Harper Simon

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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/13/2009
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • UPC: 601091055728
  • Catalog Number: 557
  • Sales rank: 159,043

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All to God (1:47)
  2. 2 Wishes and Stars (3:00)
  3. 3 The Audit (3:40)
  4. 4 Shooting Star (3:04)
  5. 5 Tennessee (3:15)
  6. 6 Ha Ha (2:30)
  7. 7 Cactus Flower Rag (2:16)
  8. 8 All I Have Are Memories (2:49)
  9. 9 The Shine (4:17)
  10. 10 Berkeley Girl (3:38)
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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 Jr. Acoustic Guitar
Russell Simins Drums
Bob Patin Piano
Inara George Vocals
Eleni Mandell Vocals
Dave Eggar Cello
Suphala Tabla
Aaron Espinoza Piano
Jeff Hill Bass
Danielle Farina Violin
Louis Schwadron French Horn
Will Vinson Flute, Saxophone
Rob Moose Mandolin, Violin
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
Andrew Lynch Engineer
Chris Constable Engineer
Ben Arons Engineer
Carrie Fisher Composer
Ben Okri Composer
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