The Essential Paul Simon
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After Simon & Garfunkel broke up, Paul continued to do right by Columbia and his fans, releasing album after astonishingly successful album. Here are 36 essentials from those: his hits Mother and Child Reunion; Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard; Duncan; Kodachrome; Loves Me Like a Rock; 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover; Still Crazy After All These Years; Slip Slidin' Away; Late in the Evening; You Can Call Me Al; Graceland; The Boy in the Bubble , and more!
While the restless artisanship of Paul Simon's music has been previously anthologized more than once, this 36-track double-disc set instantly takes its place as the most comprehensive yet musically insightful overview of his solo career. Six tracks from the singer's Grammy-winning triumph Graceland, the 1986 collection that both reinvented Simon's career and pushed world music into a well-deserved spotlight, serve as the collection's focal point. They bridge the more traditional '70s singer-songwriter fare Simon pursued after his split with partner Art Garfunkel and the often openly experimental avenues that more recently led to his rewarding 2006 collaboration with Brian Eno, Surprise. Simon's innate artistic curiosity is further underscored by the album's creative sequencing, which eschews strict chronology for a tack that weaves the songs into a more musically and thematically cohesive tapestry. --Jerry McCulley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The first CD contains 19 pre-Graceland songs. The second CD contains 17 songs from Graceland to 2006, his latest releases. Graceland is represented with 5 tracks, and Rhythm of the Saints is represented with 4 tracks.
All the songs from the single CD "Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986" are here, except for "St. Judy's Comet", "Have a good Time", and "Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War". Nice to have "Duncan", "Gone at Last", "Stranded in a Limousine" and "American Tune" included.
A worthy condenter for best Paul Simon collection.... until the next one comes out! HA HA!