Laurie Anderson ‎– Mister Heartbreak

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Sharkey's Day 7:41
Langue D'Amour 6:12
Gravity's Angel 6:02
Kokoku 7:03
Excellent Birds 3:12
Blue Lagoon 7:03
Sharkey's Night 2:29

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9 25077-1, 1-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-1, 1-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, Tar) Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
25077-4 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25077-4 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
90245 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 90245 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-4, 4-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-4, 4-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
250774 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 250774 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
MCB 925077-4 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner/Chappell MCB 925077-4 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
92 50774 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, A&B) Warner Bros. Records 92 50774 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-4, 4-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-4, 4-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-4 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, Bla) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-4 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, Cle) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-4 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-4, 4-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, SR,) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-4, 4-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
92 50774 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album, Sup) Warner Bros. Records 92 50774 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
92 50771 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 50771 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
BAN 925077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) General Music Co. Ltd. BAN 925077-1 Israel 1984 Sell This Version
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92 5077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 5077-1 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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26.122 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.122 Brazil 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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9 25077-1, 1-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-1, 1-25077 France 1984 Sell This Version
P-11442 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records P-11442 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
925 077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-1 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
759 92-5077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 759 92-5077-1 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
250771 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 250771 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
W1-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records W1-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
1-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, Ltd, Promo, Qui) Warner Bros. Records 1-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
P-11442 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-11442 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-1, 1-25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, Spe) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-1, 1-25077 US 1984 Sell This Version
925077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Warner Bros. Records 925077-1 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
9 25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-2 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
670.9030 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 670.9030 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
7599-25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25077-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CD 25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records CD 25077 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
none Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(7xFile, AAC, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records none US Unknown
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CD 25077 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CD 25077 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
925 077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9 25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25077-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
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9 25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 25077-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7599-25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RE, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25077-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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7599-25077-2 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25077-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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7599-25077-4 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(Cass, Album) Warner Music Poland 7599-25077-4 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
604.7044 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 604.7044 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
925 077-1 Laurie Anderson Mister Heartbreak(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 925 077-1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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matthew.walker

matthew.walker

April 4, 2021
referencing Mister Heartbreak, LP, Album, Promo, P-11442

Amazing copy. Famously quiet Japanese pressing, dynamic, deep bass and incredible soundstage.
Ubangistomp

Ubangistomp

March 30, 2021
referencing Mister Heartbreak, LP, Album, 925 077-1

Come on why is this album so cheap. It’s far and away one of the finest albums ever considered avantgarde and the list of top notch musicians playing it out should make it essential for fans of anyone who plays on it. Great recording to boot.
pcalaf

pcalaf

April 21, 2020
referencing Mister Heartbreak, LP, Album, 925 077-1

Demonstration quality sound. Some really striking effects, and great soundstage.
streetmouse

streetmouse

January 23, 2019
referencing Mister Heartbreak, LP, Album, All, 9 25077-1, 1-25077

Laurie Anderson, the undisputed queen of the avant garde, perhaps only equaled by Brian Eno, and who took the movement a step further by tuning her musical work into performance pieces, was riding the crest of the wave. Mr. Heartbreak, coming on the heels of her acclaimed Big Science and her live performance presentation of [/i]United States Live,”[/i] was being embraced my a huge following, all fueled by perhaps one of the most strange movie I have ever seen, “Liquid Sky,” which incorporated a sound track that could have easily been taken from the cutting room floor of one of Laurie’s recording sessions.

Here, Laurie Anderson with her plexiglas violin in hand, continues her electronic saga with this incredible score. Mr. Heartbreak could be loosely considered a conceptual piece, though a string of events may be more accurate, regarding the day in a life of someone, anyone ... Laurie, you, I or perhaps even the person’s vacation we read about, hastily scribbled on the back of a postcard we were to find blowing down the street. From a seemly small insignificant event, Laurie Anderson has managed to weave what would seem to be a life time of events into a musical story. The songs “Sharkey’s Day” and “Sharkey’s Night” frame this sort of montage day, turning it into a reality of sorts. Mr. Heartbreak is simply one of the most beautiful scores I have heard, and with William Burroughs adding a sparkle that lets you know it’s for real ... or at least as real as I am ever going to see it.

The music is definitely in and of the time (that being the early 1980’s), and thought that sound can certainly be fused to that era, it all still manages to sound fresh and clean, almost able to stand outside of its time, and is always a good listen. Laurie has a live performance DVD of several of her concerts, and they are all a worth while adventure; certainly helping to give a contextual flow and overview of her work, which must be viewed as much as seen. But therein lies the nature of performance work, and the drawback to simply listening to the music from those pieces.

You know how some things are just so perfectly right and pure, that they bring a smile to your face that almost embarrasses your soul with all of its purity well, that pretty much sums up this release with all of its splendor and touching warmth.

*** It's worthy to note that this outing floats in sounding much more refined and produced than Big Science did, and while I would not have suggested that Laurie create a Big Science II, as that would have been impossible, and who wants an artist to step backwards, there's something about Mr. Heartbreak that for me, indicated that this might just be my last adventure with Ms. Anderson. I say this because Mr. Heartbreak lacks the unfeathered whimsy of Big Science, it's more scripted, as if Anderson was far too aware that she had something to live up to.

Review by Jenell Kesler
tallen387

tallen387

June 20, 2017
referencing Mister Heartbreak, CD, Album, Tar, 9 25077-2
My version says made in USA on both the CD and the inlay. Also, the bar code and cat# match this version, as well as the copyright date.
I think the "West Germany (Target CD)" field should be removed.
moogacid

moogacid

May 3, 2012
referencing Mister Heartbreak, LP, Album, All, 9 25077-1, 1-25077
'Langue D'Amour' is a wicked abstract techno vocoder track.