Solitude Standing is the second album by singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega. Released in 1987, it is the most popular and critically acclaimed of her career. As can be seen by the CD insert, many of the songs had been written prior to 1987 (see track listing for dates).
In addition, a 1990 version of "Tom's Diner" (DNA featuring Suzanne Vega) reached number one in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, number two in the United Kingdom and Ireland, number five in the United States and number eight in New Zealand.
In 2012, to mark the 25th anniversary of the album's release, Suzanne Vega played four celebratory concerts in which the album was performed in its entirety. The first was in Copley Square, Boston on July 28; the second and third were at City Winery in New York on October 9 (7pm and 10pm shows); and the fourth at London's Barbican Theatre on October 16.
A limited edition 2-CD set, titled Solitude Standing: Live at the Barbican, was produced by Concert Live and made available for purchase instantly after the final show, as well as online.
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