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Days Of Open Hand

26 Mar. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 18 April 1990
  • Release Date: 26 Mar. 2007
  • Label: Spectrum
  • Copyright: (C) 1990 A&M Records
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  • Total Length: 45:31
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  • ASIN: B001KE905G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,257 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Simon Malia on 25 Jun. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Suzanne Vega's first album told us she could write pretty folk songs, with a cool, distant twist. "Solitude Standing" brought that detached, "I-Am-A-Camera" talent into a sharper focus. "Days Of Open Hand" is the album where she strays deeper into darker, more mysterious territory.
There is a very clear, cool, detached tone here - and the low-key melodies and dry, almost dusty production lend an almost ghostly, almost psychotic feel - especially on the chilling song, "Institution Green".
This album seems the musical equivalent of reading Sylvia Plath's short stories in "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" - it may not be her most accomplished work, but it has an unnerving quality none the less.
Disquieting, subtle and unsettling - and frequently, quite brilliant.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is probably the most under-rated of Suzanne Vegas's work, but is an album that repays careful attention. Like many artists, it is best to listen to her music in chronological order, taking the time to appreciate what she is doing. There may be side alleys that she explores, or different directions that she takes, but they are never boring. Put the "Best of" albums aside, and take the time to appreciate her fine music album by album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jan Patrik Sahlstrøm on 3 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio Cassette
This is an album where there are a lot of differences in opinion among the fans whether it's good or not. Personally I love the dark, creepy and disturbed undertone, but I can also see why it is not everyone's cup of tea. I would recommend getting it and giving it a few hearings. It shouldn't take long to make up your own mind whether you love it or not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DL on 26 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Such deceptively layered songwriting. Precise sounds on this record. Roomy music. Yet intimate.

I am not the most eighties kind of fan but this record I often find myself fascinated by.

Recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. STRICKLAND on 12 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album works as a collection of 11 tracks. It's one of the few I've heard with no weak songs.

Her best album by far in my opinion.
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Format: Audio CD
This album perfectly illustrates how synthesizers create a background against which distinctive features of music all but disappear. I hope this was an aberration of the times. I believe even Bob Dylan fell under the fear of musical space represented by these machines in the 80s. Let's hope Day's Of Open Hand was just an echo of this and the other 'musical' comb-overs of that time.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Wallis on 14 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a sadly underrated album, mainly because of the "Book of Dreams" single, which sounds as if it is attempting to be popular amidst all the darker strains, and getting lost in the process. It is, as a result, the poorest track there.
The truth is that there are a lot of Suzanne's best qualities here, from the poignant 'Tired of Sleeping', to the atmospheric 'Room off the Street' (a personal favourite of mine). It can be harder work than other albums, and is probably not for the first time listener (start at the beginning!), but it is worth the effort.
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