Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings 1972-2000

05/24/04

Warner Bros. Reissues Entire Paul Simon Catalog On June 29

Warner Bros. salutes one of the greatest singer/songwriters of the last 50 years with the June 29 release of Paul Simon: The Studio Recordings 1972-2000. The limited-edition slipcase includes all nine of Simon's acclaimed Warner Bros. CDs-each digitally re-mastered for the first time ever and expanded with two to four previously unreleased bonus tracks. The box offers six never-before-released Paul Simon songs. The CDs will also be made available individually in two batches (the first five albums on July 13, the last four on July 27).

Simon's platinum 1972 solo Warner Bros. debut, Paul Simon, won the Grammy for Album of the Year and features the hits "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" and "Mother And Child Reunion." The reissue adds demos of "Me And Julio" and "Duncan," as well as an alternate version of "Paranoia Blues."

There Goes Ryhmin' Simon (1973) contains the hits "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like A Rock," plus the classics "American Tune" and "St. Judy's Comet." Bonus cuts include acoustic demos of "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" and "Loves Me Like A Rock," as well as an unfinished demo of "American Tune" and a "work-in-progress" called "Let Me Live In Your City," which eventually became the track "Something So Right."

Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) topped the Billboard charts and won Simon two Grammys (for Album of the Year and Best Pop Male Vocal). It is expanded here with a demo version of the hit single "Slip Slidin' Away," and the original demo of "Gone At Last" with The Jessy Dixon Singers.

The companion album to Simon's feature film of the same name, 1980's One-Trick Pony features the hit "Late In The Evening." This reissue adds "Stranded In A Limousine," the outtake "All Because Of You," and the soundtrack recordings "Soft Parachutes" and "Spiral Highway."

Hearts And Bones (1983), perhaps Simon's most personal album, is expanded with an unreleased song, "Shelter Of Your Arms," and acoustic demos of "Train In The Distance," "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War," and "The Late Great Johnny Ace."

In addition to its many classic cuts, 1986's Grammy-winning and four-times-platinum-selling Graceland also includes the original demo of "Homeless," an unreleased version of "Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes," and an early version of "All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints."

The multi-platinum The Rhythm Of The Saints (1990), featuring the hit "The Obvious Child," now includes an acoustic demo of "Born At The Right Time," the outtake "Thelma," and works-in-progress "The Coast" and "Spirit Voices."

Songs From The Capeman (1997) presents material from the Simon-composed Broadway musical The Capeman, starring Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades, both of whom are featured on this recording, along with Simon and other cast members. This expanded version boasts a demo of "Born In Puerto Rico" with José Feliciano, "Shoplifting Clothes," and a demo of "Can I Forgive Him."

Simon's most recent solo venture, the meditative You're the One (2000), includes favorites "You're The One," "Love," and "Look At That," and is here augmented with live versions of "That's Where I Belong," "Old," and "Hurricane Eye."

The individual CDs carry suggested list prices of $17.98 and $18.98, and the limited-edition brick carries a suggested list price of $149.98 at retail as well as at www.rhino.com [ http://www.rhino.com/ ].

Paul Simon will continue his heralded reunion tour with Art Garfunkel starting June 10.

Source: Warner Strategic Marketing