Entertainment Paul Simon to Release New Album for Final Dates of Farewell Tour

17:26  12 july  2018
17:26  12 july  2018 Source:   variety.com

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To coincide with the final dates of his farewell tour , Paul Simon will release his 14th solo studio album — called “In the Blue Light” — on September 7, Legacy Recordings announced today. The album features new versions, or, as the announcement says

Tickets for Paul Simon ’s Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour will go on sale beginning February 8 at 9 a.m. in Europe and February 9 at 10 a.m. in North America and the UK. The complete tour itinerary is listed below. Go to PaulSimon .com for ticketing information as it becomes available.

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To coincide with the final dates of his farewell tour, Paul Simon will release his 14th solo studio album — called “In the Blue Light” — on September 7, Legacy Recordings announced today. The album features new versions, or, as the announcement says, “fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist’s favorite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs” from across Simon’s solo career.

“This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked the first time around,” Simon said in a statement. “Re-doing arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics that didn’t make their meaning clear, gave me time to clarify in my own head what I wanted to say, or realize what I was thinking and make it more easily understood.”

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See Simon ’s full Farewell Tour slate below— new dates are bolded—beneath a 1986 interview with the artist from the Paste Cloud, and revisit Paste’s retrospective on Simon ’s singular career here. Paul Simon Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour Dates

Paul Simon has announced the ‘ final ’ dates of "Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour ," which closes with four shows in his hometown of New York. The last date of the tour , Sept. 22, will be at a New York City-area venue to be announced.

Musicians joining Simon for the re-interpretations include trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd, as well as the chamber ensemble sextet yMusic, who are performing with on tour.

The songs originally appeared on the albums “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon” (1973),  “Still Crazy After All These Years” (1975), “One-Trick Pony” (1980), “Hearts and Bones” (1983), “The Rhythm of the Saints” (1990), “You’re the One” (2000) and “So Beautiful Or So What” (2011).

Simon explains in the album’s liner notes, “It’s an unusual occurrence for an artist to have the opportunity to revisit earlier works and re-think them; to modify, even completely change parts of the originals.

“Happily, this opportunity also gave me the gift of playing with an extraordinary group of musicians, most of whom I hadn’t recorded with before. I hope the listener will find these new versions of old songs refreshed, like a new coat of paint on the walls of an old family home.”

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Paul Simon has announced the final leg of his “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour ,” which will live up to its title by culminating with shows in the New York City area where the singer/songwriter was born and raised: the Prudential Center on September 15 in Simon ’s birthplace of Newark, NJ

Events. Went to a show? Click on a date to view details. Tour Archive. Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011). Graceland. Live In New York City. The New Album . "The Concert in Hyde Park".

Simon’s farewell tour (read Variety’s review of the Hollywood show here) concludes with four concerts in New York City, including a last show on Sept. 22 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just minutes from the neighborhood in which Simon and longtime musical partner Art Garfunkel grew up. It would be surprising if Garfunkel were not involved in the final show.

“In the Blue Light: track list:

“One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor”

“Love”

“Can’t Run But”

“How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns”

“Pigs, Sheep and Wolves”

“René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War”

“The Teacher”

“Darling Lorraine”

“Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy”

“Questions for the Angels”

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