An essential collection for anyone with even a passing interest in Arthur Russell!
Serving as a somewhat unintentional sequel to the majestic World of Echo, this collection was compiled by producer Don Christensen from the countless hours of unreleased tapes that Russell had recorded over the final decade of his life and consists mostly of the minimalist cello and voice format pop songs that are amongst Russell’s sharpest emotional weapons.
Arthur Russell’s voice is one that can inspire rolling hyperbole, flowery prose describing the effect the man’s fragile croon can have on the heart and it’s exceptionally beautiful here. Mostly unadorned and swimming in oceans of space left by the elegiacally played cello, his words are left to land properly on Another Thought. At once pop and not-pop, this is the only place where you can hear some of Arthur’s most recognisable music, like the title track Another Thought, A Little Lost, This Is How We Walk On The Moon, Keeping Up and the woozy disco of In The Light Of The Miracle and My Tiger, My Timing. Though technically a compilation, the whole of Another Thought comes together as a consistent, coherent, wonderful album.
01 : A1 : Another Thought (02:16) 02 : A2 : A Little Lost (03:18) 03 : A3 : Home Away From Home (05:12) 04 : A4 : Lucky Cloud (02:16) 05 : B1 : This Is How We Walk On The Moon (04:42) 06 : B2 : Hollow Tree (02:30) 07 : B3 : See Through Love (04:46) 08 : C1 : Keeping Up (06:20) 09 : C2 : In The Light Of The Miracle (06:05) 10 : C3 : Lucky Cloud (Return) (03:00) 11 : C4 : Just A Blip (03:42) 12 : D1 : Me For Real (04:55) 13 : D2 : Losing My Taste For The Night Life (04:34) 14 : D3 : My Tiger, My Timing (05:41) 15 : D4 : A Sudden Chill (02:45)
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