Paul Simon: Live DVD

Paul Simon and Friends Debuts on DVD May 19

Paul Simon
In May of 2007 the Library of Congress gathered an unprecedented group of musicians together in Washington, D.C., to honor Paul Simon as the first recipient of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Alison Krauss, Stevie Wonder, Lyle Lovett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marc Anthony, Art Garfunkel and a host of others joined Paul onstage in a multicultural tribute to the music of a great American artist and a great American art form.

This gala event, called "the greatest night of popular music ever presented in our nation's capital," was beautifully filmed and captured with stunning 5.1 Surround Sound for a truly pure live concert experience.

Performances include:
· Introduction – Bob Costas
· 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Lyle Lovett
· The Boxer – Alison Krauss, Shawn Colvin and Jerry Douglas
· Mother And Child Reunion – Stephen Marley
· Under African Skies – Miriam Makeba and Paul Simon
· clip from Paul Simon Graceland: The African Concert (Zimbabwe, 1987)
· Homeless – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
· Mrs. Robinson – Paul Simon
· clip from Yankee Stadium tribute to Joe DiMaggio (April 25, 1999)
· Slip Slidin’ Away – James Taylor and the Dixie Hummingbirds
· Sunday Morning With The Sensational Nightingales (poem) – Billy Collins and the Dixie Hummingbirds
· That Was Your Mother – Buckwheat Zydeco and Lyle Lovett
· Homeward Bound – Paul Simon and George Harrison
· clip from Saturday Night Live (November 20, 1976)
· Still Crazy After All These Years – James Taylor
· El Condor Pasa – Marc Anthony
· Late In The Evening – Marc Anthony
· Gone At Last – Yolanda Adams and Jessy Dixon
· Something So Right – Dianne Reeves
· The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) – The Muppets (Grover and Elmo) · Graceland – Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas
· Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
· Bridge Over Troubled Water – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
· Father And Daughter – Paul Simon
· Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder
· Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder with the Dixie Hummingbirds
· Sounds Of Silence – Philip Glass

[Published on: 4/26/09]

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