Cover image for Heroes
Title:
Heroes
Author:
Bowie, David, composer, performer.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Virgin Records America, [1999]

℗1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Originally released 1977.

Enhanced compact disc; system requirements listed on separate insert.

Lyrics inserted in container.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Beauty and the beast (3:34) -- Joe the Lion (3:06) -- Heroes (6:08) -- Sons of the silent age (3:17) -- Blackout (3:48) -- V-2 Schneider (3:10) -- Sense of doubt (3:57) -- Moss garden (5:05) -- Neuköln (4:32) -- The secret life of Arabia (3:44).
UPC:
724352190805
Format :
CD-Rom

Music CD

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Summary

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Repeating the formula of Low's half-vocal/half-instrumental structure, Heroes develops and strengthens the sonic innovations David Bowie and Brian Eno explored on their first collaboration. The vocal songs are fuller, boasting harder rhythms and deeper layers of sound. Much of the harder-edged sound of Heroes is due to Robert Fripp's guitar, which provides a muscular foundation for the electronics, especially on the relatively conventional rock songs. Similarly, the instrumentals on Heroes are more detailed, this time showing a more explicit debt to German synth pop and European experimental rock. Essentially, the difference between Low and Heroes lies in the details, but the record is equally challenging and groundbreaking. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine