Rufus Wainwright

Beauty Mark

Composed by Rufus Wainwright

Song Review by

One of the few up-tempo songs on Rufus Wainwright, "Beauty Mark" is sort of the pop flip side of the album's other "accessible" song, "April Fools." A quirky, hook-laden melody and arrangement is underlined by producer Jon Brion's fabulous studio moxie. Lyrically, this song is a fond tip of the hat to Wainwright's mother, Kate McGarrigle. Multiple keyboard overdubs accent the melody perfectly and were no doubt part of the songwriting process.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Rufus Wainwright 1998 Dreamworks 2:15