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  • 1. Springfield - (DFA remix)
    2. Springfield - (DFA Remix, Demo)
    3. Springfield - (Detail)
    4. See My Brother, He's Jumping Out (Let's Go Swimming #1)
    5. Corn #3
    6. Hiding Your Present from You
    7. You Have Did the Right Thing When You Put That Skylight In
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1007

  • Credits
    ProducerArthur Russell; Mark Freedman

    Personnel: Arthur Russell (vocals, cello, keyboards, drum programming); Peter Zummo (trombone).
    Recording information: CORN (1985/1988); New York, NY (1985/1988).
    Author: Todd Burns.
    SPRINGFIELD is a posthumous collection of demos and rarities from avant-disco composer Arthur Russell's unreleased album, CORN. Misunderstood and overlooked in its time, his music drew unforeseen connections between New York's avant-garde, rock, and disco scenes. Drawing upon the rhythmic pulse of Indian classical music and the stripped-down, dub-influenced disco edits of Tom Moulton, Russell's own unique productions bore the distinctive imprint of his fragile but affecting voice--a melismatic, often wordless murmur. A brilliant teaser to his diverse oeuvre, SPRINGFIELD makes for a great introduction to left-field dance-music's spiritual forefather.

  • Critic Reviews
    The Wire (p.59) - "'Springfield' is a sumptuous slice of pop, mixing electro drum sounds with candyfloss synth melancholia and a wafting trombone hook."
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