Days of Open Hand

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Days of Open Hand
Days of Open Hand - Suzanne Vega.jpg
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
Released April 10, 1990 (1990-04-10)
Recorded 1990
Studio Skyline Studios, RPM Studios
Genre Folk rock, pop
Length 45:51
Label A&M
Producer Anton Sanko, Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega chronology
Solitude Standing
(1987)Solitude Standing1987
Days of Open Hand
(1990)
99.9F°
(1992)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 tracks written by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Tired of Sleeping" 4:22
2. "Men in a War" 4:47
3. "Rusted Pipe" (Vega/Sanko) 4:16
4. "Book of Dreams" (Vega/Sanko) 3:22
5. "Institution Green" (Vega/Sanko) 6:15
6. "Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)" 3:09
7. "Room off the Street" (Vega/Sanko) 3:00
8. "Big Space" (Vega/Sanko) 3:46
9. "Predictions" 4:59
10. "Fifty-Fifty Chance" 2:36
11. "Pilgrimage" (Vega/Sanko) 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Production

  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Hugh Padgham – mixing
  • Pat McCarthy – engineer
  • Pat Dillett – assistant engineer
  • Geoff Keehn – engineer
  • Jeff Lippay – assistant engineer
  • Jon Goldberger – assistant engineer
  • Kurt Munkasci – string engineer[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 74
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 29
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 16
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[11] 24
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 19
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 19
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 7
US Billboard 200[16] 50

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Peak position
1990 "Book of Dreams" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 8
UK Singles Chart 66[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Days of Open Hand - EW.com". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Suzanne Vega - Days Of Open Hand CD Album". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: suzanne vega". Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Days Of Open Hand : Suzanne Vega : Review : Rolling Stone". 23 November 2007. Archived from the original on November 23, 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Days of Open Hand - Suzanne Vega | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Suzanne Vega – Days of Open Hand". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  16. ^ "Suzanne Vega – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Suzanne Vega. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  17. ^ "http://www.theofficialcharts.com/search-results-album/_/Book%20Of%20Dreams#single". Retrieved 3 June 2016.  External link in |title= (help)[permanent dead link]

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