Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon
Catalog#: CQ 32280
Format: Vinyl, LP
Condition: VG++ scuff
fully compatible with conventional stereo systems
Cover Condition: VG++, slight ring wear on back
Style: Pop Rock
A3 Take Me To The Mardi Gras
A4 Something's Right
A5 One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor
B1 American Tune
B2 Was A Sunny Day
B3 Learn How To Fall
B4 St. Judy's Comet
B5 Loves Me Like A Rock
This LP has a totally different mix then the regular release! This plays fine on a regular turntable. This is like having a different album!
In the early '70s, 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.
Simon's lyrical genius is displayed in spades here, from "American Tune" to "Learn How to Fall" to the joyous "Loves Me Like A Rock", and we can tell that this is an artist in full bloom and enjoying his singular ability to deliver a wide range of songs with a panorama of emotions and telling personal observations so artfully expressed that it is a wonder to listen to them. This is an album one must listen to appreciate, and the new directions Simon began with this album have now stretched out in a dozen or so albums and compilations. This is a terrific album for a man who had the courage and nerve to deliberately walk away from a phenomenally successful situation as half of Simon and Garfunkel to follow his own artistic heart. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!