Monday, December 9, 2013

Rufus Wainwright retrospective due in March

Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright will be released March 4 by Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

The new collection’s single disc and digital edition features 17 songs that define one of modern music’s most innovative talents, as well as a brand new recording, “Me and Liza.” A 2CD and digital deluxe edition adds 16 rare live and studio tracks.
This release encapsulates a career in music that is like no other. From the 1998 release of his debut album to 2012’s Out of the Game, Rufus Wainwright has played it his way, refusing to be categorized while establishing himself as one of contemporary music’s very best songwriters, singers and performers.
For those already familiar with Wainwright’s impressive body of work, this collection will delight. For everyone else, Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright serves as a solid gold introduction.
The new song, “Me and Liza” was co-written with Guy Chambers. The deluxe edition adds live versions of some of Wainwright’s best-known songs, recorded at Kenwood House in 2010, plus “The Maker Makes” from Brokeback Mountain, “La Complainte de la Butte” from Moulin Rouge, the new song “Chic and Pointless,” and “WW111,” which has never before been available on a physical release.
Without doubt, Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of his generation’s great male vocalists and songwriters. The New York-born, Montreal-bred singer/songwriter has released seven acclaimed studio albums and two live albums, including his acclaimed GRAMMY® nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall.
Wainwright has also collaborated with many artists, including, most recently, Robbie Williams, co-writing and dueting on the title track of his Swing Both Ways album. He has also worked with the Pet Shop Boys, Shirley Bassey, Elton John, Antony, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell, Robert Wilson, Lou Reed, Boy George, and Mark Ronson.
Track listing:

1. Going to a Town (Release the Stars)
2. Out of the Game (Out of the Game)
3. Me and Liza (NEW SONG)
4. Hallelujah (Shrek)
5. Oh What A World (Want One)
6. April Fools (Rufus Wainwright)
7. Poses (Poses)
8. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Poses)
9. Vibrate (Want One)
10. The One You Love (Want Two)
11. I Don't Know What It Is (Want One)
12. The Art Teacher (Want Two)
13. Go or Go Ahead (Want One)
14. Dinner At Eight (Want One)
15. Foolish Love (Rufus Wainwright)
16. Sometimes You Need (Out of the Game)
17. Grey Gardens (Poses)
18. Tiergarten (Release the Stars)

Deluxe edition (Disc 2):

1. Bitter Tears (Out of the Game)
2. The Maker Makes (from Brokeback Mountain soundtrack)
3. Across The Universe (Poses bonus track)
4. La Complainte de la Butte (from Moulin Rouge soundtrack)
5. Chelsea Hotel No.2 (bonus track on Want Two)
6. Chic and Pointless (NEW SONG, produced by Guy Chambers)
7. WW111 (physical release debut; composed with Guy Chambers)
8. Jericho (Live from the Artists’ Den, spring 2012)
9. Montauk (Live from the Artists’ Den, spring 2012)
10. If Love Were All (Live at Kenwood House, summer 2010)
11. Do It Again (Live At Kenwood House, summer 2010)
12. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart (Live At Kenwood House, 2010)
13. Memphis Skyline (Live At Kenwood House, 2010)
14. Martha (Live at Kenwood House, 2010)
15. One Man Guy (Live at KCRW, June 2001)
16. Jo Whiley BBC interview (Royal Opera House, July 2011)

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