Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

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Release Date: 06/17/2022
Format: Cassette
Label: Recording The Masters / Cooking Vinyl
Release type: Red Cassette Release

The NEW LIVE ALBUM Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega released her latest album, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, on September 11, 2020 (Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl). "I recorded these songs at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City," Vega says of the album. "It's a small, exclusive club that has hosted legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known to be the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn. I love it for its bohemian old-world glamour! I included songs that were inspired by New York City or for which New York provided the backdrop, including "Walk on the Wild Sideâ" by my late, great friend, Lou Reedâ a song I rarely heard him sing himself." An Evening of New York Songs and Stories finds Vega backed by longtime guitarist and musical director Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards. Produced by Leonard, mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Kevin Killen and mastered by Grammy Award winner Bob Ludwig, the album was recorded in early 2019 and includes familiar songs like "Luka" and "Tom's Diner" and deep cuts from Vega's catalog including "Frank and Ava" and "Ludlow Street." The mix of repertoire also features "New York Is My Destination" from Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, Vega's 2016 album from her one-woman play about the Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers. "With its outstanding performances, 'An Evening of New York Songs and Stories' also serves as an excellent Vega primer, an artist who still merits being on your radar no matter what your hometown may be." - The Associated Press "There is a wonderful timelessness about this record that led me somewhere in my imagination." - RNR Magazine "With An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, Vega plays homage to her beloved hometown“ and provides a master class in articulate, striking songwriting." - American Songwriter Magazine
  1. Marlene On The Wall 4:19
  2. Luka 4:04
  3. "So How Many People Are Here From Out Of Town?" 0:45
  4. New York Is A Woman 3:16
  5. "This Next Song Takes Place On 59th Street" 0:39
  6. Frank And Ava 2:43
  7. "So I Myself Came To New York City When I Was 2½ Years Old" 0:27
  8. Gypsy 4:28
  9. Freeze Tag 2:53
  10. Pornographer's Dream 3:39
  11. "This Next Song Is Called New York Is My Destination" 0:22
  12. New York Is My Destination 3:20
  13. "The First Time I Saw Lou Reed" 0:50
  14. Walk On The Wild Side 4:16
  15. Ludlow Street 3:34
  16. Cracking 3:04
  17. "And Now We've Got A Song About Those Times" 0:07
  18. Some Journey 4:49
  19. "I'm Gonna Close With This Song" 0:10
  20. Tom's Diner 5:04
  21. "Would You Like Another One?" 0:17
  22. Anniversary 3:03
  23. Tombstone 3:02
  24. Thin Man 4:04

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