Simon, Paul - So Beautiful Or So What (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Number of Items
- So Beautiful or So What [Digipak]
- Country of Origin
- Hear Music
- Mono / Stereo
Rolling Stone (p.71) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ull of heavy business: life's meaning, beauty, brutality and brevity....It's his best album since 1990's THE RHYTHM OF THE SAINTS, and it also sums up much of what makes Simon great."
Rolling Stone (p.68) - Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[Simon's] best album in more than 20 years..."
Entertainment Weekly (p.86) - "[T]he GRACELAND-ic guitar figures still emphasize rhythm above all....Spirited spirituality is his goal these days.' -- Grade: B+
Billboard (p.32) - "The album's songwriting and sound are deceptively complex, gradually revealing their intricacy with each listen. It's natural and earthy, with acoustic instrumentation and percussion to the fore."
Uncut (magazine) (p.32) - Ranked #29 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[A]n impeccably crafted, erudite and rueful collection of songs that tackled spirituality with both sureness and lightness of touch."
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Getting Ready for Christmas Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Afterlife, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Dazzling Blue
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Rewrite
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Love and Hard Times
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love Is Eternal Sacred Light
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Amulet
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Questions for the Angels
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Love & Blessings
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] So Beautiful or So What
- Pop / Rock
- Release Date
- 4 December 2020
- 38m 9s
- South Africa
Audio Mixer: Phil Ramone.
Liner Note Author: Elvis Costello.
Photographer: Mark Seliger.
Produced by longtime collaborator Phil Ramone, Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What features guitarist Vincent Nguini, percussionist Steve Shehan, backing vocals from Simon's wife, Edie Brickell, and his daughter, Lulu, and a generous helping of the bluegrass group Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
- Universal Distribution
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Paul Simon
- Paul Simon; Phil Ramone
- Date Released
- Andy Smith
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