Iowa Dream is out on Audika Records November 15th.
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."
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.