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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
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On September 8, 1992.

99-9f

On September 8, 1992, “A&M” label released “99.9F°” (Ninety-Nine Point Nine Fahrenheit Degrees), the fourth Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Dreamland” in Bearsville, “The Magic Shop “in New York City, and “Sunset Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jerry Marotta– drums, percussion
  • Bruce Thomas– bass
  • David Hidalgo– electric guitar
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards, string arrangement
  • Tchad Blake– engineering, mixing, electric guitar
  • Richard Pleasance– electric guitar
  • Michael Visceglia– fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman– bouzouki
  • Jerry Scheff– acoustic bass
  • Greg Smith– baritone sax
  • Richard Thompson– guitar solo
  • Sid Page– 1st violin
  • Joel Derouin– 2nd violin
  • Maria Newman– viola
  • Larry Corbett– cello
  • Suzie Katayana– copyist

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega, except where noted.

  1. Rock in This Pocket (Song of David)
  2. Blood makes Noise
  3. In Liverpool
  4. 9F°
  5. Blood Sings
  6. Fat Man and Dancing Girl – Suzanne Vega, Mitchell Froom
  7. (If You Were) In My Movie
  8. As a Child
  9. Bad Wisdom
  10. When Heroes Go Down
  11. As Girls Go
  12. Song of Sand

 

On April 10, 1991.

Days_of_Open_Hand

On April 10, 1991, “A&M” label released “Days of Open Hand”, the third Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded in 1990, at “Skyline Studios”, “RPM Studios” and “The Living Room”, and was produced by Anton Sanko and Suzanne Vega. The album won “Grammy Award for Best Recording Package” in 1991.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocal, acoustic guitar, background vocals, Fairlight, hand claps
  • Michael Visceglia – five-string bass, fretless bass
  • Marc Shulman – electric guitar, tiple, electric 12-string guitar, E-Bow guitar, bouzouki
  • Anton Sanko – Hammond C3, Akai S1000, Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, Fairlight CMI percussion programming on 3 11, Voyetra Eight on 5 11, Fairlight,  DX7II, string arrangements, classical guitar, tiple, harmonium, electric guitar
  • Frank Vilardi – drums, rims, brushes, Akai S-1000, shaker, percussion, floor tom, snare drum, cymbal, Blastics
  • Michael Blair – metal percussion, tambourine, wood percussion,  shaker,  orchestral bass drum, Chinese drum, hand drum
  • John Linnell– accordion
  • Shawn Colvin– background vocals
  • Sandra Park – 1st violin
  • Hae-Young Ham – violin
  • Rebecca Young Schatz – viola
  • Maria Kitsoupolos – cello
  • Erik Sanko– fretless bass
  • Hearn Gadbois – dumbek
  • Glen Velez– frame drum
  • Richard Horowitz– ney
  • Percy Jones– fretless bass
  • Philip Glass– string arrangement
  • Tim Baker – violin
  • Barry Finclair – violin
  • Fred Zlotkin – cello
  • Al Brown – viola

Track listing:

All tracks by Suzanne Vega except where noted.

  1. Tired of Sleeping
  2. Men in a War
  3. Rusted Pipe – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  4. Book of Dreams – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  5. Institution Green – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  6. Those Whole Girls (Run in Grace)
  7. Room off the Street – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  8. Big Space – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko
  9. Predictions
  10. Fifty-Fifty Chance
  11. Pilgrimage – Suzanne Vega, Anton Sanko

On April 1, 1987.

Solitude Standing

On April 1, 1987, “A&M” label released “Solitude Standing”, the second Suzanne Vega album. It was recorded 1986 – 1987, at “Bearsville Studios” in Woodstock, NY, and “RPM Sound Studios” in NYC, and was produced by Steve Addabbo and Lenny Kaye.

Personnel:

  • Suzanne Vega– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Michael Visceglia –bass, synthesizer
  • Anton Sanko – synthesizers,classical guitar
  • Marc Shulman –electric guitars
  • Stephen Ferrera –drums, percussion
  • Johnny Gordon – guitar
  • Shawn Colvin– backing vocals
  • Sue Evans– percussion, drums
  • Mitch Easter– rhythm guitar
  • Steve Addabbo– guitar
  • Frank Christian– electric guitar
  • Steve Addabbo– producer, recording engineer
  • Lenny Kaye– producer
  • Mitch Easter– producer
  • Rod O’Brien – recording engineer
  • Shelly Yakus– mixing engineer

All tracks by Suzanne Vega, except where noted.

  1. Tom’s Diner
  2. Luka
  3. Ironbound/Fancy Poultry – Suzanne Vega and Anton Sanko
  4. In the Eye – Suzanne Vega and Marc Shulman
  5. Night Vision – Suzanne Vega and Anton Sanko
  6. Solitude Standing – Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman and Stephen Ferrera
  7. Calypso
  8. Language – Suzanne Vega and Michael Visceglia
  9. Gypsy
  10. Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser’s Song) – Suzanne Vega, Michael Visceglia, Anton Sanko, Marc Shulman and Stephen Ferrera
  11. Tom’s Diner (Reprise)