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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 ... Read more in Amazon's Suzanne Vega Store

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  • Audio CD (October 5, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polygram Int'l
  • ASIN: B00000FDB3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,423 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Luka
2. Tom's Diner
3. Marlene On The Wall
4. Caramel
5. 99.9 F
6. Small Blue Thing
7. Blood Makes Noise
8. Left Of Center
9. In Liverpool
10. Gypsy
11. Book Of Dreams
12. No Cheap Thrill
13. World Before Columbus
14. When Heroes Go Down
15. The Queen And The Soldier
16. Book & A Cover
17. Rosemary

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Unavailable in the U.S.! Suzanne Vega released her debut album in the late '80s and since then, has gone from strength to strength, musically, ever since. Her skills at writing immaculate songs about life, love and the dark edges of both has endeared her to fans all over the world. This 17 track hits collection with all of the beloved singer/ songwriter's finest, including the top five smashes 'Luka' and 'Tom's Diner' (D.N.A. featuring Suzanne Vega), plus 'Left Of Center' from the Pretty In Pink soundtrack and more. A&M.

Customer Reviews

Love Suzanne Vega's music!
farxman
Yes, I know Tom's Dinner was a hit in that crappy remix version, but the original A Capella version is just much better.
Kasper Michelsen
Recommended to all lovers of sweet and cool music.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Allan Rousselle on January 27, 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you are new to the music of Suzanne Vega, this is probably the best CD for you to start your collection with. The selections do a great job of representing the span of her recording career, with tracks from each of her studio albums, her better known compilation contributions (like "Left of Center" from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack), a few live performances, and even two previously unreleased studio recordings. Both popular hits (like "Luka" and "Tom's Diner") and fan favorites ("Queen and the Soldier", "World Before Columbus") are included.
Even if you aren't new to Suzanne's music, you may want to pick this one up even if only for the live tracks and the two new songs. "Book and a Cover" has a mechanical sound to it, much like many of the songs from Days of Open Hand, but her song "Rosemary" is simply amazing. Elegant and thoughtful folk with a simple and engaging arrangement, "Rosemary" is one of my favorite songs by Vega to date.
This is a great starter collection, but it is certainly not complete. Vega's standout contributions to the Deadicated CD (a Grateful Dead tribute album) are absent, for example. Nonetheless, this is about as complete as any single, non-box set collection is likely to get in terms of capturing such a prolific and diverse singer-songwriter.
Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Morten Vindberg on June 9, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This was the first compilation of Suzanne Vega`s best songs released in 1998; featuring songs from her first 5 albums, two new recordings and the rare "Left of Center" from the soundtrack "Pretty in Pink".
It`s always a matter of taste which songs are actually the best; in my opinion this album does the job pretty well.
From her debut album "Marlene on the Wall", "A Small Blue Thing" and "The Queen and the Soldier" (her great song about power, loyalty and honesty) are obvious choices. I would not have minded "Cracking" being there too, but these 3 songs represent that album perfectly.
From "Solitude Standing" it`s the same; the best songs are there, but a few more would not have harmed the collection.
I have always considered her third album "Days of Open Hand" her weakest; it seems the compiler of this album feels the same since he`s only selected "Book of Dreams" from the album. "Tired of Sleeping" would also have been a good choice.
On "99,9 F" Vega experiments with new sounds and rhythms. When the album was originally released, I was not so sure if I liked her direction; now it`s my favourite and the title track, "Blood Makes Noise", "In Liverpool" and "When Heroes Go Down" are all great tracks.
The slightly "jazzy" "Nine Objects of Desire" is represented by "World Before Columbus", "Caramel" and "No Cheap Thrill". It`s a good album, where most song could have deserved selection. My favourite "Headshot" is not here, but then I have the original album already.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kasper Michelsen on August 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
First of all ... this is an extraordinary collection of songs, and if you have liked just a few of Suzanne Vega's songs, you should by this record ... it's more than worth it.
My complaints are as always the song selection. Yes, I know Tom's Dinner was a hit in that crappy remix version, but the original A Capella version is just much better. And include the groovy instrumental version ... love that one. Also, I sorely miss the song 'Solitude Standing' - this was actually released as a single, and was always one of my favorites from that album, and I can't for the life of me see why it wasn't included.
Other songs could have been left out. Caramel is ok, though I don't like it that much. Worse however is the utterly boring Book Of Dreams, that I think is only anoying. The new song Book & A Cover is also pretty uninspiring.
Finally I'm not content with the song arrangement. The stunning The Queen And The Soldier deserved to have closed the album - I love Rosemary, but it's not really an album closer. The Queen And The Soldier is about the ultimate album closer, so that's a bit frustrating.
All that being said, this reopened my eyes to the fantastic Solitude Standing album (which I grew up with, since my parents loved it) and offered me a bunch of for me hither to unknown gems like '99.9 F', 'Blood Makes Noise', 'Left Of Center', 'In Liverpool', 'World Before Columbus' and not least 'The Queen And The Soldier' - so I can only recommend it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 27, 1998
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Suzanne Vega fan since for about six years now; I hesitated to buy this album because I already own all of her albums, but it was well worth it! These are definitely her greatest songs and the variety shows her versatility, from folk ("Gypsy" - my favorite!) to sort of "industrial" pop ("Blood Makes Noise"). Her voice is so soothing... The two songs at the end are so beautiful, especially "Rosemary" - what a perfect way to close the album! I would recommend this album to everyone; Suzanne Vega's due for a revival, big-time!!!
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