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In May 1985.

In May 1985, “A&M” label released the debut, self-titled Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded January-March 1985, at “Celestial Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Steve Addabbo, Lenny Kaye and Steven Miller.

In 1989, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “Suzanne Vega” at number 80 on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Eighties”.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Steve Addabbo— background vocals, synclavier guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Darol Anger– electric violin
  • Frank Christian– acoustic guitar, electric slide guitar
  • Paul Dugan – bass, vertical bass
  • Sue Evans– drums, percussion
  • Jon Gordon– electric guitar
  • Peter Gordon– string arrangement
  • Frank Gravis – bass
  • Shem Guibbory – violin
  • Mark Isham– synthesizers
  • John Mahoney – synclavierprogramming
  • Maxine Neuman – cello
  • P. Roth – synthesizers, piano, organ
  • Roger Squitero – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega.

  1. Cracking
  2. Freeze Tag
  3. Marlene on the Wall
  4. Small Blue Thing
  5. Straight Lines
  6. Undertow
  7. Some Journey
  8. The Queen and the Soldier
  9. Knight Moves
  10. Neighborhood Girls