Laurie Anderson ‎– United States Live

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Part One
Say Hello 5:00
Walk The Dog 6:37
Violin Solo 2:11
Closed Circuits 6:00
For A Large And Changing Room 2:50
Pictures Of It 2:29
Language Of The Future 7:58
Cartoon Song 1:11
Small Voice 2:03
Three Walking Songs 4:19
The Healing Horn 2:56
New Jersey Turnpike 11:20
So Happy Birthday 6:23
EngliSH 2:07
Dance Of Electricity 3:02
Three Songs For Paper, Film And Video 6:24
Sax Solo 0:51
Sax Duet 0:38
Born, Never Asked 4:54
Part Two
From The Air 2:44
Beginning French 2:15
O Superman 10:57
Talkshow 6:52
Frames For The Pictures 1:07
Democratic Way 1:41
Looking For You 1:18
Walking And Falling 1:21
Private Property 3:03
Neon Duet 4:11
Let X=X 6:14
The Mailman's Nightmare 0:45
Difficult Listening Hour 3:07
Language Is A Virus From Outer Space 7:52
Reverb 0:27
If You Can't Talk About It, Point To It 0:36
Violin Walk 2:41
City Song 3:14
Finnish Farmers 4:35
Part Three
Red Map 1:54
Hey Ah 3:50
Bagpipe Solo 3:15
Steven Weed 1:05
Time And A Half 2:14
Voices On Tape 1:28
Example #22 2:33
Strike 2:10
False Documents 1:58
New York Social Life 3:20
A Curious Phenomenon 1:02
Yankee See 7:59
I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test... 1:20
Running Dogs 0:24
Four, Three, Two, One 1:30
The Big Top 2:52
It Was Up In The Mountains 2:13
Odd Objects 4:02
Dr. Miller 5:19
Big Science 7:14
Big Science Reprise 1:48
Part Four
Cello Solo 2:40
It Tango 1:49
Blue Lagoon 9:30
Hothead (La Langue D'Amour) 4:47
Stiff Neck 1:33
Telephone Song 1:24
Sweaters 3:48
We've Got Four Big Clocks 2:21
Song For Two Jims 2:57
Over The River 3:29
Mach 20 2:46
Rising Sun 3:24
The Visitors 2:48
The Stranger 2:01
Classified 5:18
Going Somewhere? 1:00
Fireworks 2:40
Dog Show 0:51
Lighting Out For The Territories 3:08

Versions (10)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25192, 9 25192-1 Laurie Anderson United States Live(5xLP, Album + Box) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25192, 9 25192-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 25192-4 Laurie Anderson United States Live(4xCass + Box) Warner Bros. Records 9 25192-4 US 1984 Sell This Version
92 51924, 9 25192-4 Laurie Anderson United States Live(4xCass + Box) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92 51924, 9 25192-4 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
P-8637~41 Laurie Anderson United States Live(5xLP) Warner-Pioneer Corporation P-8637~41 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
925 192-1 Laurie Anderson United States Live(5xLP + Box) Warner Bros. Records 925 192-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1-25192, 9 25192-1 Laurie Anderson United States Live(5xLP, Album + Box) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25192, 9 25192-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 25192-1, 92 51921 Laurie Anderson United States Live(5xLP, Album + Box) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25192-1, 92 51921 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
9 25192-2 Laurie Anderson United States Live(4xCD, Album, RE + Box) Warner Bros. Records 9 25192-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Laurie Anderson United States Live(78xFile, FLAC, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Warner Bros. Records none Europe 2008
9 25192-2 Laurie Anderson United States Live(4xCD, Album, RE + Box) Warner Bros. Records 9 25192-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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queazel

queazel

November 15, 2017
referencing United States Live, 5xLP, Album + Box, 1-25192, 9 25192-1
This is a wonderful collection and nicely packaged, but a terrible vinyl pressing.
PatronSaintofScratch

PatronSaintofScratch

June 26, 2017
referencing United States Live, 4xCD, Album, RE + Box, 9 25192-2

Laurie's grand scale opus United States remains a benchmark for musical ingenuity. Many stand out tracks such as the life of a performance artist in "New York Social Life", the dark metallic trance of "Closed Circuit", the funny story of the frightened airplane passenger turns sinister in "Language of the Future".

The centerpiece of the show is Laurie's digital aria "O Superman". The William Burroughs inspired "Language is a virus" preceded by "Difficult Listening Hour" where Laurie speaks through a filter that gives her voice a deep Burroughesque edge. Laurie plays with language, objectivity, experimentation and logic.

Yet for all the technical wonder that is Laurie Anderson... this is poorly documented... a fact Laurie herself admits. A video of the performance would have been even better. To date, Laurie has only released one performance commercially in the form of the film Home of the Brave. She may be going the way of Aeschylus of whom only about ten percent of his work is available today. We must hope not.
RichardKCarson

RichardKCarson

June 16, 2017
referencing United States Live, 4xCD, Album, RE + Box, 9 25192-2
The credits are helpful, but could be more precise. A person does not perform on every track within the range of tracks given for that person.
akibouk

akibouk

July 20, 2015
referencing United States Live, 5xLP, Album + Box, 1-25192, 9 25192-1
I was so excited when I found and bought this in Athens in the late eighties... Those were the days when I could afford to buy such things, instead of selling them... like I do nowadays...
ForwardWax

ForwardWax

March 30, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing United States Live, 5xLP, Album + Box, 1-25192, 9 25192-1
By nature of the design of the box that houses the records it's probably rare to find one that is above VG cond. I don't think I'd trust most of the ones for sale that are listed as VG+. The actual jackets probably are, but I doubt the box itself is.