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Songs From The Capeman (1997 Concept Cast Album)
Paul Simon
Songs From The Capeman (1997 Concept Cast Album)
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1

The diminutive one travels back to his Brooklyn youth for both the sound and story of his recent, ill-fated Broadway musical. Unlike the heavily produced Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints, there's a sweet simplicity t...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Paul Simon
Title: Songs From The Capeman (1997 Concept Cast Album)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Warner Bros
Original Release Date: 11/18/1997
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Album Type: Cast Recording, Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Adult Contemporary, Singer-Songwriters, Folk Rock, Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624681427

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The diminutive one travels back to his Brooklyn youth for both the sound and story of his recent, ill-fated Broadway musical. Unlike the heavily produced Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints, there's a sweet simplicity to this delicate blend of doo-wop choirs, Latino rhythms, jazz horns and acoustic instrumentation. Meanwhile, Simon's true-life gangsta tale should be viewed as an earthy flipside to Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. Unlike the play, the album as a whole is grade-A Simon (which is all the man's ever produced, One Trick Pony excepted). --Jeff Bateman

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The most underrated Paul Simon album of all time.
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His Best Since Hearts and Bones
Patrick Arbuckle | Portland, OR United States | 06/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a man of few published words, I will let the album speak for itself. It is Paul Simon at the top of his game. Every Song is a Gem and you would have to be coated in plastic for this brillance not to move you. The first, middle and ending song are pop genius. For me, this album belongs up there with Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds and Simon's Hearts and Bones and Graceland."
Yes, I agree with Patrick Arbuckle's review
Kevin Chapman | Flemington, NJ | 03/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Patrick's review hit it right on the money. Yes This is a wonderful album. Take care, Kevin Chapman of Flemington, NJ Miss you Patrick"