Two albums of Arthur Russell demos and rarities set for vinyl reissues

Great news for the ever-growing ranks of Russell enthusiasts.

A pair of albums compiling demos and rarities from the archives of avant-disco cellist Arthur Russell are set to reappear on vinyl.

Audika Records kick off on November 18 with a re-press of Love Is Overtaking Me, a 2008 compilation of 21 demos, home recordings and rarities. Spanning two decades of songs, some of which date back to the early ’70s, the emphasis is on Russell’s singer-songwriter material rather than his cello experiments and disco tracks.

Next is the reissue of Calling Out of Context, a 2004 compilation of previously unreleased songs which helped kick off the resurgence of interest in Russell more than 20 years after his death. That one focuses on the synth-pop he made between 1985 and 1990.

Both LP reissues will be on double vinyl and can be pre-ordered at Light in the Attic. A long-awaited tribute album came out last month featuring versions of Russell’s songs by Blood Orange, Robyn and more. For an introduction into Russell’s extensive discography, check out FACT’s guide to the essential Arthur Russell. [via Exclaim]

See the tracklists below the player.


Love Is Overtaking Me tracklist:

1. Close My Eyes
2. Goodbye Old Paint
3. Maybe She
4. Oh Fernanda Why
5. Time Away
6. Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart
7. I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face
8. This Time Dad You’re Wrong
9. What It’s Like
10. Eli
11. Hey! How Does Everybody Know
12. I Forget And I Can’t Tell (Ballad Of The Lights Pt. 1)
13. Habit Of You
14. Janine
15. Big Moon
16. Your Motion Says
17. The Letter
18. Don’t Forget About Me
19. Love Is Overtaking Me
20. Planted A Thought
21. Love Comes Back

Calling Out of Context tracklist:

1. The Deer In The Forest Part One
2. The Platform On The Ocean
3. You And Me Both
4. Calling Out Of Context
5. Arm Around You
6. That’s Us/Wild Combination
7. Make 1,2
8. Hop On Down
9. Get Around To It
10. I Like You
11. You Can Make Me Feel Bad
12. Calling All Kids (remixed by Walter Gibbons)



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