Paul Simon Live From Philadelphia DVD
Recorded in Philadelphia's longtime cherished landmark venue, The Tower Theater, in 1980, this 11-song, 53-minute set features Simon on vocals and guitar back by a superb back-up band: drummer Steve Gadd, bassist Tony Levin, pianist Richard Tee and guitarist Eric Gale.
The setlist includes both solo material and Simon & Garfunkel classics. Simon was in a transitional phase in 1980, continually searching for just the right sounds. Touring in support of the soundtrack to One-Trick Pony, he was still three years removed from Hearts & Bones and, more importantly, six years removed from Graceland.
Putting his sensitive singer/songwriter persona alongside his newly playful solo side—and choosing musicians from the esteemed band Stuff as his back-up—showed a willingness on his part for exploration. This ever-changing quest would later manifest itself with forays into African music (Graceland), Brazilian music (Rhythm Of The Saints) and Latin music (Capeman). But, fascinatingly, it all started right here.
1) Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
2) Still Crazy After All These Years
3) Ace In The Hole
4) Something So Right
5) One-Trick Pony
7) 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
8) Late In The Evening
9) American Tune
10) The Boxer
11) The Sound Of Silence
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