Rufus Wainwright announces best-of collection, stream new song “Me and Liza”

On March 4th, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright will release a career-spanning best-of collection entitled, Vibrate. The 18-track effort collects past favorites like his “Hallelujah” cover, “The Art Teacher”, “Going To Town”, and “Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk”. Also included is a brand song, “Me and Liza”, co-written by longtime collaborator Guy Chambers. A perfect aesthetic fit for 2011’s Out of the Game, the sultry, Bowie-esque pop-rock ballad is streaming via SoundCloud.

Vibrate will also be available in a deluxe edition, which includes a bonus disc of rare and unreleased recordings. Among the 16 tracks are Wainwright’s contributions to the Brokeback Mountain and Moulin Rouge soundtracks, several first-time physical releases, random live tracks, and unreleased songs recorded at Kenwood House in 2010. Consult both tracklists below.

Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright Tracklist:
01. Going to a Town (Release the Stars)
02. Out of the Game (Out of the Game)
03. Me and Liza (new)
04. Hallelujah (Shrek)
05. Oh What A World (Want One)
06. April Fools (Rufus Wainwright)
07. Poses (Poses)
08. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (Poses)
09. Vibrate (Want One)
10. The One You Love (Want Two)
11. I Don’t Know What It Is (Want One)
12. The Art Teacher (Want Two)
13 Go or Go Ahead (Want One)
14. Dinner at eight (Want One)
15. Foolish Love (Rufus Wainwright)
16. Sometimes you need (Out of the Game)
17. Grey Gardens (Poses)
18. Tiergarten (Release the Stars)

Bonus Disc:
01. Bitter Tears (Out of the Game)
02. The Maker Makes (from Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack)
03. Across The Universe (Poses bonus track)
04. La Complainte de la Butte (from Moulin Rouge OST)
05. Chelsea Hotel No.2 (bonus track on Want Two)
06. Chic and Pointless – (produced by Guy Chambers)
07. WW111 – composed with Guy Chambers (1st time on physical release)
08. Jericho (Live from the Artists’ Den) – spring 2012
09. Montauk (Live from the Artists’ Den) – spring 2012
10. If Love Were All – Live at Kenwood House – summer 2010
11. Do It Again – Live At Kenwood House –bsummer 2010
12. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart – Live At Kenwood House 2010
13. Memphis Skyline – Live At Kenwood House 2010
14. Martha – Live at Kenwood House 2010
15. One Man Guy – Live at KCRW June 2001
16. BBC Jo Whiley interview Royal Opera House July 2011


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