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   Strange Angels

Год издания : 1989

Компания звукозаписи : Warner Bros., Ars Nova, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Experimental, Experimental Rock

Время звучания : 46:01

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Woman Voice)      

Laurie Anderson's third proper studio album, coming over five years after 1984's Mister Heartbreak (1986's Home of the Brave was a film soundtrack), is a near-total departure from anything she had done before or, indeed, anything she did after. The most purely musical of Anderson's albums and the one on which she does the most actual singing (though her trademark deadpan spoken-word passages are still present and accounted for), Strange Angels seems to be Anderson's idea of a straightforward pop album. Of course, given Anderson's pedigree, this is not Whitney Houston territory; the closest parallel would be Joni Mitchell's more experimental, post-Mingus work: pretty but chilly, with a certain emotional distance even on the most immediately appealing songs (in this case, the thrilling "Babydoll" and the dreamy title track). There appears to be no underlying concept to the album, although the lyrical themes of three of the songs are explicitly taken from 19th century American literature. The musical arrangements are remarkably complex and feature cameos from not only Anderson's usual collaborators (Adrian Belew, David Van Tieghem, etc.) but also a motley crew ranging from jazz vocalist Bobby McFerrin to ex-Doors guitarist Robbie Kilgore. As a result, the songs are sometimes a little too busy, but Anderson manages to remain the center of attention throughout. An album on which longtime Anderson fans tend to be divided, Strange Angels is a perfect introduction for anyone who might find the deadpan surrealism of Big Science or United States I-IV a bit much.

- Stewart Mason (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Alex Foster (Alt Saxophone)
Anton Fier (Drums)
Arto Lindsay (Guitar)
Bakithi Khumalo (Bass)
Benny Diggs (Background Vocals)
Bill Buchen (Percussion)
Bobby McFerrin (Vocals)
Chris Spedding (Guitar)
Cyro Baptista (Percussion)
Darryl Tookes (Background Vocals)
Dave Lebolt (Keyboards)
David Spinozza (Guitar)
David Van Tieghem (Percussion)
Earl Gardner (Trumpet)
Gene 'Blue Gene' Tyranny (Keyboards)
Hugh McCracken (Harmonica)
Ian Ritchie (Percussion)
Jimi Tunnell (Guitar)
Jimmy Bralower (Drums)
Joey Baron (Drums)
John Selolwane (Guitar)
Kenny Kosek (Violin)
Laurie Frink (Trumpet)
Lenny Pickett (Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)
Leon Pendarvis (Drums)
Lew DelGatto (Baritone Saxophone)
Lisa Fischer (Background Vocals)
Louis Del Gatto (Baritone Saxophone)
Manolo Badrena (Percussion)
Mark Dresser (Bass)
Mark Egan (Bass)
Mike Thorne (Percussion, Keyboards)
Nana Vasconcelos (Percussion)
Peter Scherer (Bass, Keyboards)
Phillip Ballou (Background Vocals)
Ray Phiri (Guitar)
Robbie Kilgore (Bass, Keyboards)
Scotty Johnson (Guitar)
Steve Gadd (Drums)
Steve Turre (Trombone)
Sue Hadjopoulas (Percussion)
Suzzy Roche (Background Vocals)
Yolanda Lee (Background Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Strange Angels     T       0:03:53 Anderson
   2 Monkey's Paw     T       0:04:35 -"-
   3 Coolsville     T       0:04:37 -"-
   4 Ramon     T       0:05:06 -"-
   5 Babydoll     T       0:03:39 -"-
   6 Beautiful Red Dress     T       0:04:45 -"-
   7 The Day The Devil     T       0:04:02 Gordon
   8 The Dream Before     T       0:03:05 Anderson
   9 My Eyes     T       0:05:32 -"-
   10 Hiawatha     T       0:06:49 -"-


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