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Monday, June 25, 2012

Graceland: 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Legacy)

Despite the misnomer—2012 is actually the 26th anniversary of Graceland—this two-CD/two-DVD set places Paul Simon's seventh and finest album in greater context. Inspired by a cassette tape the singer-songwriter received featuring the street music...
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

Isn't it enough that Paul Simon, after nearly 50 years of writing some of contemporary music's most compelling songs, is considered a spokesman for his generation? At age 70, does he have to put on one of the best concerts as well? Friday's packed Ri...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

'70s Albums Reissued

Both the album-collecting counterculture and the singles-devouring pop audience honored Simon & Garfunkel, who found magic for much of their prolific ride on the top of the charts in the late 1960s. Their voices harmonized in a breathtaking choir for two, around which their...
Monday, April 11, 2011

So Beautiful or So What (Concord)

With its echoes of Africa and gospel, Paul Simon's new CD often rises from familiar ground while sometimes giving way to surprise, as on the vaguely bluesy title track. As a wordsmith, Simon juggles snatches of beautiful lyric poetry with humor and irony...