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Seattle 2011 [no label, 2CD]
Live at Showbox At The Market (1,000-capacity), Seattle, WA; April 17, 2011. Very good audience recording.
“It’s great to be playing a club.”
This is what Andrew posted at paul-simon.info:
First of all, I’ve seen quite a few shows at the Showbox, and this was by far the most electric vibe I’ve ever encountered there. People were thrilled to be at such an intimate Paul Simon show, and the mood was of palpable excitement. The band was in fine form, and, with the exception of some high-frequency feedback issues during Here Comes the Sun (most noticeably), the sound was excellent. Paul sang and played beautifully, his voice sounding as strong and clear to me as it did on the You’re the One tour. It is truly a marvel how little his vocal powers have diminished with age. The Seattle Times’ review of Friday´s show mentioned some vocal pitch problems; this was not the case Sunday, I assure you. His singing was confident, strong, spot-on with the pitch, dramatic and engaging from the first song to the last. The sound engineer had the harmony vocals dialed in just right, and on moments of group harmony (Diamonds and Dazzling Blue come to mind) the ensemble vocal sound was tremendous.
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A new album… a new tour… and the Mystery Train medley a joyful trip down memory lane.
Thanks to muledude for taping and sharing the tracks at Dime. Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.
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Track 101. The Boy In The Bubble (9.0MB)
Track 102. Dazzling Blue (7.4MB)
Track 103. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (7.1MB)
Track 104. So Beautiful Or So What (9.1MB)
Track 105. Vietnam (5.2MB)
Track 106. Mother And Child Reunion (6.8MB)
Track 107. The Afterlife (7.6MB)
Track 108. That Was Your Mother (7.4MB)
Track 109. Hearts And Bones (9.1MB)
Track 110. Mystery Train (6.5MB)
Track 111. Love And Hard Times (7.4MB)
Track 112. Rewrite (6.8MB)
Track 113. Peace Like A River (7.0MB)
Track 201. The Obvious Child (7.7MB)
Track 202. Getting Ready For Christmas Day (7.5MB)
Track 203. Crazy Love, Vol II (10.3MB)
Track 204. Love Is Eternal Sacred Light (8.5MB)
Track 205. Father And Daughter (6.9MB)
Track 206. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (10.5MB)
Track 207. Gumboots (10.0MB)
Track 208. The Sound Of Silence (7.2MB)
Track 209. Kodachrome (5.0MB)
Track 210. Gone At Last (7.3MB)
Track 211. Here Comes The Sun (5.8MB)
Track 212. Late In The Evening (10.3MB)
Track 213. Still Crazy After All These Years (10.0MB)
Paul Simon - guitar, vocals
Mark Stewart - guitars, vocals
Vincent Nguini - guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - bass
Mick Rossi - keyboards
Andrew Snitzer - saxophone, keyboards
Jim Oblon - drums
Jamey Haddad - master percussionist
Tony Cedras - multi-instrumentalist
On April 12, 2011, Paul Simon released his latest album, So Beautiful Or So What. Click on the link to order the album.