- Audio CD (July 7, 1987)
- Original Release Date: April 25, 1986
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: Warner Bros.
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- ASIN: B000002L9F
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,898 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Home Of The Brave: A Film By Laurie Anderson 1986 Film
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1986's Home of the Brave is the soundtrack to a film consisting of live pieces debuted during Laurie Anderson's first world tour, promoting 1984's Mister Heartbreak. Only one song from that album, a radically reworked version of the William S. Burroughs cameo 'Sharkey's Night,' appears here-the rest of the album is something of a return to the performance art basis of Anderson's earlier work like Big Science and United States I-IV. Warner.
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Good Evening (instrumental)
Zero and One (spoken word)
Old Hat (spoken word)
Drum Dance (instrumental)
Late Show (instrumental with vocal sample by William S. Burroughs)
White Lily (spoken word)
How to Write (instrumental with spoken word introduction by Won-sang Park)
Radar (instrumental with wordless vocalizations by Anderson)
Difficult Listening Hour (spoken word)
Language Is a Virus
Credit Racket (instrumental)
So, what gives? Not even "Kokoku" or "Difficult Music"? Perhaps the tracks were limited because of the limitations of vinyl--who knows. I look forward hopefully to seeing a complete soundtrack one day.
Sure, I had heard "O Superman" from 'Big Science' a few years prior, but it did not do enough for me to go out and get the album. Excerpts that I heard from 'United States Live I-IV' were great, but I was a poor college student and could never justify purchasing it.
A friend (thanks Jon) had turned me on to "Language is a Virus" and "Smoke Rings" and we went to go see the movie and I was majorily in awe. Some of the soundtrack items are more clear and concise than the movie ("Language is a Virus". Conversely, somethings worked better on film ("Radar", "White Lily").
But either by video or audio - Laurie Anderson never fails to keep me interested and/or entertained.
It is unfortunate that the movie is not out in DVD - because as companion pieces, they soundtrack and movie are phenomenal.