CD of the Month

Suzanne Vega - Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls.

This is first studio album of new material in seven years from the singer/songwriter. Tales From The Realm features 10 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.

I hope you will become a member of WYSO and claim a copy of this special album.  For $85, we will send you this CD and welcome you to the WYSO family of members. I am so pleased to share this music. I hope you will invest in Music Worth Hearing.

Thank you,

Niki Dakota
Music Director, WYSO-FM

Previous CDs of the Month

March 2014 - Rufus Wainwright - Vibrate: The Best of
February 2014 - Tinariwen - Emmaar
January 2014 - various artists - Sweetheart 2014
December 2013 - Allen Toussaint - Songbook
November 2013 - Polica - Shulamith
October 2013 - The Claudettes - Infernal Piano Plot...Hatched!
September 2013 - Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
August 2013 - Little Comets - Life Is Elsewhere
July 2013 - Bell X1 - Chop Chop
June 2013 - Dayna Kurtz - Secret Canon, Vol. 2
May 2013 - Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall
April 2013 - Nataly Dawn - How I Knew Her
March 2013 - Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie Prince Billy - What the Brothers Sang
February 2013 - Old Man Luedecke - Tender Is the Night
January 2013 - Yo La Tengo - Fade
December 2012 - The Be Good Tanyas - Collection
November 2012 - Mike Doughty - The Flip Is Another Honey
October 2012 - Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
September 2012 - Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou
August 2012 - Various Artists - Just Tell Me That You Want Me: a tribute to Fleetwood Mac
July 2012 - Los Straightjackets - Jet Set
June 2012 - Various Artists - Treme 2, Season 2: Music From the HBO Series
May 2012 - Father John Misty - Fear Fun
April 2012 - Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem - Some Bright Morning
March 2012 - Graffiti6 - Colours
February 2012 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52
January 2012 - various artists - A Nod to Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute to Bob Dylan on His 70th Birthday
December 2011 - various artists - The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams
November 2011 - Laura Viers - Tumble Bee
October 2011 - Lisa Hannigan - Passenger
September 2011 - Tinariwen - Tassili
August 2011 - Ollabelle - Neon Blue Bird
July 2011 - various artists - Rave On Buddy Holly
June 2011- Randy Newman - Songbook 2
May 2011- Booker T. Jones - The Road From Memphis
April 2011 - Jonny - Jonny
March 2011 - Tennis - Cape Dory
February 2011 - Bobby Long - A Winter Tale
January 2011 - Loreena McKennitt - The Wind That Shakes the Barley
December 2010 - Ray Charles - Rare Genius: the Undiscovered Masters
November 2010 - April Smith and the Great Picture Show - Songs for a Sinking Ship
October 2010 - David Gray - Foundling
September 2010 - Pacifika - Supermagique
August 2010 - Kelli Scarr - Piece
July 2010 - Crooked Still - Some Strange Country
June 2010 - Sergio Mendes - Bom Tempo
May 2010 - The DØ - A Mouthful
April 2010 - Jonsi - Go
March 2010 - Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore - Dear Companion
February 2010 - Galactic - Ya Ka May
January 2010 - Sons of the Never Wrong - On a Good Day...I Am
December 2009 - Jay Ungar & Molly Mason - The Pleasures of Winter
November 2009 - Sonos - SonoSings
October 2009 - They Might Be Giants - Here Comes Science
September 2009 - Baaba Maal - Television
August 2009 - Peter Mulvey  - Letters From a Flying Machine
July 2009 - Holy Ghost Tent Revival - So Long I Screamed
June 2009 - Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada - Coconut Rock
May 2009 - Playing for Change - Songs from Around the World
April 2009 - Seth Walker - Leap of Faith
March 2009 - Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
February 2009 - Charlie Spearin - Happiness Project
January 2009 - Theresa Andersson - Humingbird, Go!
December 2008 - The Menahan Street Band - Make The Road By Walking
November 2008 - Susan Tedeschi - Back To The River
October 2008 - The Iguanas - Should You Ever Fall On Hard Times
September 2008 - Giant Sand - proVISIONS
August 2008 - The Airborne Toxic Event  -  Self Titled
July 2008 - Chumbawamba - The Boy Bands Have Won.....
June 2008 - Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
May 2008 - Railroad Earth - Amen Corner
April 2008 - The Cat Empire - So Many Nights
March 2008 - Lizz Wright - The Orchard
February 2008 - Yoav - Charmed And Strange
January 2008 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu
December 2007 - Phaaoh's Daughter - Haran
November 2007 - The Silver Seas - High Society
October 2007 - Chuck Prophet - Soap And Water
                             Various Artists - Song Of America
September 2007 - Steve Earle - Washington Square Serenade
August 2007 - Kim Richey - Chinese Boxes
July 2007 - Nick Lowe - At My Age
June 2007 – Various Artists – We All Love Ella
May 2007 – The Clientele – God Save The Clientele
April 2007 – Los Straitjackets – Rock En Espanol
March 2007 – The Holmes Brothers – State Of Grace
                           Patty Griffin – Children Running Through
February 2007 – John Hammond – Push Comes To Shove
January 2007 – Various Artists – Endless Highway Music Of The Band
December 2006 – Ray Lamontagne - Till The Sun Turns Black
November 2006 – Nellie McKay – Pretty Little Head
October 2006 – The Be Good Tanyas – Hello Love
September 2006 – Hem – Funnel Cloud
August 2006 – Jim Noir – Tower Of Love
July 2006 – Ziggy Marley – Love Is My Religion
June 2006 – Various Artists – Baila!
May 2006 – Various Artists – Forever Neil Diamond
April 2006 – Ursula 1000 – Here Comes Tomorrow
February 2006 – Roseanne Cash – Black Cadillac
January 2006 – Andy Guthrie – Milk And Waste
December 2005 – Speech – The Vagabond
November 2005 – Bettye Lavette – I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise
October 2005 – Clothesline Revival – Long Gone
September 2005 – Brandi Carlile – Brandi Carlile