Days of Open Hand

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Days of Open Hand
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released April 10, 1990 (1990-04-10)
Recorded 1990
Skyline Studios, RPM Studios, The Living Room and with the effanel remote system
Genre Rock
Length 45:51
Label A&M
Producer Anton Sanko, Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega chronology
Solitude Standing
(1987)
Days of Open Hand
(1990)
99.9F°
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
Q 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B−[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]

Days of Open Hand is Suzanne Vega's third album, released in 1990. This album won the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package in 1991.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Suzanne Vega except as noted.

  1. "Tired of Sleeping" – 4:22
  2. "Men in a War" – 4:47
  3. "Rusted Pipe" (Vega, Anton Sanko) – 4:16
  4. "Book of Dreams" (Vega, A. Sanko) – 3:22
  5. "Institution Green" (Vega, A. Sanko) – 6:15
  6. "Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)" – 3:09
  7. "Room off the Street" (Vega, A. Sanko) – 3:00
  8. "Big Space" (Vega, A. Sanko) – 3:46
  9. "Predictions" – 4:59
  10. "Fifty-Fifty Chance"– 2:36
  11. "Pilgrimage" (Vega, A. Sanko) – 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australian Albums[citation needed] 74
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7] 29
German Albums (Official Top 100)[8] 16
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 24
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[10] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 7
US Billboard 200[14] 50

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak position
1990 "Book of Dreams" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 8
UK Singles Chart 66[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "1990-04-28 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Suzanne Vega Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Suzanne Vega. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  15. ^ http://www.theofficialcharts.com/search-results-album/_/Book+Of+Dreams#single

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