Track ListingClick tracks with speaker icon to listen
|1.01||Here with You||3:14|
|1.02||Statue of Liberty||4:21|
|1.07||Pieces and Parts||3:44|
|2.02||One Beautiful Evening||2:41|
|2.07||Life on a String||3:11|
|2.13||Love Among the Sailors||3:58|
News & Reviews
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Luminato Line-Up Includes Free Sets from Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, Carolina Chocolate Drops
The line-up for the 2013 Luminato Festival in Toronto has been announced, and included among this year’s performers are Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. All of these artists will give free concerts in David Pecaut Square at the Hub of the Festival, which runs from June 14 to 23. Among the Luminato Festival’s other highlights will be a multi-artist, two-night tribute to Joni Mitchell at Massey Hall.
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Kronos Quartet launches a two-week tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Perth Festival, joined by Laurie Anderson for the Australian premiere of Landfall, a new work by Anderson. They perform the piece at the Adelaide Festival this Saturday. The Kronos tour includes additional performances at the Perth and Adelaide festivals and a show in Melbourne, as well as a four-city New Zealand tour. Laurie Anderson performs her piece Dirtday! at the Adelaide Festival before heading to Paris, where she will be the focus of a Domaine Privé at Cité de la Musique next week.
About this Album
“She sang about lover’s quarrels, angels, wanderlust, and New York … The songs didn’t promise solace, only clear observations and new questions ... [W]hat once seemed off-handed or oblique had turned chillingly prophetic.” —New York Times
The performances on Laurie Anderson's 2002 two-CD live recording, Live in New York, were recorded in New York City at Town Hall on September 19 and 20, 2001, just a week after the September 11 attacks on the city. The dates were part of an intimate US tour by Anderson in support of her critically acclaimed Nonesuch debut, Life on a String; it was her first tour with a band.
The two-disc set features ten songs from Life on a String as well as new arrangements of such vintage Anderson works as “Let X=X,” “Strange Angels,” and “O Superman.” Anderson, who performs on violin, keyboards, and effects, was joined on stage by Skúli Sverrisson (bass), Peter Scherer (keyboards), and Jim Black (drums).
Laurie Anderson, vocals, violin, keyboards
Skúli Sverrisson, bass, concertina
Jim Black, drums, electronic percussion
Peter Scherer, keyboards, samplers
Produced by Laurie Anderson
Musical Director: Skuli Sverrisson
Recorded September 19-20, 2001 at Town Hall, New York City, by Jody Elff and Adam Blackburn (Effanel Music)
Assistant Engineer: Brandon Karp (Effanel Music)
Mixed by Jody Elff
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Production Manager: Bill Berger
MIDI and keyboard tech: Rick Van Benschotten
All songs written by Laurie Anderson and published by Difficult Music (BMI), except: “My Compensation,” lyrics by Laurie Anderson and music by Laurie Anderson/Skúli Sverrisson, published by Difficult Music (BMI); “Poison” and “Puppet Motel,” written by Laurie Anderson/Brian Eno and published by Difficult Music (BMI)/Upala Music (BMI).
Design by John Gall
Executive Producer: David Bither