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George Wallace Saint Cecilia, and Saint Allen,
and Saint Arthur, all are there,
met together in a garden fair. Favorite track: Ballad Of The Lights.
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Arthur Russell and Allen Ginsberg first met in the early 70’s in San Francisco through mutual interests in music, poetry, and Buddhism. Drawn to each other’s creative energy, Russell would soon start to provide Ginsberg with musical backing during his poetry readings. Continuing their friendship as Ginsberg supported Russell in his musical career, “Ballad of the Lights” was recorded in NYC in 1977 with Russell’s band, The Flying Hearts and Ginsberg participating in voice. After many years of sleep, Ballad Of The Lights was unearthed by Audika Records from deep in Arthur Russell’s vast archive. Originally thought for inclusion in the folk/pop album Love Is Overtaking Me it was determined to release Ballad Of The Lights as a stand alone track.


released October 13, 2016



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Arthur Russell New York, New York

American cellist, artist, and composer (born 21 May 1951 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA - died 4 April 1992 in NYC, New York, USA (aged 40).

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