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Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon

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Product No.:
ALEG 76106
UPC: 888837610612

180 Gram Vinyl Record

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180 Gram LP

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Reissue of the original LP on 180-gram vinyl!

Cut from the original analog master tapes

Includes "Kodachrome," and "Loves Me Like A Rock"

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.

"Retaining the buoyant musical feel of Paul Simon, but employing a more produced sound, There Goes Rhymin' Simon found Paul Simon writing and performing with assurance and venturing into soulful and R&B-oriented music. Simon returned to the kind of vocal pyrotechnics heard on the Simon & Garfunkel records by using gospel singers. On 'Love Me Like a Rock' and 'Tenderness' (which sounded as though it could have been written to Art Garfunkel), the Dixie Hummingbirds sang prominent backup vocals, and on 'Take Me to the Mardi Gras,' Reverend Claude Jeter contributed a falsetto part that Garfunkel could have handled, though not as warmly. For several tracks, Simon traveled to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to play with its house band, getting a variety of styles, from the gospel of 'Love Me Like a Rock' to the Dixieland of 'Mardi Gras.' Simon was so confident that he even included a major ballad statement of the kind he used to give Garfunkel to sing: 'American Tune' was his musical State of the Union, circa 1973, but this time Simon was up to making his big statements in his own voice." —


Side 1
Kodachrome (Album Version)
Take Me to the Mardi Gras
Something So Right
One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor

Side 2
American Tune
Was a Sunny Day
Learn How to Fall
St. Judy's Comet
Loves Me Like a Rock

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

An Exquisite, Lush Pressing

posted on 07/09/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mark Fig
One of the best-sounding records I own. The all-analog production is absolute magic. Radiant and transporting. Vocals are raw and present. The strings lush and expansive. Acoustic guitar sounds warm and clear and in 3 dimensions. The horn section swaggers. Wonderful.

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