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Suzanne Vega.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Thin white duke, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Thin white duke

    Thin white duke Friend of Leo's

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    Suzanne Vega wrote such a beautiful songs.







     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Yep... and Gypsy was my favourite. I could never decide which was more beautiful, the music or the lyrics.

     
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    I saw her at the Ark on her first tour (before Luka). She was amazed when I sat at her feet and sang along with all of the songs on her first album. A great songwriter to be sure.
     
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    True, i forgot to link Gipsy...so beautiful...
     
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    That's great, she also seems a very nice person.....
     
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    There's a blast from the past. I saw her live centuries ago. She was very good, had a very appealing personality, and told witty stories as lead-ins to the songs. That first album was fantastic. Very finely-crafted songs that sounded very fresh at the time. The second one not quite as good but contained her one big hit song. Didn't hear much of her after that, but maybe I wasn't paying attention.

    Another artist I would put in that same general category is Shawn Colvin, who I liked quite a bit during that era.
     
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    I didn't know Shawn Colvin, i'll give it a listen, thanks a lot.....
     
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    She's brilliant!
    I got to see her and her great band at the Austin Opry House.
    She was touring to support the Solitude Standing album.
    Unforgettable!
     
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    For Shawn Colvin, start with Steady On and Fat City. Cover Girl is an album of, yup, cover songs.
     
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    Joining the Shawn Colvin fanboy hijack train.
    Another complete badass!
     
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    Back to Suzanne.

     
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    I like SV but if I sit and listen to a whole album of hers I feel like I'm in Twin Peaks or something. It's great moody stuff!


    Tom's Diner had an interesting journey:



    And just to support the hijack:

    Whole New You is a fave Shawn Colvin tune:

     
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    Thin white duke Friend of Leo's

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    Great, that is a very beautiful album...
     
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    That's another beautiful one.....
     
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    Do yourself a favor and listen to this one loud through a good set of headphones. Her voice and those acoustic guitars are just amazing.

    Widow's Walk


    Great song if you like boating metaphors.
     
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    YES! to both Colvin and Vega!
     
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    I saw Suzanne Vega playing a solo acoustic gig in Regents Park in London in, iirc, 1986. The support act (& this may only mean anything to Brits of a certain age) was Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer doing their very wacky comedy routines. I think this was just around when Solitude Standing came out.
    Then I saw Suzanne several more times, including a great gig at Wembley Arena on the 99.9F° tour (when, to overlap with another ongoing thread, Bruce Thomas of the Attractions was playing bass in her band).
    And then — decades later — I saw her a couple of years ago on the Solitude Standing / 99.9F° anniversary tour, playing both albums in full. Still sounding great and telling entertaining stories.
     
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    This one:

     
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