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Only an Expert (12" Vinyl Single)

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  • Laurie Anderson was the subject of a feature profile on NPR's All Things Considered by contributor Allyson McCabe, marking last week's red vinyl release of Anderson's 1982 debut album, Big Science. The profile examines the breadth of her career, from her earliest performance pieces to her Grammy Award–winning 2018 collaboration with Kronos Quartet, Landfall, to new projects she has in the works. You can listen to the piece, featuring conversations with Anderson, Kronos Quartet's David Harrington, and others, here.

  • Laurie Anderson’s 1982 debut album, Big Science, has returned to vinyl for the first time in thirty years with a new red vinyl edition, out now on Nonesuch Records. The vinyl includes the re-mastered original album first released on CD for the 25th anniversary of Big Science on Nonesuch in 2007. "It's worth considering how readily Big Science stands alone, untethered from time and place," says Uncut of its Reissue of the Month. "And how, over the course of its near-40-year existence, it has been a record that has come to acquire new resonance with each generation, now standing as one of the most influential albums of the past four decades."

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    This limited-edition 12" vinyl single, features the Homeland album track "Only an Expert"—which Q calls "a bitingly satirical, genuinely funny, quietly angry and surprisingly danceable dissection on the very notion of subservience to expertise"—with the non-album track "Pictures and Things," featuring Antony Hegarty, on the flip side.

    This item is no longer available in the Nonesuch Store.

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on May 13, 2010 - 12:00pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 04:00
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This limited-edition 12" vinyl single, features the Homeland album track "Only an Expert"—which Q calls "a bitingly satirical, genuinely funny, quietly angry and surprisingly danceable dissection on the very notion of subservience to expertise"—with the non-album track "Pictures and Things," featuring Antony Hegarty, on the flip side. This item is no longer available in the Nonesuch Store.

Description: 

This limited-edition 12" vinyl single, features the Homeland album track "Only an Expert"—which Q calls "a bitingly satirical, genuinely funny, quietly angry and surprisingly danceable dissection on the very notion of subservience to expertise"—with the non-album track "Pictures and Things," featuring Antony Hegarty, on the flip side.

This item is no longer available in the Nonesuch Store.

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524282

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Label: 
Vinyl 12"
UPC: 
075597978940
Artist Name: 
Laurie Anderson
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