April 23, 2011 – 7:34 am

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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

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.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. The Boy In The Bubble (9.0MB)
Track 102. Dazzling Blue (7.4MB)
Track 103. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (7.5MB)
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 (7.8MB)
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)

Disc 2
Track 201. The Obvious Child (8.1MB)
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 (11.1MB)
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)
Second Encore:
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.

  1. 12 Responses to “PAUL SIMON - SEATTLE 2011”

  2. Thanks for Paul Simon … and, don’t laugh, thanks for the covers which I can ’save pic as’ … wonderful.

    By Canute on Apr 23, 2011

  3. Thanks for this; 1 week free delivery from show to us- who could ask for anything more?

    By Namoosedog on Apr 24, 2011

  4. Just curious, Canute. Are you “save pic as..” just for the cover art? I just do this (if you use MS Media Player, that is”:

    Create folder on desktop with the album name.
    Gi to Bigozine
    Highlight & right-click on the title of the song, CTRL+C.
    Right click on the track, “Save taget as…”, then CTRL+V to paste the title in there.
    When all the songs are downloaded, highlight all the files , right click and choose properties.
    On the “details” tab, enter all the tag into that is not unique, such as artist, albun name, date & genre.
    Now right-click on each individual file and put in the correct song name. (Just copy the file name field as the song name).
    When done, copy the folder to your My Music folder, under the strtist name.
    Right click on the cover art in Bigozine and choose “Copy”
    Right click on the empty album cover in Media Player and choose “Paste Album Art”.

    By Paul on Apr 24, 2011

  5. It’s a shame so many of the songs on this recording are incomplete.

    Pretty much every song fades out just as it’s getting into the groove. I started noticing this at Crazy Love Vol II.

    Shame on the taper for not posting the entire show on dime.

    By Soldout in SF on Apr 25, 2011

  6. I haven’t downloaded these mp3s but the flac files on dimeadozen are certainly complete! Don’t blame the taper.

    By Mike on Apr 26, 2011

  7. My bad. It looks like my downloads were incomplete, and I didn’t realize incomplete MP3s would still play.

    I’m a UNIX guy. Incomplete files shouldn’t work! ;)

    By soldout in San Francisco on Apr 26, 2011

  8. It’s nice to hear what I missed. I live here in Seattle and the show sold out immediately. I listened to it this morning just two miles from The Showbox, thinking this just happened a week ago and I get to hear what I missed. Very cool………Thanks BigO. You guys rock!

    By John Branin on Apr 26, 2011

  9. Wish I had been there, I only live 100 miles away. The sound is just fine though audience noise is a little obvious, if the taper had neen a little closer and done a better angle separation on the mics for better stereo this could have been even better (speaking from experience). Well worth the effort and a download, thank you kindly :)

    By HytekFred on Apr 28, 2011

  10. Paul simon is a legend i cant wait to see him at the hangout music festival thats coming up. its going to be amazing when he take the stage.

    By shealey on May 3, 2011

  11. Great to have a recent show from Paul. I look forward to listening.

    By Matt on May 13, 2011

  12. One of the best author singer from the sixties, thanks for this one too.

    By Mr Sand Man on Apr 8, 2012

  13. his voice is ….gone folks

    By lee on Oct 16, 2015

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