Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega

by Suzanne VegaSuzanne Vega
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This unpretentious 1985 debut from a regular on the New York folk circuit helped break the hegemony of synth-pop and established a quiet niche for folk-oriented performers at major labels -- opening the door and allowing artists like Tracy Chapman and Shawn Colvin to rumble toward stardom. Lenny Kaye's production highlights Vega's finely detailed lyrics, and the calm in her quiet voice and the spare instrumentation draw you into her musings. Vega went on to create several other highly regarded recordings, including SOLITUDE STANDING and DAYS OF OPEN HAND. "Marlene on the Wall" and "Undertow," in particular, hint at the future chart juggernaut "Luka."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/1993
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021507227
catalogNumber: 5072
Rank: 67688

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzanne Vega   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Frank Christian   Acoustic Guitar,Slide Guitar
Darol Anger   Electric Violin
Mark Isham   Synthesizer
Sue Evans   Percussion,Drums
Steve Addabbo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Synclavier
Frank Gravis   Bass
Shem Guibbory   Violin
John Mahoney   Synthesizer
Maxine Neuman   Cello
C.P. Roth   Synthesizer
Roger Squitero   Percussion
Steve Abbaddo   Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Paul Dugan   Bass,Vertical Bass
John Gordon   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Frank Christian   Contributor
Peter Laurence Gordon   String Arrangements
Steve Addabbo   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Ronald K. Fierstein   Executive Producer
Lenny Kaye   Producer
John Mahoney   Programming
Steven Miller   Arranger,Producer
Paul Dugan   Contributor

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