Saturday, 6 January 2018

Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega (1985)

Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega 

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Suzanne Vega
Studio album by Suzanne Vega
ReleasedMay 1985
RecordedJanuary - March 1985
StudioCelestial Sound Studios, New York City
LabelA&M CDA 5072
ProducerSteve AddabboLenny Kaye and Steven Miller (co-producer)
Suzanne Vega chronology
Suzanne Vega
Solitude Standing
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]
The Village VoiceB−[4]
Suzanne Vega is the 1985 debut album by Suzanne Vega. It was a well-received pop-music album by music journalists in the U.S.[5]and reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. Produced by Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo, the songs feature Vega's acoustic guitar in straightforward arrangements. A video was released for the album's song "Marlene on the Wall",[6] which went into MTV and VH1's rotations.
In 1989, Rolling Stone magazine listed Suzanne Vega at number 80 on its "100 Best Albums of the Eighties".[7] It is also mentioned in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.



Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Suzanne Vega.
  1. "Cracking" – 2:49
  2. "Freeze Tag" – 2:36
  3. "Marlene on the Wall" – 3:40
  4. "Small Blue Thing" – 3:54
  5. "Straight Lines" – 3:49
  6. "Undertow" – 3:26
  7. "Some Journey" – 3:38
  8. "The Queen and the Soldier" – 4:48
  9. "Knight Moves" – 3:36
  10. "Neighborhood Girls" – 3:21



Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1985–86)Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[9]23
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10]11
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11]54
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[12]9
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13]42
UK Albums (OCC)[14]11
US Billboard 200[15]91


YearSingleChartPeak Position
1985"Marlene on the Wall"UK Singles Chart21[16]
1986"Small Blue Thing"UK Singles Chart65[17]

Certifications and sales[edit]

RegionCertificationCertified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[18]Platinum300,000^
United States (RIAA)[19]none250,000[20]
Worldwide (IFPI)N/A2,000,000[21]
*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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