Heart of a Dog (versione italiana)

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Laurie Anderson's first feature film in 30 years, Heart of a Dog is a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The New York Times calls it "dreamy, drifty, and altogether lovely." New York says it's "one of the most moving and provocative films you’ll see this year." The Times of London says it's "a work of mastery: thought-provoking, smart and incredibly moving." The soundtrack is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text; for this Italian-language version, it was dubbed into the Italian by Anderson herself.

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This Italian-language version of the complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson's newest piece, Heart of a Dog, was released by Nonesuch Records on September 9, 2016. Anderson was commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film—her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text, here dubbed into the Italian by Anderson herself. 

In addition to Anderson's inimitably thoughtful narration, Heart of a Dog includes musical excerpts from several of her pieces—"The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall (2011) with Kronos Quartet—as well as the film's closing song "Turning Time Around," written and performed by Anderson's late husband, Lou Reed.

Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than 30 years. Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings. Her tours have taken her around the world, where she has presented her work in small arts spaces and grand concert halls, and everywhere in between. She has numerous major works to her credit, along with countless collaborations with an array of artists, from Jonathan Demme and Brian Eno to Bill T. Jones and Peter Gabriel.

Anderson's first album, O Superman, launched her recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on her landmark release Big Science. She went on to record six more albums with Warner Brothers. In 2001, Anderson released her first album with Nonesuch Records, the critically lauded Life on a String. Her subsequent releases on the label include Live in New York (2002), a reissue of Big Science (2007), and Homeland (2010).

ProductionCredits

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Written and directed by Laurie Anderson

Produced by Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson
Co-producers: Cooper Haloweski, Noah Stahl, Jim Cass, Shaun MacDonald, Jake Perlin
in association with ARTE France – La Lucarne

Mixed by Mario McNulty at WB Sound, New York, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Stage Recordist: Larry Zipf

Score composed by Laurie Anderson. "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall with Kronos Quartet (2011). "Turning Time Around" written and performed by Lou Reed, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Drawings by Laurie Anderson

dedicated to the magnificent spirit
of my husband, Lou Reed
1942–2013

Nonesuch Selection Number

557293

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Artist Name
Laurie Anderson
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MUSICIANS
Performed by Laurie Anderson

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MP3
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12.00
UPC
075597943290
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FLAC
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13.00
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075597941326
  • 557293

News & Reviews

  • Laurie Anderson was the musical guest on the latest edition WNYC's Get Lit with All of It, the book club series with All of It host Alison Stewart. She joined Stewart at the New York Public Library last month, along with a friend, author A.M. Homes, who spoke about her new book, The Unfolding. Anderson performed an improvised piece based on the book and spoke with Stewart about her own work. For her second performance, Anderson incorporated a recording of her late husband Lou Reed, the ninth anniversary of whose death coincided with the event. You can hear the performances and conversation and watch the complete event here.

  • Laurie Anderson is the guest on the latest episode of the new CNN podcast All There Is with Anderson Cooper, a personal exploration of loss and grief. On the new episode, Anderson reflects on the death of her husband Lou Reed. They also discuss her 2015 film Heart of a Dog, a personal essay on joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, which she made following the death of her beloved dog Lolabelle. You can hear their conversation here.

  • About This Album

    This Italian-language version of the complete soundtrack recording of Laurie Anderson's newest piece, Heart of a Dog, was released by Nonesuch Records on September 9, 2016. Anderson was commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film—her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text, here dubbed into the Italian by Anderson herself. 

    In addition to Anderson's inimitably thoughtful narration, Heart of a Dog includes musical excerpts from several of her pieces—"The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall (2011) with Kronos Quartet—as well as the film's closing song "Turning Time Around," written and performed by Anderson's late husband, Lou Reed.

    Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than 30 years. Anderson is best known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings. Her tours have taken her around the world, where she has presented her work in small arts spaces and grand concert halls, and everywhere in between. She has numerous major works to her credit, along with countless collaborations with an array of artists, from Jonathan Demme and Brian Eno to Bill T. Jones and Peter Gabriel.

    Anderson's first album, O Superman, launched her recording career in 1980, rising to number two on the British pop charts and subsequently appearing on her landmark release Big Science. She went on to record six more albums with Warner Brothers. In 2001, Anderson released her first album with Nonesuch Records, the critically lauded Life on a String. Her subsequent releases on the label include Live in New York (2002), a reissue of Big Science (2007), and Homeland (2010).

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Performed by Laurie Anderson

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Written and directed by Laurie Anderson

    Produced by Dan Janvey, Laurie Anderson
    Co-producers: Cooper Haloweski, Noah Stahl, Jim Cass, Shaun MacDonald, Jake Perlin
    in association with ARTE France – La Lucarne

    Mixed by Mario McNulty at WB Sound, New York, NY
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York, NY
    Stage Recordist: Larry Zipf

    Score composed by Laurie Anderson. "The Lake" and "Flow" from Homeland (2010), "Beautiful Pea Green Boat" from Bright Red (1994), "Rhumba Club" from Life on a String (2001), excerpts from Landfall with Kronos Quartet (2011). "Turning Time Around" written and performed by Lou Reed, courtesy of Warner Bros. Records.

    Design by Barbara de Wilde
    Drawings by Laurie Anderson

    dedicated to the magnificent spirit
    of my husband, Lou Reed
    1942–2013