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TITLE
Compilation - O' Superman Remixs
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
STCD 162CD STCD 162CD
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RELEASE DATE
4/28/2003

"This remix compilation CD deals with the legendary pop song 'O Superman (For Massenet)' by Laurie Anderson. This song was released by One Ten Records in 1981 and becomes a No. 2 hit in England in 1982. It is subtitled 'For Massenet' because it is 'musically paraphrasing' Jules Massenet's composition 'O Souverain'. It was performed live for the first time during her show called United States at New York's Orpheum Theater. Phrased like an electronic mantra, the song is charged with the composer's foreboding over the dawn of the Reagan era. When it was first released One Ten Records, the tiny New York label that released some of Anderson's early recordings, couldn't keep up with the demand. Warner Brothers became interested and offered to record and distribute 'O Superman' as a single and a track on what would eventually become Big Science, her first album. Anderson utters sound bytes and canned messages through an electronic voice, an effect which evokes an advanced, yet emotionally-distanced society. Evoking this world of increasingly impersonal, corporate relations she sings, 'This is the hand, the hand that takes, as a hand casts a shadow against the wall. Initially open, the hand retracts and becomes a shotgun. Where is justice?' Justice is gone, the voice declares, there is only force. This compilation, that is so topical for current history, contains remixes by; Com.a, Electric Company, Team Doyobi, Freiband, Massimo, Danny de Graan, Origin Of Sound, Staalplaat Soundsystem and Radboud Mens."