by Zolton in New Music on Friday 25 May 2007

Rufus Wainwright, that poperatic tour de force, has written a song for the new Linda Thompson album – Versatile Heart – called, appropriately enough, Beauty. And so it is. The song features a cameo from Antony of Antony and the Johnsons fame and it really is quite magnificent. Says Thompson on how it all came to be: ‘He came to my house one day and said, “I’ve written a song for you”. I was sitting in my bedroom and he took out a guitar and sang it for me. I nearly fell off the edge of the bed. His line “the world filled with goodness, only hidden by beauty” is so incredible. Most people only see beauty in the world – they don’t see the goodness’.

Listen to the Rufus Wainwright composed, Linda Thompson track, Beauty.