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Suzanne Vega

Close-Up Vol 1, Love Songs

    Widely regarded as one of the foremost 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 called 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 venues. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognisable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. Back in 2010, Suzanne began re-recording and releasing songs from her extensive back catalogue as the “Close-Up” Series. She thought that her fans might like to hear the songs of her past stripped of their original productions, to hear them in an intimate setting, something more personal, that felt like she was singing to them alone. During the recording process for these four albums, Suzanne also decided to rearrange the songs by theme, so people could rediscover them out of their original contexts The Close Up Series, originally released over a decade ago, is now available in a beautifully packaged and designed Bookpack and is limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different colour 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne Vega, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Small Blue Thing
    2. Caramel
    3. (If You Were) In My Movie
    4. Gypsy
    5. Marlene On The Wall
    6. (I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May
    7. Harbor Song
    8. Headshots
    9. Songs In Red And Gray
    10. Stockings
    11. Some Journey
    12. Bound

    Suzanne Vega

    Close-Up Vol 4, Songs Of Family

      Widely regarded as one of the foremost 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 called 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 venues. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognisable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. Back in 2010, Suzanne began re-recording and releasing songs from her extensive back catalogue as the “Close-Up” Series. She thought that her fans might like to hear the songs of her past stripped of their original productions, to hear them in an intimate setting, something more personal, that felt like she was singing to them alone. During the recording process for these four albums, Suzanne also decided to rearrange the songs by theme, so people could rediscover them out of their original contexts The Close Up Series, originally released over a decade ago, is now available in a beautifully packaged and designed Bookpack and is limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different colour 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne Vega, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Rosemary
      2. Honeymoon Suite
      3. World Before Columbus
      4. As You Are Now
      5. Soap And Water
      6. Widows Walk
      7. Blood Sings
      8. Bad Wisdom
      9. Ludlow Street
      10. Tired Of Sleeping
      11. Pilgrimage
      12. Brother Mine
      13. The Silver Lady
      14. Daddy Is White

      Suzanne Vega

      Close-Up Vol 2, People & Places

        Widely regarded as one of the foremost 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 called 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 venues. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognisable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. Back in 2010, Suzanne began re-recording and releasing songs from her extensive back catalogue as the “Close-Up” Series. She thought that her fans might like to hear the songs of her past stripped of their original productions, to hear them in an intimate setting, something more personal, that felt like she was singing to them alone. During the recording process for these four albums, Suzanne also decided to rearrange the songs by theme, so people could rediscover them out of their original contexts The Close Up Series, originally released over a decade ago, is now available in a beautifully packaged and designed Bookpack and is limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different colour 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne Vega, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Luka
        2. Zephyr & I
        3. New York Is A Woman
        4. In Liverpool
        5. Calypso
        6. Fat Man And Dancing Girl
        7. The Queen And The Soldier
        8. Rock In This Pocket (Song Of David)
        9. Angel's Doorway
        10. Ironbound/Fancy Poultry
        11. Neighborhood Girls
        12. Tom's Diner
        13. Man Who Played God

        Suzanne Vega

        Close-Up Vol 3, States Of Being

          Widely regarded as one of the foremost 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 called 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 venues. Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognisable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago. Back in 2010, Suzanne began re-recording and releasing songs from her extensive back catalogue as the “Close-Up” Series. She thought that her fans might like to hear the songs of her past stripped of their original productions, to hear them in an intimate setting, something more personal, that felt like she was singing to them alone. During the recording process for these four albums, Suzanne also decided to rearrange the songs by theme, so people could rediscover them out of their original contexts The Close Up Series, originally released over a decade ago, is now available in a beautifully packaged and designed Bookpack and is limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different colour 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne Vega, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Undertow
          2. When Heroes Go Down
          3. My Favorite Plum
          4. Solitude Standing
          5. Cracking
          6. Last Years Troubles
          7. Solitaire
          8. Tombstone
          9. Blood Makes Noise
          10. 50-50 Chance
          11. Penitent
          12. Straight Lines
          13. Pornographer's Dream
          14. Instant Of The Hour After

          Suzanne Vega

          An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories

            Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has written and recorded numerous songs that have become part of the contemporary music vernacular, including “Luka”, certainly the only hit song ever written from the perspective of an abused boy, “Marlene on the Wall”, a surprise hit in the UK and “Tom’s Diner”, a strange little a cappella piece that was remixed by U.K. electronic dance duo “DNA” and became a major club hit. Her albums, including her self-titled debut, the follow up, Solitude Standing and 99.9F have sold millions of copies. WHAT IS THIS ALBUM ? Produced by Gerry Leonard (Guitar player with David Bowie, played with Roger Waters, Laurie Anderson) mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Kevin Killen and mastered by Grammy Award winner, Bob Ludwig. On An Evening of New York Songs and Stories, Vega revisits some of her most New York-centric repertoire in a stunning live recording on which she is backed by longtime guitarist, Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards. Recorded at New York City’s famed Café Carlyle in early 2019, the album includes both familiar songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” and deep cuts from her catalog like “Frank and Ava” and “Ludlow Street”. The mix of repertoire also features “New York Is My Destination” from Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers, Vega’s one-woman play about the Southern gothic novelist Carson McCullers, and a cover of her late friend Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Marlene On The Wall
            2. Luka
            3. 'So How Many People Are Here From Out Of Town?'
            4. New York Is A Woman
            5. 'This Next Song Takes Place On 59th Street...'
            6. Frank And Eva
            7. 'So I Myself Came To New York City When I Was 2 ½ Years Old'
            8. Gypsy
            9. Freeze Tag
            10. Pornographer's Dream
            11. 'This Next Song Is Called New York Is My Destination'
            12. New York Is My Destination
            13. 'The First Time I Saw Lou Reed...'
            14. Walk On The Wild Side
            15. Ludlow Street
            16. Cracking
            17. 'And Now We've Got A Song About Those Times...'
            18. Some Journey
            19. 'I'm Gonna Close With This Song...'
            20. Tom's Diner
            21. 'Would You Like Another One?'
            22. Anniversary
            23. Tombstone
            24. Thin Man

            Suzanne Vega

            Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers

              Carson McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S.

              The album features 10 songs from her upcoming play about the iconic American author Carson McCullers.

              The play is a one woman show written and staring Suzanne Vega, with songs written by Suzanne Vega and Tony Winner Duncan Sheik.


              TRACK LISTING

              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


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