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The Paul Simon Songbook [EXTRA TRACKS]
Paul Simon
The Paul Simon Songbook [EXTRA TRACKS]
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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Paul Simon, The Paul Simon Songbook


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All Artists: Paul Simon
Title: The Paul Simon Songbook [EXTRA TRACKS]
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: SonyBMG Special Markets
Release Date: 4/1/2008
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972667621


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Paul Simon, The Paul Simon Songbook

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My Favorite Album Ever--By Anyone--Period!
Robert L. Smith | San Francisco, CA United States | 05/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is a purity and an innocent optimism to this early Paul Simon solo album that--in many ways--surpasses the later work Simon has released, whether alone or with Art Garfunkel. Accompanied only by his acoustic guitar, a very young and still unknown Paul Simon offers up pasionate and tender versions of twelve songs that later became Simon and Garfunkel classics, often with subtle differences in lyrics. The never-again-released rarity "The Side Of A Hill" may sound a trifle naive nowadays, but--in an edited form--it went on to become the "Canticle" counter melody for "Scarborough Fair!" And yes, that is Kathy with Paul on the cover, kneeling on the damp London cobblestones. Perhaps because of its unadorned simplicity, this album--which I actually wore out several times on vinyl--has become my favorite album ever--by anyone--period. Even if you do not come to treasure it as I have, you will find it well worth a listen. It offers a glimpse of a budding genius on the verge of greatness, a sweetly unguarded moment, a harbinger of things to come."
Just a remarkable collection
Statmonkey | Thailand | 03/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have long been puzzled by the lack of critical acclaim that Paul Simon gets. This collection really shows an amazing artist in a broad range. It contains several alternate takes of some his best known early work (as well as many that you won't know unless you are a fan). Yes, overall it is mellow but like some of Joni Mitchell's early recordings you can enjoy great music while listening to the development of a pop genius. Perfect listening for a quiet Sunday afternoon or just something relaxing to have on while you work. Highly recommended."