Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs

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Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs
Suzanne Vega - Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
LabelAmanuensis Productions
Suzanne Vega chronology
Beauty & Crime
Close-Up Vol. 1, Love Songs
Close-Up Vol. 2, People & Places

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
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Daily Express4/5 stars[3]
PopMatters(7/10) [4]
The Guardian3/5 stars [5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Suzanne Vega.

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
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 Vega4:15
6."(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May"Songs in Red and Gray (2001)3:37
7."Harbor Song"Songs in Red and Gray4:17
8."Headshots"Nine Objects of Desire2:54
9."Song in Red and Gray"Songs in Red and Gray4:16
10."Stockings"Nine Objects of Desire3:40
11."Some Journey"Suzanne Vega4:23
12."Bound"Beauty & Crime (2007)4:17
Total length:45:55
iTunes bonus tracks
No.TitleOriginal albumLength
14."It Makes Me Wonder"Songs in Red and Gray4:04
15."Freeze Tag"Suzanne Vega2:53
16."Knight Moves"Suzanne Vega3:52
Total length:59:49

Release history[edit]

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


  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.

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