Tiergarten (song)

Last updated
Single by Rufus Wainwright
from the album Release the Stars
ReleasedOctober 2007
Format Digital download, vinyl
Genre Baroque pop
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Rufus Wainwright
Producer(s) Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright singles chronology
"Rules and Regulations"
Release the Stars track listing
  1. "Do I Disappoint You"
  2. "Going to a Town"
  3. "Tiergarten"
  4. "Nobody's Off the Hook"
  5. "Between My Legs"
  6. "Rules and Regulations"
  7. "Not Ready to Love"
  8. "Slideshow"
  9. "Tulsa"
  10. "Leaving for Paris No. 2"
  11. "Sanssouci"
  12. "Release the Stars"

"Tiergarten" is a song written and performed by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Released in October 2007, it was the third single from Wainwright's fifth studio album, Release the Stars . A limited edition (500 copies) 12" vinyl single containing "Supermayer Lost in Tiergarten" was released on October 27. A one-track EP also containing the Supermayer remix was released in the UK through iTunes and 7digital on October 29. [1]

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<i>Release the Stars</i> 2007 studio album by Rufus Wainwright

Release the Stars is the fifth studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, released through Geffen Records on May 15, 2007. Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant was the executive producer; the album was mixed by producers Marius de Vries and Andy Bradfield. Wainwright's most commercially successful album to date, Release the Stars charted in 13 countries, reaching Top 10 positions in Denmark, Norway, and the United Kingdom, and was certified gold in Canada and the UK. The album generated three singles: "Going to a Town", which peaked at number 54 on the UK Singles Chart, "Rules and Regulations", and "Tiergarten".


Both the album version and remix of "Tiergarten" failed to chart in any country despite the success of Release the Stars. The remix also appears on the eleventh installment of the Chillout Sessions compilation series.

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Track listing

12" vinyl single

  1. "Supermayer Lost in Tiergarten"

Tiergarten EP

  1. "Supermayer Lost in Tiergarten"


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  1. "Tiergarten". 7digital. 2007-10-29. Archived from the original on 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2008-11-29.