Title: Rufus Wainwright – Live From The Artists Den
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Pop Rock, Baroque Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Director: Jojo Pennebaker
Artist: Rufus Wainwright – vocals, acoustic guitar, piano; Teddy Thompson – vocals, guitar; Krystal Warrn, Charysse Blackman – vocals; Sharief Hobley – guitar; Tim Ries – horns; Andy Burton – keyboard; Brad Albetta – bass; Ben Perowsky – drums; Mark Ronson – guitar
Production/Label: Artists Den Entertainment/Universal Music
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 24943 kbps / 1920*1080i / 29,970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4161 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 22.41 GB
Recorded on May 17, 2012 at the magnificent Church of the Ascension, on Manhattan’s lower Fifth Avenue for PBS’s (((Artists Den)), this amazing show is now available in all its glory to watch again and again on Blu-Ray. The 16 song, 69-minute ‘Live from the Artists Den’ concert includes five songs that were not included in the broadcast, plus an additional 50 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus material. This bonus materials includes an exclusive, extended interview with Wainwright, an additional interview with the Church of Ascension’s rector, Father Andrew, ‘Inside the Den’, a behind-the-scenes look at the concert shoot and location, and a ‘Night in Pictures’ slideshow.
Built in 1841, the National Historic Landmark church provides a beautiful backdrop for this breathtaking concert, culminating in Rufus bringing out super-producer Mark Ronson, who worked with Wainwright on ‘Out of the Game’. Wainwright and his band, with Ronson on guitar, then close the show with the rousing, disco-flavored ‘Bitter Tears’.
Recorded live May 17, 2012 at the Church of the Ascension in Greenwich Village, New York City.