19-track collection of Arthur Russell demos, home recordings and lost songs to be released in November

  • Share
  • Iowa Dream is out on Audika Records November 15th.
  • 19-track collection of Arthur Russell demos, home recordings and lost songs to be released in November image
  • Audika Records has announced the details of a posthumous Arthur Russell release, Iowa Dreams. Spanning 19 tracks, the album comprises demos, unreleased recordings and lost songs from the massively influential artist. The LP, the result of a decade of archival work by Steve Knutson and Russell's partner Tom Lee, sees the late cellist, singer and composer collaborating with downtown figures such as Rhys Chatham, David Van Tieghem and Henry Flynt. The multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick worked with Audika to complete a number of nearly-finished songs. Iowa Dreams shows various sides of Russell's sound. It includes newly discovered folk songs he wrote during a stint in Northern California, as well as music integrating the pop, disco and avant-garde influences of his New York years. The set also contains "You Did It To Yourself," which previously appeared only as part of the Arthur Russell documentary, Wild Combination Read our feature on Arthur Russell. Listen to RA.594, a two-hour Arthur Russell mix from Nick The Record as well as The Hour podcast on posthumous releases, featuring an interview with Audika's Steve Knutson. Watch "You Did It Yourself."
    Tracklist 01. Wonder Boy 02. I Never Get Lonesome 03. Everybody Everybody 04. You Did It Yourself 05. Come To Life 06. Iowa Dream 07. Words Of Love 08. I Still Love You 09. You Are My Love 10. Barefoot In New York 11. Just Regular People 12. I Wish I Had A Brother 13. I Felt 14. The Dogs Outside Are Barking 15. Sharper Eyes 16. Follow You 17. List Of Boys 18. I Kissed The Girl From Outer Space 19. In Love With You For The Last Time Audika Records will release Iowa Dream on November 15th, 2019.