On June 5, 2001.

Rufus Wainwright - Poses

On June 5, 2001, “DreamWorks” label released “Poses”, the second Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2000, and was produced by Pierre Marchand, Greg Wells, Alex Gifford, Ethan Johns and Damian LeGassick. In 2002, Wainwright won “Juno Award” for “Best Alternative Album”; at 2002 “GLAAD Media Awards” won “Outstanding Music Album” award. “Poses” was certified Gold in Canada by “CRIA”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals, piano, acousticand electric guitar, keyboards, dobro, string arrangements
  • Gregg Arreguini – guitar
  • Michael Vincent Chaves – guitar
  • Ally McErlaine – guitar
  • Teddy Thompson – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ethan Johns – electric guitars, drums
  • Yves Desrosiers – banjo, guitar, slide guitar, mandolin
  • Damian LeGassick – keyboards, drum programming, guitar, string arrangement
  • Richard Causon – chamberlin, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, backing vocals
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond B3 organ
  • Alex Gifford – bass, guitar, piano, alto flute, bass clarinet
  • Jeff Hill – bass, backing vocals
  • Pete Wilson – bass guitar
  • Pierre Marchand – bass, piano, string arrangements
  • Melissa Auf der Maur– bass, backing vocals
  • Greg Wells – drums, bass, keyboards
  • Butch Norton– drums, percussion
  • Pete Thomas – drums, percussion
  • Steve Sidelnyk – drum programming
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Kevin Hupp – drums
  • Victor Indrizzo – drums
  • Ash Sood – drums
  • Jon Lewis – lead trumpet
  • Jeffrey Bunnell – trumpet
  • Dennis Farias – trumpet
  • Normand Forget – oboe
  • Pierre Savoie – French horn
  • Jean Paquin – French horn
  • Genevieve Beaudry – violin
  • Melanie Belair – violin
  • Brigid Button – violin
  • Sarah Button – violin
  • Stephanie Allard – violin
  • Jean-Marc LeBlanc – violin
  • Anjana Srinivasan – violin
  • Veronique Potuin – viola
  • Ian Rathbone – viola
  • Julie Dupras – viola
  • Greg Hay – viola
  • Rebecca Ware – viola
  • Wilma Hos – viola
  • Carla Antoun – cello
  • Laura Fairhurst – cello
  • Christine Giguere – cello
  • Hilary Skewes – cello
  • Bernadette Colomine – backing vocals
  • Julianna Raye – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Daniel Savant – leader

Track listing:

All songs written by Rufus Wainwright, except where noted.

  1. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
  2. Greek Song
  3. Poses
  4. Shadows – Alex Gifford, Rufus Wainwright
  5. California
  6. The Tower of Learning
  7. Grey Gardens
  8. Rebel Prince
  9. The Consort
  10. One Man Guy – Loudon Wainwright III
  11. Evil Angel
  12. In a Graveyard
  13. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” (reprise)

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