Solitude Standing

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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: 075021513624
  • Catalog Number: 5136
  • Sales rank: 23,688

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega (2:09)
  2. 2 Luka - Suzanne Vega (3:52)
  3. 3 Ironbound/Fancy Poultry - Suzanne Vega (6:19)
  4. 4 In the Eye - Suzanne Vega (4:16)
  5. 5 Night Vision - Suzanne Vega (2:47)
  6. 6 Solitude Standing - Suzanne Vega (4:49)
  7. 7 Calypso - Suzanne Vega (4:14)
  8. 8 Language - Suzanne Vega (3:57)
  9. 9 Gypsy - Suzanne Vega (4:04)
  10. 10 Wooden Horse (Casper Hauser's Song) - Suzanne Vega (5:13)
  11. 11 Tom's Diner (Reprise) - Suzanne Vega (2:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Suzanne Vega Primary Artist, 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can U Live Without It?..yes..Should U?..NO! =)

    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.

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