Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles (LP)

Suzanne Vega

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February 3, 2014

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Vegas first new studio album in seven years, features ten new songs each telling a story that has to do with the material world and the world of the spirit and how they intersect.

Suzanne spent the past few years writing and recording these new gems on the road, recording portions in Chicago, London, Prague, LA and New York City, and Kyserike Station, an old train station in upstate New York. Tracking for the album took place mostly at the Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, and the album was mixed by Kevin Killen, who has worked with Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush.

"A lot of my older albums, especially the second one, were about being solitary. This album has more of a sense of connectivity, there is a different spirit".

Queen of Pentacles taps into Vegas broad range of musical tastes, intertwining Dylan/Stones inspired guitar-driven songs with lush orchestral strings and trumpet, soul-packed background vocals and Vegas masterful classic folk elements. A fan of hip hop as well, Vega samples the 50 Cent hit song Candy Shop for one of the more unique tracks on the album, Dont Uncork What You Cant Contain. This is Suzannes first sampling effort " although her song Toms Diner has been interpolated countless times in the hip-hop community, she has not sampled anyone else until this album.

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Key Value
Catalogue number COOKLP600
Barcode 0711297510010
Number of items 1
Packaging type Slip Sleeve
Imported No
Weight 180g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 310mm x 5mm x 310mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Crack In The Wall -
2. Fool's Complaint -
3. I Never Wear White -
4. Portrait of the Knight of Wands -
5. Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain -
6. Jacob and the Angel -
7. Silver Bridge -
8. Song Of the Stoic -
9. Laying on of Hands / Stoic 2 -
10. Horizon (There Is A Road) -