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Paul Simon Teams up with Brian Eno

Postby Genuine_Indian_Guru » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:35 am

I just seen on the T.V. that Paul Simon has a new record out( or soon to be out) with all new material and produced by Rick Rubin!

Oh...ok Brian Eno.....gotta love the local news! :oops:
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Postby maccastheman » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:42 am

I thought his next album was going to be a collaboration with Brian Eno?

http://billboard.com/bbcom/news/article ... 1002237435

Maybe he's started working with Rubin for the follow-up to this one? He said he wasn't going to tour much behind the Eno album, so he may dive right into the next one.
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Postby crossautographs » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:14 pm

The new cd is produced by Brian Eno.
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Postby maccastheman » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:28 pm

It really makes a lot of sense for Paul Simon to work with Eno - considering all of he work he did with Talking Heads (who were also heavily into World music/African rhythms). I'm anxious to hear this one. 8)
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Postby maccastheman » Tue May 09, 2006 7:55 pm

I posted this in the "CD of the Moment" thread, but it works here as well:

Great CD. Worth the wait. He works really well with Eno. The great thing about it is that it sounds totally different than anything Eno has done before and totally different than anything Paul Simon has done before. It was cool to see the live debut of "How Can You Live in the Northeast" and "Outrageous" in New Orleans last Sunday. He's pared his band down a bit since the last time I saw him solo. (in '99) Some of the songs on this CD rock harder than anything he's ever recorded. I think the smaller band is an effort to get back to a more direct rock sound. (Although he still had pleanty of "world music" elements in his show last Sunday) Most interesting, however, is that Steve Gadd was the only percussionist in the band. Last time I saw him I think he had 3 percussionists. And Steve Gadd ROCKED. It was cool to see him still in the band.
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Postby maccastheman » Wed May 10, 2006 12:22 am

Here are Paul Simon's tour dates so far. Not a very extensive tour:

July 1, 2006 -- Milwaukee, WI
Summerfest

July 2, 2006 -- Toledo, OH
Zoo Amphitheater

July 4, 2006 -- Cooperstown, NY
Doubleday Field

July 5, 2006 -- Montreal QU
Place Des Arts Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

July 7, 2006 -- Essex Junction, VT
Champlain Valley Fairgrounds

July 8, 2006 -- Manchester, NH
Verizon Wireless Arena

July 9, 2006 -- Uncasville, CT
Mohegun Sun Arena

July 12, 2006 -- Columbia, MD
Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 14, 2006 -- Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Event Center

July 15, 2006 -- Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Event Center

July 16, 2006 -- Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center

July 19, 2006 -- Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre

July 28, 2006 -- Costa Mesa, CA
Orange County Fair

July 29, 2006 -- Paso Robles, CA
California Mid State Fair
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Postby Lazarus_2 » Fri May 12, 2006 6:36 pm

My favourite track is Outrageous

EDIT:
I dont have a favourite particulary now.
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Postby maccastheman » Fri May 12, 2006 7:41 pm

I like that one a lot, too. That and "How Can You Live in the Northeast." There's about 5 songs on the album that I think are some of the best work he's done in years.
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Postby kylestyle » Fri May 12, 2006 7:53 pm

Along with the 2 tracks you guys mentioned, I really like Sure Don't Feel Like Love. The guitar arrangement for That's Me is cool also.

But the album for me is nowhere near the greatness of Simon and Garfunkel. This is no Bridge Over Troubled Water. This is more like Paul Simon's Press To Play - eccentric tracks that take a while to grow. In terms of 'comebacks' from the last couple of years I still have to say Macca's Chaos is pick of the bunch by a mile! :D
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Postby maccastheman » Sat May 13, 2006 6:56 am

I agree that Chaos is a better comeback. I just think this is a solid record. I'm not saying it's better than Bridge or anything, just that it's the best work I've heard from Paul Simon in quite a while. He's showing that there is life after "world music." Up until this point, you could easily divide his career into 3 stages - Simon and Garfunkel, The Singer-Songwriter years, and the World Music years. Even his musical had Latin and African rhythms and a lot of them were still around on You're The One. Granted, I liked the world music albums, but it was beginning to seem like that was going to be the last chapter. I think with this Eno collaboration he's shown that he still has more chapters left in him.
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