Suzanne Vega – An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories [Vinilo]

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 live release. On An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, Vega revisits some of the most iconic songs in her repertoire as well as more hidden gems in a stunning live recording on which she is backed by longtime guitarist, Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards. Recorded at New York City’s famed Café Carlyle in early 2019, An Evening of New York Songs and Stories includes both familiar songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” and deep cuts from her catalogue like “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 one woman play about the Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers, and a cover of her late friend Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.”

1 Marlene on the Wall

2 Luka

3 So How Many People Are Here from Out of Town?

4 New York Is a Woman

5 This Next Song Takes Place on 59th Street

6 Frank and Eva

7 So I Myself Came to New York City When I Was 2 ½ Years Old

8 Gypsy

9 Freeze Tag

10 Pornographer’s Dream

11 This Next Song Is Called New York Is My Destination

12 New York Is My Destination

13 The First Time I Saw Lou Reed

14 Walk on the Wild Side

15 Ludlow Street

16 Cracking

17 And Now We’ve Got a Song About Those Times

18 Some Journey

19 I’m Gonna Close with This Song

20 Tom’s Diner

21 Would You Like Another One?

22 Anniversary

23 Tombstone

24 Thin Man