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Paul Simon changes label (again)

from Matthew , 2010-07-14

Paul Simon has announced that he is moving his entire solo catalogue from Warner Bros back to Sony/Legacy. This will come as a surprise for Simon´s fans as he left Columbia/CBS in the late 1970s after disagreements with Columbia bosses over the release of the single Stranded in a Limousine which Simon accused the label of failing to promote.

Simon then signed to Warner Bros who released and promoted his next project, the One-Trick Pony film and supporting soundtrack album. Since then, all Paul Simon´s albums have been released on Warner Bros, including the massively successful Graceland and the most recent 2006 album Surprise, along with an alarming plethora of greatest hits compilations.

Since the move to Warner Bros, Simon gained control of the masters to his earlier solo recordings and in 1987, his first four solo albums, including the live album Live Rhymin´, were re-released on Warner Bros CDs, cassettes and vinyl. In 2004 a remastered deluxe version of all 9 solo albums were released on Warner´s Rhino label, including bonus material, out-takes and missing tracks.

It seems likely that the new album that Simon is reportedly finishing will be released on Sony records but whether all ten solo albums between 1972 and 2006 (not to mention one live album and all eight compilations released between 1988 and 2007) will also be re-released remains to be seen.

Top Paul Simon Tribute tours UK

from Ben , 2010-07-16

The UK´s favourite Simon and Garfunkel/Paul Simon Tribute is on the road this summer and Autumn, on our Tour of One Night Stands. We start in Conkers in Derbyshire UK on the 14th August, and we´re touring throughout Sept, Oct, and Nov. The full spread of Paul Simon´s career is covered, with reverence, good humour, and genuine love for the music.

Yes, it´s true, tributes are a bit cheesy and can be tragic. We´re not. And seeing the songs played live sure beats sitting at home listening to the albums on your own.

Our website also has details of a competition for free tickets, which I´m sure that dedicated fans like you guys will ace!

Full details at http://www.soundsofsimon.co.uk

Paul will perform at Greenwich fundraiser

from Bodo , 2010-07-30

Paul will be part of the 14th annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Fall Gala on Oct. 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich.
Also on the list is Diana Krall

´This year´s event is a celebration of the progress the MMRF has made in bringing new, life-extending treatments to myeloma patients -- treatments that are now helping patients with many other types of cancer -- and the promise of progress in the year to come that will benefit not only patients with multiple myeloma, but, ultimately, all cancers.´ said Kathy Giusti, who founded the organization in 1998.

This will be Simon´s first time playing for the gala.