Wainwright's Garland Gigs Head To CD/DVD
Fans who missed Rufus Wainwright's live, song-for-song interpretation of Judy Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall can experience them thanks to an upcoming CD and DVD.Fans who missed Rufus Wainwright's live, song-for-song interpretation of Judy Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall can experience them thanks to an upcoming CD and DVD.
On Dec. 4, Geffen will release the double-disc "Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall" CD collection of the singer's June 14, 2006, show at the famed New York theater. Also due that day is "Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live at the London Palladium," a DVD of his Feb. 25, 2007, concert there.
Both sets contain the 27-track re-creation of Garland's famed performance, with a 36-piece orchestra accompanying on tracks like "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart," "Over the Rainbow" and "Puttin' on the Ritz." The DVD includes three additional tracks: "Hello Bluebird" featuring Garland's daughter Lorna Luft, plus "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "Everytime We Say Goodbye," both featuring Wainwright's mother Kate McGarrigle.
Wainwright is scheduled to tour in Europe through early December and will play a handful of dates in the U.S. right before Christmas. His most recent studio album, 2006's "Release the Stars" (Geffen), debuted at No. 23 on The Billboard 200.