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So sayeth William Shakespeare with the opening and closing lines of Sonnet 71, one of 154 infamous mini poems the noted English Bard penned about the passage of time, love, beauty, and mortality over five centuries ago. My fellow Bard has now been gone for exactly 400 years, having shuffled off this mortal coil on April 22, 1616. So who better to celebrate such an auspicious anniversary by focusing on his Sonnets' storied legacies than another noted wordsmith of our modern times - the baroque-minded singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright?


Released by Deutsche Grammophon in multiple formats on, of course, April 22, Wainwright's Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets merges pop, classical, and spoken-word themes to create a new aural hybrid. "This really hasn't been done before," Wainwright says exclusively to Digital Trends. "There's no album that equals classical with pop. Yeah, there have been some soundtracks and some rock operas, but they're not as pure as what this album has to offer in terms of those two worlds being very true to each other."