- guru．1．2．3Lv 71 十年前最愛解答
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.
Peak on US Charts
The Paul Simon Song Book
not released in the US until 2004
There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin'
Still Crazy After All These Years
Greatest Hits, Etc.
One Trick Pony
Hearts and Bones
Negotiations and Love Songs
The Rhythm of the Saints
Paul Simon's Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991
The Paul Simon Anthology
Paul Simon 1964/1993
Songs from The Capeman
You're the One
Recorded As Jerry Landis
The Essential Paul Simon
- 1 十年前
I like the followings songs:
Still crazy after all these years