Paul Simon

The Rhythm of the Saints

  • Label SMG
  • Genre 60s & 70s
  • Released 08/31/18
  • Cat no 19075835121

Paul Simon's The Rhythm of the Saints. Available here on LP.

The Rhythm of the Saint, a deliberate follow-up to the artistic breakthrough and commercial comeback that was the South Africa-tinged Graceland. Several of the musicians who had appeared previously were back, along with some of the New York session players who had worked with Simon in the 1970s, and the overall sound was familiar to fans of Graceland. Further, Simon's nonlinear lyrical approach was carried over: he continued to ruminate about love, aging, and the onslaught of modern life in disconnected phrases and images that created impressions rather than telling straightforward stories.

LP - Standard LP.