Song of the Day #2,170: ‘Slip Slidin’ Away’ – Paul Simon

paul_simon_1My desert island countdown continues (see yesterday’s post for the full explanation).

Desert Island Musical Artists – #4 – Paul Simon

Not only do I get Paul Simon’s stellar solo discography (including the unparalleled one-two punch of Graceland and The Rhythm of the Saints), I bring with me a quintet of Simon & Garfunkel albums I adore.

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Song of the Day #1,234: ‘Slip Slidin’ Away’ – Simon & Garfunkel

Because the Concert in Central Park was originally intended to be a Paul Simon solo gig, many of the featured songs are from Simon’s solo albums.

I imagine the setlist was changed a bit once Garfunkel’s participation was assured (‘Old Friends,’ for example, had to have been an addition meant for the duo) but many of the tracks would likely have been performed whether Garfunkel showed up or not. And that gives listeners the treat of hearing what Paul Simon’s solo records might have sounded like had he never split with Garfunkel.

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