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Take All My Loves - Shakespeare Sonnets Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Rufus Wainright

Label: Decca
Release Date: 13 May 2016
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Rufus Wainright Take All My Loves - Shakespeare Sonnets Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents his Shakespeare Sonnets, a collection of his own compositions on beloved texts by the most performed playwright in the world – William Shakespeare – who died 400 years ago on 23 April, and who will be celebrated across the Globe for ‘Shakespeare Year’ in 2016. Wainwright is joined on this album by Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine on Key Track "When in Disgrace", and teams up with sister Martha Wainwright on "An Unperfect Actor". Always fascinated by the operatic voice, Rufus has enlisted soprano Anna Prohaska for a number of classically inspired tracks together with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In celebration of this Shakespeare Year, Wainwright has collaborated with some of the most revered actors of our time to record spoken word versions of each of the Sonnets, including Helena Bonham Carter, Sian Philips, Peter Eyre, Carrie Fisher and William Shatner. In a delightful reference to the Berliner Ensemble, where the original Robert Wilson "Shakespeare Sonnets" production originated and still plays to sold-out houses, members of the famed Bertolt Brecht company feature on one German-language track ("Tired with all these")

Featured Tracks:
1. Sonnet 43 - Siân Phillips
2. When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43) - Anna Prohaska
3. Take All My Loves (Sonnet 40) - Rufus Wainwright & Marius de Vries
4. Sonnet 20 - Frally Hynes
5. A Woman's Face (Sonnet 20) - Anna Prohaska
6. For Shame (Sonnet 10) - Anna Prohaska
7. Sonnet 10 - Peter Eyre
8. Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) - Rufus Wainwright & Helena Bonham Carter, Martha Wainwright, Fiora Cutler
9. Sonnet 29 - Carrie Fisher
10. When In Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) - Florence Welch
11. Sonnet 129 - William Shatner
12. Th'Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame (Sonnet 129) - Anna Prohaska
13. All Dessen Müd (Sonnet 66) - Rufus Wainwright & Jürgen Holtz, Christopher Nell
14. A Woman's Face Reprise (Sonnet 20) - Rufus Wainwright
15. Sonnet 87 - Inge Keller
16. Farewell (Sonnet 87) - Anna Prohaska
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