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On May 15, 2007.

On May 15, 2007, “Geffen” label released “Release the Stars”, the fifth Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Second Story” and “Legacy” in New York City, “Brooklyn Recording” in Brooklyn, “Saal 4” in Berlin, “Strongroom” and “Angel Recording Studio” in London, and was produced by Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – vocals, piano, acoustic and nylon guitar, percussion, string arrangement, piano arrangement, horn arrangement, orchestral arrangement
  • Neil Tennant – keyboards, synthesizer, loops, samples, vibes, breathing, backing vocals, executive producer
  • Kate McGarrigle – piano
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Jorg Sandnar – piano
  • Rob Burger – organ
  • Jason Hart – organ, backing vocals
  • Rachelle Garniez – claviola, accordion
  • Richard Thompson – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Jack Petruzzelli – acoustic and electric guitar, banjo,. backing vocals
  • Joan Wasser – electric guitar, violin, backing vocals
  • Smokey Hormel – guitar
  • Gerry Leonard – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Julianna Raye – tambourine, backing vocals
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar
  • Tony Scherr – upright bass
  • Jeff Hill – electric bass, bass guitar, upright bass, backing vocals
  • Larry Mullins – shaker, triangle, timpani, cymbals, tambourine, vibes, piano percussion, bass drum, tabla, bongos, bells, cowbells, castanets, woodblock, fish, marimba, glockenspiel
  • Matt Johnson – drums, percussion, recorder, backing vocals
  • Ian Thomas – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums
  • London Session Orchestra – strings
  • Gabriel Adorjan – violin
  • Rachel Rilling – violin
  • Raphael Sachs – viola
  • David Adorjan – cello
  • Ronith Mues – harp
  • Carl Albach – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Steven Bernstein – trumpet, conducting, horn arrangement
  • Ozan Cakar – French horn
  • John Chudoba – trumpet
  • Barry Danielian – trumpet
  • Dominic Derasse – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Dave Trigg – trumpet, piccolo trumpet
  • Florian Dorpholz – trumpet
  • Raphael Mentzen – trumpet
  • Pirmin Grehl – flute
  • Paul Shapiro – tenor saxophone 
  • Briggan Krauss – baritone saxophone 
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Louis Schwadron – French horn
  • Siân Phillips – spoken word
  • Anna Prohaska – vocals
  • Lucy Roche – backing vocals
  • Teddy Thompson – backing vocals
  • Martha Wainwright – backing vocals
  • Lygia Forrest – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals
  • Sharon Jones – backing vocals
  • Marius de Vries – programming, conducting, breathing
  • Jason Boshoff – programming
  • Tom Stephan – additional programming

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Do I Disappoint You
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Tiergarten
  4. Nobody’s Off the Hook
  5. Between My Legs
  6. Rules and Regulations
  7. Not Ready to Love
  8. Slideshadow
  9. Tulsa
  10. Leaving for Paris N° 2
  11. Sanssouci
  12. Release the Stars

On November 16, 2004.

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On November 16, 2004, “Geffen” label released “Want Two”, the fourth Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded in 2004, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, NYC, and was produced by Marius de Vries and Rufus Wainwright.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – voice, piano, additional vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, orchestral arrangements
  • Sophie Solomon – violin
  • Pit Hermans – cimbalom
  • Marius de Vries– keyboards, vibraphone, programming, orchestral arrangements
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestra contractor, horn contractor
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestral leader
  • Martha Wainwright– additional vocals, violin
  • Gerry Leonard– electric guitar, guitars
  • Charlie Sexton– electric guitar
  • Jeff Hill – bass, additional vocals
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Roberto Rodriguez – percussion
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Matt Johnson – drums
  • Kate McGarrigle– additional vocals, banjo
  • Anna McGarrigle– additional vocals, accordion
  • Lily Lanken – additional vocals, recorder
  • Brad Albetta – bass
  • Maxim Moston – violin, concertmaster, orchestral arrangements
  • Antoine Silverman – violin
  • Joan Wasser– violin, viola
  • Julianne Klopotic – violin
  • Vivienne Kim – violin
  • Fiona Murray – violin
  • Cenovia Cummins – violin
  • Christopher Cardona – violin
  • Danielle Farina – viola
  • Alison Gordon – viola
  • Eric Hammelman – viola
  • Kathryn Lockwood – viola
  • Anja Wood – cello
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Julia Kent – cello
  • Carlo Pellettieri – cello
  • Troy Rinker Jr – bass
  • Alexandra Knoll – oboe
  • David Sapadin – clarinet
  • Daniel Shelly – bassoon
  • Teddy Thompson– additional vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – additional vocals
  • Suzzy Roche– additional vocals
  • Leona Naess – additional vocals
  • David Theodore – oboe
  • Rob Burger – Hammond organ
  • Gina Gershon – Jew’s harp
  • Antony– voice
  • Julianna Raye – additional vocals
  • Roger Greenawalt – ukulele, banjo
  • Steven Wolf– djembe, tambourine, additional programming
  • Alexis Smith – programming
  • Van Dyke Parks– orchestral arrangements
  • Jack McKeever – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Agnus Dei
  2. The One You Love
  3. Peach Trees
  4. Little Sister
  5. The Art Teacher
  6. Hometown Waltz
  7. This Love Affair
  8. Gay Messiah
  9. Memphis Skyline
  10. Waiting for a Dream
  11. Crumb by Crumb
  12. Old Whore’s Diet

On September 23, 2003.

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On September 23, 2003, “DreamWorks Records” label released “Want One”, the third Rufus Wainwright studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “The Maid’s Room”; “Bearsville Studio A”; “Loho Studios”; “Looking Glass Studios” in New York City, and “The Strongroom” in London, and was produced by Marius de Vries. For the album, Wainwright won “Outstanding Music Artist” award at the 15th “GLAAD Media Awards”; “Best New Recording” and received a nomination for “Best Songwriter” at the “OutMusic Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– voice, piano, fender rhodes piano,recorders, acoustic guitar, keyboards, orchestral arrangements, choral arrangements
  • Sterling Campbell– drums
  • Simon C. Clarke – alto sax, baritone sax, flute, alto flute, piccolo
  • Marius de Vries– piano, programming, vibraphone, orchestral arrangements, choral arrangements
  • Chris Elliott – orchestral arrangements
  • Isobel Griffiths – orchestra contractor
  • Adrian Hallowell – bass trombone
  • Levon Helm– drums
  • Jeff Hill – bass
  • Nick Hitchens – tuba
  • Matt Johnson – drums
  • Alexandra Knoll – oboe
  • Gerry Leonard – guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
  • The London Oratory Choir – choir
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kate McGarrigle– banjo, accordion
  • John Holbrook, Bob Ebeling, Andy Bradfield, Marius de Vries – engineer
  • Jack McKeever – Audio Engineering Assistance to Marius de Vries, Maids Room
  • Struan Oglanby, Ian Dowling, Bill Synan, Sean Gould and Tom Gloady – Assistant Audio Engineer
  • Maxim Moston – concertmaster, orchestral arrangements
  • Jenni Muldaur – additional vocals
  • Bernard O’Neill – bass
  • Tim Sanders – tenor sax
  • David Sapadin – clarinet
  • Charlie Sexton– guitar, electric guitar
  • Daniel Shelly – bassoon
  • Alexis Smith – programming
  • Joy Smith – harp
  • Paul Spong – trumpet
  • Dave Stewart – bass trombone
  • Linda Thompson– additional vocals
  • Teddy Thompson– additional vocals
  • Martha Wainwright– additional vocals
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Gavyn Wright – orchestra leader
  • Jimmy Zhivago – guitar, electric guitar, piano

Track listing:

All tracks by Wainwright:

  1. Oh What a World
  2. I Don’t Know What It Is
  3. Vicious World
  4. Movies of Myself
  5. Pretty Things
  6. Go or Go Ahead
  7. Vibrate
  8. 14th Street
  9. Natasha
  10. Harvester of Hearts
  11. Beautiful Child
  12. Want
  13. 11:11
  14. Dinner at Eight

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

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)

On May 19, 1988.

Rufus Wainwright

On May 19, 1988, “DreamWorks” label released the self-titled, debut Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, and was produced by Jon Brion and Pierre Marchand. “Rolling Stone” magazine named Wainwright the “Best New Artist of 1998”.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright– lead vocals and background vocals, piano, chamberlin, tack piano, acoustic guitar, castanets, half-speed piano, humming
  • Jon Brion– chamberlin, accordion, marimba, vibes , bass, optigan,  acoustic, baritone and electric guitar, percussion, timpani, crotales, celeste, temple blocks, assorted bells, tuned toms, mandolin, drums, tack piano, backing vocals
  • Randy Brion – horn arrangement, conductor
  • Yves Desrosiers – guitar,slide bass
  • Glen Hollman –upright, mandolin bass
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Pierre Marchand– bass, keyboards
  • Van Dyke Parks– string arrangement, conductor
  • Ash Sood – drums , percussion
  • Benmont Tench –piano, Hammond organ
  • Martha Wainwright– background vocals
  • Marty Grebb –alto saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Foolish Love
  2. Danny Boy
  3. April Fools
  4. In My Arms
  5. Millbrook
  6. Baby
  7. Beauty Mark
  8. Barcelona
  9. Matinee Idol
  10. Damned Ladies
  11. Sally Ann
  12. Imaginary Love

 

 

On March 16, 2004.

 

David Byrne Grown Backwards

On March 16, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “Grown Backwards”, the sixth David Byrne album. It was recorded in 2003, at  “Kampo Studios”, “Loveshack Studio”, “Avatar”, “Skyline”, “RPM Studio”, “Sound on Sound” in New York, “Tequila Mockingbird” in Austin, “CaVa Sound Workshops” in Glasgow, “Cheeba Central” in London, and was produced by David Byrne and Patrick Dillett.

Personnel:

  • David Byrne –vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro. Rhodes, programming
  • David Hilliard– hi-hat
  • Mauro Refosco– marimba, percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Elaine Barber– harp
  • Paul Frazier– bass guitar
  • Mike Maddox– accordion
  • Freddie Mendoza– trombone, euphonium
  • John Mills– clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
  • The Tosca Strings:
  • Ames Asbell– viola
  • Jamie Desautels– violin
  • Douglas Harvey –cello
  • Leigh Mahoney– violin
  • Sara Nelson– cello
  • Tracy Seeger– violin
  • Stephen Barber– prepared piano
  • Tom Burritt– marimba, tympani
  • Pamelia Kurstin– theremin
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Ray Anderson– trombone
  • Alex Foster– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner– trumpet
  • Vincent Herring– alto saxophone
  • Karen Mantler– organ
  • Keith O’Quinn– trombone
  • Bob Routch– French horn
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Lisa Aferiat– violin
  • Georgia Boyd– viola
  • Barry Burns– spacey guitar, Rhodes
  • Donald Gillan– cello
  • Robert Irvine– cello
  • Greg Lawson– violin
  • Una McGlone– bass
  • Johnny Quinn– drum kit
  • Fiona Stephen– violin
  • Joe Cooper– percussion
  • Paul Godfrey– sequencing
  • Ross Godfrey– keyboards
  • Andy Waterworth– bass guitar
  • Jon Blondell– trombone
  • Steve Williams– drum kit
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen– drum kit
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit
  • Alan Ford– vacuum cleaner
  • Pamelia Kurstin –theremin
  • David Creswell– viola
  • Katherine Fong– violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon– violin
  • Dawn Hannay– viola
  • Philip Myers– French horn
  • Mark Nuccio– clarinet
  • Sandra Park– violin
  • John Patitucci– bass guitar
  • Alan Stepansky– cellos
  • Jeremy Turner– cellos
  • Jon Vercesi– Rhodes
  • Shelly Woodworth– oboe, English horn
  • Sharon Yamada– violin
  • Patrick Dillett– background vocals

Track listing,

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Donald Charles Book, Kurt Wagner
  3. Au fond du Temple Saint Georges Bizet,Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré
  4. Empire
  5. Tiny Apocalypse
  6. She Only Sleeps
  7. Dialog Box
  8. The Other Side of this Life
  9. Why
  10. Pirates
  11. Civilization
  12. Astronaut
  13. Glad
  14. Un Dì, Felice, Eterea – Giuseppe Verdi
  15. Lazy – David Byrne/X-Press 2

 

 

On February 1, 2005.

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On February 1, 2005, “Secretly Canadian” label released “I Am a Bird Now”, the second Antony and the Johnsons album.  It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Antony Hegarty. On September 6, 2005, the album won the “Mercury Prize”.

Personnel:

  • Antony Hegarty– organ, piano, vocals
  • Julia Kent– cello
  • Todd Cohen – drums
  • Jeff Longston – bass
  • Maxim Moston – violin
  • Doug Wieselman – saxophone
  • Devendra Banhart– guitar, vocals
  • Steve Bernstein – horn
  • John Bollinger – drums
  • Keith Bonner – flute
  • Boy George– vocals
  • Parker Kindred- drums
  • Danielle Farina – viola
  • Jason Hart – piano
  • Rainy Orteca – bass
  • Lou Reed– guitar and vocals
  • Paul Shapiro– horn
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Joan Wasser– viola
  • Julia Yasuda – Morse Code, vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Antony Hegarty.

  1. Hope There’s Someone
  2. My lady Story
  3. For Today I Am a Boy
  4. Man Is the Baby
  5. You Are My Sister
  6. What Can I Do
  7. Fistful of Love
  8. Spiralling
  9. Free at Last
  10. Bird Gerhi