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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

In the Light of Arthur Russell

posted by on August 7 at 14:09 PM

I have been a huge fan of anything produced, written, or composed by the late Arthur Russell. He’s been one of my biggest influences for quite sometime. There is something about his music that generally compliments my mood at any point of any given day. One of my favorite Arthur Russell songs, the Danny Krivit re-edit of “In the Light of the Miracle”, is a fourteen-plus minute dance gem, that in my opinion tops all the other edits that this song has received. And as amazing as this song is, it never saw an official release, however finding it’s way onto a white label 12-inch with two other mixes of the same song. I was fortunite enough to find this hard-to-find 12-inch at the bottom of hundreds of records at my favorite record store in San Francisco, Open Mind Music (the old location). When I first heard this version, I thought to myself, this is Arthur Russell’s best track next to maybe Dinosaur’s “Kiss Me Again” or Loose Joints’s “It’s All Over My Face”. I would like to see this unreleased track get remastered and possibilly get the official release it deserves. However, until then, enjoy a true rare disco gem.

Arthur Russell - In The Light Of The Miracle (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)

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There's a great article on the life and music of Arthur Russell in the newest edition of Wax Poetics. Check it out.

Posted by rob | August 7, 2007 3:00 PM

anything touched by danny krivit is gold. dude is a genius. he was at cielo in nyc while i was djing! woo-hoo!

Posted by j-justice | August 7, 2007 5:49 PM

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