99.9 F°

99.9 F°

by Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega


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While 99.9 F° is not the techno album that Suzanne Vega was rumored to be making, it does offer a significant departure from her previous contemporary folk albums. Vega uses more synthesizers and drum machines, often evoking a bizarre carnivalesque atmosphere on the album. Still, 99.9 F° is a folk album at heart; every song is steeped in traditional song form, and Vega's writing is strong. Fans of Vega's previous work might be taken aback, but those willing to listen to the album will find that she has produced one of her strongest yet.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/1992
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454000529
catalogNumber: 540005

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzanne Vega   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Richard Thompson   Guitar
Sid Page   Violin
Tchad Blake   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Larry Corbett   Cello
Joel Derouin   Violin
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mark Shulman   Percussion
Jerry Marotta   Percussion,Drums
Maria Newman   Viola
Richard Pleasance   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Scheff   Bass
Marc Shulman   Bouzouki
Greg Smith   Baritone Saxophone
Bruce Thomas   Bass
Michael Visceglia   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Suzanne Vega   Composer
Tchad Blake   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Suzie Kattayama   Contributor
Steve Rosenthal   Producer,Engineer
Nils Petter Molvær   Composer
Suzie Katayama   Contributor

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99.9 F° 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After snoozing through 'Solitude Standing' and 'Days of Open Hand', it was great to get this sonic kick in the pants from Suzanne Vega, of all people. Mitchell Froom's production is the reason. With his ''clanks'' and ''clunks'', he may have invented industrial folk. His noises perfectly match the mood of each song, most strikingly on ''Blood Makes Noise'', ''In Liverpool'', ''Fat Man & Dancing Girl'', and ''Bad Wisdom''. Plus, there are attempts to placate her hardcore folkie fans; ''Blood Sings'' and ''Song of Sand''. A lot of people hated this album because of the sound; they probably expected the usual calm and pretty guitar songs. But this cd held my attention to the point that it was in my player consistently for months. So, grab some headphones and take a chance on this album. You'll be glad you did.