Following a string of hugely successful live shows with Sting, ‘The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon’ rocketed to no.1 in the UK album charts today.
‘The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon’ career-spanning album features 19 tracks by one of the world’s most influential singer-songwriters. This is the first no.1 album for the musician in 25 years since the release of ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’ (1990).
This number one spot celebrates the huge variety of singer-songwriters in the charts at the moment, with the original taking the top spot, alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, James Bay and Sam Smith all within the top 5.
Paul Simon and Sting are currently on their ‘On Stage Together’ world tour, which hit British shores earlier this month and has included two dates at London’s O2 Arena. The shows are being met with packed out audiences and rave reviews, both in the UK and worldwide.
‘The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon’ chronicles the master craftsmen’s output when writing, recording and performing as Simon & Garfunkel with tracks including The Sound of Silence, The Boxer, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Only Living Boy In New York, America, Mrs. Robinson (made famous in the film ‘The Graduate’) and Oscar nominated single Father & Daughter.
Also included are the timeless classics from Simon’s remarkable solo career. You Can Call Me Al, Graceland, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and The Boy In The Bubble from Graceland plus his massive global hit singles Me & Julio Down by The School Yard, Mother & Child Reunion, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover,Still Crazy After All These Years and Slip Slidin’ Away.
Without doubt this is a unique and ‘must have’ retrospective release from one of the world’s greatest recording artists.
‘The Ultimate Collection: Paul Simon’ full tracklisting:
1. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
2. Graceland – Paul Simon
3. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
4. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes – Paul Simon
6. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
7. Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
8. Me & Julio Down by The School Yard – Paul Simon
9. The Boy In The Bubble – Paul Simon
10. The Only Living Boy In New York – Simon & Garfunkel
11. Mother & Child Reunion – Paul Simon
12. Late In The Evening – Paul Simon
13. Father & Daughter – Paul Simon
14. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
15. Slip Slidin’ Away – Paul Simon
16. America – Simon & Garfunkel
17. The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
18. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel