triple vinyl set. since the initial groundbreaking release of 'the world of arthur russell' five years ago, the man has become the subject of intense media interest, with the recent release of a film about his life, as well as a new album of unreleased recordings. holding a unique place in the history of dance music, as an artist he had the admiration of everyone from philip glass to todd terry, and as well as his solo work he also formed the seminal groups dinosaur l and loose joints, redefining dance music as both an intelligent and subversive form. russell was co-founder of sleeping bag records along with will socolov, releasing his own material, and music from mantronix, larry levan, patrick adams, epmd, joyce sims and todd terry amongst others. larry levan, walter gibbons and francois kervorkian all played pivotal roles as remixers of russell's work and feature on many of the tracks featured here. as a regular visitor at david mancuso's 'loft', nicky siano's 'gallery' and even studio 54, russell immersed himself in the new york dance scene whilst continuing to create avant-garde experimental music. these two elements in his life and music make him truly unique. arthur russell died in 1992 from aids leaving behind an enormous body of work. this release features both the classic tracks of arthur russell such as 'go bang', 'is it all over my face', 'wax the van' alongside impossible-to-find collectors tracks such as 'in the light of the miracle' and the private-pressing only 'pop your funk'. this is the first collected work of arthur russell who has been for many years one of the most respected iconic artists in the history of dance music.