Arthur Russell’s catalogue is being released on vinyl in the UK and Europe

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1986 album ‘World of Echo’ and 2019 compilation ‘Iowa Dreams’ will both receive wide releases next month

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Leading avant-garde cellist and composer Arthur Russell’s works are set to be widely available in the UK and Europe.

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As Struggle Reportedly, although Russell’s albums have long been difficult to source outside North America, a deal has been struck between Rough Trade and Audica Records, which looked after the late experimental musician’s discography. As part of that deal, two of Russell’s albums will come on vinyl in the UK and Europe, both scheduled for release on 26 November.

These include Russell’s solo studio album, 1986’s ‘World of Echo’, originally released in the UK by Rough Trade. Russell’s posthumous 2019 compilation of previously unheard material, the “Iowa Dream,” will also be released widely.


“When we started working with Arthur, we had no idea he would become one of the leading artists of this century,” commented Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis in a statement. Struggle.

“We knew his cello playing, his amazing vocals and his sensibility; The fusion of modern classical with the Buddhist sense of space in the world took us deep. We are proud to have helped get the boat out of shore.”

‘World of Echo’ and ‘Iowa Dream’ available for pre-order Here.

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