Arthur Russell | Love Is Overtaking Me (reissue)

Arthur Russell

love is overtaking me (reissue)


Close My Eyes 

Goodbye Old Paint 

Maybe She 

Oh Fernanda Why 

Time Away 

Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart 

I Couldn't Say It To Your Face 

This Time Dad You're Wrong 

What It's Like 


Hey! How Does Everybody Know 

I Forget & I Can't Tell (Ballad Of The Lights Part 1) 

Habit Of You 


Big Moon 

Your Motion Says 

The Letter 

Don't Forget About Me 

Love Is Overtaking Me 

Planted A Thought 

Love Comes Back

‘Love Is Overtaking Me’, originally released in 2008, comprises 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk and country songs from Arthur’s vast catalogue. While much critical and popular affection for Russell’s music has come about well after his untimely death from AIDS in 1992, many fellow artists believed in his genius and were drawn to collaborate with him during his lifetime. The legendary producer John Hammond (Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen) recorded Russell on several occasions; a number of these recordings can be heard. Alongside songs recorded with various incarnations of The Flying Hearts, a group formed by Russell with Ernie Brooks whose shifting line up included, by turns, Jerry Harrison, Rhys Chatham, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon and Peter Zummo.