Preview: Live in New York City - Paul Simon

By VVN Network, on 08 Aug 20, 2012

Artist: Paul Simon
Title: Live in New York City
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Label: Hear Music
Format(s): 2-CDs/DVD, DVD, Blu-Ray

During his 2011 tour, Paul Simon played to home town fans at historic Webster Hall. That show was captured on film and will be released on September 18 by Hear Music as Live in New York City.

The album was recorded in superb high-definition by director Martyn Atkins along with sterling audio mixed by Phil Ramone and Andy Smith, will be available in three formats: 2-CD/1-DVD special package, Blu-Ray and Standard DVD.

The 20-song, 90 - minute set list was drawn from his legendary career and includes several songs that haven’t been performed live in many years. Kodachrome, Mother and Child Reunion, Gone At Last and The Obvious Child are just some of the highlights as well as songs from Simon’s most recent album, 2011’s So Beautiful or So What (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) including Dazzling Blue, Rewrite, The Afterlife and the album’s propulsive title track.

Joining Paul on the show is a stellar band of musicians including Cameroonian guitarist Vincent Nguini, guitarist/drummer Jim Oblon, pianist Mick Rossi, saxophonist/ keyboardist Andrew Snitzer, bassist Bakithi Kumalo, guitarist Mark Stewart, master percussionist Jamey Haddad and multi-instrumentalist Tony Cedras.

Here is the official trailer for the album:

Track List:

  • The Obvious Child
  • Dazzling Blue
  • 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  • So Beautiful Or So What
  • Mother And Child Reunion
  • That Was Your Mother
  • Hearts And Bones
  • Crazy Love, Vol. II
  • Slip Slidin' Away
  • Rewrite
  • The Boy In The Bubble
  • The Only Living Boy In New York
  • The Afterlife
  • Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
  • Gumboots
  • The Sound Of Silence
  • Kodachrome
  • Gone At Last
  • Late In The Evening
  • Still Crazy After All These Years