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4.7 out of 5 stars
Paul Simon
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on 13 January 2015
I'd not heard of all of the songs in this album but even his relatively poor songs are above average. the music's good and in parts brilliant, but this review is primarily about the vinyl re-issue from Sony Legacy which were released last year. I bought from amazon.de where they are a lot cheaper than in the UK.

I can't believe how good they sound. The remaster has depth, weight, subtlety, smoothness. The pressing is almost perfect.
They're so good I'm scared to play them. I've got a few re-issues from Analogue Productions and Speakers Corner and these are as good.
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on 15 March 2002
Paul Simon cut the connection with the 'Bridge' album and Art Garfunkel so effectively with this his first post S&G solo effort.Where 'Bridge' was extravagant and instrumentally complex this appears simple and more direct.
However on closer inspection you notice that this album is hugely intimate and you seem to get much closer to the 'real' P.Simon.The hits 'Me and Julio' and 'Mother and Child reunion' are well balanced by the lesser known tracks.'Peace like a River' is reminiscent of 'Only Living Boy in New York' with its beautiful chorus and instrumentation.Otherwise however the tracks are less heavy as regards instrumentation but are still beautiful and instantly catchy.Tracks like 'Duncan' and 'Everything put Together Falls Apart' are classic P.Simon fare and mark this out as a definite change in direction for Simon.
As a fan since the sixties and recogising that 'Graceland' and 'Still Crazy' are classics and better known I would have no hesitation in recommending this album.Certainly one to have in your collection and marvellous value at this price.
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on 26 November 2008
Well the album's an outstanding album. This though is a word of warning:
Japanese Vinyl Replica Edition [Import] is an Audio CD NOT Vinyl! Plus seller BadlandsUK do not answer communications.
Excellent album though- I'm looking forward to getting the copy I wanted.
Oh, and for some reason, for the version described,Amazon have the track listing as including the songs from PAUL SIMON and THERE GOES RHYMIN' SIMON. The album only has the tracks from the PAUL SIMON album, plus some demo versions of songs on there.
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on 16 March 2015
I think this might be my favourite Paul Simon album, I like the stripped back approach, and the album benefits from the rough-around-the-edges sound. His next few 70's records went slightly too syrupy for me (although 2nd album There Goes Rhyming Simon is a masterpiece).
Duncan, Run That Body Down just superb, but Peace Like A River has to be one, if not the best Paul Simon song. It's a relaxing listen, with Simon's clever and intricate wordplay over his fluid guitar playing. Can't go wrong with this one.
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on 19 May 2010
Loved this LP in mid-70s. Not heard it since, until bought CD last month and now been playing it non-stop. Incredible album no filler tracks. Plus the virtuoso violinist Stephane Grapelli for free! Enjoy a strum along to Mother & Child, Me & Julio etc and feel happy!
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on 15 November 2013
Have had the vinyl since the get go, but wanted a disc for the car. Very crisp sound but prefer the original on LP as the sound is 'softer', for the want of a better word. Should have listened to the critics on this one!
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on 10 October 2012
This CD constitutes a lovely addition to one's Paul Simon music collection. It does not stand out as his greatest album, but having said that, I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
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This was Paul's first solo album after Simon & Garfunkel broke up. It includes a couple of classic songs like 'Mother & Child Reunion', 'Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard' and 'Duncan'.
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on 8 May 2014
lost my original recording, nice to obtain another copy, paul simon is a truly great singer/songwriter and this cd is a true classic, purchased at a fraction of its true value.
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on 10 July 2015
Purchased this CD for my husband and it's been played non- stop, great music!! Prompt delivery from seller.
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