Published Jun 29, 2011Having been in the game since the late '90s, Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has dropped a number of incredible and often delicate discs. If you've managed to miss out on most of them, you're in luck: Wainwright is about to issue a massive box set collecting his work to date, including a number of unreleased rarities.
While many in the digital age would rather go the iTunes route to catch up with the cabaret-influenced pop artist, there's a good deal extra packed with the majestically titled House of Rufus besides the 19 discs included to whet your beak. The collection features all of Wainwright's studio albums, live albums and DVD concerts, as well as four additional discs of rare bonus material. What it won't include, however, is the performer's upcoming collaboration with Mark Ronson.
As for the packaging, the box is presented in a velvet slipcase and contains an 88-page hardback book full of photos and interviews. The package also contains reprinted lyric sheets, replicas of old concert photos and a reprinted comic. There's a ton of stuff here for Wainwright diehards.
A North American release isn't planned, but you can nab the UK-only affair as an import through Wainwright's web store here. It will cost roughly $255.
House of Rufus comes outs July 18 on Universal Music UK.