Heroes

Heroes

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by David Bowie
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724352190805
catalogNumber:
219088
Rank:
96

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bowie   Primary Artist,Guitar,Instrumental,Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals,Koto,Various
Carlos Alomar   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Dennis Davis   Percussion,Drums
Brian Eno   Synthesizer,Guitar,Instrumental,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,chamberlain
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Antonia Maass   Background Vocals
George Murray   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Tony Visconti   Bass,Background Vocals,Wind

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Eugene Chaplin   Engineer
Colin Thurston   Engineer
Tony Visconti   Producer,Engineer
David Richards   Engineer

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Heroes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Heroes is undoubtedly one of the most important and excellent experimental rock albums of all time. This wonderful 1977's gem shows Bowie at the apex of his work with Brian Eno. The sound of the relative rock songs (Beauty and the Beast, Blackout, Joe the lion) is muscular and somewhat mad, while the epic ballads Heroes and Sons of the silent age will make you cry. And like in Low, the four ambient instrumental are amazing, full of great and infectious melodies.The party finishes with the cool electronic-disco The secret life of Arabia. Forget all the fool bad reviews of the people that say that this album is somewhat overvalued: Heroes is an album that has stood the test of time.
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