Milwaukee at Last!!! [CD/DVD]

Milwaukee at Last!!! [CD/DVD]

by Rufus Wainwright
     
 

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Milwaukee at Last!!! captures singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing live in Wisconsin at the Pabst Theater on August 27, 2007. Recorded while on tour in support of his 2007 studio effort, Release the Stars, Milwaukee at Last!!! finds Wainwright drawing heavily from that album, along with a few inclusions from 2003's Want Two and

Overview

Milwaukee at Last!!! captures singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright performing live in Wisconsin at the Pabst Theater on August 27, 2007. Recorded while on tour in support of his 2007 studio effort, Release the Stars, Milwaukee at Last!!! finds Wainwright drawing heavily from that album, along with a few inclusions from 2003's Want Two and 2007's Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. In that sense, Milwaukee is reminiscent of the opera-esque aspirations of Release the Stars, as Wainwright includes the best material off that album and delivers the songs in a timely, dramatic fashion that makes for a well-paced listen. If Rufus Does Judy was Wainwright's own homage to a classic live recording, then Milwaukee plays as his own would-be concert masterpiece. Surrounded by a large brass and woodwind ensemble and backed by a superb rock band, Wainwright is left to command center stage here as only he can, with a cabaret sense of derring-do and a theatrical style, while never sacrificing the true emotional weight of his songs. Reminiscent of live shows by such similarly inclined artists as Elton John, David Bowie, and, well, Bette Midler perhaps, Milwaukee is simply a fantastic listen that showcases Wainwright as both a showman and a deeply creative songwriter with a superb knack for live performance. [A CD/DVD edition was also released.]

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/2009
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0602527134994
catalogNumber:
001325300
Rank:
251580

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Release the Stars
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Sanssouci
  4. Rules and Regulations
  5. Leaving for Paris, No. 2
  6. If Love Were All
  7. Nobody's off the Hook
  8. Not Ready to Love/Slideshow
  9. Macushla
  10. Gay Messiah

Disc 2

  1. Release the Stars
  2. Going to a Town
  3. Sanssouci
  4. Rules and Regulations
  5. Tulsa
  6. The Art Teacher
  7. Tiergarten
  8. Leaving for Paris, No. 2
  9. Between My Legs
  10. Do I Disappoint You
  11. A Foggy Day
  12. If Love Were All
  13. Nobody's off the Hook
  14. Beautiful Child
  15. Not Ready for Love
  16. Slideshow
  17. Macushla
  18. 14th Street
  19. I Don't Know What it Is
  20. Pretty Things
  21. La Complainte De La Butte
  22. Get Happy
  23. Gay Messiah
  24. Grey Gardens
  25. Backstage Rehearsal
  26. Get Happy
  27. 14th Street
  28. Not Ready for Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rufus Wainwright   Primary Artist
Jack Petruzzelli   Banjo,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Background Vocals
Gerry Leonard   Guitar,Background Vocals
Matt Johnson   Bass,Drums,Background Vocals
Louis Schwadron   French Horn,Background Vocals
Will Vinson   Flute,Piano,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
C.J. Camerieri   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Background Vocals,Piccolo Trumpet

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Ali McMordie   Tour Manager
Dave Phee   Backline Technician
Jean Ristori   Engineer,Live Sound
George Scott   Producer
Justin Stanley   Camera Operator
Barry Taylor   Producer,Management
Colin Young   Management
Gerry Leonard   Music Direction
Mycle Konopka   Engineer,Live Recording
Bradley Kaplan   Producer
Rufus Wainwright   Composer,Art Direction
Julian Peploe   Art Direction
Albert Maysles   Camera Operator
Laura Mueller   Staff
Ted Koehler   Composer
Dermot MacMurrough   Composer
George Van Parys   Composer
Michael Ways   Engineer,Live Recording
Jonathan Jackson   Location Sound
Will Vinson   Engineer
Peter Farley   Management
Jean Renoir   Composer
Rosemary Carroll   Legal Advisor
William Morris   Booking
Janine Small   Legal Advisor
Mike Konopka   Engineer,Live Recording
William Morris   Booking
Tiffany Becker   Staff
Ted Baker London   Costume Design
Steve Backman   Staff
Seth Seigle   Booking
Sean Williams   Camera Operator
Sam Kirby   Booking
Ryan Matteson   Staff
Philip Maysles   Camera Operator
Peter Buntaine   Location Sound
Paula Quijano   Producer,Management
N. Conward   Composer
Michael Prowda   Engineer
Matthew Manasse   Engineer
Matt B. Ringer   Staff
Marine Dunstan   Staff
Margaret Whyte   Management
Marc Solheim   Staff
Marc Happel   Costume Design
Katherine Henrys   Choreographer
Jim Fyksen   Electrician
Jeff Sharrow   Engineer
Jean-Charles De Castel Bajac   Costume Design
Jean Patel   Colorist
Jason Gierl   Staff
Gary Witt   Staff
Erika Burke   Staff
Edward Halverson   Backline Technician
David Hausen   Camera Operator
Dave Chumbley   Staff
Anna Bartenstein   Merchandising

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