25th Anniversary Edition Of Laurie Anderson's 'Big Science' Due July 17; New Album Coming 2008
The re-mastered 25th anniversary enhanced edition includes liner notes written by Anderson, the classic video for the surprise 1981 hit single "O Superman", and the original B-side track "Walk the Dog".
Anderson was able to articulate in these songs, most of which were adapted from United State (her now-legendary seven-hour performance art/theater piece) the social/political anxiety she perceived in American society, as well as a longing for safety and emotional connection. The themes of Big Science include images of planes falling out of the sky ("From the Air"), the simultaneously comforting and sinister embrace of technology ("O Superman"), and the failure of men and women to speak in the same language ("The It Tango").
Anderson's new studio album Homeland is scheduled for release on Nonesuch Records in 2008, when she will also tour North America.
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