This is the deluxe two disc set (CD & DVD) - A must have for true fans. The DVD features behind the scenes video of Out Of The Game that includes interviews with Rufus and producer Mark Ronson. A photo gallery has also been added as an additional bonus.
Rufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new album, Out of the Game, to be released May 1st on Decca. Produced by the celebrated Mark Ronson, this is the seventh studio album from one of the most accomplished, contemporary singer-songwriters today.
A labor of love for both Wainwright and Ronson, Rufus calls Out of the Game, the most pop album I ve ever made, while Ronson recently stated, it s the best work of my career. Recorded in New York in the fall of 2011, the twelve songs are hook-laden, memorably arranged tracks reminiscent of Rufus early work, following 2010 s more quietly intimate outing, Songs For Lulu.
From the uptempo opening chords of the title track and first single, to the gospel tinged rock of Jericho, through the beauty of Sometimes You Need and the emotional pull of Candles, this new disc ranks alongside Rufus Wainwright s very best.
Musicians on the album include the Dap-Kings who Mark used for the groundbreaking Amy Winehouse Back To Black album and his own Record Collection ; Wilco s Nels Cline; Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow; Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright.
Influences, as ever, were all encompassing. Mark says Out of the Game has a real 70 s, Laurel Canyon spirit while Rufus cites all the greats- Elton, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie - basically the brash and beautiful. It s also very Rufus.
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Rufus says it's "the most pop album I've ever made" while Mark Ronson believes "it's the best work of my career." Influences, as ever, were all encompassing. Mark says `Out of the Game' "has a real 70's, Laurel Canyon spirit" while Rufus cites "all the greats- Elton, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, basically the brash and beautiful. It's also very Rufus."