Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Rufus Wainwright's New Album
I'm a big fan of Rufus Wainwright, so I'm intrigued to hear his new album is produced by Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys. It's due out in May and includes Richard Thompson as a guest musician. Does this indicate a more poppy sound for his new CD and a desire to dominate the charts and have the blockbuster album Rufus believes he is destined to deliver? (Certainly musically it doesn't get much better than his debut and "Want One," especially, but Wainwright would LOVE a smash hit.) Rufus recreated Judy Garland's Carnegie Hall show recently (he'll perform the same set in London and Paris) and now he's tackling her Hollywood Bowl show on Sept 23.