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Paul Simon’s ‘Songwriter’ Reviewed By The New York Times

Here is an excerpt from a new review of Paul Simon’s “Songwriter” collection, published by The New York Times:

“True to a lifelong aesthetic of concision, Paul Simon cherry-picked his catalog down to 32 songs on ‘Songwriter.” … Most of the choices weren’t hits, but songs that are rightfully a craftsman’s pride: skeins of rhythms; melodies that, artfully, seem as natural as conversation; stories told in glances; harmonies that can be beautifully labyrinthine or three-chord basic; and a world of collaborations that place his voice in environments along every gradient. … Through the decades, the lyrics confess to uncertainty, longing and regret, while the music confidently and elegantly refutes them.”

Read more at The New York Times.

Paul Simon - Songwriter