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It was announced back in February of this year: the new release by baroque pop artist Rufus Wainwright, titled Take All My Loves: Nine Shakespeare Sonnets, would feature the talents of several other artists in addition to the openly gay performer, from the dulcet tones of Florence Welch and his sister Martha Wainwright to the spoken word prowess of actresses (and known friends) Helena Bonham Carter and Carrie Fisher.

Inspired by a project Wainwright undertook back in 2009 before his Songs for Lulu record saw release,Take All My Loves (available April 22) sets several of The Bard's most well-known sonnets to music. The result is at once grandiose and grounded, and features the same lushness and cinematic qualities of hisWant One and Want Two albums-not surprising since Wainwright worked once again with those albums' producer, Marius de Vries.

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