Live in New York City

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When it came time to cut a live album documenting his supporting tour for his excellent 2011 album So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon did what he always does: he set up shop in his hometown of New York City. Previously, he -- either with or without Art Garfunkel -- released albums recorded at massive venues like Madison Square Garden or Central Park, but Hear Music's 2012 Live in New York City -- available either as a two-CD/one-DVD set or simply as a double CD or single DVD -- was recorded at the comparatively intimate Webster Hall and, appropriately enough, the performance feels comparatively cozy, Simon striking just the right blend of playing for himself ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When it came time to cut a live album documenting his supporting tour for his excellent 2011 album So Beautiful or So What, Paul Simon did what he always does: he set up shop in his hometown of New York City. Previously, he -- either with or without Art Garfunkel -- released albums recorded at massive venues like Madison Square Garden or Central Park, but Hear Music's 2012 Live in New York City -- available either as a two-CD/one-DVD set or simply as a double CD or single DVD -- was recorded at the comparatively intimate Webster Hall and, appropriately enough, the performance feels comparatively cozy, Simon striking just the right blend of playing for himself and playing for the audience. He showcases a nice chunk of So Beautiful or So What -- "Dazzling Blue," "So Beautiful or So What," "Rewrite," "The Afterlife," roughly half of the album -- and about half of Graceland, often opting for album tracks over hits (no "You Can Call Me Al" or "Graceland," but "That Was Your Mother" and "Gumboots" both make the cut), and when he does dip into such standards as "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Mother and Child Reunion," "Slip Slidin' Away," and "Still Crazy," he finds subtle little ways to inject a bit of groove into their well-worn contours. Simon is pleasing the crowd without pandering, and he winds up with a live album that's lively, slightly surprising, warm, and undeniably fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2012
  • Label: Hear Music
  • UPC: 888072341227
  • Catalog Number: 34122
  • Sales rank: 22,799

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Obvious Child (4:21)
  2. 2 Dazzling Blue (4:54)
  3. 3 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (4:11)
  4. 4 So Beautiful Or So What (5:12)
  5. 5 Mother And Child Reunion (3:35)
  6. 6 That Was Your Mother (4:03)
  7. 7 Hearts And Bones (6:00)
  8. 8 Crazy Love, Vol. 2 (5:56)
  9. 9 Slip Slidin' Away (5:22)
  10. 10 Rewrite (4:36)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Boy In The Bubble (4:59)
  2. 2 The Only Living Boy In New York (4:03)
  3. 3 The Afterlife (4:25)
  4. 4 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (7:25)
  5. 5 Gumboots (4:22)
  6. 6 The Sound Of Silence (4:34)
  7. 7 Kodachrome (3:06)
  8. 8 Gone At Last (3:37)
  9. 9 Late In The Evening (4:30)
  10. 10 Still Crazy After All These Years (4:02)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Obvious Child
  2. 2 Dazzling Blue
  3. 3 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  4. 4 So Beautiful or So What
  5. 5 Mother and Child Reunion
  6. 6 That Was Your Mother
  7. 7 Hearts and Bones
  8. 8 Crazy Love, Vol. 2
  9. 9 Slip Slidin' Away
  10. 10 Rewrite
  11. 11 Boy in the Bubble
  12. 12 The Only Living Boy in New York
  13. 13 The Afterlife
  14. 14 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
  15. 15 Gumboots
  16. 16 The Sound of Silence
  17. 17 Kodachrome
  18. 18 Gone at Last
  19. 19 Late in the Evening
  20. 20 Still Crazy After All These Years
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Simon Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Mark Stewart Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals, Wind Instruments
Tony Cedras Guitar, Trumpet, Accordion, Keyboards, Vocals
Jamey Haddad Percussion
Vincent Nguini Guitar, Vocals
Andy Snitzer Synthesizer, Flute, Glockenspiel, Saxophone
Mick Rossi Percussion, Piano, Harmonium, Hammond Organ
Bakithi Kumalo Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Jim Oblon Guitar, Drums, Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer
George Marino Mastering
Joseph Shabalala Composer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Lulu Masilela Composer
Forere Motloheloa Composer
Phil Gitomer Engineer
Charlie Campbell Engineer
Martyn Atkins Director, Camera Operator
Ryan Smith Mastering
Matt Valentine Camera Operator
James Pluta Producer
Joel Singer Engineer
Jürg Walther Camera Operator
Robert Smith Executive Producer
Bill Akerlund Camera Operator
Johnson Mkhalali Composer
Alexandra Daniels Script Supervisor
Rick Robertson Camera Operator
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