Arthur Russell‘s 1994 album Another Thought will see vinyl release for the first time this year.
Released two years after the disco producer and experimental solo musician’s death in 1992, it compiles Russell songs and sketches from between 1982 and 1990. The CD version was originally released by Point Music, while a new label from Bristol’s Multiverse Music ring (Tectonic, Kapsize, etc), Arc Light Editions, will handle this vinyl edition.
Interestingly, Arc Light will be curated by The Wire‘s Jennifer Lucy Allan in conjunction with Multiverse; its main aim is to press “important albums” to vinyl. “We do not claim to be crate diggers”, claims the label, “nor are we interested in expensive monolithic deluxe reissues. We hope to make available on vinyl some releases which have been out of print for too long, are extortionately priced second hand, or which have never been graced with a vinyl release” [via The Quietus].
Russell’s World of Echo finished pretty damn high on FACT’s recent Best Albums of the 1980s countdown – find out where here.