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Solitude Standing

Suzanne Vega Audio CD
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1. Tom's Diner
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4. In The Eye
5. Night Vision
6. Solitude Standing
7. Calypso
8. Language
9. Gypsy
10. Wooden Horse (Caspar Hauser's Song)
11. Tom's Diner (Reprise)

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Suzanne Vega emerged in the mid-'80s, and while her intimate voice and acoustic guitar brought to mind Joni Mitchell, her urbane lyrics suggested a sensibility that was as much reportorial as confessional. Vega's second album, which replaced the delicate acoustic textures of her self-titled debut with more dramatic arrangements, includes Vega's career song, "Luka," surely one of the biggest hits ever written about child abuse. But it was the energetic folk-rock production of "Luka," thick with ringing guitars and pushed by perky drums, that let the listener luxuriate in a song that suggested the darkness that can lurk behind a neighbor's door. The title tune confronts personal loneliness with a similarly powerful performance, while "Ironbound/Fancy Poultry" makes a downtown landscape sound downright homey. Well-turned tunes like "Calypso" and "Gypsy" recall the softer textures of her debut. Ironically, Vega's next big hit would come when the English production duo DNA made a dance hit out of "Tom's Diner," a nursery-rhyme tribute to a coffee shop that opens the album. --John Milward

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Vega,Suzanne ~ Solitude Standing

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5.0 out of 5 stars subtle, haunting, & mesmerising. March 8 2006
By paula b
Format:Audio CD
i like this slightly more than the first album.
it has some really strong songs & beautifully played music.
"gypsy" is a lovely, romantic song, & i adore the spanish guitars & overall feeling of "calypso".
"ironbound/poultry" is lovely musically,
"solitude standing" i also love.
"wooden horse" is i think the strongest track here.
i enjoy suz's songs as they have such a gentle vulnerability expressed within them & such a simple thread runs through the songs, but is very effective & mesmerising & also inspiring, imaginative & visionary......
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent lyrical folk-rock June 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Suzanne Vega is a talented writer of poetic folk songs. This album brought her commercial success and prominence with the captivating hit Luka. The title track is also quite memorable and the acapella Tom's Diner is also a haunting ode to emotional isolation, a theme that seems to run throughout Vega's introspective songs. Calypso is a nice melodic song based on Greek myth, and overall this album is pretty memorable, though a bit melancholy. Vega has an average voice, which suits her material fine, as her voice doesn't overpower the mood of her songs. Suzanne Vega is a singer/songwriter with a unique sound and original songs that folk aficianados will likely enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solitude Standing Jan. 3 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to this album since the 80's, and Vega's unique voice and gripping lyrics still capture me and draw me into her world.
"Solitude Standing" is near and dear to me because of songs like "Luka", "Gypsy", and "Tom's Diner". Each song that she sings really tells a story about pain, love, love lost, and neglect.
Suzanne Vega keeps inspiring the musicians around her as well as her listeners.
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