Suzanne Vega - Live Photos from City Winery, NYC 5-19-10 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Suzanne Vega - Live Photos from City Winery, NYC 5-19-10

Suzanne Vega played to a sold out crowd at the last of her three May residency shows at City Winery. This series of shows was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her self-titled debut.

My first Suzanne Vega show was 25 years ago when she opened for Roger McGuin in Baltimore and she never fails to disappoint live. For this show, Suzanne played what most fans would consider a 'greatest hits' set, touching on all part of her back catalogue.

Here is the set list from the show:

01) Marlene on the Wall
02) Small Blue Thing
03) The Truth About Cats & Dogs
04) Frank and Ava
05) New York Is a Woman
06) Pornographer's Dream
07) Calypso (solo)
08) Tombstone
09) Left of Center (Bass and Vocals)
10) Blood Makes Noise
11) Solitaire
12) The Man Who Played God
13) The Queen and the Soldier
14) Neighborhood Girl
15) Some Journey
16) Luka
17) Tom's Diner

1) In Liverpool
2) Rosemary

Suzanne Vega has recently formed her own label Amanuensis Records (distributed by Razor & Tie) and is rerecording her back catalog. Close-Up, Vol. 1, Love Songs comes out on June 15th and four more releases are scheduled over the next two years. Long Songs contains acoustic versions of the following tracks:

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 Songs
08. Headshots
09. Song In Red and Grey
10. Stockings
11. Some Journey
12. Bound

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