Friday, April 22, 2011

"The Sounds Of Simon" : THE WEEKEND MIX

This found me yesterday. A pretty nice, if a bit hollow-sounding club show from Mr. Paul Simon. The set list and band is fantastic. So, really...that's it.


Paul Simon
Showbox At The Market
Seattle, WA
April 17, 2011


The Boy In The Bubble
Dazzling Blue
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
So Beautiful Or So What
Mother And Child Reunion
The Afterlife
That Was Your Mother
Hearts And Bones
Mystery Train
Love And Hard Times
Peace Like A River
The Obvious Child
Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Crazy Love, Vol. II
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
Father And Daughter
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
The Sound Of Silence
Gone At Last
Here Comes The Sun
Late In The Evening
Still Crazy After All These Years

Paul Simon - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Vocals
Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Mick Rossi - Keyboards
Andrew Snitzer - Saxophone, Keyboards
Jim Oblon - Drums
Jamey Haddad - Master Percussionist
Tony Cedras - Multi-Instrumentalist





Great Minds!


Sitting at my computer listening to the new Paul Simon when this weekend gift arrived.

I'm diggin the new record and looking forward to giving this set a spin.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Bulletins From Mars Hill said...

Thanks for this. It is a real treat

Stu said...

thanks very much, Sal, need something to pull us through the cold grey April rain here in Chicago.

Ken D said...

This looks wonderful...thanks. A good Friday indeed.

& a telling photo. Down front at Yankee Stadium, right? You can tell by all the empty seats and the people too busy texting to bother watching the game...

Peter, London said...

I agree with all that you said about the new release this year. So Beautiful Or So What is a record of adult songs that don't pander to any preconceptions of what the man should be producing. He just does his own thing and gets is right far more often than wrong.

I'm beginning to grow into this commenting business. Those who can do it think nothing of it but it's a big deal putting your opinions out to the world. On another issue - ESPN in Europe have been screening live baseball games for the last 2-3 years. I'm beginning to get it; the technical skill of pitching and the obsession with stats. Watching a whole game can be truly absorbing.

Noam Sane said...

Thanks, dude!

I love that Mark Stewart guy, great player.

Nothing here from Surprise. Not to mention One Trick Pony! Love that album.

But, hey, gift horse and all that. Looking forward to giving a listen tonight.

steves said...

Holy mMly! This looks great! Just got the new album a few days ago, and I'm still warming up to it. I'm not crazy about "Resume," but I'm liking the rest of it more and more. Thanks for this. Looking forward to giving it a, play, er, whatever.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sal. I'm still totally obsessed with this new album, so this is a joy.
Can't wait for the Beacon.

Leon said...

YES! I haven't seen any boots of Paul shows for several years, so this is a real treat. I am really liking the new album, and my wife and I have a "date" (kids free) to go see him in May which I can't wait for. In fact, I love the surprise of the setlist so much, I am downloading this now but trying hard not to sneak at the setlist to keep it a surprise....

thanks Sal!

Anonymous said...

Cheers Sal! Looking forward to seeing this tour in London. This will tide me over nicely.

Also, to the above commentator writing about the setlists, he's changing it around every night on this tour.

Anonymous said...

Cool! I'm going to see him in concert soon too so I'm glad it's an ever-changing palette.... I admit, I bought the iTunes version of the album (usually I'm a physical-media, record-store kinda guy) just for the bonus cut of "Peace Like A River"... which I'd never heard him do live. Yep, I'm a sucker but at least it makes me happy.....

elizabethm said...

thanks again, Sal. A real treat.

itsok2beright said...

This is great. One of the most under-rated song writers. He needs to do a few more SNL's so people can get familiar with him, again.