Paul Simon Paul Simon on 180g LP + Download from Legacy
Ranked #266 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Record Foreshadows Simon's World-Music Pursuits
Audiophile Remastered at Sterling Sound and Pressed at RTI on Dead-Quiet 180g Vinyl: This is the Copy to Own
Paul Simon, the namesake artist's self-titled studio album, officially confirmed the breakup of Simon and Garfunkel and signaled Simon's meteoric ascent as a solo talent. Peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200 and including the signature hits "Mother and Child Reunion" and "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," the 1972 effort is ranked by Rolling Stone as the 266th Greatest Album of All Time. Remastered at Sterling Sound and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this transparent-sounding edition is the copy to own.
Experimenting with styles encompassing jazz, blues, reggae, and Latin music, Simon foreshadows the full-on plunge into world music he'd make with 1986's groundbreaking Graceland. Breaking away from the more conservative sound of Simon and Garfunkel yet retaining a mellow tone, Paul Simon is anchored by the musician's acoustic guitar and singing and rounded off by a cadre of impressive instrumentalists spanning Ron Carter to Airto Moreira and Stephane Grappelli.
The rich solo catalog of Paul Simon began with several classic
studio albums released from 1972 to 1975. Like his seminal Simon &
Garfunkel recordings, Simon’s first solo albums were also released on
Columbia Records. Paul Simon (1972), There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973) and Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) now return to the Columbia imprint for the first time since their original vinyl releases.
During his distinguished career Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards. A recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Simon has won 12 Grammys including three Albums of the Year. Simon is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, a recipient of their Johnny Mercer Award and is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. He was a recipient of The Kennedy Center Honors in 2003 and was named as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006. In 2007, Simon was awarded the first annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Paul Simon Paul Simon Track Listing:
1. Mother and Child Reunion
3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
4. Run That Body Down
5. Armistice Day
6. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
7. Peace Like a River
8. Papa Hobo
9. Hobo’s Blues
10. Paranoia Blues