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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
Published 3 months ago by grumpyoldman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Brilliant,
This review is from: Still Crazy After All These Years (MP3 Download)
The best solo album from this male singer songwriter which is one half of Simon and Garfunkel a great cd
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF HIS FINEST ALBUMS,
I remember when this first came out - played it to death! I think one of Paul Simon's finest works - his voice is so clear and soulfull.
He certainly is one of the best singer/songwriters we've ever had and have followed his career spanning over 6 decades.
Never get tired of listening to Paul Simon.
5.0 out of 5 stars music memories were made byf,
paul simon is such a gifted musician, and the music is so evocative today of days gone by. music which doesn't date.
5.0 out of 5 stars good album,
You'll all know Paul Simon and this album prooves he is still a great singer/songwriter buy now go on ta
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Crazy after all These Years,
Really enjoyed this one, but then if you like Paul Simon your never disappointed. can't wait to buy the essential Paul Simon if this CD is anything to go by
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime,
Quite simply Paul Simon does not put a single foot wrong throughout the course of this whole album. Each track is perfectly crafted and polished until they shine like jewels.We all know the singles from the album but the remaining tracks are all of similar quality. He may have equalled this level of excellence with "Graceland" but he has never surpassed it.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Simon!,
I remember buying this album when it was originally released.At the time I thought it was not as catchy as its predecessors 'Paul Simon' and 'There Goes Rhymin Simon'.However after a few listens I really got to like it a lot.Although different from his previous work this is still Simon at his best.Beautiful melody combined with the unmatchable Simon lyrics make this a winner all round.
The album opens with the beautiful 'Still Crazy..', with Simon emphasising his strong solo vocal style.Art Garfunkel joins him for 'My Little Town', their only joint song since splitting in '70.After this comes a collection of superb Simon ballads including his number one hit '50 ways..'.Closing the original album the beautiful 'Silent Eyes'is my personal favourite off the album.The 'extras' on this remaster are also worth having.
Truely a worthy addition to any collection of Simons music.If you like Simon at all you have to have this!
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars,
Some vintage Paul Simon which I always enjoy listening to.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars,
Waited longer than normal but it arrived and was fine.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul Simon at a solo peak,
Every album Paul Simon produced in the early to mid 70's is worth buying and this is no exception. There are some great songs: the title track, "My Little Town" with Art Garfunkel, "50 Ways To Leave Your Love", "Gone At last" and "Have a Good Time". The other tracks certainly aren't weak, but for me these are the best.
The musicians on the album are all first-rate. The drummer is mainly Steve Gadd (including his famous intro to 50 Ways) with Grady Tate on one track. Theres variously Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, David Sanborn and Eddie Daniels playing Saxophone (all top Jazz players). Phil Woods plays the storming solo Saxophone outro to "Have a Good Time".
The highlight for me (as a Pianist) is the late Richard Tee's superb uptempo Gospel Piano playing on "Gone at Last". It won't be to everybodies taste but its easily my favourite track on the album. If you like that style of playing investigate albums by the group Stuff of which Richard Tee and Steve Gadd were both members - as indeed was Gordon Edwards who plays bass on "Gone at Last".
After this album Simon never reached these heights again until the release of Graceland 11 years later. This is a laid-back masterpiece and should be in your collection.
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