Rufus Wainwright - Come A Little Bit Closer [7''] (Translucent Red Vinyl, live cover songs, limited to 1500, indie-exclusive)

by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Two live cover versions - Neil Young's Harvest Moon and Arcade Fire's Crown of Love pressed on 7'' Translucent Red Vinyl

Praised by the New York Times for his ''genuine originality,''
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT has established himself as one of the
great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. The New
York-born, Montreal-raised singer songwriter has released seven
studio albums, three DVDs, and three live albums, including the
fantastic Grammy nominated Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall,
which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at
the London Palladium in 2007, and the album Release The Stars
which went Gold in Canada and the U.K.
Wainwright has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album
in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively,
and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release
the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year
in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. He also composed the
original music for choreographer Stephen Petronio's work BLOOM
which has toured across the country.
Musically Rufus has collaborated with artists including Elton
John, David Byrne, Boy George, Joni Mitchell, Pet Shop Boys
and producer Mark Ronson among others. His most recent
collaboration is on the title track of Robbie Williams' latest album,
Swings Both Ways, which was co-written with renowned musician
and producer Guy Chambers and sung as a duet between Rufus
and Robbie.
In addition to being a celebrated contemporary pop singer,
Rufus has made a name for himself in the classical world. His
much acclaimed first opera, titled Prima Donna, premiered at the
Manchester International Festival in July 2009. The opera was
subsequently performed in London at Sadler's Wells in April
2010, in Toronto at the Luminato Festival in June 2010 and at
the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House in
February 2012. Now fully established as a composer of operas,
Rufus was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company to
write his second opera based on the story of the Roman Emperor
Hadrian and Antinous. The new opera, Hadrian, premiered in
Toronto on October 13, 2018.

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