People: Dec. 8, 1986

The notion of a country-rock and torch-ballad singer fronting an electronic avant-garde ensemble may seem fairly far out, but it appeared to be a normal idea to Composer Philip Glass. Last week the minimalist music master completed a five-show, three-city tour showcasing Songs from Liquid Days, a song cycle performed by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and The Roches to lyrics by Paul Simon, David Byrne and Laurie Anderson. Anyone hoping for a Top Ten single from the extravaganza is likely to be disappointed. The songs are more symphonic than pop, Glass explains. "There's really no rock in them." The program,...

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