The Artist Birthday Series

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson performing "Songs and Stories from Moby Dick," 2000
Laurie Anderson performing “Songs and Stories from Moby Dick,” 2000

She released Life on a String which appeared in 2001, by which time she signed a new contract with another Warner Music label, Nonesuch Records. Life on a String was a mixture of new works (including one song recalling the death of her father) and works from the Moby Dick presentation.

"Life On A String," by Laurie Anderson, 2001
“Life On A String,” by Laurie Anderson, 2001

Anderson went on tour performing a selection of her best-known musical pieces in 2001. One of these performances was recorded in New York City a week after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and included a performance of “O Superman.” This concert was released in early 2002 as the double CD Live in New York.

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