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15 FEBRUARY 2015
MOV to release "Heroes" Symphony on vinyl
“‘Cos we’re lovers and that is a fact”
Music On Vinyl, the company that dares to release the vinyl albums others shy from, has again gladdened the hearts of vinyl junkies everywhere with their latest release.
On March 16 MOV will issue the "Heroes" Symphony by Philip Glass on vinyl for the first time. Keep reading for the official MOV blurb...
PHILIP GLASS – HEROES SYMPHONY
1LP, 180 GRAM
• 180 gram audiophile vinyl + insert
• From the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno
• PVC protection sleeve
• First pressing of 1000 copies on white vinyl
• Available on vinyl for the first time!
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Heroes Symphony is a symphony (also known as Symphony No. 4 "Heroes") composed by American composer Philip Glass in 1996 based on the album "Heroes" by David Bowie. Glass also based his earlier Low Symphony [MOVCL009] on the David Bowie album, Low. The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, piano, celesta and strings.
The album includes the "Heroes" Symphony performed by American Composers Orchestra directed by Michael Riesman and conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Like Low before it, Heroes was one of David Bowie's most experimental and avant-garde records, so it made sense that Philip Glass would follow the Low Symphony with the "Heroes" Symphony, adapting Bowie and Brian Eno's original, minimalistic synthesized sketches for full orchestra.
Surprisingly, Glass' arrangements and orchestrations emphasize the icy allure of the original compositions, and the shimmering, glassy textures sound coldly beautiful. It’s an intriguing listen throughout.
Also available: Glassworks [MOVCL008], Low Symphony [MOVCL009], The Photographer [MOVCL005], Solo Piano [MOVCL007]