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There Goes Rhymin' Simon [CD]

Paul Simon Audio CD
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During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which ("Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland") were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is an ... Read more in Amazon's Paul Simon Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony CMG
  • ASIN: B004MRX8A6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,863 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Kodachrome
2. Tenderness
3. Take Me To The Mardi Gras
4. Something So Right
5. One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
6. American Tune
7. Was A Sunny Day
8. Learn How To Fall
9. St. Judy's Comet
10. Loves Me Like a Rock
11. Let Me Live In Your City (Work In Progress)
12. Take Me To The Mardi Gras (Acoustic Demo)
13. American Tune (Unfinished Demo)
14. Loves Me Like A Rock (Acoustic Demo)

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Simon's second solo studio album, it contains songs covering several styles and genres, from gospel ("Loves Me Like a Rock") to dixieland ("Take Me to the Mardi Gras"). The album received two nominations at the Grammy Awards of 1974, including Best Male Pop Vocal performance and Album of the Year.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Simon in no mood to rest on Laurels 2 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Paul Simon matures wonderfully, in this, his second solo album. Moving on from the majestic heights of Simon & Garfunkel, he carves out his own niche amongst pop's greatest artists. "There Goes Ryhmin' Simon" demonstrates vividly that he is obviously comfortable with a variety of sounds. From the upbeat black humour of "Kodachrome" through the insecurities and harmonies of the beautiful "American Tune" and onwards to the touching "St Judy's Comet", Simon churns out hit after wonderful hit. By the time "Loves Me Like A Rock" completes the journey with a crashing crescendo, we are left in no doubt that Simon has earned his solo place in pop's hall of fame.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Genius Wenius 19 Dec 2006
Format:Audio CD
"There Goes...", despite the whimsical title, is an impressive collection of songs, at times stunning, at other times infectious and at other times moving.

On "American Tune" we have a contender for not only one of Paul Simon's best ever songs, but also a contender for surely the top 50 best songs written in the last 40 years. A chorale-like stateliness underpins a moving, thoughtful vocal that is a profound state of the nation address for its time.

"Something So Right" is a tender love song done with elegance and intelligence. "Loves Me Like A Rock" is infectious and "Take Me To The Mardi Gras" is authentic and charming.

"Tenderness" sounds like something Dion and the Belmonts might have pulled off.

An over-looked classic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American tunes 2 Jan 2013
By GlynLuke TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I think Paul Simon is a genius. I`ve often taken him for granted - after all, he`s been around longer than most, those early records with Garfunkel were nearly fifty years ago, and he hasn`t been as prolific as most of his peers. Perhaps that`s the secret of his success, that he hones his songs to perfection then lets us hear them and marvel.
I`ve been less than impressed by only one of his solo albums - his last but one, Surprise, which was a rather ill-conceived production with some good songs. It`s been a pleasure to rediscover his older albums on their gleaming remasters, in particular Still Crazy and this near-faultless gem from 1973.
Several of these songs were hits, and are so well known now, but I`d forgotten about Tenderness, Something So Right, One Man`s Ceiling, St Judy`s Comet and One Man`s Ceiling, all wonderful songs.
Things kick off with the uptempo, quite rocky Kodachrome, catchy as anything. Then comes the glorious Tenderness, one of those Simon songs you don`t want to end.
Take Me To The Mardi Gras is just great, with its delirious falsetto vocal by Rev Claude Jeter. It`s probably a good thing you can`t hear me singing along with the good Reverend.
Something So Right is lovely, one of Simon`s gentle love songs. He does both sadness and joy equally well.
One Man`s Ceiling...is an oddity, a mid-tempo number with a fascinatingly haunting descending piano riff, played by Barry Beckett. It grows on you.
A highlight, and one of Simon`s truly great songs (reminding one glancingly of his earlier S&G masterpiece America) is American Tune - unaccountably omitted from the otherwise comprehensive compilation of a few years back. This longish track is a key Simon song, beautifully arranged by Del Newman.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must have this in your record collection! 24 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I remember hearing this album when I was about seven and I've loved it ever since. My brother had a tape version of it and we played it to death. When I found you could get it on CD I bought it immediately and an extra one for my brother so he wouldn't borrow mine!
What is it about this CD that is so appealing? For me it is the realisation that Simon's songs are so simple but at the same tell a story about life - wherever you are in the world our lives are very much the same. We all have pride about our country, we love the people who are in our lives and we want to record the moments of our lives that matter. This CD is a retrospect of Simon's early life. "Kodachrome", "American Tune" and "Love me Like a Rock" are powerful songs and based on personal experience. They may, perhaps, have a little something for everyone and maybe the people who buy this album can relate to some of the stories. I know that I can. Thank you Paul. Keep it up.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful, mellow album 3 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this cd after months of searching for an album by Paul Simon called "Kodakchrome". That album doesn't exist -but the song does-on "There Goes Rhymin' Simon".

I was instantly transported by to the age of 13 when my pal bought this LP (as it was in those days)and played it to a few of us. Forty years later, the songs sound as good as ever, perhaps better, because we have lived lives and had experiences,that Paul Simon sings about, but back in the day, we had yet to know for ourselves. A great mix of songs that can still hold their own today. It's worth buying to listen to some beautiful lyrics and wonder at amazing chord changes that make the music cut into your heart and soul.Experiencing Paul Simon is definately still brilliant after all these years.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Simon at his best 15 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is my favourite Paul Simon album!

The songs are musically really inventive and the lyrics are humorous and insightful. Many of the songs are very upbeat, starting with the fast-paced "Kodachrome". I really like "One Man's Ceiling is Another Man's Floor" (for the song, and for the philosophical message). "St. Judy's Comet" is so gentle it will have you drifting to sleep at the end of the day. The bonus tracks are really good. Plus, the CD is packaged like a vinyl record, which is really cool!

If you've heard any of these songs before and liked them, you will not be disappointed with the rest of this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dumba dumba to the mardi gras
This was the second solo album and is probably his best . Kodachrome begins with " when I think back on all the crap I learned in high school it's a wonder I can think at all " . Read more
Published 3 months ago by david handy ( a mackem )
5.0 out of 5 stars First bought this on 8 track in 1973....
...and bought it again for the n+1th time 40 years later on CD- with Auto Rip included.

It is still a joy. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ST Nicholls
5.0 out of 5 stars and he keeps on going
great cd this guy is the tops and he keeps on going,good for parties or just relaxing to on a wet sunday afternoon
Published 8 months ago by R. A. Keyho
5.0 out of 5 stars There Goes Rhymin' Simon
I think this CD was one of his finest since the split with Garfunkel.
Some great tracks, I just keep playing it.
Published 9 months ago by Ron Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars A CD i've Searched For
Another classic Paul Simon which I have been looking for for ages. It is great, but why do the people who issue CDs always have to put tracks from CDs already issued.
Published 12 months ago by Mal. Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the All Time Classics
I have had this album on vinyl, cd and now as a download...... need I say any more than that!
Published 12 months ago by Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
superb I one of paul simons early albums but it is a very good easy listening sound I love it
Published 14 months ago by scania 730
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
A great CD for anyone who likes Paul Simon. "There Goes Rhymin Simon" has plenty of great tunes for the listener.
Published 15 months ago by Mr X
5.0 out of 5 stars Good one for the collection.
Originally had this album on vinyl and liked it. Hadn't seen it since on CD until now. Really great album, and it brought back many nostalgic memories. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon this is your best
Have played it non stop in my car since I got it months ago. Brings out the feelgood factor on the way home from the most stressful day at work. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Dottie
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