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The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
The title On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Going echoes a line in "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" from Paul Simon's first solo album, and it's an apt label for this retrospective of Simon's two-decade solo career. Simon has always been a restless musical explorer, and it's a treat to follow his journey. This generous, nearly 80-minute collection showcases his talents both as an articulate singer-songwriter and as a dabbler in a wide world of pop music. One of Simon's greatest talents is crafting accessible, catchy songs out of seemingly any style of pop music. As early as 1972's "Mother and Child Reunion," he began to integrate a reggae beat into his music. With ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
The title On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Going echoes a line in "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" from Paul Simon's first solo album, and it's an apt label for this retrospective of Simon's two-decade solo career. Simon has always been a restless musical explorer, and it's a treat to follow his journey. This generous, nearly 80-minute collection showcases his talents both as an articulate singer-songwriter and as a dabbler in a wide world of pop music. One of Simon's greatest talents is crafting accessible, catchy songs out of seemingly any style of pop music. As early as 1972's "Mother and Child Reunion," he began to integrate a reggae beat into his music. With the help of the Dixie Hummingbirds, Simon had a hit with the gospel-flavored "Loves Me like a Rock" in 1973. For 1987's Grammy-winning Graceland, his travels in Africa inspired some of his best performances, including "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" and "The Boy in the Bubble," and 1990's "Spirit Voices" and "The Cool, Cool River" employed Brazilian rhythms. Throughout his journeys, Simon never abandoned the well-crafted songwriting and the casual, easygoing vocal style of an archetypal singer-songwriter, and he consistently returned to his own roots, too, with songs such as "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Slip Slidin' Away," and "Hurricane Eye" from 2000's You're the One. It's hard to imagine a better-selected single-disc sampling of this great artist. As a bonus, the limited-edition package adds five live tracks, reaching back to performances of "American Tune" and "Duncan" from 1973, a duet with Aaron Neville on "Bridge over Troubled Waters" from 2001, and a lively "The Coast" from 2002.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Most of Paul Simon's great songs and singles of the '70s and '80s are on The Paul Simon Collection: On My Way, Don't Know Where I'm Goin', keeping this collection humming through its first 14 songs. Where it stumbles is in representing his '90s, where idiosyncratic choices take precedent -- the hit single "Obvious Child" from The Rhythm of the Saints is missing -- but this is merely a bad finish to a collection that is, overall, on the money.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2002
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227377427
  • Catalog Number: 73774

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mother and Child Reunion
  2. 2 Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  3. 3 Kodachrome
  4. 4 Something So Right
  5. 5 Loves Me Like a Rock
  6. 6 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  7. 7 Still Crazy After All These Years
  8. 8 Late in the Evening
  9. 9 Slip Slidin' Away
  10. 10 Hearts and Bones
  11. 11 Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
  12. 12 The Boy in the Bubble
  13. 13 Graceland
  14. 14 You Can Call Me Al
  15. 15 Spirit Voices
  16. 16 The Cool, Cool, River
  17. 17 Adios Hermanos
  18. 18 Love
  19. 19 Hurricane Eye
Disc 2
  1. 1 American Tune
  2. 2 Duncan
  3. 3 The Coast
  4. 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  5. 5 Mrs. Robinson
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Simon Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Milton Nascimento Composer
Paul Simon Composer, Producer
Roy Halee Producer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Vincent Nguini Composer
Phil Ramone Producer
Joseph Shabalala Composer
Russ Titleman Producer
Forere Motloheloa Composer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    COOL CD REAL NICE

    MY FAVORITE SONG IS CALL ME AL OH AND I ALSO LIKE KODACHROME AND 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER THIS IS A WAY COOL CD YOU ROCK PAUL SIMON! YOU ROCK!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Paul Simon

    Purchased this for a road trip and loved it! I love his music and this is a great compilation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A collection equivalent to a Greatest hits collection

    This is one of my favorite Paul Simon cds because it features most of Paul's best songs and hits. My favorite songs are Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard, Kodachrome, Slip Slidin' Away, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, Graceland,The Boy in the Bubble, and You Can Call Me Al. This collection features songs from 1971(Paul's first album). The quality is top notch.

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