We gave it an A-
Most of the praise Arthur Russell has received since his death from AIDS in 1992 has focused on his role as a visionary experimentalist in genres from classical to disco. But he had a less avant-garde side, too, as showcased on this compilation of unheard demos, which are marked by gentle, folky melodies and deeply personal lyrics. Love Is overtaking Me is just another reason to mourn Russell’s far too early loss. A?
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