Live In New York City
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||The Obvious Child (Live)||Paul Simon||4:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Dazzling Blue (Live)||Paul Simon||4:54||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Live)||Paul Simon||4:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||So Beautiful or So What (Live)||Paul Simon||5:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother and Child Reunion (Live)||Paul Simon||3:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||That Was Your Mother (Live)||Paul Simon||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hearts and Bones (Live)||Paul Simon||6:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Crazy Love, Vol. II (Live)||Paul Simon||5:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Slip Slidin' Away (Live)||Paul Simon||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rewrite (Live)||Paul Simon||4:36||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Boy In the Bubble (Live)||Paul Simon||4:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Only Living Boy In New York (Live)||Paul Simon||4:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Afterlife (Live)||Paul Simon||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Diamonds On the Soles of Her Shoes (Live)||Paul Simon||7:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gumboots (Live)||Paul Simon||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Sound of Silence (Live)||Paul Simon||4:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Kodachrome (Live)||Paul Simon||3:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gone At Last (Live)||Paul Simon||3:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Late In the Evening (Live)||Paul Simon||4:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Still Crazy After All These Years (Live)||Paul Simon||4:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Recorded within the cozy confines of Webster Hall with a top-notch band during his tour supporting the excellent So Beautiful or So What, Live in New York City is yet another fine concert album from a veteran singer/songwriter who's lost neither his voice nor his inspiration. Four tracks—"Dazzling Blue," "So Beautiful or So What," "Rewrite," and "The Afterlife"—represent his most recent output and keep apace with a time-tested catalog of classic tunes. The sound is full and clear, with audience noise kept to a minimum. Five cuts from Graceland, including the more obscure "That Was Your Mother" and "Crazy Love, Vol. II," bring out the band's rhythmic dexterity. "Hearts and Bones" has firmed up its reputation as one of Simon's major works, with a sensitive, note-perfect performance that highlights his intricate guitar picking. Of course, any live album from Simon could contain twice as many tracks and still not include every hit or essential. However, "Slip Slidin' Away," "The Only Living Boy in New York," and "Still Crazy After All These Years" alone cover the major bases and remind us that great men walk among us.
Mo' recent stuff woulda been cool
He's released some stunningly beautiful music in the past few years… would've been nice to hear some of those tunes live… especially "Father and Daughter" from 2006's masterpiece "Surprise". If you haven't heard that track, seek it out. Otherwise, this is a nice set with some different renditions of his classics.
Paul Simon doesn't disappoint! I saw him do this show in Atlanta last winter, and this album captures his live sound perfectly! I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Paul's live stuff.
This is a great album…He still sounds awesome. Great selection and the band is on.
Born: October 13, 1941 in Newark, NJ
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s