ALBUM REVIEW – SUZANNE VEGA: CLOSE UP VOL 3, STATES OF BEING (COOKING VINYL)
Close Up Vol 3, States Of Being, Suzanne Vega (Cooking Vinyl)
Sunday July 10,2011
By Martin Townsend
WHAT a clever songwriter Suzanne Vega is.
Giving herself almost nowhere to hide the Santa Monica-born, New York-raised singer (who turns 52 tomorrow) re-models her own songs, allowing herself only the minimal of backing. States Of Being is a masterpiece, stripping back favourites like Undertow and Solitude Standing, over stately, echoing acoustic guitar so sparse the lyrics are thrown into sharp and moving relief. Fantastic.
SUZANNE VEGA : Close-Up Vol. 3 (Cooking Vinyl)
Jul 10 2011 by Paul Cole, Sunday Mercury
SUZANNE VEGA Close-Up Vol 3 (Cooking Vinyl)
HSMART move of Suzanne Vega to revisit her career catalogue in stripped down settings – it brings out the best of her songs. Volume 3 consists of what she calls her ‘mental health’ set, taking in fan favourites such as Undertow, Solitude Standing and Cracking, all of which reflect a state of mind. Added interest comes in the shape of Instant Of The Hour After, a new song based on the Carson McCullers short story Talks About Love and theatre piece of the same name. PC