PAUL SIMON Still Crazy After All These Years Numbered Hybrid Stereo SACD UDSACD2212

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PAUL SIMON - Still Crazy After All These Years

(Numbered Hybrid Stereo SACD)

Cat: UDSACD2212                 UPC: 821797221269


 

 

Exorcising personal demons and reflecting on midlife circumstances, Paul Simon frames Still Crazy After All These Years as a post-divorce

statement yet retains a cutting humour and light-hearted cynicism that make every song universally appealing. A succession of brooding vocals, jazz-laden arrangements, contagious hooks, and an appearance by the famed Muscle Shoals rhythm section further conspire to make the record a lasting template for mature pop music that offers meaningful contemplation of relationships, transitions, and responsibility. A chart-topping statement that coincided with Simon’s ascent as a superstar solo artist, it now sounds more immediate, cunning, and refined than ever courtesy of painstaking restoration.

 

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s hybrid SACD pays tribute to the 1975 effort’s merit and enhances the

music for generations to come. The newfound immediacy, presence, texture, and dark-black backgrounds showcase the scope and craft

of Simon’s melodies—as well as the intentional conflict between the tense lyrical content and deceivingly pleasant aura. Indeed, in

its original review of the album, Rolling Stone pertinently observes, “There is something ominous about the disparity between Simon

and Phil Ramone’s typically elaborate, creamy production and the downbeat theme of the album.” Thanks to Mobile Fidelity, that

critical divide has never been more alluring.

 

Track Listing

 

1. Still Crazy After All These Years

2. My Little Town

3. I Do It for Your Love

4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

5. Night Game

6. Gone at Last

7. Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy

8. Have a Good Time

9. You’re Kind

10. Silent Eyes