Paul Simon Paul Simon 180g LP
Features "Mother And Child Reunion" and "Me And Julio Down By the Schoolyard"!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 268/500!
The 1972 self-titled album from Paul Simon was released nearly two years after
the musical duo of Simon & Garfunkel split up. The album served as the
definitive announcement of the breakup. It has been ranked at No. 268 on the
list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All time.
Paul Simon displays his affinity for world music on this album with songs like
"Mother And Child Reunion" and "Me and Julio Down By the School Yard".
Some up and coming musicians at the time assisting on this album includes Ron
Carter (bass) and Stephane Grappelli (violin) as well as keyboardist Larry
Knechtel from the band Bread.
The hit single "Mother and Child Reunion" reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot
100 charts and was one of the earliest songs by a white musician to prominently
feature reggae elements. The song was recorded in Jamaica with Jimmy Cliff's
backing group while Whitney Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, sang backing
• 180g Vinyl
1. Mother And Child Reunion
3. Everything Put Together Falls Apart
4. Run That Body Down
5. Armistice Day
6. Me And Julio Down By the Schoolyard
7. Peace Like A River
8. Papa Hobo
9. Hobo's Blues
10. Paranoia Blues