New Suzanne Vega – “Gypsy (2010)”

Suzanne Vega, who contributed to Dark Night Of The Soul last May and finds her self-titled debut turning 25 this May, is releasing a four-volume acoustic series: The first one, Suzanne Vega Close-Up, Vol 1, Love Songs, clearly focuses on love songs. A dozen of them. Each is a studio new recording, including updated takes on “Marlene On The Wall,” “Caramel,” “Small Blue Thing,” and one of the first songs she ever wrote, “Gypsy.” In conjunction with the disc, she’s doing a 33-city “Close Up” North American tour. Before that, though, in a less acoustic-only vein, she plays Lincoln Center’s Allen Room this Thursday (1/28) as part of their American Songbook series, where she’ll perform with Mike Visceglia and Gerry Leonard and a string quartet. As far as the tour, she’ll play the shows in standard venues, of course, and will also hit some Performing Arts Centers and Universities “where she will participate in symposia and workshops with students and the broader community.” Take a look at those dates while you listen to “Gypsy” and plan your Valentine’s Day or breakup.

Suzanne Vega – “Gypsy (2010)” (MP3)

The songs:

01 “Small Blue Thing”
02 “Caramel”
03 “(If You Were) In My Movie”
04 “Gypsy”
05 “Marlene On The Wall”
06 “(I’ll Never Be Your) Maggie May”
07 “Harbor Song”
08 “Headshots”
09 “Song In Red And Grey”
10 “Stockings”
11 “Some Journey”
12 “Bound”

Suzanne Vega Close-Up, Vol 1,The Love Songs is out in early March via Vega’s own Amanuensis Productions. Before that, you can pre-order it exclusively via suzannevega.com and Barnes & Noble. The tour dates:

01/28 – New York, NY @ Lincoln Center’s American Songbook (The Allen Room)
02/03 – Troy, NY @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
02/05 – Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
02/06 – Concord, NH @ Capitol Center for the Arts
02/09 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
02/10 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
02/12 – North Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore
02/16 – San Diego, CA @ UCSD (The Loft)
02/18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UCSB (Campbell Hall)
02/19 – Redding, CA @ Cascade Theater
02/20 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University (Van Duzer Theatre)
02/23 – Chico, CA @ Cal State Chico (Laxson Auditorium)
02/25 – Seattle,WA @ Seattle Theatre Group (The Moore Theater)
02/26 – Portland, OR @ True West Aladdin Theater
02/28 – Bend, OR @ Tower Theatre
03/03 – St. Albert, AB @ Arden Theatre
03/05 – Banff, AB @ Banff Centre For Performing Arts (Eric Harvie Theater)
03/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Sandler Performing Arts Center (VA Arts Festival)
03/24 – Trois Rivieres, QC @ La Maison de la Culture de Trois (Rivières)
03/26 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Palais Montcalm
03/27 – Sherbroke, QC @ Theatre Granada
03/28 – Brownfield, ME @ Stone Mountain Arts Center
04/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo State College Performing Arts Center
04/10 – West Long Branch, NJ @ Monmouth University (Pollack Theater)
04/17 – Paducah, KY @ Carson Four Rivers Center
04/18 – Nashville, TN @ Belcourt Theatre (Jubilee Concerts LLC)
04/20 – Greenville, NC @ East Carolina University (Wright Auditorium)
04/22 – Rochester, MN @ Mayo Civic Center (Riverside Concerts)
04/24 – Madison, WI @ Overture Center – Capitol Theater

[Photo by Mary Rozzi]

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