4 LP hand silk screened box set.
Though classically trained Arthur Russell’s major contributions to the music world is in the dance genre. Despite the fact that his pioneering work in the late 70s and on through the 80s was only quietly acknowledged at the time, his long term impact is best described as formidable. Russell’s innovative; left field dance records flew way ahead of what people were used to hearing at the time, due in part, to his involvement in New York’s downtown avant-garde music scene.
He scored several hits at clubs like The Paradise Garage (Larry Levan was a huge supporter) and his biggest tunes, “Go Bang!” and “Is It All Over My Face?” are worldwide hits and still played to this day.
Sleeping Bag Records and Get On Down are proud to present his seminal work, the full length “24-->24 Music” expanded to a deluxe 4 x LP box set.
In addition to the music found on the original issue of the album this collection includes rare 12” remixes and edits including the highly coveted “Go Bang! (Walter Gibbons Mix)” and the infamous’ rare “You Can’t Hold Me Down (Test Pressing Version).”
Records 3 and 4 round out the rest of his audio credits with Sleeping Bag and features his alias’ and collaborations; Bonzo Goes To Washington, Felix, Sounds Of JHS 126 Brooklyn and Indian Ocean.
The four LPs are housed inside beautiful one of a kind, hand pulled screen printed sleeves that tuck into the extra durable, matching screen printed box.
The audio is accompanied by an oversized, 20 page booklet featuring unreleased photos by Janette Beckman, words courtesy of Russell biographer Tim Lawrence, testimonials by some of the greats in the field, vintage artwork and other ephemera. Sadly, we lost Arthur in 1992, but his art lives on and his influence is still felt in the world of dance music and beyond. For this, we Thank You Arthur. DINOSAUR L