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Tried and True - The Best of Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

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Album Review

Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega is essentially A&M's updated version of their 1999 issue, The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, adding "Tired of Sleeping" from Vega's Days of Open Hand, "Calypso" and "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing, "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" and "Penitent" from the 2001 recording Songs in Red and Gray, and "Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through)" from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack. Unfortunately, A&M chose to drop "Book and Cover" from the track listing, which was only previously available on The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, but the overall collection feels a little bit more hearty with a total of 21 tracks instead of 17.

Customer Reviews

The Complete Vega!

This is my first review since joining the iTunes community and there are probably about a total of five albums that are worth reviewing and this is top of the list. I don't know why Suzanne didn't attain superstar status like some of her peers - perhaps that is part of her mystique! Tried and True is a fabulous album with all of her top tracks on it. I particularly like 'In Liverpool', 'Gypsy' and 'The Queen and the Soldier' - basically nearly all the songs I didn't buy the album for! Her voice probably influenced my taste in music entirely leading to Morrisette and Crowe etc. but by far Vega is the top of the tree! If you buy one Vega album this should be it......

Biography

Born: 11 July 1959 in Santa Monica, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Suzanne Vega was the first major figure in the bumper crop of female singer/songwriters who rose to prominence during the late '80s and '90s. Her hushed, restrained folk-pop and highly literate lyrics (inspired chiefly by Leonard Cohen, as well as Lou Reed and Bob Dylan) laid the initial musical groundwork for what later became the trademark sound of Lilith Fair (a tour on which she was a regular). Moreover, her left-field hit single "Luka" helped convince record companies that folk-styled singer/songwriters...
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