Release date
21 Aug 2006
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Beauty And The Beast (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:35 1,853
2 Joe The Lion (1999 Digital Remaster) 2:34 1,860
3 Heroes (1999 Digital Remaster) 6:08 3,735
4 Sons Of The Silent Age (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:16 1,894
5 Black Out (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:48 1,075
6 V-2 Schneider (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:10 1,386
7 Sense Of Doubt (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:57 1,478
8 Moss Garden (1999 Digital Remaster) 5:05 1,091
9 Neukoln (1999 Digital Remaster) 4:31 994
10 The Secret Life Of Arabia (1999 Digital Remaster) 3:45 864

About this album

”Heroes”” is an album by David Bowie, released in 1977.

The second installment of his “Berlin Trilogy” with Brian Eno (the other releases being “Low” and “Lodger”) “Heroes” developed the sound of “Low” in a more positive direction. Of the three albums, it was the most befitting of the appellation “Berlin”, being the only one wholly recorded there.

The title track remains one of Bowie’s best known, a classic story of two lovers who meet at the Berlin Wall. The album is considered one of his best by critics, notably for the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp who flew in from the U.S. to record his parts in one day. John Lennon was quoted as saying that when making his album “Double Fantasy” in 1980, his ambition was to “do something as good as “Heroes”. It was named NME Album of the Year.

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  • CoryellsGhost

    I can't really articulate why I find this album really satisfying, but I do. It's his best album and both the title song and "The Secret Life of Arabia" are his best tunes.

    16 Jan 2:52am Reply
  • BanconIsGood


    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    Wrong tag.

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cobaincocaine

    epic album

    7 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Best1965

    perfect tunnel song [2]

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Hallshaster

    One of my favorite Bowies, but be warned: Wear goggles because this music is so good that you WILL be splashing cold coffee in your eye stockings!

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ola2003

    Nothing but masterpiece

    23 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Saltatioetvitae

    We could be heroes. Just for one day! [2]

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • AFXisgreat

    We could be heroes. Just for one day!

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • son_of_a_beach

    Wouldn't have expected this in '77, i guess. When side two kicked in, I was like whoa!

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • caiogroupie

    I LOVE the instrumentals on this one

    16 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Exeron91

    LOVE the organisation of the tracks. The last 15 minutes consists of mysterious instrumental tracks, very Wendy Carlos-ish, and then The secret life... as the grand finale!! Bowie, you bloody genius

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • aidanpogo

    This is Bowie's peak for me.

    8 Jul 2009 Reply
  • KosmischeSynth

    WHY HASN'T BRIAN ENO BEEN KNIGHTED? Join the camaign.www.last.fm/group/Campaign+to+Knight+Brian+Eno

    21 Dec 2008 Reply
  • A_nne_


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  • jonathanfisk

    How is it that, as a music obsessive of 35 years and a man who has seen David Bowie live twice, is just now, today hearing the entirety of this brilliant album form start to finish? A moving, exploratory masterpiece, two decades ahead of it's time. WOW.

    4 Sep 2008 Reply
  • MInnnn

    a nice album. as one friend of mine once said, the 2nd hand on the cover belongs to Brian Eno and Bowie worships it.

    6 Aug 2008 Reply
  • fleshpinata


    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • PatrickNathan

    "Sense of Doubt" and "Neukoln" are unbelievable tracks. I've always found David Bowie's ability to write something obscenely catchy and then turn around and create something so amazingly atmospheric to be the mark of a true artist.

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
  • BrotherWright

    Title track easily one of the most memorable tunes by Bowie. Robert Fripp's guitar and Brian Eno's synths create an incredible atmosphere and Bowie's (near operatic) emotional vocals take this song close to perfection. Sends shivers down my spine. One of my favorite songs ever!

    20 Jul 2008 Reply
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