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Laurie AndersonUnited States Live

Tracklist

Part One
Say Hello5:00
Walk The Dog6:37
Violin Solo2:11
Closed Circuits6:00
For A Large And Changing Room2:50
Pictures Of It2:29
Language Of The Future7:58
Cartoon Song1:11
Small Voice2:03
Three Walking Songs4:19
The Healing Horn2:56
New Jersey Turnpike11:20
So Happy Birthday6:23
EngliSH2:07
Dance Of Electricity3:02
Three Songs For Paper, Film And Video6:24
Sax Solo0:51
Sax Duet0:38
Born, Never Asked4:54
Part Two
From The Air2:44
Beginning French2:15
O Superman10:57
Talkshow6:52
Frames For The Pictures1:07
Democratic Way1:41
Looking For You1:18
Walking And Falling1:21
Private Property3:03
Neon Duet4:11
Let X=X6:14
The Mailman's Nightmare0:45
Difficult Listening Hour3:07
Language Is A Virus From Outer Space7:52
Reverb0:27
If You Can't Talk About It, Point To It0:36
Violin Walk2:41
City Song3:14
Finnish Farmers4:35
Part Three
Red Map1:54
Hey Ah3:50
Bagpipe Solo3:15
Steven Weed1:05
Time And A Half2:14
Voices On Tape1:28
Example #222:33
Strike2:10
False Documents1:58
New York Social Life3:20
A Curious Phenomenon1:02
Yankee See7:59
I Dreamed I Had To Take A Test...1:20
Running Dogs0:24
Four, Three, Two, One1:30
The Big Top2:52
It Was Up In The Mountains2:13
Odd Objects4:02
Dr. Miller5:19
Big Science7:14
Big Science Reprise1:48
Part Four
Cello Solo2:40
It Tango1:49
Blue Lagoon9:30
Hothead (La Langue D'Amour)4:47
Stiff Neck1:33
Telephone Song1:24
Sweaters3:48
We've Got Four Big Clocks2:21
Song For Two Jims2:57
Over The River3:29
Mach 202:46
Rising Sun3:24
The Visitors2:48
The Stranger2:01
Classified5:18
Going Somewhere?1:00
Fireworks2:40
Dog Show0:51
Lighting Out For The Territories3:08

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Notes

Recorded live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City (USA) on February 7-10, 1983.

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    Cover of United States Live, 1984, VinylUnited States Live
    5×LP, Album; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 1-25192, Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-1US1984US1984
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    Cover of United States Live, 1984, VinylUnited States Live
    5×LP
    Warner-Pioneer Corporation – P-8637~41Japan1984Japan1984
    Cover of Selections From United States Live, 1984, VinylSelections From United States Live
    LP, Promo, Sampler
    Warner Bros. Records – PRO-A-2229US1984US1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of United States Live, 1984-12-07, VinylUnited States Live
    5×LP; Box Set, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 925 192-1Europe1984Europe1984
    Cover of United States Live, 1984, CassetteUnited States Live
    4×Cassette; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-4US1984US1984
    New Submission
    Cover of United States Live, 1984, VinylUnited States Live
    5×LP, Album; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-1, Warner Bros. Records – 92 51921Canada1984Canada1984
    Recently Edited
    Cover of United States Live, 1984, CassetteUnited States Live
    4×Cassette; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 92 51924, Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-4Canada1984Canada1984
    New Submission
    Cover of United States Live, 1984-12-07, VinylUnited States Live
    5×LP, Misprint; Box Set, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 925 192-1Europe1984Europe1984
    New Submission
    Cover of United States Live, 1991-01-00, CDUnited States Live
    4×CD, Album, Reissue; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-2US1991US1991
    Cover of United States Live, 2008-08-04, FileUnited States Live
    78×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Rhino Records (2) – none, Warner Bros. Records – noneEurope2008Europe2008
    Cover of United States Live, , CDUnited States Live
    4×CD, Album, Reissue; Box Set
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-2USUS
    New Submission
    Cover of United States Live, , CDUnited States Live
    4×CD, Album, Stereo; Box Set, Reissue
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25192-2USUS
    New Submission

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    • jniederb's avatar
      jniederb
      Laurie Anderson – United States Live Album Box with 5 LP
      • queazel's avatar
        queazel
        This is a wonderful collection and nicely packaged, but a terrible vinyl pressing.
        • PatronSaintofScratch's avatar
          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's avatar
            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.
            • misterhim's avatar
              misterhim
              So good.
              • akibouk's avatar
                akibouk
                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's avatar
                  ForwardWax
                  Edited 9 years ago
                  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.

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