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Legacy Sets Simon to Rhymin’ for June 7

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Legacy has finally set a date for their new batch of Paul Simon reissues. New editions of Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon, Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’ and Still Crazy After All These Years are coming out surprisingly soon, on June 7, according to a press release issued today.

Many have speculated on these reissues ever since Simon’s solo catalogue was licensed back to Columbia last year (where they were originally released) after years of existing in Warner Bros.’ catalogue. The constant question is simple: what’s going to be different? The answer? Not much. The three studio albums will boast the same mastering and bonus tracks as the expanded editions released by Rhino in 2004. The major addition is, of course, Live Rhymin’. The album was not reissued by Rhino last time around, and this release includes two previously unreleased live cuts.

One would expect, as the year continues, further reissues of the Paul Simon catalogue. Whether those sets are different or not, in terms of content, packaging or mastering, remain to be seen.

Hit the jump for the full discographical breakdown.

Paul Simon, Paul Simon (originally released as Columbia KC-30750, 1972 – reissued Columbia/Legacy 88697 82023-2, 2011. Identical program also reissued as Warner Bros./Rhino R2 78899, 2004)

  1. Mother and Child Reunion
  2. Duncan
  3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
  4. Run That Body Down
  5. Armistice Day
  6. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  7. Peace Like a River
  8. Papa Hobo
  9. Hobo’s Blues
  10. Paranoia Blues
  11. Congratulations
  12. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard (San Francisco Demo 2/1971)
  13. Duncan (San Francisco Demo 2/1971)
  14. Paranoia Blues (Unreleased Version)

Paul Simon, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (originally released as Columbia KC-32280, 1973 – reissued Columbia/Legacy 88697 82022-2, 2011. Identical program also reissued as Warner Bros./Rhino R2 78900, 2004)

  1. Kodachrome
  2. Tenderness
  3. Take Me to the Mardi Gras
  4. Something So Right
  5. One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor
  6. American Tune
  7. Was a Sunny Day
  8. Learn How to Fall
  9. St. Judy’s Comet
  10. Loves Me Like a Rock
  11. Let Me Live in Your City (work-in-progress)
  12. Take Me to the Mardi Gras (Acoustic Demo)
  13. American Tune (Unfinished Demo)
  14. Loves Me Like a Rock (Acoustic Demo)

Paul Simon, Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’ (originally released as Columbia PC-32855, 1974 – reissued Columbia/Legacy 88697 82000-2, 2011)

  1. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
  2. Homeward Bound
  3. American Tune
  4. El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
  5. Duncan
  6. The Boxer
  7. Mother and Child Reunion
  8. The Sound of Silence
  9. Jesus is the Answer
  10. Bridge Over Troubled Water
  11. Loves Me Like a Rock
  12. America
  13. Kodachrome *
  14. Something So Right *

Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years (originally released as Columbia PC-33540, 1975 – reissued Columbia/Legacy 88697 81999-2, 2011. Identical program also reissued as Warner Bros./Rhino R2 72901, 2004)

  1. Still Crazy After All These Years
  2. My Little Town
  3. I Do It for Your Love
  4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
  5. Night Game
  6. Gone at Last
  7. Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy
  8. Have a Good Time
  9. You’re Kind
  10. Silent Eyes
  11. Slip Slidin’ Away (Demo)
  12. Gone at Last (Original Demo)
* indicates previously unreleased bonus tracks

Written by Mike Duquette

May 26, 2011 at 18:20

Posted in News, Paul Simon, Reissues

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  1. Since Paul’s new releases will be on Hear, I hope that Sony Legacy will also release these as a “Complete Album Collection” box set.


    May 26, 2011 at 19:51

    • You could probably find the Rhino version of the Complete Studio Recordings box used for a decent price if you search. Same masterings, same bonus tracks that would be on any Columbia box…


      May 31, 2011 at 16:49

  2. I’m pleased that the live album will finally get upgraded and expanded. It was one of my favorite live albums while I was in high school. Worth the price of admission if only for the extra verse in “The Boxer”. Excellent.

    Mark Bumgardner

    May 26, 2011 at 21:20

    • Is that the same added verse S&G sang on the Central Park concert? I always liked that addition. They also sang the extra verse during their mini set on the second episode ever of SNL.

      I’ve never heard Live Rhymin’… I think I let the song by the Jessy Dixon Singers scare me off. I like them adding backing vocals to songs like “Loves Me Like a Rock,” but I probably don’t need to hear them proselytizing. I guess that’s easy enough to skip on CD.


      May 26, 2011 at 23:27

  3. By the way, for anyone that’s never heard the whole thing, Paul’s first solo album is STUNNING. You know the two big hits, but the rest of the album is a must-listen too. “Duncan,” “Papa Hobo,” “Peace Like a River”… Fantastic. Highly recommended.


    May 26, 2011 at 23:30

  4. Thanks for your detailed information.


    June 15, 2011 at 12:27

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