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Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years

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ALEG 76107
UPC: 888837610711
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

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180 Gram LP

Reissue of the original LP on 180-gram vinyl!

Cut from the original analog master tapes

Includes "Still Crazy After All These Years," and "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"

Album download included

Paul Simon's first three post-Simon & Garfunkel studio albums, Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin' Simon / Still Crazy After All These Years, all arrive, courtesy of Columbia/Legacy, in remastered 180-gram LP editions, each containing a download card.

"The third new studio album of Paul Simon's post-Simon & Garfunkel career was a musical and lyrical change of pace from his first two, Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Where Simon had taken an eclectic approach before, delving into a variety of musical styles and recording all over the world, Still Crazy found him working for the most part with a group of jazz-pop New York session players, though he did do a couple of tracks ('My Little Town' and 'Still Crazy After All These Years') with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had appeared on Rhymin' Simon and another ('Gone at Last') returned to the gospel style of earlier songs like 'Loves Me Like a Rock.' Of course, 'My Little Town' also marked a return to working with Art Garfunkel, and another Top 10 entry for S&G. But the overall feel of Still Crazy was of a jazzy style subtly augmented with strings and horns.

"Perhaps more striking, however, was Simon's lyrical approach. Where Rhymin' Simon was the work of a confident family man, Still Crazy came off as a post-divorce album, its songs reeking of smug self-satisfaction and romantic disillusionment. At their best, such sentiments were undercut by humor and made palatable by musical hooks, as on '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,' which became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career. But elsewhere, as on 'Have a Good Time,' the singer's cynicism seemed unearned. Still, as out of sorts as Simon may have been, he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance." -



Side 1
Still Crazy After All These Years
My Little Town
I'd Do It for Your Love
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Night Game

Side 2
Gone at Last
Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
Have a Good Time
You're Kind
Silent Eyes

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

"Still Crazy..." Is Crazy Good

posted on 07/06/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
This Columbia/Legacy re-issue is 5-star reference quality, both in the remaster (as good as, perhaps even better than the original) as well as the quality of the vinyl/pressing. There literally was no hint of surface noise or defects (ticks, pops, etc), and the LP sounds spectacular. Highly recommended...and this applies to the other two previous LPs as well, which, after hearing "Still Crazy" I purchased as well. Kudo's to Columbia for going all out for these iconic titles and using the original analog tapes!

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