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Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD

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AMERICAN TUNE
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AT THE ZOO
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CLOUDY
FEELING GROOVY (59th STREET BRIDGE SONG)
FIFTY WAYS TO HOSE YOUR CODE
HOMEWARD BOUND
LEAVES THAT ARE GREEN
LINCOLN DUNCAN by Paul Simon
SOUND OF SILENCE


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Sir Roger de Beverley 23 Mar 04 - 01:54 PM
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Sir Roger de Beverley 24 Mar 04 - 05:58 AM
Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull 24 Mar 04 - 06:36 AM
The Unicorn Man 24 Mar 04 - 06:57 AM
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Subject: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 01:54 PM

Finally released in the UK on CD after a 39 year gap. I have it on vinyl (signed after he stayed the night in late 65) but it has been played to death since and is simply unplayable now.

so, I'm really glad to see it released on CD at last. It came out yesterday and is available in HMV for £6.99.

Tracks are all mono, apparently recorded in three sessions and include two alternate versions as bonuses to the original LP.

If you like Paul Simon songs and want to hear them before they were "sweetened" for S&G release then buy it now.

Roger


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: breezy
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM

I gave my vinyl away as a raffle prize long ago.

I think I might buy it back as a Cd, seems very good value.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 05:58 AM

For those who aren't familiar with the original album, the track listing on this CD reissue is:

I am a rock (two versions)
Leaves that are green
A church is burning (two versions)
April come she will
The sound of silence
A most peculiar man
He was my brother
Kathy's song
The side of a hill
A simple desultory philippic
Flowers never bend with the rainfall
Patterns

All recorded using one guitar (six or twelve string) and one voice with some "percussion" in the form of foot stamping whilst playing.

R


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 06:36 AM

sounds good, i will buy it.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 06:57 AM

Calling all Paul Simon fans. We are having a Paul Simon Sing a Round night at The Bull in Barton le Clay Beds. On Monday 5th April.Come she will, and come you all will as well, I hope. 8.30pm til 11.00pm. Come on Dudes Paul Simon rules. See what else we have to offer while you are down here.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 08:15 AM


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: GUEST,JOHN FROM ELSIE`S BAND
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 08:50 AM

I Have signed copy of the book from when we booked him at "The Railway Tavern" in Catford.
Martin from Barton,
                   If I come along, can I call you Betty?


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Big Tim
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 11:39 AM

Thanks for the info, will buy. I lost my vinyl copy years ago. As it happens, it's the only Paul Simon album that I actually like!


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 05:48 PM

If you come along John you can call me anything you want. I should add it is a pound to get in though, I trust this won't put you off. We do book bands in the function room,for charity nights, turn up and find out more. Oh I get it can I call you ALI? I've got a Paul Simon complete book so old it does not have The Graceland or Hearts and Bones songs in it. ( I did'nt like either of those albums much anyway ) What is your favorite and least favorite album?


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 05:59 PM

I've got Live in Central Park double album, very good. And Hearts and Bones, not very good. And I did have The Best of Simon and Garfunkle (1975-80) but I lost that, that was my dad's, so I grew up with it. It was also how I got into Paul Simon in the fist place.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 25 Mar 04 - 08:29 AM

Don't forget 5th April, I will bring my book with me, so if anyone forgets the words of a song I should have it, well the good ones anyway. There will be a prize for the least known Paul Simon song, but I don't know what yet, more later here, and on the Bull at Barton thread,when I get home from Cornwall. See you soon.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: JJ
Date: 25 Mar 04 - 09:04 AM

I don't think this album has never been available here in the States. Whenever an old copy comes up on eBay it goes for $30 and more, so I'm delighted to hear it's commercially available once again.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Mar 04 - 10:24 AM

Big Tim - I stumbled accross a post of yours from last September about a song Belfast Town.
I am John McClure I am young and poor, in Belfast I was born, now hear i stand with my gun in my hand, on this cold and wintery morn, etc
Im from Belfast and heard the song about a year ago at a session and really liked it. I've never been able to get the full lyrics of the song anywhere on the Internet. I was wondering if you have any ideas of how I could get them. I would really appreciate any help you could give me. I've searched everywhere to get them. My email address is S.Cairns@belfasttelegraph.co.uk if your able to help.
Sláinte!


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Big Tim
Date: 25 Mar 04 - 11:12 AM

Just got the "Songbook" in HMV in Glasgow this morning: first time I've heard it since 1966! Ah, memories!

"S" - I'll email those lyrics to you this evening when I get a chance to transcribe them.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: GUEST,Seaking (at work - no cookie)
Date: 25 Mar 04 - 02:51 PM

This is great news. 'The Paul Simon Song Book' was the second tape I ever bought (first was 'Teaser and the Firecat')and contains two of my favourite songs, Kathy's song and 'On the side of a hill', both of which I still play. I still have the tape but it's almost unplayable so this has just gone to the top of the shopping list. Nice to see it's not a rip-off price. Will be interesting to see how it sells. Thanks for the info Sir Roger.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 01:44 AM

Bye bye everyone I am off to Cornwall now, see you all soon.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: brid widder
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 02:03 PM

This was one of the first albums I owned and like Rogers it's plated out... thanks for the info Rog... mine will be ordered today!


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: brid widder
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 02:04 PM

plated and played out!!


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: Sir Roger de Beverley
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 11:43 AM

I though that "plated out" was some technical term of which I was not aware.

Ah well, I travelled to Leeds and back yesterday playing this CD and Dylan's "Blond on Blonde" in the car - both great.

R


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: GUEST,Tim Conklin
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 10:34 AM

Yes, this is the debut release of this in the USA. Have long wanted to hear this, and have it fired up right now. Well worth the wait.


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Subject: RE: Review: Paul Simon Songbook on CD
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 04 Apr 04 - 03:47 PM

I am back from Cornwall now, I thought you would all be pleased to hear that. Don't forget it's Paul Simon Sing a Round night tomorrow at The Bull in Barton le Clay Beds. SO COME ON DOWN. April come she has and so can you all, and Feel Groovey man.


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