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So Beautiful Or So What - The Collector's Edition (CD+DVD) Box set, Collector's Edition, NTSC


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So Beautiful Or So What - The Collector's Edition (CD+DVD) + The Essential Paul Simon + Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Nov. 15 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, NTSC
  • Label: Universal Music
  • ASIN: B005O607U8
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,207 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Getting Ready for Christmas Day
2. The Afterlife
3. Dazzling Blue
4. Rewrite
5. Love and Hard Times
6. Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
7. Amulet
8. Questions for the Angels
9. Love & Blessings
10. So Beautiful or So What
Disc: 2
1. So Beautiful or So What
2. Dazzling Blue
3. The Afterlife
4. Mother and Child Reunion
5. Slip Slidin' Away

Product Description

Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes bonus DVD containing five live performances. 2011 album from the Grammy-winning, multi-million selling veteran singer/songwriter. Produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon, with liner notes written by Elvis Costello, So Beautiful or So What is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Rolling Stone magazine recently declared it, "His best since Graceland," and National Public Radio affirmed, "...his new music balances great poetry and pop. Paul Simon is a national treasure." In their current issue, Filter Magazine calls the new album, "...a new masterpiece from the Picasso of music."

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RIGGER1 TOP 100 REVIEWER on June 9 2011
Format: Audio CD
I have always had a soft spot for Paul Simon, he continues to be one of the best songwriters out there. Obviously if you're reading this you're already a fan, so let me assure you, this is not some oddball project or themed issue.. This is Paul Simon back in the studio doing what he does best, real music, for real people to enjoy. It's timeless and classic, just what I've been waiting way too long for. Glad to have you back Paul, I wish you had never left!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By GtheK TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 3 2011
Format: Audio CD
Another great Simon album in the mold of "Graceland" or "Rhythm of the Saints". Various pieces of world music move in and around his lyrics creating a feel very similar to the two albums mentioned. The "but" that I refer to is that even though this is one of the best Paul Simon albums that I have heard in a long time, it probably won't make any new converts. His lyrics, while not entirely obscure, are certainly opaque. The "meanings" continue to elude the listener, even after repeated listens, rather like shapes glimpsed behind frosted glass. Having said that, it sounds great. Half the fun is just listening to the album. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tamaramama on June 28 2011
Format: Audio CD
well, this man is nothing short of alive and active as an artist! if you have no idea what Paul Simon has been up to all these years, treat yourself, you wont regret it.

from the first humm-sound of the first bar of a suprise zoomy enterance, this is a well sourced and fun piece of work. and upon the 100th listen, its got the depth of a mature songwriter sharing his gift with us.

only growl: the visual artists who make the liner notes - the font is too skinny and the colors too close so you cant read it. dont you know the profile for the average listener would be approaching glasses stage? really stupid. but that's not Paul's handiwork - the proof is in the ear pudding

this is a master storyteller and wordsmith.
dont miss the candid magic - get it.
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By Charly Pazdor on Aug. 21 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This CD is a delight to listen to. I was amazed when I first listened and was even moved by some of the lyrics. The music is wonderful and the album calls for repeated listening. I have been a Paul Simon fan for years, but I was taken aback by how good this CD is. And beyond my usual admiration for the great work by a great artist, I also enjoyed the humour in some of the lyrics.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan on Jan. 7 2012
Format: Audio CD
Paul Simon is a long time favorite. His guitar performance is outstanding and of course his lyrics are poetry. The spiritual tone of this these recordings is inspirational with a modern take.
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