Hearts and Bones [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon's career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love; the title song was a notable testament to new romance, while "Train in the Distance" reflected on romantic discord. Elsewhere, "The Late Great Johnny Ace" was his meditation on John Lennon's murder and how it related to the mythology of pop music. Musically, Simon moved forward and backward simultaneously, taking off from the jazz fusion ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon's career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love; the title song was a notable testament to new romance, while "Train in the Distance" reflected on romantic discord. Elsewhere, "The Late Great Johnny Ace" was his meditation on John Lennon's murder and how it related to the mythology of pop music. Musically, Simon moved forward and backward simultaneously, taking off from the jazz fusion style of his last two albums into his old loves of doo wop and rock & roll while also incorporating current sounds with such new collaborators as dance music producer Nile Rodgers and minimalist composer Philip Glass. The result was Simon's most impressive collection in a decade and the most underrated album in his catalog. [In 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued Simon's studio albums as remastered editions with bonus tracks, packaged in a cardboard digipack. Like the other entries in WSM's Paul Simon reissue series, the remastering on this is excellent, giving it a warmth that this introspective album needs. The album is graced with four previously unreleased bonus tracks: the work-in-progress "Shelter of Your Arms" and solo acoustic demos of "Train in the Distance," "Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War," and "The Late Great Johnny Ace."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227890322
  • Catalog Number: 78903
  • Sales rank: 338,961

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Simon Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer, Vocoder
The Harptones Vocals, Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards Bass, Bass Guitar
Nile Rodgers Guitar, Electric Guitar
Airto Moreira Percussion
Marin Alsop Violin
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Wells Christy Synclavier
Tom Coppola Synclavier
Al di Meola Guitar, Soloist
Steve Ferrone Drums
Steve Gadd Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Anthony Jackson Contrabass Guitar
Jill Jaffe Viola
Jesse Levy Cello
Mike Mainieri Marimbas, Vibes
George Marge Bass Clarinet
Sid McGinnis Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller Bass, Bass Guitar
David Nichtern Synclavier
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hi String
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Michael Riesman Synthesizer, Conductor
Mark Rivera Alto Saxophone
Robert Sabino Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Richard Tee Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, fender rhodes
Carol Wincenc Flute
Frederick Zlotkin Cello
Peter Gordon French Horn
David Nichtem Synclavier
Sid McGuiness Guitar
Technical Credits
Philip Glass Orchestration
Paul Simon Composer, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
The Harptones Vocal Arrangements
Nile Rodgers drum programming
Georges Delerue Orchestration
Greg Calbi Mastering
Jason Corsaro Engineer
James Dougherty Engineer
David Greenberg Engineer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Dan Hersch Remastering
Lee Herschberg Engineer
Andy Hoffman Engineer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Mark Linett Engineer
Dan Nash Engineer
David Nichtern Programming
Gene Paul Engineer
Terry Rosiello Engineer
Russ Titelman Producer, Audio Production
Lenny Waronker Producer
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff Art Direction
Jimmy Santis Engineer
Paula Greif Art Direction
Dave Matthews Horn Arrangements
Kim Deane Engineer
Stuart Gitlin Engineer
Eric Korte Engineer
Jim Santa Engineer
Kendrick Dean Engineer
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