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  • Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Afterlife" From Paul Simon's "Live in New York City"

    Fri, 07 Sep 2012 09:56:18

    Exclusive Premiere: Listen to "The Afterlife" From Paul Simon's "Live in New York City" - Check out this special hometown performance of the song

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    During the first leg of Paul Simon's triumphant, 2011 U.S. tour, he thrilled hometown fans with a special club performance at New York City's historic Webster Hall. The show, captured on film for Paul Simon Live in New York City, is set for release on September 18, but you can enjoy a taste now by listening to a stream of the song "The Afterlife" from the release, right here, right now on ARTISTdirect.com.

    We've teamed up with Simon to stream this song from the release, which presents this iconic artist working at the peak of his artistic and creative powers in an unusually intimate setting.

    The album was recorded in superb high-definition by director Martyn Atkins along with sterling audio mixed by Phil Ramone and Andy Smith, will be available in three formats: 2-CD/1-DVD special package, Blu-Ray and Standard DVD.

    The 20-song, 90-minute set list was drawn from his legendary career and includes several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years.

    Joining Paul on the show is a stellar band of musicians including Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini, guitarist/drummer Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/ keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

    Track List:

    The Obvious Child
    Dazzling Blue
    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
    So Beautiful Or So What
    Mother and Child Reunion
    That Was Your Mother
    Hearts And Bones
    Crazy Love, Vol. II
    Slip Slidin' Away
    Rewrite
    The Boy In The Bubble
    The Only Living Boy In New York
    The Afterlife
    Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
    Gumboots

    Encore
    The Sound of Silence
    Kodachrome
    Gone at Last
    Late in the Evening
    Still Crazy After All These Years

    So listen and enjoy the sound of Paul Simon, a living songwriting legend, live in New York City.

    Stream the song "The Afterlife" now!

    Did you enjoy listening to "The Afterlife?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.07.12



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