Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega [UK Bonus CD]

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All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega is essentially A&M's updated version of their 1999 issue, The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, adding "Tired of Sleeping" from Vega's Days of Open Hand, "Calypso" and "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing, "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" and "Penitent" from the 2001 recording Songs in Red and Gray, and "Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through)" from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack. Unfortunately, A&M chose to drop "Book and Cover" from the track listing, which was only previously available on The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, but the overall collection feels a little bit more hearty with a total of 21 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory McIntosh
Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega is essentially A&M's updated version of their 1999 issue, The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, adding "Tired of Sleeping" from Vega's Days of Open Hand, "Calypso" and "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing, "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" and "Penitent" from the 2001 recording Songs in Red and Gray, and "Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through)" from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack. Unfortunately, A&M chose to drop "Book and Cover" from the track listing, which was only previously available on The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, but the overall collection feels a little bit more hearty with a total of 21 tracks instead of 17. [The U.K. edition includes a bonus disc boasting six live tracks, a previously unreleased song titled "Anniversary," and the original version of "Tom's Diner"]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498088845
  • Catalog Number: 9808884
  • Sales rank: 65,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Luka (3:52)
  2. 2 Tom's Diner - The DNA Disciples (3:49)
  3. 3 Marlene on the Wall (3:41)
  4. 4 Caramel (2:54)
  5. 5 99.9F° (3:15)
  6. 6 Tired of Sleeping (4:25)
  7. 7 Small Blue Thing (3:55)
  8. 8 Blood Makes Noise (2:29)
  9. 9 Left of Center (3:30)
  10. 10 (I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May (3:48)
  11. 11 In Liverpool (4:44)
  12. 12 Gypsy (4:03)
  13. 13 Book of Dreams (3:24)
  14. 14 No Cheap Thrill (3:10)
  15. 15 Calypso (4:13)
  16. 16 World Before Columbus (3:27)
  17. 17 Solitude Standing (4:39)
  18. 18 Penitent (4:18)
  19. 19 Rosemary (2:44)
  20. 20 The Queen and the Soldier (5:02)
  21. 21 Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through) (2:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Caramel (3:56)
  2. 2 Widow's Talk (4:51)
  3. 3 Solitude Standing (4:20)
  4. 4 Blood Makes Noise (3:18)
  5. 5 In Liverpool (Intro/Narrative) (1:40)
  6. 6 In Liverpool (5:29)
  7. 7 Anniversay (4:37)
  8. 8 Tom's Diner (2:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Suzanne Vega Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Frank Christian Electric Guitar
Shawn Colvin Background Vocals
Joe Jackson Piano
Don Byron Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Rupert Hine Bass, Piano, Strings, Keyboards
Sue Evans Percussion, Drums
Steve Addabbo Guitar, Background Vocals, Soloist
Michael Blair Cymbals, Tambourine, Whip
Tchad Blake Bass, Electric Guitar
Dave Douglas Trumpet, Muted Trumpet
Mitch Easter Rhythm Guitar
Steve Ferrera Percussion, Drums
Mitchell Froom Keyboards
Frank Gravis Bass
David Hidalgo Electric Guitar
Zev Katz Bass
John Linnell Accordion
Jerry Marotta Percussion, Drums
Richard Pleasance Electric Guitar
C.P. Roth Synthesizer
Anton Sanko Synthesizer, Hammond Organ
Marc Shulman Electric Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Sebastian Steinberg Bass
Bruce Thomas Bass
Pete Thomas Percussion, Drums
Frank Vilardi Drums
Michael Visceglia Bass
Gerry Leonard Dulcimer, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Zither
Jay Bellerose Drums
Steve Donnelly Electric Guitar
Billy Masters Guitar
Jane Scarpantoni Cello
Paul Dugan Bass
Cecilia Sparacio Flute
Dougie Yowells Drums
Elizabeth Taubman Vocal Harmony
Jon Gordon Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Producer
Suzanne Vega Composer, Producer
Rupert Hine Arranger, Producer, drum programming
Steve Addabbo Composer, Producer, Engineer
Tchad Blake Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mitch Easter Producer
Mitchell Froom Producer, Horn Arrangements
Lenny Kaye Producer, Liner Notes
Geoff Keehn Engineer
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Rod O'Brien Engineer
Anton Sanko Composer, Producer
Stephen W. Tayler Engineer
Michael Visceglia Composer
Jeri Heiden Art Direction
DNA Remixing
Glynn Wood Engineer, Mastering
Mark Fellows Mastering
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
Bill Moss Engineer
Nick Pugh drum programming
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