Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
20% Off Vinyl - LP20
Home > Products for: '

Project Signature 10

'
  • 1
Results per page:
  • Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable Quick View

    $6,000.00
    Buy Now
    x

    Pro-Ject Signature 10 Turntable


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    Audiophile beauty with "state of the art" quality for vinyl lovers!


    Signature 10 is a non-compromise highend turntable/arm configuration with a sophisticated concept combining mass-loaded withfloating turntable principles. Magnetic feet and TPE-pillows decouple the resonance-free metal granulate filled MDF-chassis fromsurface. The subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramicball bearing with magnetic suspension and is also TPE damped. The new 10" single-pivot tonearm is a genuine Pro-Ject design.
    With its wide range of adjustment possibilities and the choice of adequate counterweights, nearly all cartridges can be mounted.


    Signature 10 is an audiophile marvel, that represents our championship in precision engineering and our deep love for music!


    Optional SuperPack includes Sumiko Pearwood Celebration II Cartridge at a significantly reduced price.


    Pro-Ject
    $6,000.00
    Signature 10 Turntable - 3 Colors Available - SuperPack Option
    Buy Now
  • Offworld Offworld Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Offworld

    Offworld, Celldweller's fourth vocal-based studio album departs from the project's signature sound of aggressive guitars, blasting beats, and ass-kicking intensity and delivers a journey of sentimental feels and emotionally gripping tracks, showcasing the intimate songwriting side of project mastermind, Klayton.

    The album's 10 tracks range from the soul searching How Little I Must Know, to the modern shoegazer Echoes, the somber a cappella Mother's Arms, to the acoustic guitar-driven The Great Divide, and the heavy, yet atmospheric vibe of The Last Night on Earth. The album begins and ends with the title track & reprise of Offworld, which gives the album a narrative backdrop as a sci-fi adventure of leaving the world behind - perhaps to explore a new one or join life on the other side, closing the album experience with a familiar Celldweller lyric... we will never die. Strap in and prepare to hit the launch button on this other-worldly adventure and go offworld tonight.

    1. Offworld
    2. How Little I Must Know
    3. The Great Divide
    4. Too Many Tears
    5. Awakening With You
    6. Mother's Arms
    7. Into The Fall
    8. Echoes
    9. Last Night on Earth
    10. Own Little World (Offworld Reprise)
    Celldweller
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • VPI Avenger Turntable VPI Avenger Turntable Quick View

    $9,999.99
    Buy Now
    x

    VPI Avenger Turntable


    Need help choosing the right turntable for you? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    **Fully Customizable! See Features Tab For Upgrade Options - Please Call Our Audio Advisor To Discuss Upgrades**


    **All Cartridges Installed Free Of Charge**


    The VPI Avenger table was originally a project started by Harry over 12 years ago. In the process of the design the project was dropped in mid-production due to excessive demand by HR-X customers which left the design and proto-type chassis to be mothballed. The good news about the abandoned design is Harry instead shifted his focus into starting and completing the VPI Classic Turntable.


    Shortly after the development of the Prime, and while cleaning out the warehouse in preparation for a dealer training event, the forgotten Avenger and its designs were re-discovered! The working name was the Tri-Pod Project. Being newly motivated, Harry has finally put in motion the table that will be his master piece! The unique iterations that had been crafted from the original process were completed as Special Editions.


    This beautiful table comes standard with the Avenger Chassis and Classic Platter, JMW 10-3D Tonearm, Prime Motor with 2-Step Pulley, Classic Signature Feet and an HR-X Center Weight. Does not include SDS or Periphery Ring Clamp.


    This product is not eligible for further discount.


    VPI Turntables
    $9,999.99
    VPI Avenger
    Buy Now
  • Slang (Deluxe Edition) (Awaiting Repress) Slang (Deluxe Edition) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Slang (Deluxe Edition) (Awaiting Repress)


    Remastered Double Vinyl Deluxe Edition


    Includes Bonus Material With 2 New Songs


    First Time On Vinyl In The U.S.


    Slang was first released in May 1996 and is considered the band's most underrated album. At the time of its release, the music industry was at the height of the 90s grunge scene and Def Leppard with bands like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots and Pearl Jam were dominating the airwaves. Despite this musical shift, Slang charted on the Top Five UK Official Chart and the Top 15 in the US on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, plus the UK rock magazine Q named the project as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year. As a testament to their music transcending through time, Slang was recognized for its musical departure from the band's signature sound. The collection incorporated new sonic elements that gave the album a slightly darker introspective mood than their previous releases. As Phil Collen stated in an interview with Metal Hammer UK, "We've all got personal things that have happened during the recording of Slang, and we've just ploughed on and some of it has come out on the record."

    1. Truth?
    2. Turn To Dust
    3. Slang
    4. All I Want Is Everything
    5. Work It Out
    6. Breathe A Sigh
    7. Deliver Me
    8. Gift Of Flesh
    9. Blood Runs Cold
    10. Where Does Love Go When It Dies
    11. Pearl Of Euphoria
    12. Move With Me Slowly
    13. Truth? (Original Version)
    14. Burn Out
    15. Worlds Collide
    16. Can't Keep Away That Flame
    17. All On Your Touch (2012 revisit) (previously unreleased)
    18. Black Train (previously unreleased)
    Def Leppard
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Facing You Facing You Quick View

    $25.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Facing You

    Facing You is one of the most important recordings in contemporary jazz for several reasons, aside from being beautifully conceived and executed by pianist Keith Jarrett. It is a hallmark recording of solo piano in any discipline, a signature piece in the early ECM label discography, a distinct departure from mainstream jazz, a breakthrough for Jarrett, and a studio prelude for his most famous solo project to follow, The Köln Concert. Often meditative, richly melodic, inventive, and introspective beyond compare, Jarrett expresses his soul in tailored tones that set standards for not only this kind of jazz, but music that would serve him and his fans in good stead onward.


    In this program of all originals, which sound spontaneously improvised with certain pretexts and motifs as springboards, the rhapsodic Ritooria, 4/4 love/spirit song Lalene, and song for family and life My Lady; My Child firmly establish Jarrett's heartfelt and thoughtful approach. Vapallia cements the thematic, seemingly effortless, lighter -- but never tame -- aesthetic. Starbright is an easy-paced two-step tune signifying fully Jarrett's personalized stance. Straddling a more jagged, angular, and free edge, the pianist evokes the influence of Paul Bley during Semblence.


    But it is the opening selection, an extended ten-minute opus titled In Front, that truly showcases Jarrett at his playful best -- a timeless, modal, direct, and bright delight. A remarkable effort that reveals more and more with each listen, this recording has stood the test of time, and is unquestionably a Top Three recording in Keith Jarrett's long and storied career.

    1. In Front
    2. Ritooria

    3. Lalene
    4. My Lady, My Child
    5. Landscape For Future
    6. Starbright
    7. Vapallia
    8. Semblence
    Keith Jarrett
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Death To False Metal Death To False Metal Quick View

    $28.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Death To False Metal

    First Time On Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray


    Pressed On 180 Gram Black Audiophile Vinyl At RTI


    Gatefold Jacket With A Matte Finish


    11 X 22 Matte Insert


    Limited And Hand Numbered


    Death To False Metal is not a traditional collection of studio leftovers or songs from the vault, but a wholly original follow-up to Weezer's just-released Hurley. The album was created using the basic tracks of 10 previously unreleased recordings-nine never-before-heard songs plus one cover-to assemble a brand new and truly modern-sounding record. The result is an evolution for the band, a giant step forward with a nod to the past.


    ''These were great songs, great recordings, but for some reason they didn't make the final cut for previous records,'' Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo stated. ''Some just weren't right for the albums we were recording at the time-just a bit ahead of their time or too 'rock.' Now, the time is right to introduce them. Together, they are the album that should logically follow Hurley.''


    Featuring tracks the band originally began recording from the late '90s to late '00s, Death To False Metal was a labor of love for Cuomo and his co-producer Shawn Everett, as well as the entire band. Each track was individually evaluated by the production team of Cuomo and Everett to figure out how to make each of the songs reach their full potential, and ultimately fit harmoniously on the album. After that process, they then brought in each band member in to complete the parts needed. Some of the ten songs received a major overhaul, while others got the equivalent of a sonic tune-up.


    ''Turning Up The Radio'' is the result of Cuomo's 2008 collaborative YouTube project, ''Let's Write A Sawng,'' for which he invited fans to submit ideas. As they went through the steps of composing a tune, eventually, 15 people became involved. This track is one of only two songs not solely penned by Weezer for Death To False Metal.


    ''Blowin' My Stack,'' ''Losing My Mind'' (which features some of the most raw and personal emotions in a Weezer song), ''I'm A Robot,'' and a rock cover of the massive R&B hit ''Un-Break My Heart'' were all first recorded prior to the release of 2005's Make Believe. ''I Don't Want Your Loving'' was originally laid down as a demo for 2002's Maladroit. The abrasive punk-metal ''Everyone'' hails from post-1998 Pinkerton period, as does the pop song ''Trampoline.'' The piano-based ''Odd Couple'' and new-wave-style ''Auto-Pilot'' were laid down prior to 2008's Weezer (aka ''The Red Album'').


    The title Death To False Metal comes from a phrase that Cuomo and his younger brother used when they were kids. Musical integrity was a matter of life or death then, and now the new album is a reminder of how important music is for both Weezer and their many fans. At a time when many of their contemporaries seem to have forgotten how to rock, Weezer is ready to teach them. Cuomo and fellow axe-slinger Brian Bell crafted nine epic guitar solos-one for nearly every song on Death To False Metal-and with the band's signature hooks in full effect, Weezer's school of rock is back in session.

    1. Turning Up The Radio
    2. I Don't Want Your Loving
    3. Blowin' My Stack
    4. Losing My Mind
    5. Everyone
    6. I'm A Robot
    7. Trampoline
    8. Odd Couple
    9. Auto-Pilot
    10. Un-Break My Heart
    11. Mykel & Carli
    Weezer
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lost In The Dream (Awaiting Repress) Lost In The Dream (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lost In The Dream (Awaiting Repress)

    Lost In The Dream is the third album by Philadelphia band The War on Drugs,but in many ways,it feels
    like the first. Around the release of the 2011 breakthrough Slave Ambient,Adam Granduciel spent the
    bulk of two years on the road, touring through progressively larger rock clubs, festival stages and late night television slots. As these dozen songs shifted and grew beyond what they'd been in the studio, The War on Drugs became a bona fide rock 'n'roll band.


    That essence drives Lost In The Dream, a 10-song set produced by Granduciel and longtime engineer Jeff
    Zeigler. In the past, Granduciel built the core of songs largely by himself. But these tunes were played
    and recorded by the group that had solidified so much on the road: Dave Hartley, (his favorite bassist
    in the world), who had played a bit on The War on Drugs' 2008 debut Wagonwheel Blues, and pianist
    Robbie Bennett, a multi-instrumentalist who contributed to Slave Ambient. This unit spent eight
    months bouncing between a half-dozen different studios that stretched from the mountains of North
    Carolina to the boroughs of New York City. Only then did Granduciel-the proudly self-professed
    gearhead, and unrepentant perfectionist-add and subtract, invite guests and retrofit pieces. He
    sculpted these songs into a musical rescue mission, through and then beyond personal despair and
    anxiety. Lost In The Dream represents the trials of the trip and the triumphs of its destination.


    "I wanted there to be a singular voice, but I wanted it to be a project of great friends. Everyone in the
    band cares about it so much,"he says."That is the crux of it-growing up,dealing with life,having close
    friends, helping each other get by. That is what the record's all about.


    As such, these tunes reveal a careful and thrilling reinvention of the sound that's become The War on
    Drugs' trademark. The signature meld of long tones and scatter shot layers still stands, with phantom
    drum machines and organ lines dotting the musical middle distance all across Lost In The Dream.Note
    the way the keys whisper against the guitar's growl as the tempestuous"An Ocean in Between the Waves"
    approaches pentecostal heat. Hear how,when a sharp and hard riff cuts into the inescapable chorus of
    "Red Eyes," synthetic strings and baritone saxophone shape a soft, infinite bed beneath it. But there's a
    new found directness to these tunes, too. Granduciel's voice steps out from behind its typical web of
    effects-louder now, with more experiences to share and more steel from having survived them. He
    sounds less like a prismatic reflection of a rock bandleader, more like the emboldened actualization of
    that idea. With its crisp, unencumbered delivery, "Eyes to the Wind" becomes the album's centerpiece
    and the group's new anthem.This is Granduciel's to-date triumph and the exact moment where Lost In
    The Dream moves from a tale of confusion to one of resolve. Throughout most of the record, grips
    loosen and senses fail, memories are mourned and expectations are abandoned. But after the Rolling
    Thunder lift of "Eyes to the Wind," Granduciel finds new contentment and direction. Anguish
    sublimates into deliverance. Backed by his bros, Granduciel becomes a preacher in a new pulpit.

    1. Under The Pressure
    2. Red Eyes
    3. Suffering
    4. An Ocean In Between The Waves
    5. Disappearing
    6. Eyes To The Wind
    7. The Haunting Idle
    8. Burning
    9. Lost In The Dream
    10. In Reverse
    The War On Drugs
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

    Following the enormous success of his #1, Grammy-Award winning album with Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, this release continues the classic series of Tony Bennett album releases celebrating the essentials of the Great American Songbook. The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is an appreciation of the genius of Jerome David Kern (1885-1945), one of the 20th century's most important American composers of musical theater and popular music.


    Tony Bennett is the only artist to successfully bridge the worlds of pop music and jazz on an international scale for over 60 years. The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern become parts of a timeless legacy of recordings that Bennett has done throughout his career that have embraced both genres, in particular the revered piano jazz albums that he recorded with the late Bill Evans in 1975 and 1977. Tony has become synonymous with the pop/jazz connection and in recent years has been a mentor to contemporary artists such as Lady Gaga and the late Amy Winehouse in encouraging them to embrace jazz music. With his 90th birthday less than a year away, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern defines what makes Tony Bennett unique in the pantheon of great singers and is a testament to the legacy that he continues to create as a recording artist and influence in the music industry.


    Over the course of his career, Kern composed more than 700 songs, creating musical elements used in more than 100 stage works, collaborating with the greatest lyricists and librettists of the era including P.G. Wodehouse, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, E.Y. Harburg and many others on a seemingly limitless repertoire of classic songs including Ol' Man River, Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight, Long Ago and Far Away and many more.


    New York native Jerome Kern was a major force on Broadway and in Hollywood musicals in a career that spanned more than four decades. He expanded on earlier musical theater traditions, from vaudeville to operetta, to embrace new dance rhythms, syncopation and jazz progressions and helped invent the modern musical template. While many of his Broadway musicals and Hollywood musical films were contemporary smash hits, Kern is perhaps best remembered today through revivals of Show Boat, one of his signature achievements.


    In his liner notes for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, music historian Will Friedwald describes Kern as ...the key link between the great music of historical and contemporary classics, a direct connection between Brahms and Charlie Parker....a key architect of a uniquely American art form that would eventually take shape as musical theater....one of the founding fathers of a term that Tony Bennett later coined himself, 'the Great American Songbook.' Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for The Wall Street Journal, worked with Tony Bennett on Tony's The Good Life memoir, and is author of eight books including the award-winning A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers, Sinatra! The Song Is You, Stardust Melodies, and Jazz Singing.


    The idea of a Kern Songbook project was Tony's, writes Will Friedwald, thereby placing Kern on the very short list of canonical composers (Rodgers & Hart, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and Cy Coleman) who have been the beneficiaries of an entire album by Bennett. It was also Bennett's idea to create the album in collaboration with the remarkable Bill Charlap....who can also take a great song we all know by heart and make us feel like we've never heard it before.


    Playing alongside Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap on The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern are pianist Renee Rosnes (on the piano duet pieces), Peter Washington (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums). Unrelated, though sharing the same last name, Peter and Kenny have been performing with Bill Charlap for nearly two decades and pianist Renee Rosnes has been Charlap's life partner for close to 10 years.


    With more than 700 Jerome Kern compositions to choose from, the set list for The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern is a distillation of essential highlights from a boundless catalog. With these interpretations of some of Jerome Kern's finest songs, Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap offer a definitive introduction to Kern's music while providing a deep understanding of the abiding and universal qualities of these songs.

    1. All the Things You Are
    2. Pick Yourself Up
    3. The Last Time I Saw Paris
    4. I Won't Dance
    5. Long Ago and Far Away
    6. Dearly Beloved
    7. The Song Is You
    8. They Didn't Believe Me
    9. I'm Old Fashioned
    10. the Way You Look Tonight
    11. Yesterdays
    12. Make Believe
    13. Nobody Else But Me
    14. Look For the Silver Lining
    Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers

    When Suzanne Vega first discovered the novelist and short story writer Carson McCullers as a teenager, she thought, "If I ever want to play a character at any point in the future, I could play this woman." That time has arrived. On Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Vega inhabits McCullers' extraordinary character and renders the life of a woman who, revolted by the politics and racism of her upbringing in the American South, arrived in New York in her early twenties and became one of the literary lights of the 20th century. In such esteemed books as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) and The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ (1951), McCullers used the South as a lens through which to view the painful, nearly always unrequited, search for love in a world that often punishes individual self-expression and rewards repression and emotional compromise. McCullers battled those limits in her life as well as her work - a personal heroism that makes her, in Vega's view, a figure of great contemporary significance. She was an instinctive rebel whose message of personal freedom resonates profoundly in our own insurgent age, nearly fifty years after her death at the age of fifty in 1967.


    "I feel that McCullers' ideas and thoughts are very modern," Vega says, "and she incarnates them in a way that other authors don't. She tried to live them and paid a price for it. She would refer to herself in a kind of transgender way - she would say things like, 'I was born a man' -- and she probably was bisexual even if she didn't always act on it. She was one of the first females to write about civil rights and the struggles of blacks in the South. Also, she suffered several strokes and was disabled for pretty much the second half of her life. To use today's parlance, her life and work embodied human rights on just about every level - race, gender, trans, queer, disabled, youth."


    The ten songs on Lover, Beloved are part of a two-act play in which Vega and another actress perform the role of McCullers at two historical moments that bookend her career: the first, set in 1941, when The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter propelled her to literary fame, and the second shortly before her death, as she movingly reflects on her life and work. There are also plans to perform it as a one-woman show. Vega wrote the script, and co-wrote eight songs with Duncan Sheik, the singer-songwriter whose keen theatrical sense helped create the Broadway hit show Spring Awakening and the current groundbreaking musical, American Psycho. (Two additional songs, "Carson's Blues" and "The Ballad of Miss Amelia," were co-written by Vega and pianist/composer Michael Jefry Stevens.) In songs like "New York Is My Destination," "We of Me" and "Lover, Beloved," you can hear the signature cool detachment of Vega's singing and revel in the characteristically incisive observation of her lyrics, many of which deftly draw on McCullers' own writing.


    But the songs' elastic melody lines, loping rhythms, idiosyncratic instrumentation (including clarinet, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, trombone and accordion), and surprising arrangements (by guitarist extraordinaire Gerry Leonard, who also produced the album) are like nothing we've heard from Vega before. "It was great working with Duncan Sheik," Vega says. "All you have to do is give him the barest bones of an idea and then he delivers this fabulous piece of music." For "Annemarie," an aching ballad about an androgynous adventurer with whom both McCullers and her husband fell disastrously in love, Sheik delivered a lovely, simple melody that, Vega says, "practically made me cry. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. I wanted something with all that yearning, and I love what he came up with." For "New York Is My Destination," which describes the youthful McCullers' vision of her future as a celebrated novelist, Vega says she wanted "something classic, something that sounded like Rodgers and Hammerstein, something glamorous," and, once again, Sheik delivered a melody that perfectly complemented the heady excitement of Vega's lyrics.


    Overall, Lover, Beloved finds a sound that exists outside of time. It's traditional enough to suit the iconic quality of its subject; clever enough to capture her originality and daring; and contemporary enough to help establish McCullers as an avatar for this century as well as the preceding one. Most of the instrumentation is acoustic, but, in particular, Gerry Leonard's evocative, atmospheric electric guitar playing lifts the music into another, more imaginative realm. That McCullers herself was an accomplished, classically trained pianist - and that the lyricism of her writing reflects that innate musicality - only further enhances the shivery dynamic between words and music on the album.


    In order to realize the theatrical quality of this project, Vega, with Sheik's encouragement and assistance, also handled her vocals in a different way. "Duncan really pushed me out of my comfort zone," Vega says. "I was shocked at how high he wanted me to sing. But he was like, 'No, no - you can hit that.'" Sheik's goal was to achieve a kind of sonic drama in Vega's vocals, "as much drama as he could squeeze out of me," she says. "It works for the character. McCullers is kind of childlike, and you can believe her singing in that naïve, simple way. I'm pushed beyond my limits in both the low notes and the high notes, and also the emotion. I definitely feel as if I was being pushed beyond what I usually do."


    Unquestionably, rendering a character like McCullers in words and in sound represented a serious creative challenge. All the songs on the album attempt to capture the innermost feelings of a writer who was highly ambitious, immensely complicated and fiercely dedicated to her conception of herself and her work. She was simultaneously shy, introverted and wildly provocative, as "Carson's Blues," the album's opening song, announces: "A childish liar/A devilish bitch/I can be innocent and charming/And suddenly switch." "Harper Lee," a song Vega describes as "upbeat and bitchy," chronicles McCullers' sense of her place in the literary pantheon - a spot, in her view, well above the wildly successful author of To Kill a Mockingbird. ("I'd like to kill more than just that mockingbird," she sings.) "Instant of the Hour After" and "We of Me" all explore the loving and loathing, the sexual adventurism and missed emotional connections, that swirled inextricably in McCullers' marriage to a bisexual man who shared her literary ambitions but was never able to realize them. On the title track, Vega limns the dizzying dance of unsatisfied desire at the heart of McCullers' work: "The lover pursues,/The beloved one flees Each one alone/In the land of the heart."


    "12 Mortal Men" indicts the provincialism and brutal racism of Columbus, Georgia, where McCullers grew up. "The Ballad of Miss Emilia" essentially recounts the plot of McCullers' novella, The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ, a saga, like so much of her writing, of failed joinings, loneliness, and proud, if isolated, survival. By the time the album concludes with "Carson's Last Supper," McCullers has abandoned the ideal of erotic desire in favor of a more universal love that could embrace all the various characters in her books and the many people in her life - as well as, perhaps most importantly, the ravaging contradictions within herself that both drove her art and caused so much hardship in her life.


    With Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Suzanne Vega achieves a new peak in her already distinguished career. With these songs and the play they inhabit, she hopes that "a new generation of people will discover Carson McCullers, that they will realize how cool she is and how compellingly her work can speak to them. I want to put her on the stage again so that her spirit lives. Really, no one is excluded from the vision she defined. I'm so excited by the possibilities." In these beautifully transporting songs, many of those rich possibilities have already been realized. - Anthony DeCurtis

    1. Carson's Blues
    2. New York Is My Destination
    3. Instant of the Hour After
    4. We of Me
    5. Annemarie
    6. 12 Mortal Men
    7. Harper Lee
    8. Lover, Beloved
    9. The Ballad of Miss Amelia
    10. Carson's Last Supper
    Suzanne Vega
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 1
Go to top