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The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writing Of Suzanne Vega
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BIRTHDAY: July 11, 1959
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Tom's Diner" (with DNA) (1991)
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BIGGEST LP: Solitude Standing (1987)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1 (Best Album Package for Days Of Open Hand with Jeffrey Gold and Len Peltier - Art Directors)

 
RECENT TIMELINE

1987...# 53 Singles Artist of the Year

1988...

March
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Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year (songwriter), and Best Vocal Performance - Female ("Luka").

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Luka" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video and was nominated for Breakthrough Video, Best Cinematography, and Viewer's Choice.

1990...# 120 Singles Artist of the Year

1991... # 152 Singles Artist of the Year

October
Tom's Dinerbutton.gif (123 bytes) Vega hit the Top 40 with DNA with "Tom's Diner."

December
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Top 10 with DNA with "Tom's Diner."

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording (Days Of Open Hand).

1992...

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart for a week with "Blood Makes Noise."

1997...

Suzanne Vegabutton.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne hit the road to promote her new book, The Passionate Eye: The Collected Writing Of Suzanne Vega. The book is a collection of song lyrics, essays, poems, and short stories. Vega told WallOfSound: "I feel I have no perspective on some of the writing. It was difficult to go through and figure out what was good and what wasn't. I had to throw it at the editors and hope and pray they had taste. But I did learn that what I may consider to be flawed, someone else might not."

September
Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohenbutton.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne could be found on Tower Of Song: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen with the track, "Story Of Issac."

2001...

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne released Songs In Red And Gray.
Suzanne Vega - Retrospective: The Best Of Suzanne Vegabutton.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne toured the US in support of her new LP.

2003...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Retrospective: The Best Of Suzanne Vega was released.

2006..

February
Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crimebutton.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne got married.

2007..

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne released Beauty & Crime (Entertainment Weekly: A-).

2008..

August
Suzanne Vega - 'Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs'button.gif (123 bytes) Suzanne could be heard on the compilation Songs For Tibet - The Art Of Peace with the track "Song Of Sand" (Great City Version).

2010...

June
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Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs was released.

2012..

October
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Close-Up 4: Songs Of Family.

Suzanna Vega - 'Close Up Vol. 4 - Songs Of Family' Suzanne Vega - 'Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles'

2014..

February
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Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles.

August
Suzanne Vega - 'Close Up' (box set)button.gif (123 bytes) The box set Close-Up Series was released.









LPs
Suzanne Vega LP Suzanne Vega
Released: April, 1985
Billboard peak: # 91
Tracks: "Cracking" - "Freeze Tag" - "Marlene On The Wall" - "Small Blue Thing" - "Straight Lines" - "Undertow" - "Some Journey" - "The Queen And The Soldier" - "Knight Moves" - "Neighborhood Girls"
Suzanne Vega - 'Solitude Standing'
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Solitude Standing
Released: April, 1987
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 11
Tracks: "Tom's Diner" - "Luka" - "Ironbound Fancy Poultry" - "In The Eye" - "Night Vision" - "Solitude Standing" - "Calypso" - "Language" - "Gypsy" - "Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser's Song) - "Tom's Diner" (Reprise)
Suzanne Vega - Days Of Open Hand Days Of Open Hand
Released: April, 1990
Billboard peak: # 50
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Tired Of Sleeping" - "Men In A War" - "Rusted Pipe" - "Book Of Dreams" - "Institution Green" - "Those Whole Girls (Run In Grace)" - "Room Off The Street" - "Big Space" - "Predictions" - "Fifty-Fifty Chance" - "Pilgrimage"
Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F 99.9F
Released: September, 1992
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 86
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Rock In This Pocket (Song Of David)" - "Blood Makes Noise" - "In Liverpool" - "99.9F" - "Blood Sings" - "Fat Man & Dancing Girl" - "(If You Were) In My Movie" - "As A Child" - "Bad Wisdom" - "When Heroes Go Down" - "As Girls Go" - "Song Of Sand"
Suzanne Vega - Nine Objects Of Desire Nine Objects Of Desire
Released: September, 1996
Billboard peak: # 92
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Birthday (Love Made Real)" - "Headshots" - "Caramel" - "Stockings" - "Casual Match" - "Thiin Man" - "No Cheap Thrill" - "World Before Colombus" - "Lolita" - "Honeymoon Suite" - "Tombstone" - "My Favorite Plum"
Suzanne Vega - Songs In Red And Gray Songs In Red And Gray
Released: September, 2001
Billboard peak: # 178
Tracks: "Penitent" - "Widow's Walk" - "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" - "It Makes Me Wonder" - "Soap And Water" - "Songs In Red And Gray" - "Last Year's Troubles" - "Priscilla" - "If I Were A Weapon" - "Harbor Song" - "Machine Ballerina" - "Solitaire" - "St. Clare"
Suzanne Vega - Retrospective: The Best Of Suzanne Vega Retrospective: The Best Of Suzanne Vega
Released: April, 2003
Tracks: "Luka" - "Tom's Diner" (with DNA) - "Marlene On The Wall" - "Caramel" - "99.9F" - "Tired Of Sleeping" - "Small Blue Thing" - "Blood Makes Noise" - "Left Of Center" - "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" - "In Liverpool" - "Gypsy" - "Book Of Dreams" - "No Cheap Thrill" - "Calypso" - "World Before Colombus" - "Solitude Standing" - "Penitent" - "Rosemary" - "The Queen And The Soldier" (lilve) - "Woman On The Tier (I'll See You Through)"
Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime Beauty & Crime
Released: July, 2007
Billboard peak: # 129
Tracks: "Zephyr & I" - "Ludlow Street" - "New York Is A Woman" - "Pornographer's Dream" - "Frank & Ava" - "Edith Wharton's Figurine" - "Bound" - "Unbound" - "As You Are Now" - "Angel's Doorway" - "Anniversary"
Suzanne Vega - 'Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles' Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles
Released: February 18, 2014
Tracks
: "Crack In The Wall" - "Fool's Complaint" - "I Never Wear White" - "Portrait Of The Knight Of Wands" - "Don't Uncork What You Can't Contain" - "Jacob And The Angel" - "Silver Bridge" - "Song Of The Stoic" - "Laying On Of Hands / Stoic 2" - "Horizon (There Is A Road)"
Suzanne Vega - 'Close Up' (box set) Close-Up Series
Released: August 12, 2014
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