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Simon's new Tour. The Associated Press New York (AP)

Simon´s New Tour Is About Music, Not Art

Published: July 1, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) -- Paul Simon´s new tour is about music, not Art. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer launched his first solo tour in five years with a Wednesday show in Cleveland, supporting his critically acclaimed album ´´Surprise.´´ His last time on the road in 2003-04, Simon teamed up with old friend Art Garfunkel, rather than going alone.

´´The situation with Artie was unique,´´ Simon said about their
collaboration. ´´I really had to think about what would serve that show the best. ... But when I´m doing my own show, I do what I want to do with the show. I don´t have to share responsibilities.´´

Simon, 64, said one of the challenges of this tour is re-creating the soundscapes from the album that came out of a collaboration with avant-garde musician Brian Eno.

´´To a degree I try to do it; to a degree I don´t,´´ Simon said.
´´Every live performance is essentially different from the album.
Everything stretches out, gets bigger, louder, longer. Here, the main thing is I don´t have Brian. But to a degree, I can use some of the album sounds.´´


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