Paul Simon

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut. From the opening cut, "Mother and Child Reunion" a Top Ten hit, Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman's son, "Duncan" which made the singles chart. But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut. From the opening cut, "Mother and Child Reunion" a Top Ten hit, Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman's son, "Duncan" which made the singles chart. But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli, singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs among them the lively Top 40 hit "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard". It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated. You didn't miss Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon, not only because Simon didn't write Garfunkel-like showcases for himself, but because the songs he did write showed off his own, more varied musical strengths.
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  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992558822
  • Catalog Number: 25588

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Simon Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Stefan Grossman Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar
Ron Carter Bass, Bass Guitar
St├ęphane Grappelli Violin
Fred Lipsius Horn
Jerry Hahn Guitar, Electric Guitar
Los Incas Flute, Percussion, Group, Charango
Airto Moreira Percussion
Hal Blaine Drums
Hux Brown Guitar
Cissy Houston Vocals, Background Vocals
Russell George Bass, Bass Guitar
Winston Grennan Drums
Neville Hinds Organ
Larry Knechtel Organ, Harmonica, Piano, Harmonium, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Denzel Laing Percussion
Densil Lang Percussion
Mike Mainieri Background Vocals, Vibes
Victor Montanez Drums
John Schroer Horn
Von Eva Sims Vocals, Background Vocals
David Spinozza Guitar
Ronelle Stafford Vocals
Deirdre Tuck Corley Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Turre Horn
Charlie McCoy Harmonica, Bass Harmonica
Renelie Stafford Vocals, Background Vocals
Deidre Tuck Vocals
Michael Manieri Background Vocals
Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass, Bass Guitar
Huks Brown Guitar
Denzil Lang Percussion
Dierdre Tuck Background Vocals
Jackie Jackson Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Bernard Estardy Engineer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Audio Production
Rudy Hill Engineer
George Horn Mastering
Phil Ramone Engineer
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