Laurie Anderson ‎– Big Science

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 7599-23674-2
CD, Album

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1 From The Air
Alto Saxophone – Bill ObrechtBass [Farfisa] – Roma BaranDrums – David Van TieghemTenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Peter GordonVocals, Effects [Vocoder], Keyboards [Farfisa] – Laurie Anderson
2 Big Science
Glass Harmonica – Roma BaranPercussion [Bottles] – Perry HobermanPercussion [Sticks] – Laurie Anderson, Perry Hoberman, Roma BaranRototoms, Timpani – David Van TieghemVocals, Synthesizer [Obxa], Percussion, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
3 Sweaters
Bagpipes – Rufus HarleyDrums – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins] – Laurie Anderson
4 Walking & Falling
Vocals, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
5 Born, Never Asked
Handclaps [Claps] – Laurie Anderson, Perry Hoberman, Roma BaranMarimba – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins], Keyboards – Laurie Anderson
6 O Superman (For Massenet)
Flute, Saxophone – Perry HobermanKeyboards [Farfisa, Casio] – Roma BaranVocals, Effects [Vocoder], Electronics – Laurie Anderson
7 Example #22
Accordion – Roma BaranAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Chuck FisherBacking Vocals – Leanne Ungar, Perry HobermanBaritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet – Richard CohenDrums, Percussion – David Van TieghemFlute, Piccolo Flute – Perry HobermanVocals, Violin, Keyboards [Farfisa] – Laurie AndersonWhistling – Laurie Anderson, Roma Baran
8 Let X=X
Handclaps [Claps] – Laurie Anderson, Perry Hoberman, Roma BaranRototoms – David Van TieghemTrombone [Trombones] – George LewisVocals, Effects [Vocoder], Keyboards [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Obxa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson
9 It Tango
Handclaps [Claps] – Laurie Anderson, Perry Hoberman, Roma BaranRototoms – David Van TieghemVocals, Keyboards [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Obxa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson

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The music on this Compact Digital Disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of it's high resolution, however, the Compact Disc can reveal limitations of the source tape.

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.
LP Mastered at Masterdisk.
Plated at Europadisk.

O Superman mixed at The Lobby. Originally released on One Ten Records.

Example #22: Special Thanks to Paranormals Madeline Vester, Gerhard Rozhek, Coretta Atteroc, Shelley Karson

Let X=X: Original version appeared in ARTFORUM February 1982.

All Selections: © 1982 Laurie Anderson, Difficult Music (BMI).

Warner Bros. Records, Inc., a Warner Communications Company.
© 1982 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
℗ 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc. For the US and WEA International Inc. for the world outsided of the US.
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075992367424
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Price Code (FRANCE): WE 835
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout: CD 759923674.2.2 V01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L016

Other Versions (5 of 61) View All

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


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November 10, 2002

This album is what Laurie's performances are still about: storytelling, high-tech, minimalism.


November 3, 2002

Some real classics therein, beside her hit "O Superman" especially "Big Science" is worth listening again and again. This release differs from later releases Laurie Anderson made especially through a very reduced style, it is in no way overproduced.