Sanssouci (song)

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Song by Rufus Wainwright
from the album Release the Stars
Released May 15, 2007
Genre Pop
Length 5:16
Label Geffen
Songwriter(s) Rufus Wainwright
Producer(s) Rufus Wainwright
Release the Stars track listing
"Leaving For Paris No. 2"
"Release the Stars"
The South or Garden façade and corps de logis of Sanssouci

"Sanssouci" is a song written by Rufus Wainwright; appearing as a track on his fifth studio album, Release the Stars (2007).[1] The name is a reference to the Sanssouci palace built by Frederick the Great in Potsdam, Germany.

The studio recording of the song used in Release the Stars includes both Wainwright's sister, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and his long-term friend singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, on backing vocals.

Originally a French term, the expression "sans souci" translated into English means roughly "without worry", "without cares", or "carefree".



  1. ^ "Discography - Release the Stars". 2007-05-17. Archived from the original on 2008-10-26. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 

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