Friday, June 17, 2011

6/17/2011: Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, and Others

Here are a few of the albums I got this week that are new to me:

Paul Simon: Surprise, 2006

Wow! I forgot about what a genius Paul Simon was until I saw him perform on SNL in May. Those were some great performances. I don't have "So Beautiful or So What" yet but I got "Surprise," his previous album. It features one of his most beautiful songs, "Father and Daughter." So, Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! I love when he tears up at 2:06 in this performance of the song:

Suzanne Vega: Close-Up Vol.1, 2010

This album features a beautiful version of Gypsy, one of my favorite songs by Suzanne Vega:

Morrissey: You are the Quarry, 2004
Tori Amos: Scarlet's Walk, 2002
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Nocturama, 2003
Lisa Loeb: Cake and Pie, 2002
Dick Dale: Guitar Legend, 2011