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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Solitude Standing
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Price:£6.69


on 5 December 2012
Tom's Diner is a poem and a song which is sung by a songwriter with a fabulous melliflous voice but in a troubador style. The musical arrangements on this CD are somewhat dated and sound ''very 80's'', notably on the title track. For this reason, the simpler songs like 'calypso' and 'gypsy' still sound fresh for the 21st Century. It is Suzanne's observational lyrics that have something to say, like on the aforementioned 'Tom's Diner' and 'Language' that draws the listener in. Twenty years on from this Suzanne did the album 'beauty and crime' which is better than 'solitude standing' but got little recognition and low sales. From the latter album, 'New york is a woman' and 'bound' shows that Suzanne is as good as ever. 'Solitude standing' is the starting point for most people as far as Suzanne Vega goes, but it is not her best ...and believe me that is a good thing to say, as her best was yet to come.
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on 22 March 2013
Cannot fault the content of the CDs - obviously - and the 'two for one' is excellent. Due no doubt to the low cost of the item though, the CDs come in a gatefold cardboard cover, which I accidentally ripped immediately, trying to get the CDs out of. The slots are on the inside centre fold and the CDs are quite tightly slotted in, so it's very difficult to get them out without risking damage to the cardboard. I bought this for the music first and foremost though, so I'm not too concerned.
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on 30 October 2014
I bought the LP in 1987. I recently rediscovered Suzanne Vega and had to buy the CD of this classic album.

Possibly her best album, her vocal delivery is simple, no frills, but very effective.
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on 3 August 2017
10 out of 10 what a voice would highly recommend this for Suzanne vega fans
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on 16 April 2017
Very good ground breaking album. First class service from this seller.
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on 8 July 2017
Classic album from a very talented lady.
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on 9 January 2017
i enjoyed this one a lot nice relaxing music
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on 8 June 2017
I had this on tape and finally got round to upgrading. Still a brilliant album
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on 19 November 2016
Fans of Suzanne Vega anyway
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on 6 October 2014
Memory lane purchase -I had the original on vinyl -still a great experience listening to the anxiety and tension in the lyrics
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