Saturday, 6 January 2018

Suzanne Vega - 99.9f (1992)

99.9f - Suzanne Vega


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Studio album by Suzanne Vega
ReleasedSeptember 8, 1992
StudioDreamland (Bearsville, New York), Sunset Sound Factory (Los Angeles), The Magic Shop (New York City)
GenreAlternative rockfolk rock
ProducerMitchell Froom
Suzanne Vega chronology
Days of Open Hand
Nine Objects of Desire
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA[2]
The Daily Vault Music ReviewsA[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[5]
99.9F° (Ninety-Nine Point Nine Fahrenheit Degrees) is the fourth album by American singer and songwriter Suzanne Vega. Released in 1992, the album marked a significant departure for Vega, as she embraced a more electronic, experimental sound. It peaked at No. 86 on Billboard magazine's album chart and was Vega's fourth fourth Top 20 album in the U.K. "Blood Makes Noise" reached No.1 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart.
Despite its low chart position in the U.S., the album was certified gold (500,000 copies sold) by the RIAA in October 1997. It was given silver status in the UK by the BPI in March 1993.
99.9F° was the first of two of Vega's albums to be produced by Mitchell Froom, whom she later married.



Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Suzanne Vega except where noted.
1."Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)"3:20
2."Blood Makes Noise"2:28
3."In Liverpool"4:40
5."Blood Sings"3:17
6."Fat Man and Dancing Girl" (Vega/Froom)2:19
7."(If You Were) In My Movie"3:05
8."As a Child"2:55
9."Bad Wisdom"3:23
10."When Heroes Go Down"1:54
11."As Girls Go"3:27
12."Song of Sand" (Vega/Nils Petter Molvær)3:28
13."Private Goes Public" (European and Japanese bonus track)1:57


Additional personnel
  • Ronald K. Fierstein – executive producer
  • Tchad Blake – engineer, mixing
  • Len Peltier, Suzanne Vega – art direction


Chart (1992)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6]56
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[7]70
German Albums (Media Control)[8]27
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[9]38
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10]45
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[11]24
UK Albums (OCC)[12]20
US Billboard 200[13]86


YearSingleChartPeak Position
1992"99.9 F°"Billboard Modern Rock Tracks13[14]
UK Singles Chart46[15]
"Blood Makes Noise"Billboard Modern Rock Tracks1[14]
Canadian Singles Chart27
New Zealand Singles Chart42
UK Singles Chart60[15]
"In Liverpool"UK Singles Chart52[15]
1993"When Heroes Go Down"UK Singles Chart58[15]


RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16]Silver60,000^
United States (RIAA)[17]Gold500,000^
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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