Arthur Russell ‎– World Of Echo

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Tracklist

Tone Bone Kone 0:57
Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun / Let's See 9:19
Answers Me 2:04
Being It 5:23
Place I Know / Kid Like You 3:20
She's The Star / I Take This Time 4:46
Tree House 2:09
See-Through 2:08
Hiding Your Present From You 4:06
Wax The Van 2:05
All-Boy All-Girl 3:34
Lucky Cloud 2:46
Tower Of Meaning / Rabbit's Ear / Home Away From Home 4:20
Let's Go Swimming 2:33

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UP 60009-1 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(LP, Album) Upside Records UP 60009-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
ROUGH 114 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 114 UK 1987 Sell This Version
AU1002-2, AU1002-3 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, RM + DVD) Audika, Audika AU1002-2, AU1002-3 US 2004 Sell This Version
AU1002-1 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(2xLP, RE, RM) Audika AU1002-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
RTRADCDX 208 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD + DVD) Rough Trade RTRADCDX 208 UK 2005 Sell This Version
PCD-2579 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-2579 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
AU1002-2 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, RE, RM) Audika AU1002-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
AU1002-2 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, RE, RM) Audika AU1002-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
RTRADCD208 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rough Trade RTRADCD208 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
RTRADLP 208 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(2xLP, RM, Ltd, RP) Rough Trade RTRADLP 208 US 2011 Sell This Version
RTRADCDD208 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADCDD208 2013 Sell This Version
AU-1002-2 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Audika AU-1002-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
AU-1002-1, AU1002 Arthur Russell World Of Echo(2xLP, RE, RM, RP) Audika, Audika AU-1002-1, AU1002 US 2014 Sell This Version

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dynamodreesen

dynamodreesen

August 4, 2017
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RE, RM, RP, AU-1002-1, AU1002
no surface noises on my copy :)
its vinyl , not mp3
Seafinch

Seafinch

June 14, 2017
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RM, Ltd, RP, RTRADLP 208
So much better/quieter than the newest pressing (at least the copy that I had).
analogue74

analogue74

April 27, 2017
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RE, RM, AU1002-1
Anybody here that knows if this (first) repress has similiar issues (quiet, noisy pressing) than the 2011 & 2014 issues? Thanks!
.Anton.

.Anton.

August 17, 2016
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RE, RM, RP, AU-1002-1, AU1002

Despite the negatives comments below, this repress sounds really fine to me. My copie hasn't any "surface noise". Sometimes I'm wondering if this kind of comment are coming from original copie's owners who just want to keep safe their little privileges...
dietofworms

dietofworms

July 12, 2016
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RE, RM, RP, AU-1002-1, AU1002
Disappointed with this extremely meager reissue of one of the more interesting albums of the last 30 years. No special inner sleeves, no insert, no liner notes regarding the only proper album he released during his lifetime. Sound is mostly fine with some surface noise throughout. Glad I received this as a gift because $30+ is excessive for such a bare bones package.
WRAITHLET

WRAITHLET

December 19, 2014
referencing World Of Echo, 2xLP, RE, RM, RP, AU-1002-1, AU1002
Lots of surface noise on my copy of this repress.

March 18, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing World Of Echo, CD, Album, RM + DVD, AU1002-2, AU1002-3
My comment is directed not towards the music of World of Echo, which is quite beautiful, but towards the DVD portion. Like many others who were anxiously awaiting this reissue, I looked forward to actually viewing an Arthur Russell performance. The DVD was quite a let down. Two minimalist performance pieces filmed by Phil Niblock are included on it. They are, unfortunately, excruciatingly boring. I wanted to feel the intimacy that I felt was trying to be conveyed, but the poor film quality and hand-held shaky movements were too much of a distraction. The lengthy and slow close-ups of Russell's stubble, lips, nose and chin that comprise the first piece left me unaffected. Occasionally, Niblock lets the camera linger on the cello's body. Russell's movement with the bow is quite interesting, unfortunately you have to sit through a lot of grainy, slow moving stubble action before those moments arrive.

Given its limited numbers and previous unavailability, collectors of Russell's work will surely snap these up. However, if you're only after the music, then I would bypass the mixed media version and pick up the audio recording only.