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
Length33:02[2]
LabelAmanuensis Productions[3]
ProducerGerry Leonard
Suzanne Vega chronology
Close-Up Series
(2014)
Lover, Beloved
(2016)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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.

Contents

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Background[edit]

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.
No.TitleLength
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
5."Annemarie"3:18
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]

Personnel[edit]

  • 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]

Charts[edit]


Chart (2016)Peak
position
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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