Rufus Wainwright - Want Two

NME.COM feature on Rufus Wainwright - Want Two album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.

Release date: 07 March 2005

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Rufus Wainwright - Want Two : Wikipedia Album Entry

Want Two is the fourth album by Rufus Wainwright. The album was released on November 16, . Four of the tracks on this album were released in the summer of 2004 as the Waiting for a Want on the iTunes music store.

Want Two is, according to Wainwright, the darker sibling of 's Want One - its subject matter concerned with "the world we live in" (RW Geffen Bio) after Want One's focus on the intensely personal. The artist's song selections here show his range to be broad, veering from (Peach Trees) to ballad (This Love Affair), sophisticated (The One You Love) to third person/first person narrative lament (The Art Teacher), personal tongue in cheek manifesto (Gay Messiah), to classical pop hybrid (Memphis Skyline) and songs beyond category. Agnus Dei is used in the trailer for the film Trade.

Mother Kate McGarrigle and aunt Anna McGarrigle both perform and sing on Hometown Waltz. Antony Hegarty of Mercury Prize winners Antony and the Johnsons sings lead vocal alongside Wainwright on Old Whore's Diet. The initial UK version of the record contains bonus live tracks, Coeur de Parisienne - Reprise d'Arletty and Quand Vous Mourez de nos Amours (written by French Canadian songwriter Gilles Vigneault).


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