What Rufus 'Wants': A New Album
Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "Want One."Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will on Nov. 16 release "Want Two," the companion to his 2003 Dreamworks/Geffen album "Want One." Four of the 12 tracks -- "Gay Messiah," "The Art Teacher," "Waiting for a Dream" and "This Love Affair" -- were made available as an EP in June exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store.
"I think the first one is definitely more optimistic than the second," Wainwright told Billboard.com last year. "I think the first one deals a lot more with my own private life and the second one deals more with public issues, like this sort of apocalyptic time we're living in. I'm a feel-good cynic."
Other tracks set for "Want Two" include "Hometown Waltz," "Little Sister," "The One You Love," "An Old Whore's Diet," "Memphis Skyline," "Peach Trees," "Agnus Dei" and "Crumb by Crumb."
The new album will be bundled with a 20-track DVD featuring performances of material from "Want One" and "Want Two" at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium.
Wainwright has four North American shows on tap next month, beginning Oct. 8 in Iowa City, Iowa, and will then embark on a five-week European tour. The artist will also make his big screen debut in the upcoming film "The Aviator."