Love Is Overtaking Me Most of the praise Arthur Russell has received since his death from AIDS in 1992 has focused on his role as a visionary experimentalist in… Love Is Overtaking Me Most of the praise Arthur Russell has received since his death from AIDS in 1992 has focused on his role as a visionary experimentalist in… 2008-10-28 Arthur Russell Pop
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Love Is Overtaking Me (2008)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 28, 2008; Lead Performance: Arthur Russell; Genre: Pop

Most of the praise Arthur Russell has received since his death from AIDS in 1992 has focused on his role as a visionary experimentalist in genres from classical to disco. But he had a less avant-garde side, too, as showcased on this compilation of unheard demos, which are marked by gentle, folky melodies and deeply personal lyrics. Love Is overtaking Me is just another reason to mourn Russell's far too early loss. A–

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Originally posted Oct 29, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints