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Luke Kelly Introduces Paul Simon

from Scaaty , 2004-10-13

Luke Kelly, one of the Dubliners, died 20 years ago this month. In an article in the Irish Times on Sat it states :- that Luke introduced Paul Simon to an English audience in London´s Troubadour club for the first time, and Art Garfunkel navigated his way out to the Embankment (a barn of a pub in a god forsaken part of the Dublin foothills) to meet Luke after a show, only to be turned away because the place was locked up!!

Special Events at AES San Francisco

from Ans , 2004-10-17

Announcing Select Special Events at AES San Francisco

By Mix Editors

Oct 15, 2004 1:31 PM

“For a gathering as filled with exceptional programs as the 117th AES Art of Audio Convention, the term ‘special event’ is almost an oxymoron,” says convention chair John Strawn, “Committee co-chairs Valerie Tyler and Van Webster have coordinated an epic series of symposiums, parties, panels, roundtables, ‘soundtables’, recitals and forums designed to appeal to even the most jaded attendee.”

AES is scheduled to run from October 28-31 in the Moscone Center, and this year’s executive director Roger Furness reports that, “Over 400 exhibitors have signed on, and 18,000 attendees are anticipated.”

PLATINUM PRODUCERS: A&M Records President (and AES Keynote speaker) Ron Fair will moderate a panel of producers including Howard Benson (Hoobastank, My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, POD), Grammy®-winner Jack Joseph Puig (John Mayer, Green Day, No Doubt), multi-Platinum Grammy®-winner Phil Ramone (Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Ray Charles Duets), and Chink Santana (Fat Joe f/Ashanti, Luv, Ja Rule), will address the continually evolving technical and creative issues facing today’s hit producers. (Fri. Oct. 29 1 pm–2:30 pm)

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New book about Simon & Garfunkel

from Javier Marquez , 2004-10-21

In a few days will put to sale in Spain my book ´Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel. Negotiations and Love Songs´ (Milenio). There are 250 pages dedicated to the musical and psychological analysis of both artists during all their solo and together careers. It includes 36 photo´s pages, 18 of them in full color. Next week I´ll send you the web adress were you´ll find the book, if you´re interesting in it. Anyway, you´ll have detailed information about in spanish´s webs http://www.thedreamerofmusic.com and http://www.thesoundofsimon.tk

CD/ DVD release details

from JBD , 2004-10-22

From Billboard.com:

As first tipped here last month, Warner Bros. will on Nov. 30 release the Simon and Garfunkel concert document ´Old Friends: Live on Stage.´ Chronicling the pair´s triumphant 2003 reunion tour, the project will be available as a stand-alone DVD, a double-CD set and a deluxe edition with both the DVD and CDs.

It is unknown if the 26-track ´Old Friends´ was recorded at one show or throughout the trek, which grossed approximately $75 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. The track list includes such classics as ´Scarborough Fair,´ ´The Sound of Silence´ and ´Bridge Over Troubled Water,´ plus the pre S&G single ´Hey Schoolgirl´ (as Tom And Jerry) and the pair´s 1975 reunion single ´My Little Town.´

Also reproduced are the Everly Brothers´ mid-set performances of ´Wake Up Little Susie,´ ´All I Have To Do Is Dream´ and ´Bye Bye Love´ with Simon and Garfunkel.

The DVD includes a pair of tantalizing extras, including a new Simon and Garfunkel audio track ´Citizen of the Planet,´ originally written for Simon´s 1983 solo album, ´Hearts and Bones.´ Also featured is previously unreleased footage believed to originate from the 1969 TV special ´Songs of America,´ hosted by actor Charles Grodin.

The Old Friends tour wrapped in Rome on July 31. Simon is at work on his next solo album with producer Brian Eno.

Here is the track list for ´Old Friends´:

´Old Friends/Bookends´
´A Hazy Shade of Winter´
´I am a Rock´
´At the Zoo´
´Baby Driver´
´Kathy´s Song´
´Hey, Schoolgirl´
´Wake Up Little Susie´ (the Everly Brothers)
´All I Have To Do Is Dream´ (the Everly Brothers)
´Bye Bye Love´ (the Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel)
´Scarborough Fair´
´Homeward Bound´
´The Sound of Silence´
´Mrs. Robinson´
´Slip Slidin´ Away´
´El Condor Pasa´
´Keep the Customer Satisfied´
´The Only Living Boy in New York´
´American Tune´
´My Little Town´
´The Boxer´
´Leaves That Are Green´
´The 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin´ Groovy)´

Old Friends Live On Stage

from Ans , 2004-10-26

From the site artgarfunkel.com

Burbank, CA: Old Friends: Live On Stage, a deluxe double CD and DVD package capturing the historic 2003-2004 Simon & Garfunkel ´Old Friends Tour´ will be released November 30th on Warner Bros. Records. Along with the deluxe two CD and DVD edition, Old Friends: Live On Stage will be released as a two CD set as well as in a DVD-only configuration.

Featuring a wealth of classic material from the legendary pair, who recently toured together for the first time in over twenty years, Old Friends: Live On Stage spans the duo’s unparalleled career and includes such enduring Simon & Garfunkel favorites as ´The Sound Of Silence,´ ´I Am A Rock,´ ´Scarborough Fair,´ ´Bridge Over Troubled Water,´ ´Mrs. Robinson,´ ´A Hazy Shade Of Winter,´ ´The Boxer´ and a host of others. Old Friends: Live On Stage also features a bonus audio track ´Citizen of the Planet,´ originally written by Paul Simon in the early 80’s to be a part of the duo’s repertoire but never recorded until Art Garfunkel added vocals especially for this release.

´’Citizen of the Planet’ was a demo that Paul made some years ago,´ Garfunkel recently remarked. ´I always liked it, but we’d never put it on anything. I came across it in my kitchen just last year, played it again and loved it again. I´m a big protagonist of ‘Citizen of the Planet.’´

The package also spotlights a treasure of extras including liner notes by acclaimed music journalist David Wild, a photo gallery and rare footage from a 1970’s Simon & Garfunkel television special. Also included are performances on the DVD of ´Wake Up Little Susie´ and ´All I Have To Do Is Dream´ by special guests The Everly Brothers as well as ´Bye Bye Love,´ on both the CD and DVD with the Everlys and Simon & Garfunkel.

Material for both the CD set and the DVD was taken from the duo’s 5 SRO performances at New Jersey Meadowlands´ Continental Airlines Arena and New York City’s Madison Square Garden, December 3rd-8th, 2003.

A complete track listing of Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends: Live On Stage is as follows:

CD Disc 1
1. Old Friends/Bookends
2. A Hazy Shade of Winter
3. I Am A Rock
4. America
5. At the Zoo
6. Baby Driver
7. Kathy’s Song
8. Tom and Jerry Story
9. Hey, Schoolgirl
10. The Everly Brothers Intro
11. Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel)
12. Scarborough Fair
13. Homeward Bound
14. The Sound of Silence

CD Disc 2
1. Mrs. Robinson
2. Slip Slidin’ Away
3. El Condor Pasa
4. The Only Living Boy in New York
5. American Tune
6. My Little Town
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water
8. Cecilia
9. The Boxer
10. Leaves That Are Green
11. Bonus Track: Citizen of the Planet

DVD Act 1
1. Opening Montage (America inst.)
2. Old Friends/Bookends
3. A Hazy Shade of Winter
4. I Am A Rock
5. America
6. At the Zoo
7. Baby Driver
8. Kathy’s Song
9. Tom and Jerry Story
10. Hey, Schoolgirl
11. The Everly Brothers Intro
12. Wake Up Little Susie
13. All I Have To Do Is Dream
14. Bye Bye Love (The Everly Brothers with Simon & Garfunkel)
15. Scarborough Fair
16. Homeward Bound
17. The Sound of Silence

Act 2
18. Opening Montage
19. Mrs. Robinson
20. Slip Slidin’ Away
21. El Condor Pasa
22. Keep The Customer Satisfied
23. The Only Living Boy in New York
24. American Tune
25. My Little Town
26. Bridge Over Troubled Water
27. Cecilia
28. The Boxer
29. Leaves That Are Green
30. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

Paul to Perform at Chris Reeve Gala

from Micky , 2004-10-28

Paul Simon to Perform at the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation November Gala, ´A Magical Evening´
Thursday October 28, 10:38 am ET

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary singer and songwriter, Paul Simon, will perform at The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation´s (CRPF) gala, ´A Magical Evening,´ on November 18th at the Marriott Marquis, it was announced today by Kathy Lewis, President and CEO of CRPF. Simon, a friend of Reeve, will appear in support of the Foundation.

´Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Paul has touched generations of people all over the world with his musical eloquence and poetry,´ said Ms. Lewis. ´His presence at our gala will no doubt inspire and unite us as we remember and celebrate Christopher´s heroic life. All of us at the Foundation are so appreciative of his participation.´

Actor Glenn Close will receive the Human Spirit Award in honor of her generosity and dedication to the Foundation´s mission. Actor William H. Macy will be a Special Presenter, and Dr. John W. Rowe, chairman and CEO of Aetna will receive the CRPF Visionary Leadership Award in recognition of his professional achievements, civic contributions and support of CRPF. The funds will be used to develop treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders, as well as to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities.

The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The Foundation also vigorously works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts. For more information, please call (800) 225-0292 or visit http://www.ChristopherReeve.org.