Rufus Wainwright: Poses


Rufus Wainwright

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  • Release Date 10 June 2016
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Selected by NME as a Top 10 album of 2001, Poses features “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” and Wainwright’s stirring cover of Lennon/McCartney’s “Across The Universe.” The 2LP release of Poses marks the album’s vinyl debut worldwide.

Poses is Wainwright’s second studio album release. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Pierre Marchand, with select tracks produced by Propellerheads' Alex Gifford ("Shadows"), Ethan Johns ("California"), Damian LeGassick ("The Tower of Learning"), and Greg Wells ("Across the Universe"). Poses contains ornate, piano-driven arrangements that cite a wide variety of musical sources, from "indie pop to Gershwin to trip-hop and back again". The album took a year and a half to record, most of it written during Wainwright's six-month stay at the Chelsea Hotel. While Poses continues the enveloping sound established by Wainwright's debut album, collaborations between Wainwright and various producers and guest musicians pushed it in different directions, resulting in drum loops, "gritty beats in unexpected places", and a "fuller, live" sound. Poses addresses debauchery and love in less esoteric means. Guests on the album include Wainwright's sister, Martha Wainwright, fellow singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, and rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur.

All tracks were written by Wainwright except for "Shadows", which was co-written by Alex Gifford, and "One Man Guy", a song written and originally performed by Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright III. The bonus track "Across the Universe" is a Lennon–McCartney song that Wainwright initially recorded for the 2001 film I Am Sam, and later re-recorded with producer Greg Wells for Poses.

Side A
1. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk
2. Greek Song
3. Poses

Side B
1. Shadows
2. California
3. The Tower of Learning

Side C
1. Grey Gardens
2. Rebel Prince
3. The Consort
4. One Man Guy

Side D
1. Evil Angel
2. In A Graveyard
3. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk - Reprise
4. Across The Universe

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