PAUL SIMON在單飛時期有那些歌曲值得一聽?

PAUL SIMON在單飛時期有那些歌曲值得一聽?可否介紹一下?

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  • 1 十年前
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    Graceland

    Kodachrome

    Solo career

    After Simon and Garfunkel split in 1971, Simon began to write and record solo material. He released Paul Simon in 1972, which contained one of his first experiments with world music, the Jamaican inspired Mother and Child Reunion, and There Goes Rhymin' Simon in 1973, which featured such popular hit songs as "Something So Right" (a tribute to his first wife, Peggy) and "Kodachrome". His 1975 album Still Crazy After All These Years is considered to be among his finest work, particularly the title track and the hit single "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." Over the next five years, Simon continued to produce hits such as "Slip Slidin' Away" and "Late in the Evening", while often appearing on Saturday Night Live. 1980's One Trick Pony album was also paired with a major motion picture of the same name, with Simon in the starring role. Simon's next album Hearts and Bones, while since critically acclaimed, did not yield any hit singles and marked a lull in his commercial popularity in the early 1980s. The album featured "The Late Great Johnny Ace", his tribute partly to slain ex-Beatle John Lennon.

    In 1985, Simon lent his talents to USA for Africa and performed on the famine relief fundraising single We Are the World. In 1986 he released the immensely popular Graceland, for which he won a Grammy. The album featured the groundbreaking use of African rhythms and performers such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo. In 1990, he followed up Graceland with the commercially successful and consistent successor album The Rhythm of the Saints, which featured Brazilian and Cajun musical themes. These albums helped to popularize world music as a genre. The importance of both albums allowed Simon to stage another New York concert, and on August 15, 1991, almost 10 years after his concert with Garfunkel, Simon staged another concert in Central Park with both African and South American bands. The success led to both a live album and an Emmy winning TV special.

    His 2000 studio album You're the One, did not reach the commercial heights of previous albums but was considered by many fans and critics to be an artistic success and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. A DVD of the same title, taped in Paris, was released in 2000. In 2002 he recorded the theme song for the animated children's movie The Wild Thornberrys Movie called "Father and Daughter". It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song.

    Simon's latest album, Surprise, produced by himself and Brian Eno (who was credited with "sonic landscapes"), was released on May 9, 2006. In commenting on US TV show Ellen what drove him to write material for this latest album, Simon noted the events of September 11, 2001 and also turning 60 since his previous album You're the One. Simon toured the USA in early 2006, playing songs from Surprise as well as his classics. Towards the end of the year he toured Surprise in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Year

    Album Title

    Peak on US Charts

    1965

    The Paul Simon Song Book

    not released in the US until 2004

    1972

    Paul Simon

    4

    1973

    There Goes Rhymin' Simon

    2

    1974

    Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'

    33

    1975

    Still Crazy After All These Years

    1

    1977

    Greatest Hits, Etc.

    18

    1980

    One Trick Pony

    12

    1983

    Hearts and Bones

    35

    1986

    Graceland

    3

    1988

    Negotiations and Love Songs

    110

    1990

    The Rhythm of the Saints

    4

    1991

    Paul Simon's Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991

    74

    1993

    The Paul Simon Anthology

    1993

    Paul Simon 1964/1993

    173

    1997

    Songs from The Capeman

    42

    2000

    You're the One

    19

    2006

    Recorded As Jerry Landis

    14

    2006

    Surprise

    14

    2007

    The Essential Paul Simon

    Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Simon

  • 1 十年前

    I like the followings songs:

    Still crazy after all these years

    American Tune

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