David Bowie’s iconic 1977 album Heroes will turn 40-years-old at the weekend. To celebrate the anniversary, the BBC World Service have broadcast a new documentary about the LP which is hosted by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine.

Running at 53 minutes, the audio documentary which features past interviews with Bowie himself, also includes words from the likes of Tony Visconti, Iggy Pop, and Brian Eno and more.

“Iggy Pop, who was living with Bowie in Berlin during the recording of the album, recalls how a battle with drug addition, bankruptcy and a legal dispute with his ex-wife for access to his son all provided inspiration for the album’s lyrics and Brian Eno, who collaborated with David throughout the LP’s recording, explains the unique musical structures he and David employed to compose the innovative songs,” the documentary description explains.

Listen to the full thing here

 

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