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Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet” and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright but ... Read more in Amazon's Rufus Wainwright Store

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  • Vinyl (30 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B007K54KI6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Out Of The Game
2. Jericho
3. Rashida
4. Barbara
5. Welcome To The Ball
6. Montauk
Disc: 2
1. Bitter Tears
2. Respectable Dive
3. Perfect Man
4. Sometimes You Need
5. Song Of You
6. Candles

Product Description

Seventh studo album by the American-Canadian singer-songwriter. Produced by Mark Ronson, the album features guest musicians including his sister Martha Wainwright, guitarist Nels Cline, Sean Lennon, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and many others. The album includes the eponymous single 'Out of the Game'.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By One more opinion on 26 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Yup he's back. And still singing all about him.
There's something so self obessedly wonderful about Rufus. All the songs revolve around him, or his family, or his friends. So really it's same old Rufus.
But damn the songs are very good. Echoes of everything here: His past albums, especially Release the Stars and Songs for Lulu (on Montauk) - but also touches of Queen, Beatles, a general 70's pop vibe, all topped off with swirling strings.

There's some great electric guitar here and there. A bit of country - most notable on the title track.

Great phrasing, catchy riffs and tunes. All these tracks would work wonderfully just with solo piano but it's the full band here which really makes things happen. All great throughout - there's almost everything here, including bagpipes! Really I'm not kidding.

Sister Martha (that's his sister not the religious kind) provides her gorgeous vocals on a couple of tracks, along with other family members.

This is very very good. Bravo Rufus - keep it up!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. M. M. Out on 16 Jun. 2012
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My first reaction to this new line of Rufus' was: hmm, liked the old Rufus better. Then I caught myself playing the CD over and over again. I had to think of an interview with Ringo Starr in the seventies I once read, in which he was asked what he thought of his estranged pal Paul's new effort 'Venus and Mars'. His first response was 'not great' and then a moment later walking down the street or so he found himself whistling a tune of it over and over again. 'Out of the Game' is a great record. There is undiluted old Rufus here too, 'Montauk', 'Song for you', 'Candles' for example. But he has clearly set out to broaden his appeal, inviting Mark Ronson as producer and going for dance music, music that befits Top 40 Radio. The first three songs 'Out of the Game', 'Jericho' and 'Rashida' is an irresistible, triumphant trio of songs. Philly Soul comes to mind in 'Bitter Tears', 'Welcome to the Ball.' This is Rufus too. He has merely harnassed his talent, directed it differently. I imagine he has seen a club or two in his wilder days, so making dance music is not alien to his core. His talent as a composer and musician is so vast, he can adopt many guises and still be Rufus. And if I suddenly hanker for wall to wall undiluted old Rufus, the composer of pop 'lieder', 'Lulu' has not ceased to exist.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Miracle on 24 April 2012
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Although Rufus Wainwright's prodigious musical and creative gifts have never been in doubt, his studio-recorded output since 2003/4's seminal "Want" albums has been rather disappointing. "Release The Stars" (2007) didn't have many good songs, a fact which the bombastic production did more to highlight than to conceal; while "All Days Are Nights.."(2010) was a brave and challenging work of stripped-back production and lieder-esque songwriting that inspired more admiration than love. In short, the luminescent charm and pop sensibility of Rufus's earlier work was missing from these collections, and it seemed that the legions who longed for "Want Three" would be indefinitely frustrated.

Those legions, I am sure, will now finally feel sated by "Out Of The Game", an album which truly marks a return to form for one of popular music's brightest talents. The songs here are better than excellent, Rufus's vocals have dramatically improved, and there is once more that almost conspiratorial sense of something special going on between performer and listener - a quality we have specifically come to associate with the Montreal Maestro's best work. Further, the production by Mark Ronson is sumptuously flawless, and coats every song with a beautiful metallic sheen that renders each one an exquisite harmonic delight.

Basically, all the cuts included are excellent.

The album kicks off with the title track, a slinky slice of pedestrian country-pop that includes a sneaky lyrical nod to ABBA: "...does your Mama know?...".
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Opposite on 25 April 2012
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Have always looked forward to a new Rufus album and the last couple have tested me slightly.
However, this has to be up there with Want One. A truly brilliant album which sees Rufus back to his peak of
creative songwriting.
The truly haunting Candles and Montauk are real highlights and the excellent lead single Out of the Game deserves
to be a radio staple for the forthcoming months. No doubt it wont be, but this could be the huge commercial breakthrough Rufus so truly deserves.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Miles on 23 May 2012
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Back on form with this album, first few listens as always you think its not up to his previous, but now both my wife and I are singing the songs round the house, and looking forward to his Bath concert. Favourite tracks Rashida and respectable dive. Shame I cant persuade my freinds to give Rufus a try,they are missing out.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. M. Bloom on 29 April 2012
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This is the first Rufus album i've ever heard. He sounds like a male version of k.d.lang! Love the attention to detail - his voice is so smooth and effortless. Really recommend this album. Rashida is a stand out track.
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