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Cult Arthur Russell Record To Be Reissued
Christian Eede , July 25th, 2017 15:32

An album from cult Arthur Russell project The Necessaries will be made available again

Event Horizon, the 1982 album from cult Arthur Russell-featuring group The Necessaries, will be reissued this September by Be With Records.

The album, on which Russell played keyboards, guitar, cello and contributed vocals, has remained a relatively undiscovered part of Russell's back catalogue, seeing him feature as part of a quartet alongside lead singer Ed Tomney, The Modern Lover's Ernie Brooks and ex-Red Crayola member Jesse Chamberlain. Peter Zummo also features on the album playing trombone.

Be With's reissue offers fans of the record a chance to own it at an affordable price with its value on the resale market having risen over the years owing to its scarcity on vinyl.

Event Horizon was a revised version of the band's debut LP, Big Sky, released a year earlier, with the group shifting some tracks around, as well as removing some tracks to be replaced with others.

Five of the tracks on Event Horizon were written by Russell, while a number feature his lead vocals and arrangements. After the release of two records, Russell eventually quit the band rather abruptly by jumping out of the group's van at the mouth of the Holland Tunnel in New York, while on the way to an important gig, going on of course to release and produce a highly influential body of work as a solo artist.

Be With's reissue of Event Horizon will be released on September 15.