"Heroes" (track) by David Bowie
"Heroes" appears on the following album(s) by David Bowie:
- "Heroes" (track #3) (this album) (1977)
- Stage (track #14) (1978)
- The Best Of David Bowie 1974/1979 (track #18) (compilation) (1998)
- Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78) (track #2) (2018)
- Glastonbury 2000 (track #20) (2018)
- Live In Berlin (1978) L.P. (track #1) (2018)
- Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87) (track #15) (2019)
- Serious Moonlight (Live '83) (track #2) (2019)
- A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982) (track #14) (compilation) (2017)
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This is my favourite Bowie's song. Great melody and well crafted
One of the greatest songs ever recorded. Thank you, King Bowie.
This is the most iconic song from David Bowie.
You can definitely hear Brian Eno's influence on this track. It sounds like U2 will sound 10 years later, working with Eno too.
Somebody once said that if this was the only good song to come out of the Berlin trilogy, it would be worth it. I couldn't agree more. The way each instrument slowly comes in throughout the track and builds this sort of tension is amazing. And when Bowie finally just sings at the top of his lungs and releases all that tension.... This is his best song. Life on Mars is alright, but this song will always be one of the best ever.
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Not only a classic Bowie song, but a great song regardless of artist or genre. It is just a superb song. I've heard it covered and delivered in a variety of ways and no matter what they do to it, it still makes that artist sound great. Its such a masterpiece and I love Visconti's account of how Bowie caught him sneaking a kiss with one of the backing singers or production team down at the Berlin Wall where they were recording, to inspire the "and we kissed as though nothing could fall"
Among the greatest songs of all time, Bowie was truly a genius.
Maybe the best song of all thime.
Incredible. Simply incredible.
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