Sunday, 7 January 2018

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers (2016)

Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers - Suzanne Vega

Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers

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Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers
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Studio album by Suzanne Vega
ReleasedOctober 14, 2016[1]
StudioSneaky Studios
GenreFolk rock
LabelAmanuensis Productions[3]
ProducerGerry Leonard
Suzanne Vega chronology
Close-Up Series
Lover, Beloved
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [5]
Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers is the ninth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, which was released on October 14, 2016.[1] The album is based on a play Carson McCullers Talks About Love about the life of the writer Carson McCullers, written and performed by Vega, which premiered in 2011.




When she was 15, Vega read the books of Carson McCullers and has been fascinated by her ever since.[6]
She wrote eight songs with Duncan Sheik and two with Michael Jefry Stevens.[7] Some writing was done in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik except where noted.
1."Carson's Blues" (Vega/Michael Jefry Stevens)2:55
2."New York Is My Destination[8]"3:09
3."Instant of the Hour After[9]"3:06
4."We of Me[10]"2:52
6."12 Mortal Men"2:47
7."Harper Lee[11]"3:43
8."Lover, Beloved"3:24
9."The Ballad of Miss Amelia" (Vega/Stevens)4:18
10."Carson's Last Supper"3:30
Total length:33:02

Music video[edit]

Official music video for a song "We of Me" has been directed by Chuck Moore.[10]


  • Suzanne Vega – vocals, composer
  • Duncan Sheik – composer, Hammond B3, harmonium, pedal bass, percussion, background vocals
  • Gerry Leonard – arranger, guitar, mandolin, producer, ukulele, vibraphone
  • Roswell Rudd – trombone
  • David Rothenberg – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Michael J. Merenda Jr. – banjo, banjo-ukelele
  • Jason Hart – piano
  • Will Holshouser – accordion
  • Byron Isaacs – double bass
  • Yuvall Lyon – drums
  • Doug Yowell – percussion
  • David Poe – background vocals
  • Ruby Froom – background vocals
  • The Garrison Gang – background vocals
  • Kevin Killen – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Michael Tudor – engineer
  • Milo Decruz – engineer[12]


Chart (2016)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13]456
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14]33
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[15]58
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16]71

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