Album artwork for Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon

remastered cd with three bonus tracks in expanded packaging. paul simon's third solo album unifies the varied threads running through its predecessors -confessional ballads, wily story songs, agnostic spirituals and snapshots of modern life, circa 1975, are extensions of the models on his self-titled debut and - there goes rhymin' simon. here, simon and producer phil ramone establish a more cohesive, explicitly urban setting that burnishes the artist's acoustic folk accents to spotlight his sophistication as an inventive composer and, as always, deft wordsmith. included is his last great collaboration with art garfunkel, the bittersweet 'my little town,' a pop gospel romp with phoebe snow on 'gone at last,' and the sly adulterer's solution of 'fifty ways to leave your lover' (arguably the antithesis of willie dixon's classic '29 ways'), along with the tender 'i do it for your love' and the woozy, dissolute 'have a good time.' best of all, of course, is the brilliant title song, shifting from anecdotal verse to soaring bridge and colored by keening strings and phil woods's knowing tenor-sax solo. simon was crazy, like a fox.

Paul Simon

Still Crazy After All These Years

Album artwork for Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
CD

£10.99

Released 13/06/2011Catalogue Number

88697819992

Paul Simon

Still Crazy After All These Years

Album artwork for Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon
CD

£10.99

Released 13/06/2011Catalogue Number

88697819992

remastered cd with three bonus tracks in expanded packaging. paul simon's third solo album unifies the varied threads running through its predecessors -confessional ballads, wily story songs, agnostic spirituals and snapshots of modern life, circa 1975, are extensions of the models on his self-titled debut and - there goes rhymin' simon. here, simon and producer phil ramone establish a more cohesive, explicitly urban setting that burnishes the artist's acoustic folk accents to spotlight his sophistication as an inventive composer and, as always, deft wordsmith. included is his last great collaboration with art garfunkel, the bittersweet 'my little town,' a pop gospel romp with phoebe snow on 'gone at last,' and the sly adulterer's solution of 'fifty ways to leave your lover' (arguably the antithesis of willie dixon's classic '29 ways'), along with the tender 'i do it for your love' and the woozy, dissolute 'have a good time.' best of all, of course, is the brilliant title song, shifting from anecdotal verse to soaring bridge and colored by keening strings and phil woods's knowing tenor-sax solo. simon was crazy, like a fox.