Russell, Arthur - Iowa Dream (Vinyl)


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Arthur Russell - Iowa Dream (2LP Vinyl)

At once kaleidoscopic and intimate, Iowa Dream bears some of Russell’s most personal work, including several recently discovered folk songs he wrote during his time in Northern California in the early 1970s. For Russell, Iowa was never very far away. “I see, I see it all,” sings Russell on the title track: red houses, fields, the town mayor (his father) streaming by as he dream-bicycles through his hometown.

Russell’s childhood home and family echo, too, through “Just Regular People,” “I Wish I Had a Brother,” “Wonder Boy,” “The Dogs Outside are Barking,” “Sharper Eyes,” and “I Felt.” Meanwhile, songs like “I Kissed the Girl From Outer Space,” “I Still Love You,” “List of Boys,” and “Barefoot in New York” fizz with pop and dance grooves, gesturing at Russell’s devotion to New York’s avant-garde and disco scenes.

Finally, the long-awaited “You Did it Yourself,” until now heard only in a brief heart-stopping black-and-white clip in Matt Wolf’s documentary Wild Combination, awards us a new take with a driving funk rhythm and Russell’s extraordinary voice soaring at the height of its powers. On Iowa Dream, you can hear a country kid meeting the rest of the world—and with this record, the world continues to meet a totally singular artist.


  1. Wonder Boy
    2. I Never Get Lonesome
    3. Everybody Everybody
    4. You Did It Yourself
    5. Come To Life
    6. Iowa Dream
    7. Words Of Love
    8. I Still Love You
    9. You Are My Love
    10. Barefoot In New York
    11. Just Regular People
    12. I Wish I Had A Brother
    13. I Felt
    14. The Dogs Outside Are Barking
    15. Sharper Eyes
    16. Follow You
    17. List Of Boys
    18. I Kissed The Girl From Outer Space
    19. In Love With You For The Last Time

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