Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being

Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being
Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released 11 July 2011[1][2]
Genre Acoustic
Length 44:09
Label Amanuensis Productions
Suzanne Vega chronology
Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places
(2010)
Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being
(2011)
Close-Up Vol. 4, Songs of Family
(2011?)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sunday Express 5/5 stars [3]

Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being is the tenth studio album released by New York-based singer/songwriter and musician Suzanne Vega.[4] The album consists of re-recordings of songs from Vega's back catalogue with stripped-down arrangements that highlight her lyrics and melodies. The songs included are her most haunting songs, which Suzanne used to call the “Mental Health” songs.[1][2]

Track listing[5][2]

Language was recorded[6] in January 2011, but doesn't appear in the CD track listing. Penitent[7] and Undertow[7] were recorded in December 2010.

All songs written and composed by Suzanne Vega, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Undertow"     Suzanne Vega (1985) 3:31
2. "When Heroes Go Down"     99.9F° (1992) 2:06
3. "My Favorite Plum"     Nine Objects of Desire (1996) 2:38
4. "Solitude Standing"   Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman, Stephen Ferrera Solitude Standing (1987) 3:59
5. "Cracking"     Suzanne Vega (1985) 2:58
6. "Last Year's Troubles"     Songs in Red and Gray (2001) 3:08
7. "Solitaire"     Songs in Red and Gray (2001) 2:15
8. "Tombstone"     Nine Objects of Desire (1996) 2:47
9. "Blood Makes Noise"     99.9F° (1992) 3:05
10. "50-50 Chance"     Days of Open Hand (1990) 2:48
11. "Penitent"     Songs in Red and Gray (2001) 4:08
12. "Straight Lines"     Suzanne Vega (1985) 4:03
13. "Pornographer's Dream"     Beauty & Crime (2007) 3:31
14. "Instant of the Hour After"   Vega, Duncan Sheik Carson McCullers Talks About Love (2011)[8][9][10] 3:10
Total length:
44:09
Nimbit bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
15. "Anniversary"     Beauty & Crime (2007) 3:05
16. "Language"   Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia Solitude Standing (1987) 4:06
Total length:
51:19

References

  1. ^ a b "Suzanne Vega". PIAS France. http://mediapias.fr/artistes/suzanne-vega-1. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Close-Up, Vol. 3: States of Being by Suzanne Vega". Amazon.co.uk. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Close-Up-Vol-3-States-Being/dp/B0051BYP7M. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Townsend, Martin. "Album Review - Suzanne Vega: Close-Up Vol. 3, States of Being". Northern and Shell Media Publications. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/257844/Album-review-Suzanne-Vega-Close-Up-Vol-3-States-Of-Being-Cooking-Vinyl-. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Twitter / Suzanne Vega: Vol 3 of Close-Up coming out in July of this year - States of Being. Twitter.com. Retrieved on 2011-05-24.
  5. ^ "Close-Up, Vol. 3: States of Being by Suzanne Vega". aol.com. http://music.aol.com/album/suzanne-vega/close-up-vol-3-states-of-being/5027651. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  6. ^ Twitter: Recording Language today.
  7. ^ a b Twitter: In the studio with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet working on Suzanne Vega Close-up Vol 3, States of Being. Penitent, Undertow today.
  8. ^ Peter Zimmerman (April 1, 2011). "Show Review:Suzanne Vega, Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco, CA 01/27/2011". glidemagazine.com. http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles/57035/suzanne-vega.html. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Suzanne Vega "20 Questions", 04.01.11". opus3artists.com. 04.01.11. http://www.opus3artists.com/news/?id=2650. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  10. ^ Planet Chocko (November 15, 2010). "Suzanne Vega performing at Housing Works bookstore & cafe". Planet Chocko. http://planetchocko.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/suzanne-vega-performing-at-housing-works-bookstore-cafe/. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 

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