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Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

February 22nd, 2014

Birth Name:
Suzanne Nadine Peck

Suzanne Vega


Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Suzanne Vega


Suzanne Vega was the first major figure in the bumper crop of female singer/songwriters who rose to prominence during the late '80s and '90s. Her hushed, restrained folk-pop and highly literate lyrics (inspired chiefly by Leonard Cohen, as well as Lou Reed and Bob Dylan) laid the initial musical groundwork for what later became the trademark sound of Lilith Fair (a tour on which she was a regular). Moreover, her left-field hit single “Luka” helped convince record companies that folk-styled singer/songwriters were not a thing of the past after all, paving the way for breakthroughs by Tracy Chapman, Michelle Shocked, Shawn Colvin, Edie Brickell, the Indigo Girls, SinĂ©ad O'Connor, and a host of others throughout the '90s. Vega's early commercial success helped open doors for a wealth of talent, and even if she couldn't sustain the level of popularity she reached in 1987 with “Luka” and the platinum Solitude Standing, she maintained a strong and dedicated cult following. Her association with — and marriage to — experimental producer Mitchell Froom during the '90s resulted in two intriguing but uneven albums; however, following their painful divorce, Vega returned in 2001 with her first album in five years, Songs in Red and Gray, which was greeted with her strongest reviews in a decade.

Top Albums

Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles, Suzanne Vega
1. Tales from t..
Retrospective: The Best of Suzanne Vega, Suzanne Vega
2. Retrospectiv..
Solitude Standing, Suzanne Vega
3. Solitude Sta..
Suzanne Vega, Suzanne Vega
4. Suzanne Vega
Pavarotti & Friends, Aaron Neville
5. Pavarotti &a..
99.9 F, Suzanne Vega
6. 99.9 F
Songs in Red and Gray, Suzanne Vega
7. Songs in Red..
Close Up, Vol. 1 - Love Songs (Deluxe Edition), Suzanne Vega
8. Close Up, Vo..
Nine Objects of Desire, Suzanne Vega
9. Nine Objects..
iTunes Festival: London 2008 - EP, Suzanne Vega
10. iTunes Festi..
Live At the Stephen Talkhouse, Suzanne Vega
11. Live At the ..
Solitude Standing Live 2012, Suzanne Vega
12. Solitude Sta..
Close-Up, Vol. 2 - People and Places (Deluxe Edition), Suzanne Vega
13. Close-Up, Vo..
Days of Open Hand, Suzanne Vega
14. Days of Open..
Close Up, Vol. 4, Songs of Family, Suzanne Vega
15. Close Up, Vo..
Close-Up, Vol 3 - States of Being, Suzanne Vega
16. Close-Up, Vo..
Beauty & Crime, Suzanne Vega
17. Beauty &..
Tom's Diner (With Stems for Remixing), Suzanne Vega
18. Tom's Diner ..
Close-Up, Vol. 1: Love Songs, Suzanne Vega
19. Close-Up, Vo..
Close-Up, Vol. 2 - People & Places, Suzanne Vega
20. Close-Up, Vo..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Tom's Diner Retrospective: The Best of .. 3:48 $1.29

I Never Wear White Tales from the Realm of the.. 3:08 $1.29

Don't Uncork What You Can't .. Tales from the Realm of the.. 3:31 $1.29

Horizon (There Is a Road) Tales from the Realm of the.. 2:50 $1.29

Luka Solitude Standing 3:51 $1.29

Tom's Diner Close-Up, Vol. 2 – People a.. 4:33 $0.99

Luka Retrospective: The Best of .. 3:51 $1.29

Left of Center Retrospective: The Best of .. 3:29 $1.29

Silver Bridge Tales from the Realm of the.. 3:47 $1.29

Laying on of Hands/Stoic 2 Tales from the Realm of the.. 3:52 $1.29

Crack in the Wall Tales from the Realm of the.. 4:23 $1.29

Tom's Diner (7" A) Tom's Album 3:48 $1.29

Gypsy Retrospective: The Best of .. 4:03 $1.29

Fool's Complaint (Live) [Bonus T.. Tales from the Realm of the.. 3:19 $1.29

Song of the Stoic Tales from the Realm of the.. 4:05 $1.29

Fool's Complaint Tales from the Realm of the.. 2:39 $1.29

(I'll Never Be) Your Maggie May Retrospective: The Best of .. 3:46 $0.99

Blood Makes Noise Retrospective: The Best of .. 2:28 $0.99

99.9 F Retrospective: The Best of .. 3:15 $0.99

Caramel Retrospective: The Best of .. 2:53 $1.29

Tom's Diner (A Cappella) Solitude Standing 2:09 $1.29

Jacob and the Angel Tales from the Realm of the.. 4:05 $1.29

Portrait of the Knight of Wands Tales from the Realm of the.. 4:18 $1.29

Tom's Dinner (A Cappella) Tom's Album 2:05 $1.29

Solitude Standing Retrospective: The Best of .. 4:39 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Luka (Live), Suzanne Vega
1. Luka (Live)
Tom's Diner (Live), Suzanne Vega
2. Tom's Diner (L..
The Queen and the Soldier (Live), Suzanne Vega
3. The Queen and ..
The Queen and the Soldier (Live), Suzanne Vega
4. The Queen and ..
Frank & Ava, Suzanne Vega
5. Frank & Av..


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