Song of the Day: Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town (live on KEXP)

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Rufus Wainwright in the KEXP studio
Photo by Laura Musselman
Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Midday Show host Cheryl Waters, is “Going To A Town” by Rufus Wainwright, performed live on KEXP on 4/24/07. The original version of this song is found on Release The Stars, on Geffen.

Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town [live @ KEXP 4/24/07] (MP3)

In January, Rufus Wainwright stated before a New York Times sponsored forum that Release the Stars would ask the world to be as brilliant as it could be. In an attempt to meet his own demands, Wainwright performed all production and arrangement duties this time around, a first in his short but busy career. To keep busy these days, Wainwright is penning Premadonna, an original opera written in French, as well as releasing his reenactment of Judy Garland’s 1961 Carnegie Hall performance.

Here’s the live debut of “Going To A Town,” which Rufus performed at a benefit for Robert Redford’s eco-friendly program “The Green“:

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