Beauty & Crime (new album news and Song)

 
  • Beauty & Crime (new album news and Song)

    There streaming the single "Frank & Ava" at http://www.suzannevega.com/ (personal I cant play it so if some one could rip it and make an MP3 please)

    Off the site
    Out June 5th internationally and July 17th in North America, Beauty & Crime, her seventh album, marks Suzanne's debut on Blue Note Records.
    Inspired by the city where Suzanne grew up and still currently resides, Beauty & Crime revolves around Suzanne's experiences in New York. Her gift for storytelling is evident on 'New York is a Woman', which personifies the city as a hard-luck lady whose beauty still shines. Take a tour of New York on 'Ludlow Street', which discusses the ghosts of Lower East Side haunts and 'Zephyr & I', about a conversation Suzanne had with graffiti artist Zephyr while walking down West End Avenue. The album also includes two of Suzanne’s most personal songs yet, a love song for her husband, 'Bound', and a dedication to her daughter, 'As You Are Now'.

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    Tracklisting:
    1.Zephyr & I
    2.Ludlow Street
    3.New York Is A Woman
    4.Pornographer's Dream
    5.Frank & Ava
    6.Edith Wharton's Figurines
    7.Bound
    8.Unbound
    9.As You Are Now
    10.Angel's Doorway
    11.Anniversary

    Beauty & Crime, recorded in both New York and London, was produced by Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Corinne Bailey Rae, KT Tunstall) and mixed by Tchad Blake.
    Made up of a diverse and talented cast, the sessions included orchestral arranger Will Malone (Dido, Seal, Corrine Bailey Rae); background vocalist and vocal arranger KT Tunstall; guitarists Gerry Leonard (David Bowie) and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth); bassist Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith); as well as long time members of Suzanne's band, bassist Mike Visceglia and drummer Doug Yowell.

  • My Fav is "Edith Wharton's Figurines". I Love this Song.

  • dont think I can pic a fav this is a really good album

  • Pornographer's Dream. That's my favourite. I haven't had the time to listen to this as much as I would've liked but so far it's been love :)

    New York is a Woman and Edith Wharton's Figurines are very lovely, too.

    • westher said...
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    • 1 Jul 2007, 11:56

    Hard to choose a favourite

    I like 'New York is a Woman' and 'Pornographers Dream' very much (like almost everybody who writes about the album). 'Ludlow Street' and 'Unbound' are very good as well. And the other songs are not far behind. It's a very good, well balanced album in my opinion.

    • Latsi said...
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    • 13 Jul 2007, 09:48
    Good as ever. I especially love "Bound" and "Pornographer's Dream". Well, but the other songs are not far behind.

    I like how personal this album turned out. And the music is likewise - fragile and guitarbased...

  • the latest album

    On the whole, it's a pretty mature album and the songs are equally impressive. "Frank & Ava" and " Angel's Doorway" are my bests, though.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 13 Nov 2008, 21:05
    'Ludlow Street' is my favourite song in this album. This song reminds me of my hometown :)

  • I like "Bound", despite its lyrically brittle bridge. And "As You Are Now", for the tears into diamonds line. But then, I'm a sucker for sad songs.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 8 Aug 2009, 08:04
    Ludlow Street is the best I think. And Zephre&I...

  • Not strong

    I don't think it's a strong album. It has a quality far from that of Solitude Standing, or Days of Open Hand, albums I both adore (all songs). I bought it, though, and I'm glad I did, because of songs like New York is a woman, and Zephyr and I. But it hasn't got pearls like Night Vision (Solitude Standing) or Predictions (Days of Open Hand).

    Listening is better than having
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