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An Evening of New York Songs and Stories

Suzanne Vega

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Suzanne Vega’s musical world involves stories in which characters hold as much importance as the setting they find themselves in. In this moving and delicate live recording, the singer pays homage to New York, one of her favourite cities. Surrounded by her longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards, Suzanne Vega replays a section of her repertoire on the famous Café Carlyle stage in New York. “It’s a little club which has welcomed legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known for being the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn.”, explains the singer. The hits Luka and Tom’s Diner have naturally been given a well-deserved place in this rich playlist which looks back on a career spanning 35 years that blossomed in the 1980s and continued throughout the 90s. Vega often gives a nod towards 70s folk music in her fragile and sweetly melancholic songs. The concert’s particularly intimate orchestration reinforces this spirit to the point that the same magic is there from the first piano chords and guitar riffs. The recording reaches its climax in a rendition of Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed, one of her idols. Through her tales of the hubbub of the great American city, Suzanne Vega manages to tell a story of her own. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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1
Marlene on the Wall
00:04:18

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

2
Luka
00:04:03

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

3
'So How Many People Are Here from out of Town?'
00:00:44

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

4
New York Is a Woman
00:03:16

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP, MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

5
'This Next Song Takes Place on 59th Street...'
00:00:39

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

6
Frank and Eva
00:02:43

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

7
'So I Myself Came to New York City When I Was 2 ½ Years Old'
00:00:26

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

8
Gypsy
00:04:28

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

9
Freeze Tag
00:02:52

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

10
Pornographer's Dream
00:03:39

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

11
'This Next Song Is Called New York Is My Destination'
00:00:21

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

12
New York Is My Destination
00:03:19

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Duncan Shiek, Composer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

13
'The First Time I Saw Lou Reed...'
00:00:50

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

14
Walk on the Wild Side
00:04:15

Lou Reed, Composer - Suzanne Vega, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Oakfield Avenue Music Ltd (BM!), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

15
Ludlow Street
00:03:33

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, MusicPublisher - administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

16
Cracking
00:03:03

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

17
'And Now We've Got a Song About Those Times...'
00:00:07

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

18
Some Journey
00:04:49

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

19
'I'm Gonna Close with This Song...'
00:00:10

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

20
Tom's Diner
00:05:03

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - WC Music Corp. (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

21
'Would You Like Another One?'
00:00:17

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

22
Anniversary
00:03:03

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

23
Tombstone
00:03:02

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

24
Thin Man
00:04:04

Suzanne Vega, Composer, MainArtist - Gerry Leonard, Producer - Waifersongs Ltd, Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP), MusicPublisher

(C) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited (P) 2020 Amanuensis Productions Inc under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited

Album Description

Suzanne Vega’s musical world involves stories in which characters hold as much importance as the setting they find themselves in. In this moving and delicate live recording, the singer pays homage to New York, one of her favourite cities. Surrounded by her longtime guitarist Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards, Suzanne Vega replays a section of her repertoire on the famous Café Carlyle stage in New York. “It’s a little club which has welcomed legends from Eartha Kitt to Judy Collins, and is also known for being the place where Jackie Kennedy met Audrey Hepburn.”, explains the singer. The hits Luka and Tom’s Diner have naturally been given a well-deserved place in this rich playlist which looks back on a career spanning 35 years that blossomed in the 1980s and continued throughout the 90s. Vega often gives a nod towards 70s folk music in her fragile and sweetly melancholic songs. The concert’s particularly intimate orchestration reinforces this spirit to the point that the same magic is there from the first piano chords and guitar riffs. The recording reaches its climax in a rendition of Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed, one of her idols. Through her tales of the hubbub of the great American city, Suzanne Vega manages to tell a story of her own. © Nicolas Magenham/Qobuz

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