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Only an Expert (12" Vinyl Single)

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  • All six parts of Laurie Anderson's Norton Lectures, Spending the War Without You: Virtual Backgrounds, are now available to watch again indefinitely. Given virtually over the course of the year on Zoom through the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, the series examines the challenges faced by artists and citizens alike as culture is reinvented. "I tried to create, over these six talks, something that would be useful to you, a kind of portable philosophy," Anderson says in her introduction. "And you can tell me if that worked at all." You can watch it all here.

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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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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

524282

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