Arthur Russell
Picture of Bunny Rabbit
Rough Trade
Spot-varnished sleeve
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»Picture of Bunny Rabbit« features nine previously unreleased performances from this era compiled from completed masters culled from two unique test pressings, including one, dated 9/15/85 by Arthur, provided by his mother and sister. A further four tracks were discovered in his tape archive. The track listing includes an exceptional and dramatic solo recording of »In The Light of a Miracle« and the enigmatic title instrumental »Picture of Bunny Rabbit«, written especially for a friends pet rabbit. The bulk of the material was recorded with engineer Eric Liljestrand at Battery Sound Studios, New York, which was located directly opposite the World Trade Center and at Arthur’s apartment studio in the East Village.

»Music is a very personal thing. How you deal with your music is very closely linked with how you deal with your life. If you misuse your capacities as a musician, you’re misusing your capacities as a human being and you’re taking humanity in the wrong direction« – Arthur Russell – 03/17/77 Soho Weekly News

»In outer space you can’t take your drums – you take your mind« – Arthur Russell