Solitude Standing is Suzanne Vega's platinum second album, 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).
"Tom's Diner" is a two-part song, with vocal as track 1, and instrumental as track 11. *"Night Vision" was inspired by the poem "Juan Gris" by Paul Éluard.Suzanne Vega. Solitude Standing (A&M Records, 1987). "Calypso" is based on The Odyssey, namely the part in which Calypso is forced to let Odysseus go.
All songs written by Suzanne Vega in 1986–87 except as noted.