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The Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried And True
 
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The Best Of Suzanne Vega - Tried And True

3 Feb 2014 | Format: MP3

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3:51
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3:47
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3:39
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2:53
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3:11
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3:53
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  • Label: Polydor Associated Labels
  • Copyright: (C) 1998 A&M Records
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  • Total Length: 59:07
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  • ASIN: B001KUCOYY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,276 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
I had heard only her eponymous debut once and I wanted to hear more. My next stop was the wonderful follow-up, Solitude Standing. I then bought this and realised that Suzanne Vega was more than Luka or Small Blue Thing. Although they are two of her best songs (of only the 32 I have heard), there is more to be heard. Her third album Days Of Open Hand offers only Book Of Dreams, but that is a fine pop song featuring Shawn Colvin on backing vocals for a second time. The four cuts from her 1992 album 99.9F (99.9F, Blood Makes Noise, In Liverpool, When Heroes Go Down) are great also. Blood Makes Noise and 99.9F (Ninety Nine Point Nine Fahrenheit Degrees) have a more dance approach than usual (probably due to the DNA remix of her classic a cappella Tom's Diner). However, When Heroes Go Down (a rushed song if there ever was one) could have been replaced by something more falling into the album title's category. From her 1996 record Nine Objects Of Desire, there is the jazzy Caramel, and the more 90s folk rock moments of No Cheap Thrill and World Before Columbus. Plus, there is her 1986 non-studio affair with Joe Jackson (Left Of Center) and two new tracks (Book And A Cover, Rosemary). The final two tracks show that Suzanne Vega is certainly not slowing down, maybe even growing into a better artist than ever before.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Aug 2012
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This 17 track compilation, from 1998 does a good job at presenting Suzanne Vega's work to us. Though I've seen her perform live, I'm not really a huge fan and have no other albums by her. Apart from the MP3 download list, Amazon do not publish a track listing - see my image (no 2, in the Amazon product gallery) for this.

New enough to include the remixed dance hit by DNA of Tom's Diner - though purists will want the original, too - but it's not included - the album features favourites such as Luka and Marlene On The Wall. Though her vocal style can seem a little offbeat (to my ears, anyway) it does have a warm immediacy that demands attention and respect. I really do like the wonderfully weird 99.9F degrees and songs such as the Small Blue Thing, which sounds more folky and suits her voice better. The simple, atmospheric acoustic guitar accompaniment adds just the right amount of ambience.

Left Of Centre is another good track and features Joe Jackson on piano and is a brighter and more breezy, jazzier sort of song, that merrily plays along. In Liverpool has a moody intro before settling down. Other tracks, such as Book Of Dreams sound more familiar than one would expect and it's a constant and pleasant surprise listening to this album after a fair while. The final Rosemary is a lovely and gentle touching song that is a fitting end to the album.

Lyrics are definitely a strong point here - Suzanne started writing poetry aged nine and her first song at 14.

This Tried & True compilation reached no 46 in the U.K. A later, 2003 Retrospective - Best Of, fared better in the charts and contained more songs - 23. It says on Wikipedia that the UK release included a bonus 8 track CD plus 12 track DVD, so that may well be a better one to get, if that is so.
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By canaria on 26 Jun 2014
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love suzanne vega and this is a great album
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By JimL on 2 May 2014
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It's OK a couple of tracks are fairly good the rest are average, nothing to get excited about, would probably not purchase any of her other albums after listening fo this one.
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By Andy F on 29 Mar 2014
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Classic songs and classy singer - brings back some memories and passes the test of time in wanting to listen time and time again
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