November 6, 2008

A little gift from Rufus

Rufus Wainwright fans should note that he's just released one of the most beautiful non-album tracks of his career. It's called Albatross and it's on the new Judy Collins tribute album called Born To The Breed (iTunes US). Lyrically, Judy's style is perfect for Rufus..

Many people wander up the hills
From all around you

Making up your memories and thinking they have found you

They cover you with veils of wonder as if you were a bride

Young men holding violets are curious to know if you have cried

And tell you why

And ask you why

Rufus has been concentrating on writing an opera called Prima Donna, but this new song makes me wish he'd do another folk-pop record.

1 comment:

Dan said...

I was also surprised to see a Dolly Parton track on that compilation! That woman is so damn prolific, I can't keep up.