World of Echo

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World of Echo
Studio album by Arthur Russell
Released 1986 (1986)
Recorded 1985–1986
Length 51:14
Label Upside (US)
Rough Trade (UK)
Arthur Russell chronology
Instrumentals, 1974 – Vol. 2
(1984)
World of Echo
(1986)
Another Thought
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Dusted (positive)[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[3]
Stylus (B+)[4]

World of Echo is an album by Arthur Russell. It was released in 1986 on Upside Records in the United States and on Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom. Audika Records issued a limited edition CD on 27 October 2004 which included bonus tracks and a DVD with footage by Phill Niblock. They subsequently issued another CD on 11 January 2005 and a double vinyl edition on 29 March 2005. Rough Trade also reissued the album on 9 January 2005.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Arthur Russell.

  1. "Tone Bone Kone" – 1:05
  2. "Soon-to-Be Innocent Fun / Let's See" – 9:36
  3. "Answers Me" – 2:11
  4. "Being It" – 5:17
  5. "Place I Know / Kid Like You" – 3:28
  6. "She's the Star / I Take This Time" – 4:57
  7. "Treehouse" – 2:15
  8. "See-Through" – 2:10
  9. "Hiding Your Present from You" – 4:17
  10. "Wax the Van" – 2:11
  11. "All-Boy All-Girl" – 3:44
  12. "Lucky Cloud" – 2:53
  13. "Tower of Meaning / Rabbit's Ear / Home Away from Home" – 4:38
  14. "Let's Go Swimming" – 2:42

The reissued copies included the following bonus tracks:

  1. "The Name of the Next Song" – 8:00
  2. "Happy Ending" – 4:23
  3. "Canvas Home" – 2:34
  4. "Our Last Night Together" – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

People involved in the making of this album include:[5]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Arthur Russell – Producer, liner notes
  • Ernie Brooks – Producer
  • Steve Cellum – Producer
  • Ray Janos – Remastering
  • Melissa Jones – Artwork
  • Steve Knutson – Reissue executive producer
  • Tom "Sisu" Lee – Reissue executive producer
  • Phill Niblock – Producer
  • Peter Zummo – Producer

References[edit]