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“Heroes” 1977

February 28th, 2014 | by admin
“Heroes” 1977
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The second in the trilogy and another Visconti/Bowie production, Heroes was recorded in its entirety in Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin and continued with the themes of Low. The title song – the story of two young lovers meeting covertly at the Berlin Wall – is one of his most well-known songs. Heroes – similarly to Low – features songs on side one with mostly instrumentals on the second side. However, those compositions, while still being stark and stripped-down in places, also manage to convey a lighter, more optimistic vibe than the mostly-sombre Low. Generally regarded as one of his best by critics, it was also a commercial success in the UK, though less well-received in the US.

 

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