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Days of Open Hand


Download links and information about Days of Open Hand by Suzanne Vega. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:45 minutes.

Artist: Suzanne Vega
Release date: 1990
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:45
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No. Title Length
1. Tired of Sleeping 4:23
2. Men in a War 4:47
3. Rusted Pipe 4:16
4. Book of Dreams 3:23
5. Institution Green 6:15
6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace) 3:08
7. Room off the Street 3:01
8. Big Space 3:47
9. Predictions 4:59
10. Fifty-Fifty Chance 2:36
11. Pilgrimage 5:10



Just when the singer/songwriter movement seemed played out, Suzanne Vega helped rejuvenate the genre with her coolly perceptive lyrics and post-modernist folk approach. Days of Open Hand builds upon the minimalist base of her first two albums with atmospheric rock and jazz shadings. Vega excels at portraying the mysteries that lurk behind the fa¬ćade of ordinary life, and she doesn't disappoint here. Tracks like "Institution Green" and "Predictions" wrap shadowy revelations around furtive melodies. "Men in a War" probes tragedy with poetic understatement, while "Tired of Sleeping" is an anthem of personal awakening. "Book of Dreams" is the album's centerpiece, a spirit-stirring tune with a chiming folk-rock feel. Vega's vocals - dreamily distant, then tenderly intimate -- bring her impressionistic story-songs vividly to life. Days of Open Hand is an album of subtle intimations and luminous sounds that only deepens with each listening.