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Close Up, Vol. 4, Songs of Family


Download links and information about Close Up, Vol. 4, Songs of Family by Suzanne Vega. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 47:34 minutes.

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 14
Duration: 47:34
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No. Title Length
1. Rosemary 2:53
2. Honeymoon Suite 3:13
3. World Before Columbus 3:00
4. As You Are Now 2:28
5. Soap And Water 2:52
6. Widow's Walk 3:42
7. Blood Sings 3:20
8. Bad Wisdom 3:10
9. Ludlow Street 3:11
10. Tired of Sleeping 3:47
11. Pilgrimage 4:26
12. Brother Mine 3:14
13. The Silver Lady 5:35
14. Daddy Is White 2:43



The fourth and final volume of Suzanne Vega's stripped-down re-evaluation of her catalog features songs about relationships: the ups and downs of love and friendship. Her lyrics, which read as literature, are brought to the fore without modern production tricks that would shift the focus. So tunes like "Rosemary," "Ludlow Street," and "Soap and Water" (an unflinching look at her family in the aftermath of her divorce) lock into close-ups, with the elliptical puzzles beautifully exposed. Three songs previously not available on albums add to this record's strength. "The Silver Lady" and "Brother Mine" are from Vega's earliest days as a songwriter, dating back as far as her teenage years. "Daddy Is White" addresses the delicate balance of race from the viewpoint of Vega's upbringing in NYC. Producer Gerry Leonard adds a few nice instrumental touches, but this is Vega's show. Her acoustic guitar playing is so sweet and wonderfully fingerpicked that her fingerwork is reason enough to hear these enduring compositions.