(2003) Retrospective: The Best Of Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

... read moreRetrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega is essentially A&M's updated version of their 1999 issue, The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, adding "Tired of Sleeping" from Vega's Days of Open Hand, "Calypso" and "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing, "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" and...

01:17′:32″ 21 Songs

1
Luka
Suzanne Vega
3:51
2
Tom's Diner (7" Version)
Suzanne Vega
3:49
3
Marlene On The Wall
Suzanne Vega
3:37
4
Caramel
Suzanne Vega
2:55
5
99.9 F
Suzanne Vega
3:15
6
Tired Of Sleeping
Suzanne Vega
4:22
7
Small Blue Thing
Suzanne Vega
3:53
8
Blood Makes Noise
Suzanne Vega
2:28
9
Left Of Center (From "Pretty In Pink" Soundtrack)
Suzanne Vega
3:32
10
(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May
Suzanne Vega
3:46
11
In Liverpool
Suzanne Vega
4:41
12
Gypsy
Suzanne Vega
4:01
13
Book Of Dreams
Suzanne Vega
3:22
14
No Cheap Thrill
Suzanne Vega
3:09
15
Calypso
Suzanne Vega
4:12
16
World Before Columbus
Suzanne Vega
3:26
17
Solitude Standing
Suzanne Vega
4:48
18
Penitent
Suzanne Vega
4:16
19
Rosemary
Suzanne Vega
2:43
20
The Queen And The Soldier (Live In Switzerland / 1991)
Suzanne Vega
5:01
21
Woman On The Tier
Suzanne Vega
2:25
Released 22 April 2003, An A&M Records Release; This Compilation ℗ 2003 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Review

Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega is essentially A&M's updated version of their 1999 issue, The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, adding "Tired of Sleeping" from Vega's Days of Open Hand, "Calypso" and "Solitude Standing" from Solitude Standing, "(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May" and "Penitent" from the 2001 recording Songs in Red and Gray, and "Woman on the Tier (I'll See You Through)" from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack. Unfortunately, A&M chose to drop "Book and Cover" from the track listing, which was only previously available on The Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True, but the overall collection feels a little bit more hearty with a total of 21 tracks instead of 17. ~ Gregory McIntosh