Charles Arthur Russell, Jr. (May 21, 1951 – April 4, 1992) was an American cellist, composer, singer, and musician whose work spanned the genres of classical, disco, experimental, folk and rock.
Although he found the most commercial success in the dance music genre, Russell's career bridged New York's downtown, rock, and dance music scenes. His collaborators included Philip Glass, David Byrne, and Nicky Siano. Relatively unknown during his lifetime, a series of reissues, compilations, books and a biographical documentary have significantly raised his profile in the 2000s
Out of print for over fifteen years, Arthur Russell's most extraordinary work, "World Of Echo" is issued for the first time. Newly remastered from Arthur's pristine original 1/4" sequenced masters, "World Of Echo" sounds like nothing you have heard or will ever hear. 18 tracks are featured including drumless versions of his Disco classics "Let's Go Swimming", "Tree House" and "Wax The Van" along with four previously unreleased tracks from "Sketches From World Of Echo".
"This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this Earth has ever done before, or will do so again." - PHILLIP GLASS
After great interest in my first Arthur Russell post. Here's a second one for you....
1. Tone Bone Kone 1:04
2. Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun/Let's See 9:35
3. Answers Me 2:10
4. Being It 5:16
5. Place I Know/Kid Like You 3:28
6. She's The Star/I Take This Time 4:56
7. Treehouse 2:15
8. See-Through 2:09
9. Hiding Your Present From You 4:16
10. Wax The Van 2:10
11. All-Boy All-Girl 3:43
12. Lucky Cloud 2:53
13. Tower Of Meaning/Rabbit's Ear/Home Away From Home 4:37
14. Let's Go Swimming 2:41
15. The Name Of The Next Song 8:00
16. Happy Ending 4:23
17. Canvas Home 2:34
18. Our Last Night Together