'You & Me Both' is from of 'Calling Out of Context' (material from 1973 - 1992, released 2004). 'Place I Know / Kid Like You' comes from 'World of Echo' (1986), an album Arthur Russell chose not to include lyrics to. In my desire to have specific words to sing for my version, it was my aim to 'translate' his vocal phrases into something concrete, while keeping in mind that, as Steve Knutson at Audika Records says, "Arthur was using sound as language and language as sound." It is my hope I have remained true to the spirit of that idea.
Cello on 'Place I Know / Kid Like You' by Nick Emerson.
Photography by Briana Cerezo.