Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What (2011)

In reference to the new album, Simon says “It’s the best work I’ve done in 20 years”. Most artist declare things like that about their latest release, but I guess Mr. Simon this time is right. Anyway, in a beautiful springtime morning like that, a few weeks before Eastern, it’s pretty strange to star my day listening “Getting Ready for Christmas Day”… 😆 “So Beautiful or So What” is due for release on the Concord Music Group label on April 12, 2011 and contains 10 brand new songs, 38 minutes of music. Since April 5, the material it’s fully-streamable on its own site.
This is the 11 solo album by Paul Simon, best known for his success, beginning in 1965, as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon wrote most of the pair’s songs and in 1970, at the height of their popularity, the duo split, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three highly-acclaimed albums over the next five years.Songs like “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” haunting me since my childhood…

“So Beautiful or So What” its quit beautiful, Simon managed to blending a charming cocktail of folk, rock and blues with some refreshing spices of bluegrass and the whole album have a kind of friendly, familiar, good-old days feeling, it may sound old-fashioned and probably it actually is, but still, it has charm and style and in a twisted world like ours, Simon being Simon it’s almost a bravery.

Paul Simon – Official Site

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