DVD Description Fresh from the massive success of Want Two, the multi-talented Rufus Wainwright releases his first ever DVD, All I Want. This fantastic package includes the documentary aired on C4, "All I Want"; an exclusive new track "The Maker Makes"; 5 exclusive live session tracks; plus 4 music videos and live concert footage from the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Central Park. The live songs Rufus performs are "Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk", "Dinner At Eight", "I Don't Know What It Is", "Vibrate", "Rebel Prince" and many more. Commentary also comes from his army of celebrity fans including Elton John, Neil Tennant and Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters.
DVD Description Tracklisting Side - 1 1. All I Want Documentary 2. The Maker Makes (Exclusive New Track & Weblinks) 3. Gay Messiah (Studio Frission Sessions) 4. Crumb By Crumb (Studio Frission Sessions) 5. Rebel Prince (Studio Frission Sessions) 6. The Art Teacher (Studio Frission Sessions) 7. This Love Affair (Studio Frission Sessions) 8. Poses (Studio Frission Sessions) 9. Movies Of Myself (Cambridge Corn Exchange Live) 10. Go Or Go Ahead (Cambridge Corn Exchange Live) 11. I Don't Know What It Is (Cambridge Corn Exchange Live) 12. Beautiful Child (Cambridge Corn Exchange Live) 13. Beauty Mark (Central Park Summerstage) 14. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk (Central Park Summerstage) 15. Dinner At Eight (Central Park Summerstage) 16. The One You Love (Video) 17. California (Video) 18. Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk (Video) 19. April Fools (Video) 20. Bonus Interviews
There is over 200 minutes of footage here "
G P Padillo | Portland, ME United States | 09/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Last night when I got home waiting for me was the DVD "All I Want." I intended to catch just a few minutes of it and instead spent the next several hours viewing it.
The disc features a documentary made for British television which really is terrific. It consists mostly of interviews with Rufus, sister Martha, Mom Kate, Elton John, a couple of friends and various producers who've worked on the various Wainwright projects. Rufus and company are very open about his life, childhood, drug abuse, musical inspirations, relationship with his father, etc. It is, of course, punctuated with lots of music, mostly live performances.
There are numerous bonus features, additional interviews not used in the final cut of the documentary, a handful of music videos, extensive concert footage from various shows, recording studio takes, etc. One particularly lovely song features Rufus in a concert in Montreal accompanied by the McGarrigle Sisters - mom, Kate at the piano (who wrote the song) and Aunt Anna singing harmony. It's really something special and sends the Montreal audience into a roar.
A favorite live clip is of a flamboyantly costumed Rufus (as well as the entire band) performing "What a World" which of course opens with tubas and segues into it's main accompaniment, Ravel's Bolero with a boldness and an audicity that is guaranteed to bring a huge smile.
For those of us who love opera AND Rufus - there is one wondrously hilarious video of the song "April Fools," which begins with Rufus waking up in bed (simultaneously) with Carmen, Tosca (a deadly serious Maria Callas clone), Gilda, Cio-Cio San (played by sister Martha), and Mimi who join him at the piano, scores in hand, and sing backup. Together they run through Hollywood each heroine eventually expiring according to her respective libretto. It is, like the boy himself, utterly charming.
I can't recommend this enough - it's priced right, and is a great introduction to anyone wondering what all the fuss is about."
A Must Have!!
Waldo McSheepington | San Diego | 08/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you are interested in, a fan of, or simply amused by the gorgeous Mr. Wainwright, please check this DVD out. There are lots of live performances, all his music videos, and an extensive interview/documentary about his life and career so far.
And there are 2 "Easter Eggs" included here - good ones, too. A shorter documentary with interviews from Rufus and his parents from 1998 which is a must see, and a quite hilarious comedic tribute by Rufus and his sister Martha to their mother and aunt of the McGarrigle sisters. (this easter egg needs to be viewed on a computer... just click over to the right side of the screen)"
Matthew Steven Hesters | New York City | 09/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was not one of those people who was a Rufus fan from the beginning. I did not discover him until Poses and even though I live in NYC, it's been hard sometimes to find out what's going on with him, new releases, concerts, etc. This DVD seemed to answer all of my questions. Put together mainly by the BBC, I believe, this disc was so much more than I expected. The interviews, comprehensive concert footage, music videos and a bonus short documentary from the very beginning of his career have given me a much better understanding of an artist who is so much more than we Americans usually get hear on Top 40 and who can at times, be very complex. I definitely recommend it."
"All I Want" wasn't all I wanted, once I'd watched it.
M. Palmer | North Carolina | 08/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'd have loved to hear Wainwright talk more about more of his songs and seen more performances. It's a lovely introduction to an infectious, engaging, very talented--nay, brilliant--songwriter/poet/musician/performer. The DVD covers a nice range of performance types -- concert settings with full band, intimate acoustic numbers (on a private stage or in studio), typical music video. The interviews with Wainwright, friends, family, fellow artists & producers are interesting, leave you wanting to hear more. Mostly I wanted to rush out and experience one of his concerts for myself."