Album artwork for There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon

Remastered CD with four bonus tracks with deluxe expanded packaging. In the early 1970s, Paul Simon sounded old before his time: while his harder-rocking peers were hanging on to themes of youthful rebellion and romantic obsession, Simon, already a pop veteran who'd notched records since his teens, focused on the smaller details and defining quirks of real life. His second solo album finds him regarding the passage of time and the fragility of relationships with his usual mix of smart-aleck observations and gentler, more deeply felt melancholy. Kodachrome was a breezy delight upon its release that now sounds prescient in its backwards glance at myths of youth, An American Tune sustains its mood of graceful maturity against a Bach-inspired guitar arrangement that's still gorgeous, and Something So Right remains Simon's most luminous declaration of love. Actually produced in varied studios with shifting session bands (including the Chameleons in the Muscle Shoals sound section), the set also introduced the Roches and notched Simon's first plunge into gospel on Loves Me Like a Rock.

Paul Simon

There Goes Rhymin' Simon

Album artwork for There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon
CD

£10.99

Released 06/06/2011Catalogue Number

88697820222

Paul Simon

There Goes Rhymin' Simon

Album artwork for There Goes Rhymin' Simon by Paul Simon
CD

£10.99

Released 06/06/2011Catalogue Number

88697820222

Remastered CD with four bonus tracks with deluxe expanded packaging. In the early 1970s, Paul Simon sounded old before his time: while his harder-rocking peers were hanging on to themes of youthful rebellion and romantic obsession, Simon, already a pop veteran who'd notched records since his teens, focused on the smaller details and defining quirks of real life. His second solo album finds him regarding the passage of time and the fragility of relationships with his usual mix of smart-aleck observations and gentler, more deeply felt melancholy. Kodachrome was a breezy delight upon its release that now sounds prescient in its backwards glance at myths of youth, An American Tune sustains its mood of graceful maturity against a Bach-inspired guitar arrangement that's still gorgeous, and Something So Right remains Simon's most luminous declaration of love. Actually produced in varied studios with shifting session bands (including the Chameleons in the Muscle Shoals sound section), the set also introduced the Roches and notched Simon's first plunge into gospel on Loves Me Like a Rock.