Rhythm of the Saints - (Import CD)

Paul Simon

Write a review

R 139

eB1 390

Discovery Miles  1 390

Shipped in 12 to 14 working days

When do I get it?

Prepaid codes are delivered to you via email as soon as payment has been approved.

When do I get it?

Once payment has been approved, purchased eBooks are added to your Digital Library, ready for you to download.

When do I get it?

Gift vouchers are delivered via email to the recipient as soon as payment has been approved.

Of course you want to know — When do I get it?

We strive at all times to get it to you on time but here are some indications:

If we say In Stock, we dispatch within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say In Stock (You can also collect in cpt), the stock is available from our Cape Town warehouse and you can collect as soon as your “ready to collect” mail has been received.

If we say dispatched between X and Y days then it takes X to Y days to receive from a supplier and it will then be with you within the time frame of the shipping plan you selected.

If we say Pre-order it means that your item will be dispatched to you on the day it's released and arrive with the time span of the shipping plan you chose.

And then there's the Weekend. In order to receive goods on the weekend, select our weekend delivery option when checking out.

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days. Learn more

Hassle-Free Exchanges & Returns for 30 Days


If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the items to us in their original condition and packaging within 30 days of receipt and we will issue a credit which can be used to place a new order.

Exchanges (Fashion, sportswear and shoes only)

Wrong size? Don't quite like the colour? You can exchange your purchased item for a different size and/or colour up to 30 days from the day you received it, completely free of charge.

The item must be unworn and unused (other than trials) with the original tags still attached. Packaging should be returned in an undamaged condition with the item

When does this policy not apply?

If the item is:
  • older than 30 days
  • opened, unsealed, used or missing any accessories
  • a digital product such as an eBook, electronic voucher, gaming code or other digital download;
  • an audio or video recording or computer software that has been unsealed;
  • a newspaper, periodical or magazine;
  • a foodstuff, beverage, or other product intended for everyday consumption;
  • a nursing or maternity product that has been unsealed, including (but not limited to) breast pumps, bottles, formula, maternity underwear, nappies and wipes;
  • a beauty product or fragrance which has been used; or
  • a product which has been personalised for you or made to your specifications.

Find out more about Exchanges & Returns

  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Singer/Songwriter
Mono / Stereo

Personnel includes: Paul Simon (vocals, guitar); Vincent Nguini (guitar, bass, clave); Georges Seba, Martin Atangana (electric guitar); Ringo Star, Ray Phiri (guitar); C.J. Chenier (accordion); Charles Doherty (alto & tenor saxophones); Jude Bethel (tenor saxophone); Errol Ince (trumpet); Dave Bargeron (euphonium); Clifton Anderson (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (synthesizer); Bakithi Kumalo (bass); Grupo Cultural Olodum, Steve Gadd (drums); Mingo Araujo, Remy Kabocka, Ya Yo De La Nelson, Sidinho, Dom Chacal (percussion); Briz, Karen Bernod, Myrna Lynn Gomila, Kia Y. Jeffries, Florence Gnimagnon, Charlotte Mbango, Djana'd, Elolongue Mbango Catherine, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (background vocals).
Principally recorded at The Hit Factory, New York; Transamerica Studios, Impressao Digital Studios and Multi Studios Rio De Janiero, Brazil; Studio Guillhaume Tell, Paris, France.
Audio Remasterers: Dan Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Recording information: Impressao Digital Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Multi Studios; Pelourinho Square, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; Studio Guillhaume Tell, Paris, France; The Hit Factory, New York, NY; Transamerica Studios.
Photographer: Sylvia Plachy.
As singer/songwriter Frank Tedesso once put it, GRACELAND is the mountaintop and RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS is the mist around the peak. The latter certainly does seem to pick up where it's South African-flavored predecessor left off. Though RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS relies on the traditional musical forms of a different part of the world (Brazil), Simon uses a somewhat similar strategy. He wraps his very American voice and lyrics around the rhythms and harmonies of a culture much more dependent on polyrhythms. In the process, he creates a new paradigm that is simultaneously familiar and excitingly fresh.
A new development is the undercurrent of social protest in the lyrics, something that GRACELAND only hinted at. A running lyrical theme is the intrusion of science and civilization upon nature, and the catastrophic results. When he finds no solutions in the world of men, Simon turns to the divine. On "The Cool, Cool River," he supplicates himself, with the understanding that "these prayers are the memory of God." However close he may get to heaven, RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS definitely finds Simon treading a step or two north of the earth.

The Rhythm of the Saints
Country of Origin
61m 51s
Paul Simon
  1. Paul Simon
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Obvious Child, The
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Can't Run But
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Coast, The
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Proof
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Further to Fly
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] She Moves On
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Born at the Right Time
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Cool, Cool River, The
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Spirit Voices
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Rhythm of the Saints, The
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Born at the Right Time [Original Acoustic Demo] - (previously unreleased)
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Thelma [Outtake] - (alternate take)
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Coast [Work-in-Progress], The - (previously unreleased)
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Spirit Voices [Work-in-Progress] - (previously unreleased)
Studio / Live
Sony BMG

Rolling Stone (11/15/90) - 4 Stars - Excellent "...extends his reach not only further into the riches of world-beat music but further into the realm of the spiritual...a song cycle that examines with visionary beauty and brooding intensity the viability of faith in a corrupt, heartless and sometimes merely predictable world..."
Entertainment Weekly - "...This is gorgeous stuff, spiritually potent, with its utter integrity nowhere in doubt..." - Rating A+
Q (12/99, p.68) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."
Q - Included in Q's list of the Fifty Best Albums of 1990.
Down Beat (2/91) - 3.5 Stars - Good plus - "...The second chapter in Simon's globetrotting phase is a production of epic proportions...with luscious, seductively rhythmic results. It's just that, somehow, the sensory pleasures of the album are more persuasive than the intellectual equation of the experiment..."
Time Magazine (12/31/90) - Rated one of the ten best recordings of 1990. - "...Intricate Brazilian rhythms; complex, inward-looking lyrics. And something else too: good fun..."
NME (Magazine) (10/90) - "...pleasant and surprisingly raw..."

Video Disabled
Roy Halee
Bundle deals expire when stock runs out. T&Cs apply

No reviews yet.

Be the first!

R 139

Shop by Department