Arthur Russell ‎– The World Of Arthur Russell

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Just_Played

Just_Played

July 30, 2018
referencing The World Of Arthur Russell, 3xLP, Comp, RE, RM, SJR LP83
No printed sleevenotes for the reissue? Plain white inners on my copy.
discotub

discotub

October 17, 2017
referencing The World Of Arthur Russell, CD, Comp, SJR CD83
Essential release and must have by everyone that is remotely involved, interested or curious about dance music at its best. Arthur was and still is so talented and brilliant. RIP sweet man, your music is so beautiful and perfect. I challenge anyone not to be moved by "In The Light Of The Miracle". Best listen for me was full on in the boom boom room at the Ministry of Sound, Amnesia at 4am with sun rising in Ibiza on a very warm Wednesday morning in late spring, and a party in SOMA, San Francisco, where the DJ suddenly had an epiphany and plaid the track to a very appreciative diverse crowd that can only be found in SF.
he_is_me

he_is_me

December 2, 2007
referencing The World Of Arthur Russell, CD, Comp, SJR CD83

So danceable and yet emotional, intensely personal but capable of transmitting its energy to any open-minded listener. Arthur Russell's genius lies in his ability to bridge any gap (just listen to "Is It All Over My face" and you'll see all barriers between white, experimental music and black, party music collapse).

As usual, this Soul Jazz compilation can boast extensive and useful liner notes, cover artwork of the original 12" or LP releases, and a good choice that spans the various sides of Russell's creativity.
pipecock

pipecock

April 16, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing The World Of Arthur Russell, 3xLP, Comp, SJR LP83

Everything on this album is awesome. However, its worth getting simply for "In The Light Of The Miracle" which was previously only available on a super limited white label on Talkin Loud that never got a true release. Its easily one of the most emotional disco/house tunes I've ever heard. Arthur Russel was on top of his game that day, and considering how great his catalogue is that's really saying alot.
ncw

ncw

November 24, 2004
edited over 9 years ago
referencing The World Of Arthur Russell, 3xLP, Comp, SJR LP83
this is amazing, arthur russell was a genius