Reissue of Paul Simon's first solo LP on 180-gram vinyl!
Cut from the original analog master tapes
Includes "Mother And Child Reunion," and "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard"
Album download included
Paul Simon’s first three post-Simon & Garfunkel studio albums, Paul Simon / There Goes Rhymin’ Simon / Still Crazy After All These Years, all arrive, courtesy of Columbia/Legacy, in remastered 180-gram LP editions, each containing a download card.
If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut, writes AllMusic.com. "From the opening cut, 'Mother and Child Reunion' (a Top 10 hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. From there, it was off to Paris for a track in South American style and a rambling story of a fisherman's son, 'Duncan' (which made the singles chart). But most of the album had a low-key feel, with Simon on acoustic guitar backed by only a few trusted associates (among them Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, David Spinozza, Mike Manieri, Ron Carter, and Hal Blaine, along with such guests as Stefan Grossman, Airto Moreira, and Stephane Grappelli), singing a group of informal, intimate, funny, and closely observed songs (among them the lively Top 40 hit 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard'). It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated."