- Most of the album was recorded at Hansa Studio II in the summer of 1977. Hansa Studio was located approximately 200 meters from the Berlin Wall, and about 20 meters of The Wall was visible from the studio.
According to some sources, a portion of the album was recorded in Switzerland.
- Brian Eno co-wrote four tracks on the album--"Heroes," Moss Garden, The Secret Life of Arabia, and Abdulmajid.
- Almost all of the songs were done on the first take.
- The back-up singers were: Antonia Maass, Tony Visconti, and David Bowie. Some sources state that Mary Hopkins was also a back-up singer on the album.
- During the recording sessions, Bowie flew to Paris to attend the French premeire of 'The Man Who Fell to Earth,' and traveled to Spain to spend a vacation with Bianca Jagger.
- The album was released on October 14, 1977; and hit #2 on the British charts and #35 on the U.S. charts.
- In 1977, "Heroes" was awarded 'Album of the Year' honors by Melody Maker; and New Musical Express named Bowie 'Singer' and 'Writer' of the year. According to NME, 'Never Mind the Bullocks' by the Sex Pistols was the 'Album of the Year' while "Heroes" finished second.
- Bowie made three videos--"Heroes," Sense of Doubt, and Blackout. Blackout was never released.
- Click here to view the printer's proof of the album cover.
- Click here to view an autographed copy of "Heroes."