Solitude Standing

Solitude Standing

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by Suzanne Vega
     
 

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The songs on Solitude Standing, Suzanne Vega's second album, had years listed beside them on the lyric sheet, so you could see that some of them dated back to 1978. But that bold admission heralded the album's triumph -- its diversity was what made it so good. Partially, that was because the old songs were the equal of anything on the first album -- tunes like…  See more details below

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The songs on Solitude Standing, Suzanne Vega's second album, had years listed beside them on the lyric sheet, so you could see that some of them dated back to 1978. But that bold admission heralded the album's triumph -- its diversity was what made it so good. Partially, that was because the old songs were the equal of anything on the first album -- tunes like the a cappella slice-of-life "Tom's Diner" and the warmly romantic "Gypsy" simply wouldn't have fit thematically on the debut. On Solitude Standing, however, they became part of an album of story songs set in a variety of musical contexts; many had band arrangements, and in fact, members of Vega's touring band often were credited as co-writers. Additionally, Vega had developed more as a singer without losing the focused intonation that had made her debut -- one of many compelling elements which helped make "Luka," a character song about domestic abuse, a fluke hit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0075021513624
catalogNumber:
5136
Rank:
8822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Suzanne Vega   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Frank Christian   Electric Guitar
Shawn Colvin   Background Vocals
Sue Evans   Percussion,Drums
Steve Addabbo   Guitar
Mitch Easter   Rhythm Guitar
Steve Ferrera   Percussion,Drums
Anton Sanko   Synthesizer,Classical Guitar
Marc Shulman   Electric Guitar
Michael Visceglia   Synthesizer,Bass Guitar
John Gordon   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Addabbo   Producer,Engineer
Mitch Easter   Producer
Ronald K. Fierstein   Executive Producer
Lenny Kaye   Producer
Rod O'Brien   Engineer
Jeffrey Gold   Art Direction
Melanie Nissen   Art Direction

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Solitude Standing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite by Miss Vega. There isn't a single track on this album that I don't like. In particular I favor Gypsy,Calypso,and Tom's Diner. I'm not a music critic,so I can't give you a huge essay full of big important sounding words that all mount up to ''I like it cuz it's good''. All I can do is tell you that I always feel completely excellent when I'm listening to this music. The world just seems to slow down and smooth out a bit when I put Suzanne in my CD player. I sincearly hope that you enjoy this album as much as I do if you happen to decide on purchasing it.