Tuesday, July 24, 2007
JPP Review: Rufus Wainwright, "Poses"
I've talked of my love for Rufus Wainwright's Poses before, but for those who may be new to Lost Things Found, or who may like a more detailed explanation of the genius of this album, check out my latest Just Press Play review.
The first paragraph:
Rufus Wainwright is a musician’s musician. As the son of quirky ‘70s folksinger Loudon Wainwright III, he is one of the few children of musicians to surpass his parent in influence, popularity and critical acclaim. His eponymous debut announced Wainwright as a unique talent, fusing his own style of pop songwriting punctuated by influences of folk, classical, opera, and musical theater.
For the rest, go here.
Here's a performance of one of the songs from the album ("Greek Song") from a concert in 2006:
And the incomparably beautiful "Poses" performed live, just Rufus and the piano: