Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs

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Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
Genre Acoustic
Length 45:55
Label Amanuensis Productions
Suzanne Vega chronology
Beauty & Crime
(2007)
Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs
(2010)
Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places
(2010)

Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs is a studio album release by New York-based singer/songwriter and musician Suzanne Vega. The album consists of re-recordings of songs from Vega's back catalogue with stripped-down arrangements that highlight her lyrics and melodies.

Love Songs is the first volume of Vega's Close-Up Collection which were released over the next two years; and was followed by the albums People and Places, States of Being and Songs of Family.[1]

A "Deluxe Edition" available exclusively on iTunes includes four extra tracks.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Daily Express 4/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (7/10) [4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Suzanne Vega

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Small Blue Thing"   Suzanne Vega (1985) 4:04
2. "Caramel"   Nine Objects of Desire (1996) 3:06
3. "(If You Were) In My Movie"   99.9F° (1992) 2:56
4. "Gypsy"   Solitude Standing (1987) 4:10
5. "Marlene on the Wall"   Suzanne Vega 4:15
6. "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May"   Songs in Red and Gray (2001) 3:37
7. "Harbor Song"   Songs in Red and Gray 4:17
8. "Headshots"   Nine Objects of Desire 2:54
9. "Song in Red and Gray"   Songs in Red and Gray 4:16
10. "Stockings"   Nine Objects of Desire 3:40
11. "Some Journey"   Suzanne Vega 4:23
12. "Bound"   Beauty & Crime (2007) 4:17
Total length:
45:55
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Original album Length
13. "99.9F°"   99.9F° 3:05
14. "It Makes Me Wonder"   Songs in Red and Gray 4:04
15. "Freeze Tag"   Suzanne Vega 2:53
16. "Knight Moves"   Suzanne Vega 3:52
Total length:
59:49

Release history[edit]

Date Format
February 2, 2010 Digital download
February 9, 2010 CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honigmann, David (June 11, 2010). "Suzanne Vega remakes her best sounds". Financial Times (The Financial Times Ltd.). Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs at AllMusic. Retrieved July 19, 2010.
  3. ^ Gage, Simon (June 18, 2010). "Review: Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs". Daily Express (Northern and Shell Media Publications). Retrieved June 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ Layman, Will (April 14, 2010). "Review: Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs". PopMatters. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  5. ^ Denselow, Robin (June 17, 2010). "Review: Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media Limited). Film & Music p. 12. Retrieved June 18, 2010.