David Bowie"Heroes"

Label:Parlophone – DB 77822, Parlophone – 0190295842840
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo, 180g
Country:UK, Europe & US
Style:Art Rock, Experimental, Alternative Rock


A1Beauty And The Beast
Words By, Music ByBowie*
A2Joe The Lion
Words By, Music ByBowie*
Lyrics ByBowie*
Music ByEno*, Bowie*
A4Sons Of The Silent Age
Words By, Music ByBowie*
Words By, Music ByBowie*
B1V-2 Schneider
Written-ByDavid Bowie
B2Sense Of Doubt
Written-ByDavid Bowie
B3Moss Garden
Written-ByEno*, Bowie*
Written-ByEno*, Bowie*
B5The Secret Life Of Arabia
Lyrics ByBowie*
Music ByEno*, Alomar*, Bowie*

Companies, etc.



Includes insert with lyrics and publishing details, a facsimile of the original fan club leaflet, and a facsimile of the original UK white inner sleeve with rounded corners.

This version is also the one sent out to the buyers of the "New Career In A New Town" boxed set as a replacement for the "defective" record. It was not supplied with an outer sleeve, just a poly lined inner sleeve.

On the labels:
℗ 1977
Made in the E.U.

On the rear cover:
Originally ℗1977 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. Remaster ℗2017 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd. ©2017 Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment Company LLC.
©2017 Parlophone Records Ltd. A Warner Music Group Company.

From front sticker:
Remastered heavyweight 180g vinyl.

Recorded at Hansa by the Wall, Berlin.
Mixed at Mountain Studios, Montreux.

Runouts are etched. In runouts, all Optimal plating symbols may be inverted (“⊥” vs “T”) and/or mirrored (“1△” vs “△↾”). Specifically: variant 1, side B: "4" is mirrored; variant 2, sides A and B: "5" in "15" is mirrored; variant 3, side A: 5 in "V5" is mirrored, side B: 5 in "1=5" is mirrored; variant 4, sides A and B: "2" in the Optimal symbols is inverted, e.g. "ᘔ"; variant 5, side A: "'91" is mirrored, side B: "T=S" is mirrored.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, on sticker): 0 190295 842840
  • Barcode (Scanned): 190295842840
  • Label Code: LC30419
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): DB 77822 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): DB 77822 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): BH02087-01A1 0190295842840 X3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): BH70667-01B3 0190295842840 ---=4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): BH02087-01A1 0190295842840 15
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): BH70667-01B3 -15 0190295842840
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): BH02087-01A1 0190295842840 V5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): BH70667-01B3 1=5 0190295842840
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): BH02087-01A1 0190295842840 LI2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): BH70667-01B3 V=2 0190295842840
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): 0190295 842840 91 BH02 087-01A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): 0190295842840 BH70667-01B3 T=S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 6): BH02 087-01A1 ^I 3 0190295 842840
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 6): BH70667-01B3 41V 0190295842840

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"Heroes" (LP, Album)RCA VictorPL-12522Netherlands1977
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"Heroes" (LP, Album)RCA VictorAPL1-2522New Zealand1977
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"Heroes" (LP, Album, Stereo, Waddell Pressing)RCA VictorAFL1-2522US1977
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"Heroes" (LP, Album)RCA VictorPL 42372Germany1977
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"Heroes" (LP, Album)RCA VictorAPL1 2522Australia1977
  • Scrade's avatar
    Truly fantastic sound on this release, like most of the other Parlophone reissues. Incredible dynamics especially on the instrumentals, which sound euphoric here. Must buy
    • redblob-co-uk's avatar
      Decent pressing, very little noise though the mix is quite middly as others have suggested. Sounds great though, particularly the more ambient side two. Nice extras in the packaging too.
      • Huub123's avatar
        Edited 7 months ago
        Great pressing. Horrible remastering. Too loud, no dynamics, and a flat harsh sound. Sounds probably great to someone who can also enjoy a bricked mp3. Yuck.
        • DH-MMXX's avatar
          For god’s sake! Please 🙏 at least read the release info before listing as laziness on my watch will cost you hard earned feedback % I’ve order about 15 copies of the ‘replacement’ vinyl listed here; only to be sent a bog standard repress WITH A PICTURE SLEEVE!!! I was having chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the time and PARLOPHONE kindly took months to get back to me, only to tell me that I had missed the ‘window of opportunity of offer of replacement!!! 😤 Any picture sleeve copy is not a ‘replacement’ copy for the Boxset, sending me a bog standard repress minus the sleeve will also land you in proverbials!!!
          • mikeSF_'s avatar
            Edited 8 months ago
            Another excellent Bowie release, Heroes features a mix of Bowie's well-loved art rock songs, with several Brian Eno ambient pieces on side B.

            This is the 2018 reissue which sounds great. There are plenty of sparkling highs and very full bass. If anything, a slight scoop to the mids, but does not detract in any way from the music. Expert mixing has produced a very complex soundstage, which is appreciated since there are so many layers of tracks being shoehorned into the stereo field. Most Bowie-produced records share this approach, including Lou Reed's Transformer, and others.

            The Eno pieces are brilliant ambient works, symphonic in nature, and not unlike his "Discreet Music" album from 2 years prior.

            Great pressing, no complaints. 180 g vinyl, clean flat and dead silent.

            • hangmansson's avatar
              Edited 8 months ago
              One of the best sounding records that I own. It is so loud and noisy but in just the best way. Sounds like your in Bowie's basement on the first side and in outer space on the second side. Definitely get this version if you can, amazing and other-worldly.
              • Uncle_Willie's avatar
                Edited one year ago
                After listening longer, the LP pressing is great, but the new mix seems terribly wrong. Bass booms & treble shrieks. This album should be both extreme and balanced in its complex textures. I prefer my old original pressing LP.
                • sashiko-100's avatar
                  One of the best sounding records in my collection. Super clear, virtually noiseless. Great LP.
                  • XETSOF's avatar
                    Superb remastering and packaging. The current Bowie RM RE have been spot-on, and are your ‘go to pressings.
                    • cigarrocker's avatar
                      Picked up a used (Mint) copy of this pressing today! I think it sounds excellent. No surface noise whatsoever. I have no issues with it at all.



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