World of Echo - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Arthur Russell; Ernie Brooks; Steve Cellum; Phill Niblock; Peter Zummo; Steve Knutson (Reissue); Tom "Sisu" Lee (Reissue)
- World of Echo [Expanded] [Remaster]
Personnel: Arthur Russell (vocals, cello).
Audio Remasterer: Ray Janos.
Liner Note Author: Arthur Russell.
Recording information: Experimental Intermedia Foundation (1985-1986).
England's Soul Jazz label did the music world a tremendous favor in 2004 when it released THE WORLD OF ARTHUR RUSSELL, a collection of 11 essential tracks by dance music scientist Arthur Russell. Having worked with Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass, and Ali Ahkbar Kahn, cellist Arthur Russell seems like one of the least likely candidates to have revolutionized disco music; yet under the various monikers Dinosaur L, Loose Joints, and Indian Ocean, among others, Russell created some of the most unique and challenging dance music ever made. Informed by his background in classical and experimental forms as well as a love of New York City's club culture of the late 1970s and early '80s, Russell took the essentials of disco--a basic funk groove and an irresistible hook--and ran them through the avant-garde blender. Tracks like "Go Bang" and the classic "Is It All Over My Face" immediately compel the listener to get up and move, while "Pop Your Funk" and "Let's Go Swimming" (often referred to as the only dance track that you can't actually dance to) show an artist attempting to deconstruct and transcend everything pop music is about. In addition to Russell's dance tracks, WORLD OF also contains several of his gorgeous solo cello/vocal pieces, such as the hauntingly expansive "A Little Lost" and the minimalist, almost ambient "Keeping Up." Arthur Russell was a complex, fearless artist, and this collection is an essential introduction to his singular body of work.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Arthur Russell
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Tone Bone Kone
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See: Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun / Let's See
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Answers Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Being It
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Place I Know/Kid Like You: Place I Know / Kid Like You
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] She's the Star/I Take This Time: She's the Star / I Take This Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Tree House
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] See-Through
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hiding Your Present from You
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Wax the Van
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] All-Boy All-Girl
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lucky Cloud
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Tower of Meaning/Rabbit's Ear/Home Away from Home: Tower Of Meaning / Rabbit's Ear / Home Away From Home - (live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Let's Go Swimming
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Name of the Next Song, The - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Happy Ending - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Canvas Home - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Our Last Night Together - (previously unreleased)
- Revolver USA
- 69m 46s
- Video Disabled
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