Paul Simon rarely turns in a dud because of the strength of his songwriting. Here is a key example. Some rather dated 1980s production cannot undermine the strength of the songs.
The title track is a beautiful, thoughtful track and "Train In The Distance" is a fine song, up there with some of his best. "Rene And Georgette Magritte..." is moving and remeniscent of New York doo-wop from the late 1950s. "The Late Great Johnny Ace" is chilling in some ways but also rather compelling.
A worthy example of the fact that very good albums but excellent artists do not always sell.
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