Genre: Folk
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Suzanne Vega Close-Up Series 180g 4LP Bookpack (Color Vinyl)

Suzanne Vega

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Limited Edition 180g Color Vinyl 4LP Bookpack!
Includes All 4 Close-Up Albums, Each Pressed On A Different Color Vinyl!
Contains 28-Page Booklet With Foreword by Suzanne Vega, Essay & Lyrics!

Widely regarded as one of the foremost songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known venues.

Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who "observes the world with a clinically poetic eye" (The New York Times), Vega's songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognizable - as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago.

Back in 2010, Suzanne began re-recording and releasing songs from her extensive back catalog as the "Close-Up" Series. She thought that her fans might like to hear the songs of her past stripped of their original productions, to hear them in an intimate setting, something more personal, that felt like she was singing to them alone. During the recording process for these four albums, Suzanne also decided to rearrange the songs by theme, so people could rediscover them out of their original contexts.

The Close-Up Series, originally released over a decade ago, is now available in a beautifully packaged and designed Bookpack and is limited to just 2,000 copies worldwide. It includes the Close-Up albums Volumes 1-4, each as a different color 180g heavyweight vinyl LP. It also contains a 28-page booklet featuring a foreword by Suzanne Vega, a brand new essay by Lenny Kaye and the full lyrics for each song.


  • Limited Edition - 2,000 Copies Worldwide
  • 4LP Bookpack
  • 180g Vinyl
  • Close-Up Albums, Volumes 1-4
  • Each LP On Its Own Unique Color
  • 28-Page Booklet
  • Foreword by Suzanne Vega
  • New Essay by Lenny Kaye
  • Full Lyrics
  • Made in the EU


Vol 1, Love Songs

Side One:
  1. Small Blue Thing
  2. Caramel
  3. (If You Were) In My Movie
  4. Gypsy
  5. Marlene On The Wall
  6. (I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May
Side Two:
  1. Harbor Songs
  2. Headshots
  3. Song In Red And Gray
  4. Stockings
  5. Some Journey
  6. Bound

Vol 2, People & Places

Side One:
  1. Luka
  2. Zephyr & I
  3. New York Is A Woman
  4. In Liverpool
  5. Calypso
  6. Fat Man & Dancing Girl
  7. The Queen & The Soldier
Side Two:
  1. Rock In This Pocket (Song Of David)
  2. Angel's Doorway
  3. Ironbound / Fancy Poultry
  4. Neighborhood Girls
  5. Tom's Diner
  6. The Man Who Played God

Vol 3, States Of Being

Side One:
  1. Undertow
  2. When Heroes Go Down
  3. My Favorite Plum
  4. Solitude Standing
  5. Cracking
  6. Last Year's Troubles
  7. Solitaire
  8. Tombstone
Side Two:
  1. Blood Makes Noise
  2. 50-50 Chance
  3. Penitent
  4. Straight Lines
  5. Pornographer's Dream
  6. Instant Of The Hour After

Vol 4, Songs Of Family

Side One:
  1. Rosemary
  2. Honeymoon Suite
  3. World Before Columbus
  4. As You Are Now
  5. Soap And Water
  6. Widow's Walk
  7. Blood Sings
  8. Bad Wisdom
Side Two:
  1. Ludlow Street
  2. Tired Of Sleeping
  3. Pilgrimage
  4. Brother Mine
  5. The Silver Lady
  6. Daddy Is White

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