Suzanne Vega: 99.9F

Suzanne Vega: 99.9F
Title: 99.9F
Label: Universal I.S.

Import pressing of her 1992 album that is out-of-print domestically. Suzanne Vega makes it clear from the cover inwards that she's up to something different on 99.9 F. Her fiery red and yellow photo-manipulated hair and bandaged finger stand in stark contrast to the orderly mysticism conveyed on the front of her previous release, DAYS OF OPEN HAND. Producer Mitchell Froom surrounds her strong songs with surprises in instrumentation, arrangement, and mix. The set opens smartly with a couple of selections that stand in stark contrast to the more traditional folk bearing of her previous output. By the third song, "In Liverpool", things break open to reveal a lush and popish heart. The title song is a dazzling groove of fuzzy and staccato guitar chords cast over layered percussion and her lilting vocal. An array of superb players, including drummer Jerry Marotta, guitarists David Hidalgo and Richard Thompson, and bass player Bruce Thomas accompany her. While it represented a bit of an unexpected turn at the time of it's release in 1992, 99.9 F is one of Vega's finest albums. Universal.

1.1 Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)
1.2 Blood Makes Noise
1.3 In Liverpool
1.4 99.9 F
1.5 Blood Sings
1.6 Fat Man and Dancing Girl
1.7 (If You Were) in My Movie
1.8 As a Child
1.9 Bad Wisdom
1.10 When Heroes Go Down
1.11 As Girls Go
1.12 Song of Sand
1.13 Private Goes Public

Suzanne Vega: 99.9F

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