Paul Simon: Songwriter 2-Disc Collection Out 10/24


Paul Simon
Songwriter is a selection of songs, chosen by the composer, as the best of his decades-long creative output. Some of these are well-known hits and others more obscure works, but all bear the distinct lyrical, melodic and rhythmic signature of Paul Simon, one of the great composers of popular song in the last 50 years. As Simon has said, "I think of myself as a songwriter first, the recording artist and performer in me follow in the writer's footsteps."

Simon brought his own unique perspective on the nuances of his catalog in the assemblage of Songwriter. The album includes an emotionally resonant rendition of "The Sound of Silence," from Simon's 2011 concert at New York's Webster Hall, Aretha Franklin's transcendent studio take on "Bridge Over Trouble Water" and other selections from the artist's critically-acclaimed catalog of songs.

Selecting the individual songs for Songwriter, from the hundreds he's written and recorded, presented Paul Simon an opportunity to reflect over the entirety of his career. The collection showcases the individual songs best-exemplifying the high-points in his conversations with the muses, from his early work with Simon & Garfunkel to his ruminations on 2011's So Beautiful or So What.

Disc 1:
01. The Sound Of Silence – Live at Webster Hall
02. The Boxer – Live at Central Park
03. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin
04. Mother And Child Reunion
05. Tenderness
06. Peace Like A River
07. American Tune
08. Kodachrome
09. Something So Right
10. Late In The Evening
11. Train In The Distance
12. Hearts And Bones
13. Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
14. Still Crazy After All These Years
15. Diamonds On The Sole Of Her Shoes
16. The Boy In The Bubble
17. Graceland

Disc 2:
01. Obvious Child
02. Further To Fly
03. The Cool, Cool River
04. Spirit Voices
05. Born In Puerto Rico
06. Quality
07. Darling Lorraine
08. Look At That
09. Senorita With A Necklace Of Tears
10. That’s Me
11. Another Galaxy
12. Father And Daughter
13. Rewrite
14. Love And Hard Times
15. So Beautiful Or So What

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[Published on: 9/27/11]

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