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|1. Mother And Child Reunion|
|3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart|
|4. Run That Body Down|
|5. Armistice Day|
|6. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard|
|7. Peace Like A River|
|8. Papa Hobo|
|9. Hobo's Blues|
|10. Paranoia Blues|
|12. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Demo - San Francisco 2/71)|
|13. Duncan (Demo - San Francisco 2/71)|
|14. Paranoia Blues (Unreleased Version)|
The reggae of Mother and Child Reunion and the backing of Los Incas on Duncan (both hits) join the classic Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard and the rest of this wonderfully varied gentle gem. Bonuses: 1971 demos of those last two songs plus an unreleased version of Paranoia Blues !
How does one follow a commercial smash on the scale of Bridge over Troubled Water, one of the blockbuster pop titles of the 1960s? For Paul Simon, the strategy was simple--as in "Keep it simple." His 1972 solo debut is the bantam bookend to the expansive Bridge. Where the final Simon & Garfunkle LP was grand, Paul Simon is modest. Where Bridge served up lavish emotions, on his own Simon explored a kind of hooded, pensive melancholy. "Mother & Child Reunion", the first reggae arrangements many Americans ever heard, opens the album and casts a blue hue over the collection. An eclectic crew of players (including jazzmen Stephane Grappelli, Jerry Hahn, and Ron Carter) turn up in tunes that fit together as snugly as a winter wardrobe. By the time Larry Knechtel's electric piano fades away at the end of "Congratulations", Paul Simon, solo artist, has put that Bridge behind him and set off on his solo career. --Steven Stolder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Fine album. Flat. Quiet. Arrived on time. What more to ask for (content is subjective)?Published 13 months ago by B3nny
great cd. any paul simon fan should have this one. creative and well written and consistent. run that body down and papa hobo are my favorites.Published on Dec 3 2003 by Taylor M. Nash
This is a great album, my father bought this record when it first came out in the 70's, he loved it and now so do I. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2003 by "shuturpieh0le"
It's probably my age showing more than anything else, but after all of the time that Paul Simon's been a singer and songwriter in his own light, it's this gem of an album that I... Read morePublished on April 6 2002
I bought this record when I was a teenager, shortly after it came out, which would make me four-ur-eh-something. I wore out the record. When I put the CD on it all came back. Read morePublished on March 13 2002 by Michael Carlino
Probably a 5-star if it was anyone else,but I put Paul on the same level as the three (not 4) ex-Beatles,and Brian Wilson solo. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2002 by Hans Castorp
Paul Simon has never displayed much feel for rock'n'roll. Not that he has to play fast, or heavy; but there is a whole world of textures he's missing -- and worse, his albums... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2001 by jgc
This is a great album. A little mellow in mood, yet one that yields more and more upon repeated listenings. Definitely not a sleeper. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2001 by W. K. Jerram