Rufus Wainwright


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Led by Rufus Wainwright's subtle acoustic guitar, "Barcelona" is one of the finest, most melancholy ballads on this, his debut album. Recalling a love affair in the town listed in the title, the melody does make slight reference to Barcelona, Spain, without resorting to overt territory influence. Partly sung in Spanish, the lyrics recall all of the heat and evocative nature of the city, making this one of the more erotic songs in recent memory. A powerfully sublime and underscored arrangement adds to the beauty here.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Rufus Wainwright 1998 Dreamworks 6:54
I Am Sad
Various Artists
Polystar / Universal Music 6:52