PAUL SIMON 'THE BROADCAST ARCHIVES' 3 CD Set (7th August 2020)
RELEASED 7th August 2020
3 CD SET OF PAUL SIMON BROADCAST RECORDINGS
After Simon & Garfunkel split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, Paul Simon began a successful solo career. He recorded three acclaimed albums over the following five years, and in 1986, following a career slump, he released Graceland, an album inspired by South African township music, which sold 14 million copies worldwide and remains his most popular solo work. Simon also wrote and starred in the film One-Trick Pony (1980) and co-wrote the Broadway musical The Capeman (1998) with the poet Derek Walcott.
On June 3, 2016, Simon released his 13th solo album, Stranger to Stranger, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Album Chart and the UK Albums Chart. Simon has earned sixteen Grammy awards for his solo and collaborative work, including three for Album of the Year (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years, and Graceland), and a Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2006 he was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time. In 2011, Rolling Stone named Simon one of the 100 greatest guitarists, and in 2015 he was ranked eighth in their list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. Simon was the first recipient of the Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in 2007. This 3-CD box set celebrates Simon s solo-career with a number of recordings originally transmitted on TV or FM Radio, and now bought together for the first time on disc as parts of this collection.
First up, on DISC ONE comes Paul s legendary Saturday Night Live appearances from 1975 and 1976 the second of which also feature George Harrison on 3 tracks. Next up, DISC TWO boasts Simon s classic show at The Tower Theatre, in October 1980 while on the One Trick Pony tour. The set culminates on DISC THREE with Paul's show at the Tokyo Dome in October 1991, a marvellous performance played while still touring his Rhythm Of The Saints LP.
DISC 1 1. Still Crazy After All These Years 3:34 2. Loves Me Like A Rock (with The Jessy Dixon Singers) 3:16 3. Marie 1:05 4. Sail Away (Paul Simon introduces Randy Newman) 3:23 5. The Boxer (with Art Garfunkel) 5:01 6. Scarborough Fair (with Art Garfunkel) 3:46 7. My Little Town (with Art Garfunkel) 3:36 8. I Only Have Eyes For You (Paul Simon introduces Art Garfunkel) 3:20 9. No Regrets (Paul Simon introduces Phoebe Snow) 3:30 10. Gone At Last (with Phoebe Snow & The Jessy Dixon Singers) 3:21 11. American Tune 3:58 12. Homeward Bound (SNL Rehearsal) 3:00 13. Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon performs in Turkey Costume) 2:51 14. 50 Ways To leave Your Lover 3:29 15. Here Comes The Sun (with George Harrison) 3:36 16. Homeward Bound (with George Harrison) 2:56 17. Something So Right 4:29 18. Bridge Over Troubled Water 3:04 19. Rock Island Line/Bye Bye Love (SNL Rehearsal with George Harrison) 4:36
DISC 2 1. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard 3:31 2. Still Crazy After All These Years 3:52 3. Ace In The Hole 6:26 4. Something So Right 5:44 5. One-Trick Pony 4:12 6. Jonah 4:51 7. Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover 4:01 8. Late In The Evening 5:21 9. American Tune 4:02 10. The Boxer 5:32 11. The Sound Of Silence 5:25
DISC 3 1. Kodachrome 3:54 2. Born At The Right Time 5:19 3. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard 3:03 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water 5:58 5. Proof 5:54 6. Graceland 5:42 7. The Obvious Child 4:30 8. Loves Me Like A Rock 2:54 9. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes/You Can Call Me Al 10:34 10. Still Crazy 3:49 11. America 3:35 12. The Boxer 4:34 13. Mrs. Robinson 3:33 14. The Sound Of Silence 5:51