Paul Simon

IN THE BLUE LIGHT (VINYL)

Paul Simon IN THE BLUE LIGHT (VINYL)

$44.99

IN THE BLUE LIGHT (VINYL)

by Paul Simon
$44.99
Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album – In The Blue Light – on September 7.  Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features a talented cast of musicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist's favourite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs, drawn from his unparalleled body of work.

Revisiting his repertoire, Simon has selected songs originally appearing on There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973),  Still Crazy After All These Years (1975),One-Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), The Rhythm of The Saints (1990), You're The One (2000) and So Beautiful Or So What (2011), refreshing and transforming the compositions through new arrangements and collaborations.

Among the many musicians joining Simon on In The Blue Light are jazz icons trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd.  Two of the compositions recorded with the New York-based chamber ensemble sextet yMusic, “Can’t Run But” and “Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War,” are being brought to the stage each night as show-stopping highlights on Simon’sHomeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.


TRACKLISTING:

SIDE A

  1. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
  2. Love
  3. Can't Run But
  4. How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
  5. Pigs, Sheep and Wolves

SIDE B

  1. Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
  2. The Teacher
  3.  Darling Lorraine
  4. Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
  5. Questions For The Angels
IN THE BLUE LIGHT (CD)

Paul Simon IN THE BLUE LIGHT (CD)

$19.99

IN THE BLUE LIGHT (CD)

by Paul Simon
$19.99
Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album – In The Blue Light – on September 7.  Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features a talented cast of musicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist's favourite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs, drawn from his unparalleled body of work.

Revisiting his repertoire, Simon has selected songs originally appearing on There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973),  Still Crazy After All These Years (1975), One-Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), The Rhythm of The Saints (1990), You're The One (2000) and So Beautiful Or So What (2011), refreshing and transforming the compositions through new arrangements and collaborations.

Among the many musicians joining Simon on In The Blue Light are jazz icons trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd.  Two of the compositions recorded with the New York-based chamber ensemble sextetyMusic, “Can’t Run But” and “Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War,” are being brought to the stage each night as show-stopping highlights on Simon’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.


TRACKLISTING:

1. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
2. Love
3. Can't Run But
4. How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
5. Pigs, Sheep and Wolves
6. Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
7. The Teacher
8. Darling Lorraine
9. Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
10. Questions For The Angels

GRACELAND – THE REMIXES (2LP)

GRACELAND – THE REMIXES (2LP)

by Paul Simon
$54.99

Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history, Paul Simon’s GRAMMY-winning 1986 album GRACELAND has received a special 2018 reworking with the likes of MK, Richy Ahmed, Paul Oakenfold, and Groove Armada all spinning their own unique interpretations across the release. Significantly, this is the first time a classic album has been reimagined in its complete entirety.

 

The project, consisting of 12 remixes from a range of artists representing a wide array of styles from Deep House, Afro House, DnB, Tech House, and many more, was overseen by producer and project curator Michael Gaiman, AKA The Duke of New York.

 

Having sold over 16 million copies worldwide, GRACELAND became a legendary production with Paul Simon sampling diverse sounds and World Music styles, creating an eclectic mixture of pop, rock, African Zulu isicathamiya, and mbaqanga dance styles.

 

A celebration of GRACELAND’S impact on world music, the release marks 32 years since the album introduced a diverse cast of musicians, including the bold use of native South African performers at a time when the Western world had boycotted them due to the apartheid that threatened to tear the country apart. Exposing audiences to the notion of “world music” from diverse corners of the globe, this cultural exchange eventually created a through-line to contemporary electronic music, the cornerstones of which involve capturing and sampling other instruments, field sounds and recordings to create bold, alternative compositions.


“To say it was an honour to mix one of Paul Simon’s tracks is an understatement,” said Richy Ahmed, referring to his thunderous remix of ‘The Boy In The Bubble’. “It is one of my favourite tracks ever.”

 

“What do you say when someone asks you to remix a classic? Well normally, No!” laughs Andy of Groove Armada. “It’s a rule we’ve managed to follow for 20 years. Until we got a call about remixing a track from GRACELAND. Here was an album…which had opened our ears to a new world of sound. We decided to break the rule because we could choose a tune. In [“You Can Call Me Al”] was a horn riff which we’d been dropping in our sets ever since we tried it at Fais Do-Do’s Ballroom in LA back in 1998 and it created an electric moment of dancefloor unity. So the remix wrote itself and our ace-in-the-pack Horn Drop is now public property.”

GRACELAND – THE REMIXES (CD)

GRACELAND – THE REMIXES (CD)

by Paul Simon
$19.99

Acclaimed as one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history, Paul Simon’s GRAMMY-winning 1986 album GRACELAND has received a special 2018 reworking with the likes of MK, Richy Ahmed, Paul Oakenfold, and Groove Armada all spinning their own unique interpretations across the release. Significantly, this is the first time a classic album has been reimagined in its complete entirety.

The project, consisting of 12 remixes from a range of artists representing a wide array of styles from Deep House, Afro House, DnB, Tech House, and many more, was overseen by producer and project curator Michael Gaiman, AKA The Duke of New York.

Having sold over 16 million copies worldwide, GRACELAND became a legendary production with Paul Simon sampling diverse sounds and World Music styles, creating an eclectic mixture of pop, rock, African Zulu isicathamiya, and mbaqanga dance styles.

A celebration of GRACELAND’S impact on world music, the release marks 32 years since the album introduced a diverse cast of musicians, including the bold use of native South African performers at a time when the Western world had boycotted them due to the apartheid that threatened to tear the country apart. Exposing audiences to the notion of “world music” from diverse corners of the globe, this cultural exchange eventually created a through-line to contemporary electronic music, the cornerstones of which involve capturing and sampling other instruments, field sounds and recordings to create bold, alternative compositions.

 

“To say it was an honour to mix one of Paul Simon’s tracks is an understatement,” said Richy Ahmed, referring to his thunderous remix of ‘The Boy In The Bubble’. “It is one of my favourite tracks ever.”

“What do you say when someone asks you to remix a classic? Well normally, No!” laughs Andy of Groove Armada. “It’s a rule we’ve managed to follow for 20 years. Until we got a call about remixing a track from GRACELAND. Here was an album…which had opened our ears to a new world of sound. We decided to break the rule because we could choose a tune. In [“You Can Call Me Al”] was a horn riff which we’d been dropping in our sets ever since we tried it at Fais Do-Do’s Ballroom in LA back in 1998 and it created an electric moment of dancefloor unity. So the remix wrote itself and our ace-in-the-pack Horn Drop is now public property.”


TRACKLISTING

1. Out There

2. Memories Are Made Of

3. Lonely One

4. Beer Can

5. Hurricane

6. One Number Away

7. Don't Tempt Me

8. When It Rains It Pours

9. This One's for You

10. Be Careful What You Wish For

11. I Got Away with You

12. Honky Tonk Highway

13. Houston, We Got a Problem *

14. Must've Never Met You *

15. Beautiful Crazy *

16. A Long Way *

17. She Got the Best of Me *

 

* Previously Unreleased tracks.

 

GRACELAND (VINYL)

Paul Simon GRACELAND (VINYL)

$34.95

GRACELAND (VINYL)

by Paul Simon
$34.95

Graceland is the seventh studio album by Paul Simon, released in 1986. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated with a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He planned a trip to Johannesburg in the new year with Roy Halee, where he spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.


Graceland features an eclectic mixture of musical styles, including Pop, Rock, a cappella, Zydeco, Isicathamiya, and Mbaqanga. Simon created new compositions inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with both African and American artists.

Graceland was a major commercial hit, becoming Simon's most successful studio album. His highest-charting effort in over a decade, Simon's return to the forefront of popular music was considered a remarkable comeback in a fickle music industry. It attracted rave reviews from music critics, won 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

180 gram audiophile vinyl

SIDE A
1. The Boy in the Bubble
2. Graceland
3. I Know What I Know
4. Gumboots
5. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

SIDE B
1. You Can Call Me Al
2. Under African Skies
3. Homeless
4. Crazy Love, Vol. II
5. That Was Your Mother
6. All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints
Still Crazy After All These Years (Vinyl)

Still Crazy After All These Years is Paul Simon’s third studio album. Both recorded and released in 1975, Still Crazy produced four Top 40 hits, "Gone at Last" , "My Little Town", "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" and the title track. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1976.

Tracklist
SIDE A
Still Crazy After All These Years
My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel
I'd Do It for Your Love
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Night Game

SIDE B
Gone at Last - Paul Simon with Phoebe Snow and The Jessy Dixon Singers
Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
Have a Good Time
You're Kind
Silent Eyes