Song of the Day, June 3: In A Graveyard by Rufus Wainwright

RufusGraveyardToday’s song is the poignant closing track to Rufus Wainwright’s stunning second album, Poses. A deceptively simple piano and vocal number, it’s perfectly constructed to convey the meditative theme. Pondering mortality, Wainwright closes his ambitious song cycle about personal landmarks with an apt subject. He’s in fine voice, making the most of his impressive range without overpowering the subtle charm of the song.

Enjoy this lovely live version today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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