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- rosem-mars13 May, 2016by
The late great David Bowie ,Heroes is yet another of his great albums.
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- steve7roxymusic11 Aug, 2014by
Lost my treasured vinyl copy so this will almost replace that.Great to hear it again and worth every penny.
- twentytwentyv1s...10 Feb, 2008by
heroes as fresh after 30 years
Had this on vynil twice and cd - this is my third copy - people borrow it but I never get it back. This album sounds as good now as it did 30 years ago.
- 123eivindl25 Sep, 2007by
A reference album in European rock
It's 1977, and Bowie has early that year released the record 'Low'. 'Heroes' was released in late 1977 and they are in a way resembling oneanother. But the main difference between the two is that 'Heroes' represent a more recovered Bowie with tracks more like we're used to from this artist. 'The beauty and the beast' , 'The secrets of Arabia' and also 'Joe the Lion' are almost disco-beat type and trendy for the 70ties. Both of these records are more or less divided in two, first half is made of straight pop-rock while the other half is more influenced by art music and sound sculptures; moods influenced by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp you might say. So it seems like Bowie used music-making as therapy for a period and came up with some of the most important art music in the history of rock, but then he wanted to turn back to the role as entertainer. 'Low' and 'Heroes' are two records that has influenced U2's productions in the early 90ties a lot (and we could add 'My life in the Bush of Ghosts' Eno/Byrne to that list). U2 also returned to Europe from the USA like Bowie did, and was maybe in a pro-creative 'where do we go from here?'-mode 'Achtung Baby', 'Zooropa' and 'Pop' are very much inspired by these three records made by Bowie, Eno and Byrne. I am not only aiming at sound and expression, but also the ideas of the music and what they want to achieve and communicate. Interresting is also that the soundtrack to the film about Christiane F.: 'Wir kinder vom Banhof Zoo', about the drug-addicted young girl and prostitute in Berlin who became famous for the book she wrote about her life in misery, is taken from records made by David Bowie, and in particular 'Heroes'. She was a Bowie fan and listened a lot to his records during her hard time. I think it must be the same Banhof Zoo Bono sings about in Zoo Station (Achtung baby). Anyway, if you want to get your hands on one of the most important records in European rock history, you should buy a copy of this. I don't think this record is as good as 'Low' mainly because it's less made of 'nerve and blod', and more like an ordinary album, but commercially it's more successful than 'Low', so don't hesitate - this is rock history. Read full review
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