CD: Pop review: Arthur Russell, Love is Overtaking Me

(Rough Trade)

Beloved by hipsters for his odd, cello-assisted disco albums from the Seventies and Eighties, the late Russell was also a fine songsmith. This set has 21 unreleased folk and pop tracks, their conventional framework unable to contain the childlike dreaminess that marks their creator's best work, whatever the genre.

Gareth Grundy

The GuardianTramp

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