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There Will Be Rainbows : A Biography of Rufus Wainwright

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The first biography of legendary singer/songwriter/composer Rufus Wainwright, There Will Be Rainbows reveals the integrity and complexity of Wainwright's work while fully embracing the self-deprecating humor, wild flamboyance, and fascinating contradictions that embody Rufus Wainwright, the man. There Will Be Rainbows tells Wainwright unforgettable true story--a classic tale of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll, with many an unexpected Wainwright-esque twist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 301 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • It Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, color; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061988464
  • 9780061988462
  • 487,104

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No contemporary pop performer's work mixes innovation and tradition like Rufus Wainwright's. He is the son of singer, songwriter, actor Loudon Wainwright III and legendary Canadian folk singer Kate McGarrigle whose story is one of towering highs and rock bottom lows in which family influences, sexual experimentation, and a crystal meth addiction in the early 2000s have greatly contributed to his creative process.

In seeking to explain how Wainwright works and where his place lies in a great tradition, rock journalist Kirk Lake entered into many odd and diverse worlds--Canadian folk, neo-Conservatism, drug addiction, gay liberation, Hollywood musicals--as he followed Wainwright's journey from Van Dyke Parks to rehab to Carnegie Hall. The product of in-depth interviews with musicians, producers, filmmakers, family friends, There Will Be Rainbows is a fascinating, sometimes troubling study of the glorious enigma that is Rufus Wainwright.
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