Paul Simon "Live in New York City" Set for September 18 Release
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:08:32
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.
The Obvious Child
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
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
The Sound of Silence
Gone at Last
Late in the Evening
Still Crazy After All These Years
What is your favorite of these songs?