Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me -1973 - 1990 Exp Folk Synth Electro 180Grm 2LP

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Arthur Russell - Love Is Overtaking Me -

Label: Audika

AU 1010-1
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue
has pic inner sleeve
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Acoustic, Pop Rock, Folk, Country


Tracklist

A1 Arthur Russell - Close My Eyes

Guitar, Vocals – Arthur Russell
Producer – John Hammond
2:34

A2 Arthur Russell - Goodbye Old Paint

Bass – Bob Maize
Clarinet – Huzur Nawaz
Flute – Michael Adams (4)
Tabla – John Bergamo
Tambura – Cecil Milligan
Violin – David LaFlamme, David Stone (2), Johnie Bartel, Sid Page
Vocals, Cello, Guitar, Producer – Arthur Russell
3:39

A3 Arthur Russell - Maybe She

Guitar, Vocals – Arthur Russell
Producer – John Hammond
2:51

A4 Turbo Sporty - Oh Fernanda Why

Engineer – Bob Blank
Vocals, Guitar – Arthur Russell, Steven Hall
2:40
A5 –Arthur Russell Time Away
Bass – Ernie Brooks
Guitar, Drums – Jonathan Paley
Guitar, Vocals – Arthur Russell
2:12

A6 Arthur Russell - Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Clarinet – Jon Gibson (2)
Drums – Andy Paley
Guitar – Jon Scholle*
Producer – John Hammond
Saxophone [Tenor] – Peter Gordon
Trombone – Garrett List
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
2:26


B1 Arthur Russell - I Couldn't Say It To Your Face

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Clarinet – Jon Gibson (2)
Drums – Andy Paley
Guitar – Jon Scholle
Producer – John Hammond
Saxophone [Tenor] – Peter Gordon
Trombone – Garrett List
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
2:36

B2 –Arthur Russell This Time Dad You're Wrong
Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – David Van Tiegham
Vocals, Guitar – Arthur Russell
2:27

B3 The Flying Hearts - What It's Like

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – David Van Tiegham*
Guitar – Larry Saltzman
Producer – John Hammond
Saxophone [Tenor] – Peter Gordon
Trombone – Peter Zummo
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
5:43

B4 Arthur Russell - Eli

Cello, Vocals – Arthur Russell
Producer – John Hammond
1:54

B5 –Arthur Russell Hey! How Does Everybody Know
Bass – Steve Warren (3)
Drums – Andy Paley
Guitar – Darrius Thabit
Tambourine – Jonathan Paley
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
4:09


C1 Arthur Russell - I Forget And I Can't Tell (Ballad Of The Lights Pt. 1)

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Andy Paley
Organ – Jerry Harrison
Producer – John Hammond
Vocals, Guitar – Arthur Russell
2:02

C2 Arthur Russell - Habit Of You

Backing Vocals – Steven Hall
Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Jesse Chamberlain
Engineer – Bob Blank
Guitar – Kent Goshorn, Larry Saltzman, Randy Gunn*
Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Unknown Artist
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
3:12

C3 Arthur Russell - Janine

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Jesse Chamberlain
Engineer – Bob Blank
Guitar – Kent Goshorn
Vocals, Guitar – Steven Hall
Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar – Arthur Russell
2:09
C4 Arthur Russell - Big Moon

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Jesse Chamberlain
Engineer – Bob Blank
Guitar – Kent Goshorn, Randy Gunn*, Steven Hall
Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] – Unknown Artist
Vocals – Steven Hall
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
2:15

C5 Arthur Russell - Your Motion Says

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Jesse Chamberlain
Engineer – Bob Blank
Guitar – Kent Goshorn, Randy Gunn*, Steven Hall
Vocals, Keyboards – Arthur Russell
2:40

C6 Arthur Russell - The Letter

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Engineer – Mark Friedman
Guitar – John Scherman, Steven Hall
Vocals – Joyce Bowden
Vocals, Guitar, Drum Programming [Linn Drum] – Arthur Russell
4:14

D1 Arthur Russell - Don't Forget About Me

Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Rick Jaeger
Engineer – David Vartanian
Guitar – Jason Klagstad
Vocals – Joyce Bowden
Vocals, Guitar – Arthur Russell
3:28

D2 Bright & Early - Love Is Overtaking Me

Congas, Percussion – Mustafa Ahmed
Drums – Rob Shepperson
Engineer – Bob Blank, Mark Friedman*
Producer – Bright & Early
Vocals – Arthur Russell
Vocals, Guitar – Steven Hall
3:40
D3 Bright & Early - Planted A Thought

Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals – Steven Hall
Bass – Ernie Brooks
Drums – Rob Shepperson
Engineer – Bob Blank, Mark Friedman*
Producer – Bright & Early
Vocals, Cello – Arthur Russell
3:29

D4 Arthur Russell Love Comes Back

Vocals, Keyboards, Drum Programming – Arthur Russell
3:39



Credits
Arranged By – Charles Arthur Russell Jr.*
Art Direction, Design – Steven Miglio
Compilation Producer – Ernie Brooks, Steve Knutson, Tom Lee (3)
Executive-Producer – Steve Knutson
Mastered By – Paul Gold
Mixed By [Two Track Mixing] – Chris Taylor (7) (tracks: A1 to C5, D1 to D4)
Photography By [Cornfield Photos] – Paul Waldman
Technician [Analogue And Digital Transfers] – Josh Clark
Technician [Digital Restoration], Edited By – Chris Taylor (7)
Written-By – Charles Arthur Russell Jr.* (tracks: A1, A3 to D4)
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When listening to Arthur Russell, you should always expect the unexpected. The Iowan angel had such talent for music that in his short life he managed to contribute in a major way to many genres, from minimalist/classical composition to disco anthems via funk, country and cello-driven chamber pop.

This latest instalment from his huge legacy (one thousand tapes, reportedly) focuses on his songwriting ability. The beautiful cover image, though, is a little misleading; you think this is a country/folk album and the first songs do mine this direction, but soon the tracklist nimbly veers towards '70s rock-soul, disco-pop and funk-wave, not forgetting the odd voice/cello track. Like we said: expect the unexpected.

What remains the same, however, is the quality. With twenty-one tracks spanning two decades (1973 - 1990), LOVE IS OVERTAKING ME is full of gems ready to trap you in their golden, sinuous charm. The sound is sparse and often in demo form, but such is Mr Russell's ability as a songwriter and singer (that crisp, melancholic voice!) that you cannot help wondering why some of these songs did not become hits. The title track, HABIT OF YOU, THE LETTER or YOUR MOTION SAYS should have graced the airwaves in the '80s. It is a pity that they were never released. Luckily we can now make up for the lost time, and even marvel at Mr Russel's way with words: his haiku-deep lyrics exude great warmth and tenderness, working as a perfect cure for these hard, ruthless times.
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Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Audika