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November 06, 2006 - United Kingdom
Bournemouth - Bournemouth int. Center

Setlist

1) Gumboots
2) Boy In The Bubble
3) Outrageous
4) 50 Ways
5) Slip Slidin’ Away
6) You’re The One
7) Me and Julio
8) Train In The Distance
9) How can you live in the Northeast
10) Loves Me Like A Rock
11) That Was Your Mother
12) Duncan
13) Graceland
14) Father and Daughter
15) Cecilia
16) Only Living Boy in NY
17) Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes

Encore 1

1) Call me Al
2) Still Crazy
3) Mrs Robinson

Encore 2)

2) Homeward Bound
1) Wartime Prayers
2) Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Encore 3)

1) Late in the Evening
2) The Boxer






The band (not all members are present at all shows)

Vincent Nguini - Guitar
Bakithi Kumalo - Bass
Steve Gadd - Drums
Mark Stewart - Guitars, Cello, Saxophone, selfmade instruments
Robin diMaggio - Drums, percussion
Tony Cedras - Accordeon, Keyboard, Guitars
Andy Snitzer - Saxophone, Synthesizer
Harper Simon - Guitar
Adrian Simon - Keyboards




Fans who attended this show

 





Review by:
Pete

Absolutely wonderful and moving . He does not say much but lets his singing do the work . If you get the chance go !

Review by:
Bill & Lyris

Tickets cost 50.00 a head, no matter where you sat. I was late to hear about this gig, but picked up a couple of fine seats up in the balcony.
A consumate performance. A warm crowd, who got to their feet once Paul asked if we were allowed to dance - He said it was good for the circulation. Dont forget Bournemouth is a depository for Gods waiting room!
If you were at the front then chances are he shook your hand.
Crack band, lovely sound, and very probably one of the best bands Ive ever seen here. A back catalogue to die for. Hardly a song was played that wasnt appreciated. Some solo spots reminded you of a Paul from long ago, but the new live performance of the current single (North East) showed how a live band can reflect an Eno production to great effect.
Top Notch, period.

Review by:
Mike from Dorch

The show started late, only twenty minutes but that was enough to upset some of the pampered burgers of Bournemouth who did the slow hand-clap, and when the band appeared someone shouted What kept you?. So when a small figure in a baseball cap and baggy trousers came on stage to mild applause it all seemed a bit low key. By the end, a generous 26 songs later he had them all dancing in the aisles and screaming for more.
The band were superb, well set up for the sound of Graceland from which we got six songs. Two drummers and percussionist, a lead guitar in the bright jangling African style, another guitarist who also played sax, and a versatile horn section. The harmony singing was excellent and Paul himself was in fine voice. The sound balance wasnt quite right for the first couple but settled down to a fine warm BIC sound. The arrangements were close to those on the albums but with subtle musicianly variations.
The set list played the changes in mood to keep us glued to our seats - that is until Paul encouraged us to get up and dance to Diamonds. We got several Simon and Garfunkle numbers, which got the biggest applause except for the immediate reaction to the first bars of Fathers and Daughters. One highlight for me was Train in the Distance - one of the best songs ever written in my opinion. Another was a moody rendering of Still Crazy after all these years. Then in the encores we got the finest song ever written on Wigan Station and a sing-along version of the Boxer to send us home. First timeIve ever heard him live, and I hope it wont be the last.

Review by:
Denny

I chose to see PS in Bournemouth - a smaller, more intimate theatre to witness the great mans music. I was not disappointed. The low-key set brought the band and their master to the forefront. It was great to hear the old songs again but I thought the best performances were of Outrageous and How Can You Live In The Northeast?. The album Surprise is arguably his best body of work and, as a fan of 40 years, I dont say that lightly! The audience were slow in getting to their feet but young fans are needed to get us oldies rocking.
Thanks for coming to Bournemouth, Paul, Please come again soon.

Review by:
Wendy Hobbs

Wow! What a fantastic concert. Last saw Paul Simon at the Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert in Hyde Park a couple of summers ago and also saw him at the Graceland concert in Birmingham about 20 years ago. As a lifelong fan I also saw him in 73 (aged 13 years old!) at the London Palladium and also saw the other Simon and Garfunker reunion concert at Wembley in the early 80s. Ive always managed to get good seats but at the BIC in Bournemouth on the 6th November we were in row 4 so extra special to be so close. The music as ever was superb, he was on stage for hours and all the favourites plus the new songs were there too. This guy never fails to put on a good performance and his concerts are just magical! Come back soon Paul - it was great to be able to see you so close to My Little Town!

Review by:
Richard Large

It was great to return to my home town after leaving in 69 with few return visits, to see this musical genius perform so many of the best and most popular songs, which also happen to have been written by him. What a wonderful concert. Perfect set list giving the magical mix of poignant & rocking moods.
Being a fan for nearly 40 years, but having only seen Paul live once before on the Graceland tour, it was an honour & privilege to witness. Many thanks Paul. This really was the soundtrack to my life!

Review by:
Jill

Some time in the mid 60s - pre-Bookends - I happened upon a young Paul Simon with Garfunkel at a concert in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall and Pauls lyrics have embellished the ups and downs of my life ever since. Around about 1970 we met again at the Albert Hall and then much later during the Graceland Tour in Brighton. Hyde Park was an unexpected gas - last minute ticket. Bournemouth was a concert covering the many facets of Paul Simon. Many, many favourites, always performed to perfection. Paul and guitar alone on stage singing his heart out was my highlight, plus the wonderful Train in the Distance............ Thanks Paul.

Review by:
Jill

Some time in the mid 60s - pre-Bookends - I happened upon a young Paul Simon with Garfunkel at a concert in Edinburgh at the Usher Hall and Pauls lyrics have embellished the ups and downs of my life ever since. Around about 1970 we met again at the Albert Hall and then much later during the Graceland Tour in Brighton. Hyde Park was an unexpected gas - last minute ticket. Bournemouth was a concert covering the many facets of Paul Simon. Many, many favourites, always performed to perfection. Paul and guitar alone on stage singing his heart out was my highlight, plus the wonderful Train in the Distance............ Thanks Paul.