Laurie Anderson’s ‘Mister Heartbreak’

Laurie Anderson’s ‘Mister Heartbreak’ is her second album released on February 14, 1984 by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.Sharkey’S Day (Laurie Anderson) – 07:41 . 2.Langue D’Amour (Laurie Anderson) – 06:12 . 3.Gravity’S Angel (Laurie Anderson) – 06:02 . 4.Kokoku (Laurie Anderson) – 07:03 . 5.Excellent Birds (Laurie Anderson, Peter Gabriel) – 03:12 . 6.Blue Lagoon (Laurie Anderson) – 07:03 . 7.Sharkey’S Night (Laurie Anderson, Burroughs) – 02:29

Musicians : Laurie Anderson – Vocals, Synclavier, Violin On (1 – 7), Whistle (1), Vocoder, Electronic Conches On (2), Bell On (3), Percussion On (4) . Bill Laswell – Bass Except On (2) . Adrian Belew – Guitar On (1 – 3 – 6 – 7) . Anton Fier – Drums On (1 – 7), Toms, Wood Block On (4) . Peter Gabriel – Backing Vocals On (2 – 3), Vocals, Synclavier And Linn Drum On (5) . David Van Tieghem – Plywood, Singing Bowls, Drums, Simmons On (3), Steel Drum, Gato, Bamboo On (6) . Daniel Ponce – Percussion On (1 – 7) . Michelle Cobbs – Backing Vocals On (1) . Dollette Mcdonald – Backing Vocals On (1) . Brenda Nelson – Backing Vocals On (1) . Sang-Won Park – Kayagum On (4) . Connie Harvey– Japanese Chorus On (4) . Janet Wright– Japanese Chorus On (4) . Phoebe Snow – Backing Vocals On (4) . Atsuko Yuma – Backing Vocals On (4) . Nile Rodgers – Guitar On (5) . Bill Blaber – Soprano Saxophone On (6) . William S. Burroughs – Vocals On (7)

Production : Produced By Laurie Anderson, Bill Laswell, Roma Baran, Peter Gabriel . Leanne Ungar – Engineer

Recorded July 1983 – December 1983 At The Lobby, Rca, A & R, 39Th Street Music, New York.

ReleasedOn February 14, 1984 By Warner Bros..

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Robert Christgau
And given how often art-rock projects are sunk by silly music, it’s a good thing too that this putative violinist-composer has accrued so much studiocraft, utilizing sometime co-producer Bill Laswell not so much to pin down a groove as to perfect the kind of coloristic electronic effects semiexperimentalists like to fool around with. […]

escalation746 @ RateYourMusic
You know you’re going downhill when you have Peter Gabriel on your record. Talk about banality! But thankfully there’s also the “Sharkey’s Day/Night” pairing, which are hilarious and edgy. […]

Zooglobble
It’s a little hard for me to talk about music. (Kind of like dancing about architecture.) But this album is more than just music to me. It’s a sculpture. It’s stories. Sound. Color. It puts me in a mood. I can’t describe the mood that very well. Open. Playful. Thoughtful. Meditative. […]

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