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Suzanne Vega: New Waif Music

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Sunday Express Magazine, 1 November 1987

Suzanne Vega is, on her own admission, a most unlikely rock star. On stage at Sydney’s Town Hall, rooted to the spot and hung with ...

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Suzanne Vega (2014)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages audio, 5 February 2014

The singer/songwriter talks about her first album in seven years, Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles; her writing process and collaboration with Gerry Leonard; the influence of spiritualism and the Tarot, and sampling 50 Cent!

File format: mp3; file size: 12.7mb, interview length: 13' 54" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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Suzanne Vega: Live At The LSE, London.

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 1985

Chess metaphors, the myth of Odysseus and the woman he left behind, being a "small blue thing", and, possibly if you listen hard enough, love ...

Suzanne Vega: Vaguely Seeking Suzanne

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 5 October 1985

I'D NEVER BEEN to a coffee-shop in New York's Greenwich Village before, but the Paradise was just as I'd imagined such a place to be ...

Suzanne Vega

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Q, 1986

Suzanne Vega had a feeling and tried to imagine what shape this feeling would have if it had been an object. She imagined it small ...

Suzanne Vega: A Darker Shade Of Pale

Interview by Bill Prince, New Musical Express, 17 May 1986

WHO ARE the Dark People? We're told with typically elliptical detatchment by The Face that they're young Italian fatalists, spotted at parties in Turin and ...

Suzanne Vega: Oh Suzanna!

Interview by Max Bell, No. 1, 12 July 1986

Max Bell meets Suzanne Vega. Pretty cosmic. ...

Suzanne Vega: "I loved the idea of the solitary wanderer with the guitar recreating Woody Guthrie"

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Q, January 1987

The small, shy voice of Suzanne Vega has finally found its audience. Steve Turner follows her passage from the New York folk clubs that first ...

Suzanne Vega: Solitude Standing (A&M)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 2 May 1987

SUZANNE VEGA's first album I found promising but irritating: the Joni/Rickie Lee persona presented with a knowing, sickly coyness. As a harbinger of the singer-songwriter ...

Suzanne Vega

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1988

THE FIRST time Suzanne Vega says "oral sex" it is most physically disturbing. But you get used to it after a while. Look, she's saying ...

Suzanne Vega: Godmother Of New Age

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 14 April 1990

Suzanne Vega was brought up as a Puerto Rican, attended the neo-legendary New York School Of Performing Arts and went on to become the sensitive ...

Changing Times at A&M

Report and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 16 May 1991

The classy, formerly independent label tries for a comeback ...

Suzanne Vega's Book of Dreams, Pt. 1

Interview by Paul Zollo, SongTalk, Winter 1991

"ALL THE MYSTERIES of life come in A minor," Suzanne Vega said, curled up on a couch in Hollywood. ...

Suzanne Vega

Interview by Lucy O'Brien, The Independent, 1 February 1997

"I can't listen to Days of Open Hand without feeling like I'm getting hives. It was such a difficult album to make, I was doing ...

Songs of the Sirens: Lilith Fair

Report by Nicholas Jennings, Maclean's, 28 July 1997

THEY READ tarot cards on the grass in the afternoon sun and danced under the moon to the sounds of Tracy Chapman. And before they ...

Lilith Fair: The Gorge Amphitheatre George, Washington

Live Review by Evelyn McDonnell, Spin, September 1997

"JUST A SECOND, just a second now," said Canadian performer Kinnie Starr as she abruptly swung her electric guitar down and stepped off the tiny ...

Suzanne Vega — Still in the spotlight

Interview by Sophie Heawood, The Times, 16 June 2007

IT'S 20 YEARS SINCE Tom's Diner, but Suzanne Vega sounds as contemporary as ever. ...

Suzanne Vega: Blue Notes

Profile and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, November 2007

THE SONG 'Bound' on Suzanne Vega's quite brilliant new album, Beauty & Crime, finds her wondering "if you might still want me". ...

The Lilith Fair Abides

Report by Maura Johnston, The Village Voice, 4 August 2010

A late-'90s fest returns with great ideas (the Lilipad!), throwback headliners, and terrible marketing. ...

Suzanne Vega: The Sage, Gateshead

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 3 February 2014

The black-clad singer-songwriter gives her new album an ethereal feel, but still delivers her crowd-pleasing classics — and pays homage to a legendary fellow New ...


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