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Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Series Volumes 1-4 180g Colored Vinyl 4LP

Suzanne Vega Close-Up Series Volumes 1-4 180g Colored Vinyl 4LP


Volumes 1-4 of Close-Up Series Presented on Colored 180g Vinyl LP with 28-Page Booklet!


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 recognizable – 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. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different color 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.


Suzanne Vega Close-Up Series Volumes 1-4 Track Listing:


LP1 Close-Up, Vol 1, Love Songs


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


LP2 Close-Up, Vol 2, People & Places


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. The Man Who Played God


LP3 Close-Up, Vol 3, States Of Being


1. Undertow
2. When Heroes Go Down
3. My Favourite Plum
4. Solitude Standing
5. Cracking
6. Last Year's 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


LP4 Close-Up, Vol 4, Songs Of Family


1. Rosemary
2. Honeymoon Suite
3. World Before Columbus
4. As You Are Now
5. Soap and Water
6. Widows Walk
7. Blood Sing
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 Series Volumes 1-4 180g Colored Vinyl 4LP

SKU: 711297530919
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