During his lifetime, the classically trained composer, cellist and disco artist Arthur Russell studied and performed with a wide variety of musicians and artists such as Ali Akbar Khan, Allen Ginsberg, John Hammond, David Byrne, Rhys Chatham, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Jerry Harrison, Garret List, Frank Pagano, Andy Paley, Leni Pickett, and Peter Zummo. As a solo act in the 1980’s, Arthur Russell produced successes such as “In the Light of the Miracle” and the album “World of Echo” which incorporated many of his ideas for pop, dance and classical music for both solo voice and cello format. When Arthur Russell died in 1992 at the age of 40, the Village Voice wrote: "his songs were so personal that it seems as though he simply vanished into his music." The re-release of “Another Thought” by Orange Mountain Music is a celebration of this collection of Arthur Russell songs and tribute to a great musical innovator.
"Another Thought" are solos for voice and cello that tuck a world of influences into puckish, resolutely optimistic songs. -- NY Times, November 26, 1994