Laurie Anderson - Big Science
Electronic, Rock, Pop
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– BAN 57002
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Israel
Date of released: 1982
Category: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Art Rock, Experimental, New Age
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Musician: Laurie Anderson
Album's name: Big Science
ZIP archive size: 1669

Laurie Anderson - Big Science

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A1 From The Air
Alto Saxophone – Bill ObrechtBass [Farfisa] – Roma BaranClarinet, Tenor Saxophone – Peter GordonDrums – David Van TieghemVocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa] – Laurie Anderson
A2 Big Science
Glass Harmonica – Roma BaranPercussion [Bottles] – Perry HobermanPercussion [Rototoms], Timpani [Tympani] – David Van TieghemPercussion [Sticks] – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Vocals, Synthesizer [Obxa], Percussion, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
A3 Sweaters
Bagpipes – Rufus HarleyDrums – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins] – Laurie Anderson
A4 Walking & Falling
Vocals, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
A5 Born, Never Asked
Handclaps – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Marimba – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin [Violins], Keyboards – Laurie Anderson
B1 O Superman (For Massenet)
Flute, Saxophone – Perry HobermanMastered By – Bill KipperOrgan [Farfisa], Keyboards [Casio], Engineer – Roma BaranVocals, Vocoder, Electronics – Laurie Anderson
B2 Example #22
Accordion – Roma BaranAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Chuck FisherClarinet [B & E], Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Baritone Saxophone – Richard CohenFlute, Piccolo Flute – Perry HobermanPercussion, Drums – David Van TieghemVocals, Violin, Organ [Farfisa] – Laurie AndersonWhistling – Anderson*, Baran*
B3 Let X=X
Handclaps – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Percussion [Rototoms] – David Van TieghemTrombone – George LewisVocals, Vocoder, Organ [Farfisa], Synthesizer [Obxa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson
B4 It Tango
Handclaps – Anderson*, Hoberman*, Baran*Percussion [Rototoms] – David Van TieghemVocals, Synthesizer [Obxa], Organ [Farfisa], Marimba – Laurie Anderson

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – General Music Co.
  • Manufactured By – General Music Co.


  • Art Direction – Perry Hoberman
  • Artwork [Cover] – Laurie Anderson
  • Design – Cindy Brown
  • Engineer – Leanne Ungar
  • Engineer [Assistant, Skyline Studios] – Arthur Payson
  • Engineer [Assistant, Sorcerer Sound] – Al Fierstein*
  • Engineer [Assistant, The Hit Factory] – Bob Musso*
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Mixed By [Assistant, The Hit Factory] – Jon Smith
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – James Hamilton
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Gregory Shifrin*
  • Photography By [Inner Sleeve] – Laurie Anderson
  • Producer – Laurie Anderson, Roma Baran
  • Producer [Assistant] – Perry Hoberman
  • Technician [Technical Consultant & Systems Design] – Bob Bielecki
  • Words By, Music By – Laurie Anderson


Songs from "United States I-IV"

Recorded at The Lobby, New York City.
Mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City.
Additional tracks recorded at The Hit Factory, Skyline Studios and Sorcerer Sound.
Mastered at Masterdisk.
Plated at Europadisk.

Special thanksto Patty Anderson, Lester Bangs, Robert Coe, Anton Fier, Charles Holland, Geraldine Pontius, Greg Shifrin and Gail Turner.

B1 mixed at The Lobby; for Massenet; originally released on One Ten Records.
B2 special thanks to Paranormals Medeline Vester, Gerhard Rozhek, Coretta Atteroc, Shelley Karson.
B3 original version appeared in ArtForum February 1982.

Includes printed inner sleeve with credits and lyrics.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BSK 3674 Laurie Anderson Big Science ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3674 US 1982
none Laurie Anderson Big Science ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Warner Bros. Records none Russia Unknown
3674-2, 257 002 Laurie Anderson Big Science ‎(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3674-2, 257 002 UK, Europe & US Unknown
670.9029 Laurie Anderson Big Science ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 670.9029 Brazil 1989
7559-79988-5 Laurie Anderson Big Science ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Nonesuch 7559-79988-5 Europe 2007

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