms] – David Van TieghemVocals, Synthesizer [Obxa], Organ [Farfisa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson

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Includes printed inner sleeve with credits and lyrics.

Side A runout groove matrix no.: only "MASTERDISK" is stamped, the remainder is hand-etched
Side B runout groove matrix no.: "EDP" and "MASTERDISK" are stamped, the remainder is hand-etched

Outer sleeve:
Warner Bros. Records Inc., a subsidiary and licensee of Warner Bros. Inc., a Warner Communications Company [Warner logo]®3300 Warner Blvd, Burbank, CA. 91510. 3 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022. ©℗ 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S. Made in U.S.A.

Inner sleeve:
Recorded at The Lobby, New York City.
Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City.
Additional tracks recorded at The Hit Factory, Skyline Studios and Sorcerer Sound.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Plated at Europadisk.
Special Thanks to Patty Anderson, Lester Bangs, Robert Coe, Anton Fier, Charles Holland, Geraldine Pontius, Greg Shifrin and Gail Turner.
B1 mixed at The Lobby; originally released on One Ten Records.
B2 special thanks to Paranormals Medeline Vester, Gerhard Rozhek, Coretta Atteroc, Shelley Karson.
B3 original version appeared in ArtForum February 1982.

℗ 1982 WEA International Inc.
a Warner Communications Company
[Warner logo]®
Manufactured & Distributed by WEA Records Pty. Limited

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): MX205237
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): MX205238
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Groove Stamped And Hand-Etched): EDP-MIS<-S SM8 MX205237 BSK·1-3674- E2-1 MASTERDISK RL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Groove Stamped And Hand-Etched): EDP MIS<-S SM7 MX205238 BSK·2-3674-E3-2 MASTERDISK RL

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BSK 3674 Laurie Anderson Big Science(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3674 US 1982 Sell This Version
none Laurie Anderson Big Science(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
3674-2, 257 002 Laurie Anderson Big Science(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3674-2, 257 002 UK, Europe & US Unknown Sell This Version
670.9029 Laurie Anderson Big Science(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 670.9029 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
7559-79988-5 Laurie Anderson Big Science(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Nonesuch 7559-79988-5 Europe 2007 Sell This Version