Hearts and Bones

Hearts and Bones

by Paul SimonPaul Simon

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks / Reissue)

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Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon's career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love; the title song was a notable testament to new romance, while "Train in the Distance" reflected on romantic discord. Elsewhere, "The Late Great Johnny Ace" was his meditation on John Lennon's murder and how it related to the mythology of pop music. Musically, Simon moved forward and backward simultaneously, taking off from the jazz fusion style of his last two albums into his old loves of doo wop and rock & roll while also incorporating current sounds with such new collaborators as dance music producer Nile Rodgers and minimalist composer Philip Glass. The result was Simon's most impressive collection in a decade and the most underrated album in his catalog.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/24/2011
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979326927
catalogNumber: 793269
Rank: 77955

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Vocoder
Harptones   Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass
Nile Rodgers   Electric Guitar
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Marin Alsop   Violin
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Tom Coppola   Synclavier
Di Meola   Guitar,Soloist
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Contrabass Guitar
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Jesse Levy   Cello
Mike Mainieri   Marimbas,Vibes
George Marge   Bass Clarinet
Sid McGinnis   Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar,Hi String
Greg Phillinganes   fender rhodes
Michael Riesman   Synthesizer,Conductor
Mark Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Richard Tee   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Carol Wincenc   Flute
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Rob Sabino   Synthesizer,Piano
Michael Mainieri   Marimbas,Vibes
Wells Christie   Synclavier
Rob Savino   Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Original Album Producer
Harptones   Vocal Arrangements
Nile Rodgers   drum programming
Georges Delerue   Orchestration
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
James Dougherty   Engineer
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer,Original Album Producer
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Gene Paul   Engineer
Russ Titelman   Producer,Original Album Producer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff   Art Direction
Paula Greif   Art Direction
Dave Matthews   Horn Arrangements
David Nichtem   Synclavier Programming
Phillip Glass   Composer,Orchestration

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