You're the One [Bonus Tracks]

You're the One [Bonus Tracks]

by Paul Simon
     
 

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The disaster of The Capeman hit Paul Simon particularly hard, so he decided to quickly record a new album, his first proper collection of songs since 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints -- his first album in ten years, really. Nevertheless, if this album has a relative, it's 1982's Hearts and Bones, since it's a deliberately low-key, insular record, especially when… See more details below

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The disaster of The Capeman hit Paul Simon particularly hard, so he decided to quickly record a new album, his first proper collection of songs since 1990's The Rhythm of the Saints -- his first album in ten years, really. Nevertheless, if this album has a relative, it's 1982's Hearts and Bones, since it's a deliberately low-key, insular record, especially when compared to the sweeping worldbeat explorations of Graceland and Rhythm. But where Hearts and Bones was a singer/songwriter album, no two ways about it, You're the One illustrates the influence of its predecessors, but it's not showy about it. The African and South American rhythms are as much a foundation of Simon's music as folk is, and his compositions reflect it, boasting surprisingly tricky rhythms that carry through to his melodies themselves. That, combined with Simon's determination to meet aging head-on, makes You're the One a bit of an acquired taste, especially since its compositions are never overtly accessible and melodic -- they're all tone poems, driven as much by tone and lyric as song itself. This all results in a record that may be a little too deliberately low-key and elliptical for most tastes, especially since it demands full concentration even from serious fans. But this does reward close listening, and even if it doesn't shine as brilliantly as Hearts and Bones (his most underappreciated record), it does share some similarities in that it's an unassumingly intellectual record that feels like it was made without an audience in mind. Which means it's more interesting than successful, but interesting can have its own rewards. [In 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued Simon's studio albums as remastered editions with bonus tracks, packaged in cardboard digipacks. Like the other Simon reissues in this series, the remastering is excellent. You're the One contains three bonus tracks, all taken from the live home video You're the One: In Concert: "That's Where I Belong," "Old," and "Hurricane Eye."]

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227890728
catalogNumber:
78907

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Sitar,Vocals
Steve Gorn   Bamboo Flute
Larry Campbell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dan Duggan   Dulcimer,Hammered Dulcimer
Jay Elfenbein   Vielle,Vihuela
Steve Gadd   Bass,Drums
Jamey Haddad   Percussion
Peter Herbert   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Skip La Plante   Harp,Pipe,Bowls,Whirly Tube
Abraham Laboriel   Bass,Bass Guitar
Howard Levy   Harmonica
Alain Mallet   Piano,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer,Reed Organ
Vincent Nguini   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Steve Shehan   Percussion
Andy Snitzer   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Evan Ziporyn   Bass Clarinet,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Clifford Carter   Celeste,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Keyboard Glockenspiel
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass,Bass Guitar
Steve Sheham   Percussion
Mark Stewart   Banjo,Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Cello,Electric Guitar,Sitar

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Dan Duggan   Contributor
Lynn Goldsmith   Art Direction
Bill Inglot   Remastering
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Stanley Silverman   Arranger
Rob Murphy   Engineer
Andy Smith   Engineer
Jimmy Corona   Logistics
Claudius Mittendorfer   Engineer
Eddie Simon   Management
Steve Schweidel   Engineer
Daniel Hersch   Remastering

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