United States Live

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United States Live
Artista Laurie Anderson
Tipo album Live
Pubblicazione 1984
Durata 4 h : 23 min : 58 s
Dischi 4
Tracce 78
Genere Musica sperimentale
Etichetta Warner Bros.
Produttore Laurie Anderson e Roma Baran
Registrazione 1983
Laurie Anderson - cronologia
Album precedente
(1982)
Album successivo
(1984)

United States Live (noto anche come United States I-IV) è un quadruplo album che documenta lo spettacolo scritto ed eseguito da Laurie Anderson "United States".

Lo spettacolo debutta nel 1980 e tre anni dopo ne viene organizzata una tournée attraverso gli Stati Uniti. Diviso in quattro parti, la sua durata era di circa sei ore.

Brani cantati vengono intercalati ad assoli strumentali - eseguiti con la strumentazione originale ideata dalla stessa Anderson come il tape bow violin - e a recitativi in cui vengono narrati episodi di varia natura, personali e non.

Brani[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

Disco 1[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

- Prima parte -
  1. Say Hello
  2. Walk the Dog
  3. Violin Solo
  4. Closed Circuit (for voice and amplified mic stand)
  5. For a Large and Changing Room
  6. Pictures of It (for acoustic Tape Bow)
  7. The Language of the Future
  8. Cartoon Song
  9. Small Voice (for speaker-in-mouth)
  10. Three Walking Songs (for Tape Bow Violin)
  11. The healing Horn
  12. New Jersey Turnpike
  13. So Happy Birthday
  14. EngliSH
  15. Dance of Electricity - dedicata alla figura di Nikola Tesla
  16. Three Songs for paper, Film and Video

Disco 2[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

  1. Sax Solo (for Tape Bow Violin)
  2. Sax Duet
  3. Born, Never Asked
    - Seconda parte -
  4. From the Air
  5. Beginning French
  6. O Superman
  7. Talkshow
  8. Frames for the Pictures
  9. Democratic Way
  10. Looking for You
  11. Walking and Falling
  12. Private Property
  13. Neon Duet (for violin and neon bow)
  14. Let X=X
  15. The Mailman's Nightmare
  16. Difficult Listening Hour
  17. Language is a virus from outer space - dedicata a William S. Burroughs
  18. Reverb
  19. If You Can't Talk About It, Point to It (for Ludwig Wittgenstein and Reverend Ike)
  20. Violin Walk
  21. City Song
  22. Finnish Farmers

Disco 3[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

- Terza parte -
  1. Red Map
  2. Hey Ah
  3. Bagpipe Solo
  4. Steven Weed
  5. Time and a Half
  6. Voices on Tape
  7. Example #22
  8. Strike
  9. False Documents
  10. New York Social Life
  11. A Curious Phenomenon
  12. Yankee See
  13. I Dreamed I Had to Take a Test...
  14. Running Dogs
  15. Four, Three, Two, One
  16. The Big Top
  17. It Was Up In the Mountains
  18. Odd Objects (for light-in-mouth)
  19. Dr. Miller
  20. Big Science
  21. Big Science Reprise

Disco 4[modifica | modifica wikitesto]

- Quarta parte -
  1. Cello Solo
  2. It Tango
  3. Blue Lagoon
  4. Hothead (La Langue d'Amour)
  5. Stiff Neck
  6. Telephone Song
  7. Sweaters
  8. We've Got Four Big Clocks (and they're all ticking)
  9. Song for Two Jims
  10. Over the River
  11. Mach 20
  12. Rising Sun
  13. The Visitors
  14. The Stranger
  15. Classified
  16. Going Somewhere?
  17. Fireworks
  18. Dog Show
  19. Lighiting Out for the Territories