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Suzanne Vega On World Cafe | February 18, 2014

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Iconic singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is our guest for a full hour today, thanks to the release of her new album, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.

Vega burst on the New York City folk scene in 1987 with her second album, Solitude Standing, and specifically the song "Luka." Later, a short a capella song from that album, "Tom's Diner," was remixed by DNA and became a pop sensation.

More recently, Vega formed her own record company in 2010 and began reissuing new recordings of her earlier songs. Her diverse new album is her first release of new work in seven years.

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of her new work, the New York City folk scenes from the '60s to today, and hear about how "Tom's Diner" gave Vega some unexpected hip-hop cred.

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Tracklisting:

(( )) for interlude music

Suzanne Vega “Blood Makes Noise” 99.9 Fahrenheit Degrees
Suzanne Vega “Frank & Ava” Beauty & Crime
Suzanne Vega “Marlene on the Wall” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Suzanne Vega “Crack in the Wall” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Suzanne Vega “I Never Wear White” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Suzanne Vega “I Never Wear White” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Suzanne Vega “Crack In the Wall” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Suzanne Vega “Laying on of Hands/Stoic” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Suzanne Vega “Horizon (There is a Road)” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Suzanne Vega “Don’t Uncork What You Can’t Contain” Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles
Suzanne Vega “Tom’s Diner” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Suzanne Vega “Laying On of Hands/Stoic” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Iron & Wine “Wolves (Song of the Shepherds)” The Shepherd’s Dog
Courtney Barnett “History Eraser” The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Lou Reed “I Love You Suzanne” New Sensations
Elbow “New York Morning” The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Vampire Weekend “Ya Hey” Modern Vampires of the City
((Dr. Dog “We All Belong” We All Belong))
Angel Olsen “High & Wild” Burn Your Fire Forever
Neil Young “Over and Over” Ragged Glory
Boy & Bear “Southern Sun” Harlequin Dream
Amos Lee “The Man Who Wants You” Mountains of Sorrow, River of Song
((Tedeschi Trucks Band “Made Up Mind” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
The Alabama Shakes “Hold On” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Otis Redding “Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)” The Otis Redding Story
Dillard & Clark “Why Not Your Baby” The A&M Bootleg Album
((JD McPherson “Firebug” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))