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Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans included | 00:33:10
Singer-Songwriter, Alternative Folk, Pop Rock | Amanuensis/Cooking Vinyl | # COOKCD646

Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers is the ninth studio album by the American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega. 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. Suzanne Vega wrote 8 songs in collaboration with Duncan Sheik and 2 with Michael Jefry Stevens.

Suzanne Vega has always been a songwriter with a literary sensibility, displaying a feel for character and wordplay that was noticeably more nuanced than her peers. It seems entirely fitting that Vega might wish to honor one of her influences as a writer, and with Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, she's done just that. One of Vega's favorite authors is Carson McCullers, who enjoyed critical and popular success in the '40s with her novels The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, and Reflections in a Golden Eye. In 2011, Vega performed a one-woman show about McCullers' life and work, and five years later she's released Lover, Beloved, which features ten songs she wrote for the show. (Duncan Sheik co-wrote the music with Vega, except for two songs she wrote in collaboration with Michael Jefry Stevens.) The album often has a somewhat different feel than much of Vega's work, especially in the songs in which she takes on McCullers' persona and discusses her early days after leaving Georgia for New York City ("New York Is My Destination"), and dishes about fellow authors she sees as hopeless inferiors ("Harper Lee"). The vintage jazz accents on "Carson's Blues" and "Harper Lee" also take Vega's songs into musical territory that doesn't always seem comfortable to her. However, the less specifically biographical numbers are quite effective, as Vega takes up stories from McCullers' life and work and weaves them into her own creative sensibility. Vega's vocal performances are intelligent and skillful throughout, and the largely acoustic arrangements give this music a vintage sensibility without forcing the issue. Lover, Beloved isn't a radical shift from Suzanne Vega's usual body of work, but it does find her stretching a bit from her comfort zone, and she sails gracefully along on this smart and tuneful song cycle.

Review by Mark Deming, Allmusic.com

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

01. Carson's Blues (2:57)
02. New York Is My Destination (3:09)
03. Instant of the Hour After (3:07)
04. We of Me (2:53)
05. Annemarie (3:18)
06. 12 Mortal Men (2:47)
07. Harper Lee (3:44)
08. Lover, Beloved (3:24)
09. The Ballad of Miss Amelia (4:18)
10. Carson's Last Supper (3:33)


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Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]

Suzanne Vega - Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers (2016) [Re-Up]