Early Live Suzanne Vega Audio (1985)

While cleaning out our basement this morning, I happened upon some old audio cassettes. Two jumped out at me: recordings of live radio performances by Suzanne Vega. I’ve been a fan for a long time and was fortunate to have seen Suzanne perform live on several occasions in the early days of her career in Greenwich Village. These radio performances were both broadcast in early 1985, right around the time Suzanne’s debut album was released.

The first recording is a concert broadcast by WBAI in New York.

The second is a recording of Suzanne’s appearance on the late, great Pete Fornatale‘s show on WNEW in New York. This one is a combination interview, tracks from her then newly released record and an in-studio performance of Small Blue Thing.

Apologies in advance for the poor audio quality — these tapes are nearly 30 years old!

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