Paul Simon [Bonus Tracks]

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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. [In 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued Simon's studio albums as remastered editions with bonus tracks, packaged in a cardboard digipack. The remastering on Paul Simon is particularly startling -- it's crystal clear, yet warm, easily the best-sounding version of this album yet pressed. The three previously unreleased bonus tracks on Paul Simon are also revelatory, containing a demo of "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" with a different verse and a radically different version of "Duncan," which contains a different narrative than the final version. The third bonus track is an alternate version of "Paranoia Blues" that is more relaxed and laid-back than the album version.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2004
  • Label: RHINO
  • UPC: 081227889920
  • Catalog Number: 78899

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Simon Primary Artist, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Stefan Grossman Guitar, Bottleneck Guitar
Ron Carter Bass, Bass Guitar
Stéphane Grappelli Violin
Fred Lipsius Horn
Jerry Hahn Electric Guitar
Jackie Jackson Bass, Bass Guitar
Los Incas Flute, Percussion, 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, Piano, Harmonium, Electric Piano
Denzel Laing Percussion
Mike Mainieri Vibes
Victor Montanez Drums
John Schroer Horn
Von Eva Sims Vocals, Background Vocals
David Spinozza Guitar
Steve Turre Horn
Charlie McCoy Harmonica, Bass Harmonica
Renelie Stafford Vocals, Background Vocals
Deidre Tuck Vocals
Michael Manieri Vibes
Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joe Osborn Bass, Bass Guitar
Huks Brown Guitar
Denzil Lang Percussion
Dierdre Tuck Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul Simon Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Stéphane Grappelli Composer
Roy Halee Producer, Engineer, Remixing, Audio Production
Dan Hersch Remastering
George Horn Mastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Phil Ramone Engineer
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    Paul Simon had long before proved himself to be a great songwriter and his split with his old singing partner did not slow the brilliance of that writing (although Art's sweet harmony would have been welcome here). This album is great (even without Art) and has some of Paul's finest songs.

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