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Laurie AndersonBig Science

Label:
Nonesuch – 075597918069
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Red Opaque
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Tracklist

A1From The Air
Alto SaxophoneBill Obrecht
Clarinet, Tenor SaxophonePeter Gordon
Pedalboard [Farfisa Bass]Roma Baran
Vocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa]Laurie Anderson
4:33
A2Big Science
Glass HarmonicaRoma Baran
Percussion [Bottles]Perry Hoberman
Percussion [Sticks]Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*
Rototoms, Timpani [Tympani]David Van Tieghem
Vocals, Synthesizer [OBXa], Percussion, ElectronicsLaurie Anderson
6:12
A3Sweaters
BagpipesRufus Harley
Vocals, Violin [Violins]Laurie Anderson
2:24
A4Walking & Falling
Vocals, ElectronicsLaurie Anderson
2:13
A5Born, Never Asked
HandclapsAnderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*
MarimbaDavid Van Tieghem
Vocals, Violin [Violins], KeyboardsLaurie Anderson
4:57
B1O Superman (For Massenet)
Flute, SaxophonePerry Hoberman
Mastered ByBill Kipper, Bob Ludwig
Organ [Farfisa], Keyboards [Casio], EngineerRoma Baran
Vocals, Vocoder, ElectronicsLaurie Anderson
8:25
B2Example #22
AccordionRoma Baran
Alto Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneChuck Fisher
Backing VocalsUngar*
Clarinet [B♭ & E♭], Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone SaxophoneRichard Cohen
Flute, Piccolo Flute, Backing VocalsPerry Hoberman
Percussion, DrumsDavid Van Tieghem
Vocals, Violin, Organ [Farfisa]Laurie Anderson
WhistlingAnderson*, Baran*
3:00
Let X=X / It Tango(6:57)
Level UpB3aLet X=X
HandclapsAnderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*
RototomsDavid Van Tieghem
TromboneGeorge Lewis
Vocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa], Synthesizer [OBXa], MarimbaLaurie Anderson
Level UpB3bIt Tango
HandclapsAnderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*
RototomsDavid Van Tieghem
Vocals, Synthesizer [OBXa], Organ [Farfisa], MarimbaLaurie Anderson
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Early copies ordered from the Nonesuch Store included a bonus cover art print signed by Laurie Anderson.
Includes lyric sheet insert.
Track times taken from record labels.
Remastered 2007 at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi.

Songs from "United States I-IV"

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.

Special thanks to Patty Anderson, Lester Bangs, Robert Coe, Anton Fier, Charles Holland, Geraldine Pontius, Greg Shifrin and Gail Turner.

B1 mixed at The Lobby; for Massenet; originally released on One Ten Records.
B2 special thanks to Paranormals Medeline Vester, Gerhard Rozhek, Coretta Atteroc, Shelley Karson.
B3 original version appeared in ArtForum February 1982.

℗ 2007 & © 2021 Nonesuch Records inc. Made in the Netherlands.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 075597918069
  • Barcode (Text): 0 75597 91806 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Etched]): 1-3674-A RE1 JN-H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [Stamped]): 30991 2A 075597918069 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Etched]): 1-3674-B RE1 JN-H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [Stamped]): 30991 2B 075597918069 STERLING

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