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  • 12/21/2010

Listen to a Track From Arthur's Landing's Debut on Strut Records

New York cellist/composer/disco legend Arthur Russell has continued to have a growing impact amongst contemporary artists despite his death over a decade ago. Between his collaborations with artists like Phillip Glass and David Byrne, as well as his tremendously prolific output under an assortment of names (including Loose Joints, Dinosaur L, and The Sailboats) and within many different sides of the musical spectrum (from avant-disco to modern classical), Russell is viewed as a pioneer and legend of modern music. Which brings us to Arthur's Landing, a "morphing collective" of musicians who worked with Russell throughout his career, and who will be releasing an album of reinterpretations of Russell's work on London's Strut imprint (artwork above). The eight-person collective, headed by guitarist Steven Hall, will feature a few special guests on the 12 Russell reworks including Hercules and Love Affair's Nomi Ruiz, who takes the vocal responsibilities for the group's version of the Loose Joints' disco classic "Is It All Over My Face," retitled "Love Dancing." You can stream "Love Dancing" (as well as a version of Russell's original) and see a full tracklist for the release below. Arthur's Landing's self-titled debut will be released February 1.


Arthur's Landing- Love Dancing (Is It All Over My Face) by Strut


Tracklist:
1. Your Motion Says
2. Miracle 2
3. Go For the Night
4. Singing Tractors 64
5. You Can't Go Back
6. Love Dancing
7. Singing Tractors 12
8. It's a Boy
9. I'll Be Fencing
10. This Is How We Walk on the Moon: The Way Things Happen
11. I Want To Change My Life
12. Singing Tractors 323

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