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Thread started 05/08/17 5:05pm

Dasein

Rufus Wainwright


I love this guy! Often, he's an orchestral approach to his songwriting that I appreciate, so this
thread is a celebration of a unique talent that I wish had more shine.

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Reply #7 posted 05/08/17 8:34pm

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Good to see that there is another Rufus fan here.

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Reply #8 posted 05/09/17 9:56am

Karo548363

I really loved his version of Cohen's 'Hallelujah' and I think I have to get to know his work better, 'cause lately he stole my heart singing 'New York State of Mind'. When I found that performance, wow, just wow. Peanut butter banana shake with vanilla.

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Dasein

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Nice!

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Dasein

gandorb said:

Good to see that there is another Rufus fan here.


He's an acquired taste.

I bought some stuff from Abercrombie & Fitch back in 1998 and was given a free CD with his song
"April Fools" on it. Slowly but surely, I fell in love with his voice (which is still kinda annoying for me
at times).

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Dasein said:

gandorb said:

Good to see that there is another Rufus fan here.


He's an acquired taste.

I bought some stuff from Abercrombie & Fitch back in 1998 and was given a free CD with his song
"April Fools" on it. Slowly but surely, I fell in love with his voice (which is still kinda annoying for me
at times).

Yes, his voice can be gorgeous at times and annoying at others. I have his first 5 or so CDs but then he seemed to get more self-indulgent, which is saying a lot. Nevertheless, he has made some great songs and albums and represents a unique sound in my music collection.

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Reply #12 posted 05/10/17 5:34am

HoneyB

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Hello - another Rufus fan here.

Karo - a couple of Youtube suggestions:

Careless Whisper with Ben Folds

Complainte de la Butte with Chris Stills

Wrapped around your finger with Sting

Especially love his collaborations

Is there anybody else who has slightly mysterious bruises?
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Reply #13 posted 05/11/17 8:31am

Dasein

gandorb said:

Dasein said:


He's an acquired taste.

I bought some stuff from Abercrombie & Fitch back in 1998 and was given a free CD with his song
"April Fools" on it. Slowly but surely, I fell in love with his voice (which is still kinda annoying for me
at times).

Yes, his voice can be gorgeous at times and annoying at others. I have his first 5 or so CDs but then he seemed to get more self-indulgent, which is saying a lot. Nevertheless, he has made some great songs and albums and represents a unique sound in my music collection.


I agree with this post and everything in it 100%.

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Reply #14 posted 05/12/17 9:01am

jillybean

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Greek Song is my favorite song of his. Just adore it.

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #15 posted 05/12/17 1:19pm

bigd74

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love Rufus, seen him live twice, fantastic shows. Favourite song Go or Go Ahead

favourite album Release The Stars

She Believed in Fairytales and Princes, He Believed the voices coming from his stereo

If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me?
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Reply #16 posted 05/13/17 5:50pm

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"Poses" and "Release The Stars" are my favourites. His last album "Out of the Game" was not bad either. Must be due a new album soon surely?

Pay me peanuts, and i'll act like a monkey.
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Reply #17 posted 05/16/17 12:54pm

Rightly

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his early albums are pretty solid
really some exellent songs

"go or go ahead" once made me crash my bike

I still play "going to a town" live

Always resonates biggrin

small circles, big wheels!
I've got a pretty firm grip on the obvious!
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Reply #18 posted 05/16/17 2:33pm

Dasein

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"Poses" and "Release The Stars" are my favourites.


Agreed.

That pop-opera stuff he did most recently is too self-indulgent and over the top for me.

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Reply #19 posted 05/16/17 3:43pm

Lammastide

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Not for nothing, but Rufus hits on me from time to time around the old hometown. whistling

More to the point of the thread, though: He's alright, but I find I can take him only in measured doses. I saw him perform live as part of a Joni Mitchell tribute concert a few years back, and I felt he alternately destroyed her "All I Want" and "Free Man in Paris" with his melodrama, but gave up a radiant version of her "Slouching Toward Bethlehem" inbetween.

He's also pretty engaging live. He told some really funny stories about how his mother, Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle, jealously banned Joni's music from his childhood household.

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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #20 posted 05/16/17 3:50pm

Lammastide

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Dawns on me, by the way, that fans who are into Rufus' orchestral sound might also dig fellow Canadian composer/singer Owen Pallett.

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #21 posted 05/17/17 11:58am

Dasein

Lammastide said:

Dawns on me, by the way, that fans who are into Rufus' orchestral sound might also dig fellow Canadian composer/singer Owen Pallett.


Ah yes, the He Poos Clouds guy. I like some of Andrew Bird's stuff too, who can be orchestral as
well.

. . . and let me find out you and Rufus Wainwright were flirting with each other!


wink

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Reply #22 posted 05/25/17 11:29am

jillybean

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Lammastide said:

Dawns on me, by the way, that fans who are into Rufus' orchestral sound might also dig fellow Canadian composer/singer Owen Pallett.

Thanks for the recommendation. Never heard of him but will definitely check him out.

"She made me glad to be a man"
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