The neck of my Guitar

Release: The Essential Paul Simon

from Bodo , 2007-05-13

Paul Simon is to release a new collection of old songs on June 25 called ´The Essential Paul Simon´. Warner Brothers will release the package on 2 discs with 36 tracks, and also as a 3 disc set with 45 minute video.

Late in the evening

from Klausi , 2007-05-18

Could you believe it?

At Paul Simon`s official site nothing is said about the new ´Essential album´, but a story about the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, recording Late in the evening with him singing the first verse, on their new album ´United we swing´ (Very boring title indeed).

60´s - Mr Simon´s Big Trip

from Bodo , 2007-05-22

On June 5 UK BBC Radio 2 will air a special about Paul Simons time in the UK during the early 60´s

Mr Simon´s Big Trip uncovers the real story of Paul Simon´s British residency, and the part it played in his creative formation.

For years, people have been fascinated by the ´missing´ 13 months in the life and career of Paul Simon preceding the rise to success in America of Simon and Garfunkel.

Simon spent what is probably one of the most famous ´gap´ years in music history travelling around England, writing songs, playing tiny folk club venues and meeting future legends of the folk scene, including Bert Jansch and Martin Carthy. Homeward Bound was famously penned on Widnes Station, and many of his most famous lyrics can be traced to British roots.

The programme includes interviews with Martin Carthy, Brian Protheroe, Al Stewart and many more and features a hitherto unheard Paul Simon song, The Northern Line, recorded in an Exeter folk club in 1965.

The BBC Radio 2 60s Season marks the anniversary of the ´Summer of Love´ and the network´s 40th birthday in September. BBC Radio 2 takes listeners on a magical mystery tour of the Sixties with a season of summer programming celebrating the music and culture of this influential decade.

Mr Simon´s Big Trip
Tuesday 5 June
10.30-11.30pm BBC RADIO 2

Hot Club de Paris cover Paul Simon!

from MrBeerbelly , 2007-05-29

Hot Club De Paris are to cover Paul Simon´s classic ´You Can Call Me Al´ on the B-side of their new single.

The track, originally a hit in 1986, appears on the flipside of ´Clockwork Toy´, the final single to be taken from the band´s 2006 debut album ´Drop It Til It Pops´.

GoodBooks and Metronomy have also remixed the single - their versions appear on the limited edition second 7-inch.

The single is released on June 11.

Hot Club De Paris are currently touring the UK, the remainder of the shows are at:

Leeds Cockpit (May 26)
Nottingham Rescue Rooms (27)
Newcastle Evolution (28)
London Bush Hall (30)
Bristol Thekla (31)