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    Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:08:32

    Paul Simon "Live in New York City" Set for September 18 Release - It's two discs, one DVD

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    • Paul Simon - NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Paul Simon performs in concert on April 4, 2014 in New York, United States.
    • Paul Simon - NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Paul Simon (L) and Hugh Masekela perform in concert on April 4, 2014 in New York, United States.
    • Paul Simon - NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Paul Simon and Hugh Masekela perform in concert on April 4, 2014 in New York, United States.

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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 and presents this iconic artist working at the peak of his artistic and creative powers in an unusually intimate setting.

    The release 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. "Kodachrome," "Mother and Child Reunion," "Gone At Last" and "The Obvious Child" are just some of the highlights as well as songs from Simon's most recent album, 2011's So Beautiful or So What (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) including "Dazzling Blue," "Rewrite," "The Afterlife" and the album's propulsive title track.

    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

    What is your favorite of these songs?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    08.23.12



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