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Harper Simon

Harper Simon

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Just barely topping the 30-minute mark, Harper Simon's debut LP gives a quick, breezy look at the songwriting skills of Paul Simon's oldest son. Harper, who previously cut his teeth in the cabaret-punk outfit Menlo Park, switches gears for this solo outing, which emphasizes lush arrangements and folksy melodies

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Just barely topping the 30-minute mark, Harper Simon's debut LP gives a quick, breezy look at the songwriting skills of Paul Simon's oldest son. Harper, who previously cut his teeth in the cabaret-punk outfit Menlo Park, switches gears for this solo outing, which emphasizes lush arrangements and folksy melodies over Menlo Park's noisy stomp. Of course, the new style also highlights the influence of Harper's father, whose timbre and phrasing are channeled throughout. With its finger-plucked guitar riffs and vocal harmonies, "Berkeley Girl" recalls vintage Simon & Garfunkel, while songs like "The Shine" and "The Audit" feature the same lush, rainy-day folk trappings that his dad helped popularize several decades prior.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/13/2009
Label:
Vagrant Records
UPC:
0601091055728
catalogNumber:
557
Rank:
211444

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harper Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,fender rhodes
Marc Ribot   Electric Guitar
Lloyd Green   Pedal Steel Guitar
Steve Nieve   Piano,Theremin
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Shane Keister   Piano
Steve Gadd   Drums
Yuka Honda   Mellotron
Mike Leech   Bass
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kenny Malone   Drums
Larry Paxton   Bass
Hargus "Pig" Robbins   Piano
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Sean Lennon   Celeste,Drums
Petra Haden   Vocals
Joan Wasser   Viola
Fred Carter   Acoustic Guitar
Russell Simins   Drums
Bob Patin   Piano
Inara George   Vocals
Eleni Mandell   Vocals
Suphala   Tabla
Aaron Espinoza   Piano
Jeff Hill   Bass
Danielle Farina   Violin
Louis Schwadron   French Horn
Will Vinson   Flute,Saxophone
Rob Moose   Mandolin,Violin
Dave Eggar   Cello

Technical Credits

Clarence White   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Lloyd Green   Composer
Arne Frager   Engineer
Petra Haden   Composer
Harper Simon   Composer,Producer
Charles Goodan   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Aaron Espinoza   Composer
Ben Arons   Engineer
Andrew Lynch   Engineer
Chris Constable   Engineer
Carrie Fisher   Composer
Ben Okri   Composer

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