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Release The Stars

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This is Rufus Wainwright's fifth album. Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys executive produced it. Producer Marius de Vries (David Bowie, Bjork, Madonna) mixed the record with Andy Bradfield, and it features contributions from Martha Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Joan Wasser (Anthony and the Johnsons, Joan as Police Woman), and renowned actress Sian Phillips. Release The Stars makes its mark as Wainwright's first self-produced album.

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Recorded in Berlin and executive produced by the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, Rufus Wainwright's fifth album offers an ounce of restraint from the man that dressed up as Sir Lancelot's crossed girlfriend Lady Shallott on the cover of his last. Well, not really. Having fallen in love and curbed his self-destructive streak, the New York-born singer-songwriter has certainly sharpened his wit on Release the Stars but the songs remain as ornate and over-the-top as ever, drawing as much inspiration from opera and the musical theater as the desire to purge personal demons. So while Wainwright spends considerable time here pondering the state of the world ("Going to a Town") and his own battles with drug and sexual addiction ("Sanssouci"), every note is punctuated by a choir, orchestral swell, or big burst of brass. It wouldn't be Rufus with anything less. --Aidin Vaziri

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  • Audio CD (May 15, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000O78LH8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,167 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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