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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm Still Crazy After All These Years
Theres a good reason this album won a Grammy. Best Album of 1975 is due rewards for one of the strongest of Simon's early solo catalogue. It is littered with tracks that have now become 'classics' including the funky US Number One (50 Ways To Leave Your Lover), the final studio collaboration between Simon & Garfunkel (My Little Town) and the beautiful title track (Still...
Published on 10 May 2006 by Mark Palfreeman

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3.0 out of 5 stars simon begins to run out of puff
This is the third solo album and he is finally beginning to run out of juice . Instead of nervously peeking out from under his parka , he now stands confidently on a fire escape sporting a fedora and a dodgy moustache . Some of the songs are great but others are mere filler . The backing ( particularly the saxes of Mike Brecker and Phil Woods ) is ,as ever , superb and...
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4.0 out of 5 stars I'm Still Crazy After All These Years, 10 May 2006
Theres a good reason this album won a Grammy. Best Album of 1975 is due rewards for one of the strongest of Simon's early solo catalogue. It is littered with tracks that have now become 'classics' including the funky US Number One (50 Ways To Leave Your Lover), the final studio collaboration between Simon & Garfunkel (My Little Town) and the beautiful title track (Still Crazy After All These Years). And yet the rest of the album resonates in acoustic melodies that characterises Simon's early solo work.

This remastered edition also features a somewhat raw but still interesting edition of Slip Slidin' Away that is otherwise condemned only to Greatest Hits compilations.

A must for Simon fans, and a superbly produced album for anyone else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A homecoming, 30 Jun 2009
When I played this cd for the first time, I cried, partly cos I realised how much I'd missed it, and partly because it took me back to when I was a teenager. Simon is a poet that also writes great music, and, for me, this is his best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Simon's solo career turns towards the darker side, 22 Aug 2003
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Lawrance M. Bernabo (The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota) - See all my reviews
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“Still Crazy After All These Years” was Paul Simon's third solo album and decidedly different from his previous efforts, “Paul Simon” and “Rhymin' Simon.” For one thing, Simon's songs are much more introspective this time around, most of them dealing seriously with the subject of lost love (Of course, if you remember seeing Simon hosting “Saturday Night Life” and trying to sing the title song while dressed up as a giant turkey that seriousness is somewhat tempered). Musically, Simon is focusing more on the piano than the guitar in his compositions, and producer Phil Ramone clearly played a role in coming up with Simon’s new sound on this album. Taken together those two factors would explain why “My Little Town,” the song where Simon reunites with Art Garfunkel, sounds so different from previous Simon & Garfunkle songs. The album made it to the top of the Billboard charts in 1975 and three of the songs made it to the Top 40: the duet with Phoebe Snow, “Gone At Last” (#23), “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (#1), and “Still Crazy After All These Years” (#40). Those last two are the choice cuts off of the album and both reflect a wry sensibilities in the lyrics that was never as prominent in Simon’s earlier work. The same applies to “My Little Town,” and it is easy in retrospect to look at that song and “Night Games” as reflecting Simon’s dark side. I was surprised that “Still Crazy After All These Years” was Simon’s only #1 album, but “Graceland” only made it to #3. It is rather gratifying to know that Simon’s serious work was more popular than his “fun” songs like “Kodachrome” and “Loves Me Like a Rock.” The bottom line is that Paul Simon is one of those artists for whom a greatest hits collection does not suffice and the goal should be to have as many of their albums in your music library as possible tracing his ongoing musical evolution.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, 1 Oct 2011
This review is from: Still Crazy After All These Years (MP3 Download)
I used to own this album as a vinyl LP when it first came out and I'd forgotten how very good it was: its wistful nostalgic quality has become even more poignant over the years as the old lovers one meets on the street have become older still and the run-together colours on the rug have faded further into the past ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories, 10 Feb 2013
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One of the best Paul Simon albums. Have always loved it.
I am glad to now have it on CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars oldie but goldie, 2 Aug 2012
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lost my original copy of this cd and decided to buy another one,just as good the second time around easy listening
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3.0 out of 5 stars simon begins to run out of puff, 29 Jun 2014
This is the third solo album and he is finally beginning to run out of juice . Instead of nervously peeking out from under his parka , he now stands confidently on a fire escape sporting a fedora and a dodgy moustache . Some of the songs are great but others are mere filler . The backing ( particularly the saxes of Mike Brecker and Phil Woods ) is ,as ever , superb and often outshines the weakness of the material . Simon sounds tired . This is not unusual . Few rock acts can manage a strong third album . It is probably like being asked to perform yet again by an overenthusiastic lover .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simon at his very best, 1 Jun 2014
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This is a classic Paul Simon album offering quality throughout.The title track,My Little Town,and 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover are the well known tracks here but Silent Eyes,I Do It For Your Love and Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy rank in my opinion,as some of Simon's best work.With the bonus tack of Slip Slidin' Away this is a must buy for not only Simon fans but all music lovers.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Will not play onmany cd players., 9 April 2014
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Same as the other Paul Simon cd i have bought off amazo, it wouldnt play on any cd player i have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is brilliant!, 20 Mar 2014
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My dad used to play this when I was a kid and me and my brother used to sing along, much to their annoyance. Bought it for nostalgia and it's every bit as good as I remembered.
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