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I did buy "Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall" and listened to it right after Rufus' CD.
Perhaps Rufus Wainwright has built his popularity and reputation more as a songwriter than as a performer, or maybe he's just out of his idiom with Garland's material.
It's like listening to someone who can only sing in one note; for Wainwright, the songs were literally too much of a stretch.
I like Rufus. I like Judy Garland. These are great songs. The orchestra is extraordinary. The arrangements are thrilling. The recording is quite good. The CD really sucks. Read morePublished 2 months ago by NJ Dad
Interesting attempt to duplicate the historic 1961 Judy Garland concert at Carnegie Hall. Rufus Wainwright had a nice connection with his audience, just as Judy used to, but he... Read morePublished 5 months ago by GianniPronto
A splendid souvenir of a very special event; not sure how much sense it makes if you weren't there. Back in the day, my dear gay brother and I would take turns singing along to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by S J Kurtz
A remarkable talent that held my interest from the moment I first heard him. Several mis-cues add to the charm of the performance. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Del
Rufus Wainwright and a 24 piece orchestra give 100% but unfortunately his vocal range is just too limited to pull off a successful performance. Read morePublished 13 months ago by C. B Collins Jr.
I think Rufus is a brilliant arranger and songwriter. His albums are challenging, interesting, original, and , after a while, catchy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Kerr
Closest rendition to Judy that one can find! The energy and blending of music and melody provide an experience that uplifts one to positive heights!Published 19 months ago by joe c
Boring, off tune, not funny and not what I expected or wanted. I won't buy Wainwright's cd's again. Judge for yourselfPublished 22 months ago by gloria faylor
No way does Rufus bring the songs of Judy alive. Found the 2 CD's a waste of my listening time.Published 23 months ago by Nancy
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Wow. The nerve of you. This is an homage. And it's amazing. I can't wait to buy it and listen to it over and over and over again. I'm also buying the DVD. Can't wait.
Nov 27, 2007 by Eric Gehrke | See all 9 posts
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