Laurie Anderson
Big Science

Nonesuch
1982; r: 2007
A-
Reviewed by: Mike Powell
Reviewed on: 2007-08-17



Posted 08/17/2007 - 07:49:16 AM by florenz6:
 There are no vocorder problems when songs are so unique. Even the electronics that now seem quite dated, don´t undermine the timelessness of this record. Along with "Bright Red" the best from Laurie Anderson. I saw her last year in Germany, she´s still a powerfull story teller!
 
Posted 08/17/2007 - 09:38:47 AM by cwperry:
 I don't say this to denigrate Mr. Powell, but I think reissues are best assigned for review to people familiar with the original. But, I'm kind of an old man and maybe this doesn't have to be the case. It seems more like an arrangement for "On First Listen," though. Again, this has nothing to do with the reviewer here--just an idea.
 
Posted 08/17/2007 - 10:17:04 AM by mikepowell:
 cw-- generally, i totally agree. and i sorta muscled myself in because i was so moved by the record. i dunno, i hope i said *something* you could hang on to!
 
Posted 08/17/2007 - 11:46:25 AM by florenz6:
 Hello, Chicago Man, luckily we don´t have to dig too much in the past, so it made me smile to read the Mojo September issue with 10 great Canterbury Scene works. If you want to discover soemthing great with electronics and voices, go to www.burntfriedman.com - there´´ll you find some thrilling pieces of his forthcoming album. And that is something!
 
Posted 08/17/2007 - 12:37:21 PM by florenz6:
 the word "so" should have been a "though" in my last posting.