Suzanne Vega Opera House, Wellington Wednesday, August 8 For her New Zealand shows it was just Suzanne Vega and long-serving bassist Mike Visceglia. I say just because it was the full band that performed in Australia, at wonderful shows celebrating the respective 30th and 25th anniversaries of the Solitude Standing and 99.9F Degrees albums.
Suzanne Vega Enmore Theatre, Newtown; Sydney, Australia Saturday, July 28 Suzanne Vega is celebrating the 30th and 25th anniversaries of, respectively, the albums Solitude Standing and 99.9Fd. Or as she explained cleverly at the start of the show, selections from the albums. No fear of a trick though, that meant most of each album – […]
I’ve been listening to Suzanne Vega since I was ten years old. The songs that everyone knows are Luka and Tom’s Diner. These songs have held up well – Luka might suffer from a very-1987 guitar sound but it’s an incredible piece of pop songwriting. A song about child abuse is one thing – a […]
Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing (1987) This was the first Suzanne Vega album I heard – and then the first I bought on vinyl. It’s something of a favourite – although I like all of her albums. This was the introduction though – with those two big songs; still the biggest two songs of her career, […]
Suzanne Vega, Close Up Vol. 1, Love Songs (2010) Last year and on through in to 2011 (and possibly 2012) Suzanne Vega decided to record a series of her songs for a second time; she’s made/making four themed albums billed as Close Up. It started, logically enough, with volume one. Volume two was released a […]