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Paul Simon en Sting naar Amsterdam met de ‘On Stage Together’ tour

stingenpaulsimontourDe muzikale grootheden Paul Simon en Sting zullen in 2015 samen optreden in Europa tijdens de ‘On Stage Together’ tour.

Op zondag 22 maart 2015 spelen de wereldberoemde zangers samen in het Ziggo Dome Amsterdam. De voorverkoop van dit unieke concert begint op maandag 15 september om 10.00 uur via http://www.ticketmaster.nl/, www.mojo.nl/stingpaulsimon en 0900 – 300 1250 (45 cpm).

 

Samenkomst

De beide oude vrienden zijn op het idee om samen te spelen tijdens een benefietshow voor de Robin Hood Stichting in 2013, waar zij voor het eerst samen optraden. De twee artiesten, die bekend staan om hun verkenningen van een grote verscheidenheid muzikale genres, hebben de grenzen van de popmuziek verlegd en spreken nog steeds tot de verbeelding van vele generaties fans.

Tijdens de recente tour door Amerika eerder dit jaar, hebben deze twee iconische singer-songwriters al gezamenlijk hun stem klinken. De show is gevuld met uitvoeringen van hun beste songs, die ze zowel tezamen als apart ten gehore brengen.

Wij zijn bijzonder verheugd dat we deze tournee in Europa kunnen brengen,” zei Arthur Fogel, president van Global Touring. “De tournee door Noord-Amerika was al een ongelooflijk succes, op vele fronten. Deze twee legendes zorgden voor onvergetelijke avonden, bomvol muziek.”

Op de setlist staan ruim dertig nummers, waaronder favorieten als “Boy In The Bubble,” “Fields of Gold,” “Driven To Tears,” “Mother & Child Reunion,” “Desert Rose,” “Every Breath You Take,” “The Boxer,” “Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes” en nog vele anderen. De pers en het publiek ware unaniem in hun lofzang: het was een van de meest geprezen tournees door Noord-Amerika van 2014.

Nu komt deze speciale samenwerking ook naar Europa, na Amerika en Australië. Zo wordt er gespeeld in Zweden, Nederland, België, Duitsland, Parijs en afgesloten in Groot-Brittannië met als klapper de O2 arena van Londen.

Kaartverkoop

Van woensdag 10 september 09:00 tot vrijdag 12 september 17:00 is het al mogelijk kaarten voor dit concert te kopen via de speciale American Express presale via www.americanexpress.nl/livenation.
De reguliere kaartverkoop voor concert start maandag 15 september om 10.00 uur via: http://www.ticketmaster.nl/ en 0900 – 300 1250 (45 cpm).

Paul Simon & Sting – On Stage Together
zondag 22 maart 2015, Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam
aanvang: 19.30 uur.
entree: verschillende ringen variërend in prijs van  €125, €98, €85, €69 (excl servicekosten) euro.

Meer informatie over de tour en deze artiesten op: http://www.simonandstingtour.com/

 

 

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Paul Simon – retrospective ‘Over The Bridge Of Time’

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The decades-long musical career of Paul Simon is being celebrated with the release of ‘ Over The Bridge Of  Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964 – 2011).

It covers a long time career from this special singer-songwriter. Track details on: Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011)

The first single-CD collection to contain songs from both the Simon & Garfunkel era and Simon’s solo recording career.

The songs are sequenced chronologically, beginning with “The Sound Of Silence,” the first single from Simon & Garfunkel (composed by Simon) to work its way into the collective American psyche in late-1965, all the way up to “Love And Hard Times“, a track from Simon’s 2011 critically-acclaimed So Beautiful or So What.

On the 15 October , the monumental 15-disc deluxe library box set, containing Paul’s entire solo canon of 12 studio albums and two full-length live concert recordings.

Pre-order Paul Simon – The Complete Albums Collection now from the Paul Simon Official Music Store and receive the career-spanning single-disc CD Over the Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011) as a free gift with purchase.

Source: Paul Simon newsletter

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Paul Simon – ‘Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition’ will be released on June 5th

Paul Simon - Graceland 25 years edition 2012

The 25 anniversary of ‘Graceland’, groundbreaking album from Paul Simon will be commemorated with musical and film celebrations stretching into the summer. A special ‘Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition‘ will be released on 5th June by Relapse Records.

Special Graceland 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Box Set – a two CD/two DVD set which including the remastered original album, the “Under African Skies” documentary film extended interviews, the original 1987 “African Concert” from Zimbabwe, three original music videos and the iconic “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.

The box set also features the audio narrative “The Story of ‘Graceland'” as told by Paul Simon, replicas of an original Graceland poster and a handwritten lyrics pad, plus a deluxe 80-page book featuring new and archival photos and interviews with Paul Simon. The box set also includes a special short audio documentary of Simon discussing the making of the record.

The official Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition CD/DVD – an exclusive two disc set featuring the remastered original album with five bonus tracks and audio documentary, and “Under African Skies” film with bonus features, three original music videos and “Saturday Night Live” performance of “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.

“Under African Skies” Blu-ray Disc – the feature documentary in state-of-the-art 5.1 sound with bonus extended interviews.

Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl – This audiophile edition is remastered on 180-gram 12″ vinyl and includes an art-quality collectible Graceland poster and a download card with the full album plus three bonus tracks. It will be available beginning Saturday, April 21 at independent retailers worldwide participating in Record Store Day.

An ultra-deluxe Graceland 25th Anniversary Edition Box Set – The ultimate Graceland set includes the boxed set, the 180-gram 12″ vinyl and a signed and numbered autographed commemorative poster will be available direct-to-consumers during a limited time exclusive offer on the official Paul Simon website.

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Paul Simon – viert vijfentwintig jaar Graceland met speciale gasten bij optreden in Ziggo Dome

Paul Simon komt op 18 juli naar de Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, ter ere van het vijfentwintigjarig bestaan van zijn meest invloedrijke album ‘Graceland.’ 

Graceland‘ is in Zuid-Afrika geschreven ten tijde van de apartheid. Zo betekende het album ondermeer een doorbraak voor Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Kortom een baanbrekend album, onder andere door de samenwerking met vele Zuid-Afrikaanse muzikanten en bands. Het album was in 1986 een muzikaal manifest tegen de apartheidregel.

Nu jaren later keert de singer-songwriter terug met vele klassieke nummers. “Paul Simon in Concert met Graceland featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo” is een uniek: zo bestaat de Europese tournee uit slechts negen concerten, waarvan Amsterdam er een van is. Simon zal ‘Graceland‘ in zijn geheel spelen, en daarnaast nog een selectie van zijn verdere repertoire.

Paul Simon, die afgelopen najaar 70 werd, is zonder twijfel een van de grootste songwriters ter wereld. Zijn muzikale carrière begon al op elfjarige leeftijd toen hij speelde en zong met zijn latere muzikale partner Art Garfunkel, met wie hij op het podium stond tot 1970. Paul Simon schreef de meeste nummers van het duo, waaronder de drie nummer 1 hits “The Sound of Silence”, “Mrs Robinson “en” Bridge Over Troubled Water “.

Hij begon zijn solo carrière in 1970, net na het uitbrengen van het album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ van Simon & Garfunkel, waarvan meer dan 25 miljoen exemplaren zijn verkocht. Ondanks dit overweldigende succes is Paul Simon erin geslaagd om dit op te volgen met drie zeer goed verkochte solo-albums in vier jaar en in 1986 versloeg hij al zijn persoonlijke records toen hij ‘Graceland’ uitbracht.

Met zijn nieuwe album uit 2011 ‘So Beautiful Or So What‘ is Simon vernieuwend en laat een diversiteit aan stijlen zien met de bekende stem omlijst. Door vele media uitgeroepen tot het best album van dat jaar, en met reden. Simon dwingt respect af door zo creatief te blijven.

PAUL SIMON
Graceland featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Woensdag 18 juli 2012
Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam
Entree: € 55, 60, 65, 69 (excl. servicekosten)
Aanvang: 20.00 uur

Kaartverkoop start aanstaande zaterdag om 10.00 uur via: http://www.livenation.nl/,http://www.ticketmaster.nl/ en 0900 – 300 1250 (45 cpm).

Bron: Mojo Concerts

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Paul Simon – 25 years of ‘Graceland’ celebrated with documentary and boxset album

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Graceland’, the masterpiece from Paul Simon, a special box set and documentary will be released.

On 22th January 2012 ‘Under African Skies‘ a Joe Berlinger directed documentary, will debut on an international film festival.

The story of the making of Graceland, and the controversy created when Simon went to South Africa to record with local artists, is told in this documentary.

Coming this spring, Legacy Recordings will release a Graceland 25th anniversary collector’s box set. As well as a special two-disc set, each featuring the original album with bonus tracks and the director’s cut of ‘Under African Skies.’

Documentary

“Under African Skies” travels with Paul Simon back to South Africa 25 years after his first visit.  Simon revisits the making of the record, surveying from the vantage of history the turbulence and controversy surrounding the album’s genesis.

His artistic decision to collaborate with African musicians created a new world musical fusion, combining American and African musical idioms while igniting an intense political crossfire, with Paul Simon accused of breaking the UN cultural boycott of South Africa designed to end the Apartheid regime.

The universal appeal of the music of Graceland proved more powerful and enduring than the political hotbed attending its creation.  In 1986, the album sold 14 million copies worldwide, and received universal praise from critics around the globe.

In the film, Simon provides a fresh and revelatory perspective on the album while gathering the record’s original musicians for a transcendental Graceland concert reunion.  Interviews with key anti-apartheid activists of the time and such musical legends as Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, David Byrne and Peter Gabriel.

More information: www.graceland25.com

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Paul Simon – makes own selection hits on ‘Songwriter’

Paul Simon choose his own best of songs for his new album ” Songwriter.” He made a selection from unforgettable songs. Release planned on 13th October by Legacy Recordings.

A tracklist chosen by the composer, as the best of his decades-long creative output. Some of these are well-known hits and others more obscure works. They all bear the distinct lyrical, melodic and rhythmic signature of Paul Simon, one of the great composers of popular song in the last fifty years.

As Simon has said, “I think of myself as a songwriter first, the recording artist and performer in me follow in the writer’s footsteps.”

Simon brought his own unique perspective on the nuances of his catalog in the assemblage of Songwriter, a new anthology of his work handpicked. It presented Paul Simon an opportunity to reflect over the entirety of his career.

From his early work with Simon & Garfunkel, through to his ruminations on 2011’s So Beautiful or So What. And includes an emotionally resonant rendition of “The Sound of Silence,” from Simon’s 2011 concert at New York’s Webster Hall. The release of “Songwriter” signals a banner year for Simon, who turns 70 on October 13.

Tracklist

Disc 1
1. The Sound Of Silence (Live at Webster Hall 2011) – new unreleased
2. The Boxer – Paul Simon – Live Central Park
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin – studio version
4. Mother And Child Reunion
5. Tenderness
6. Peace Like A River
7. American Tune
8. Kodachrome
9. Something So Right
10. Late In The Evening
11. Train In The Distance
12. Hearts And Bones
13. Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
14.Still Crazy After All These Years
15. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
16. The Boy In The Bubble
17. Graceland

Disc 2
1. Obvious Child
2. Further To Fly
3. The Cool, Cool River
4. Spirit Voices
5. Born In Puerto Rico
6. Quality
7. Darling Lorraine
8. Look At That
9. Senorita With A Necklace Of Tears
10. That’s Me
11. Another Galaxy
12. Father And Daughter
13. Rewrite
14. Love And Hard Times
15. So Beautiful Or So What

Audio sample of ‘Kodachrome‘ on his website.

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Paul Simon – new song ‘The Afterlife’ streaming

The Afterlife”  is the next chapter from Paul Simon‘s forthcoming new album So Beautiful or So What. Produced by Phil Ramone and Paul Simon. Release date is 12th  of April at Hear music/Concord Music Group. The song is online for streaming.

To get involved, visit the Official Paul Simon Facebook Page and click the “Like” button at the top of the page. When Paul’s facebook hits 110,000 fans we’ll release another new track for streaming within 24 hours, exclusively on the Facebook page, so please share the news with your friends.

The famous song ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water‘ has its 40 anniversary in March. A combination from a live album from 1969 and a DVD will be released on Sony Music. Simon & Garfunkel have spent more than eight-hundred hours in two years to create this special album. It won five grammy awards, and a real mile stone for the career of both musicians.

The re-release has some extra bonus-tracks besides the well known original tracklist. Two new songs and on the DVD a tv -special “Songs Of America” also from 1969. And a documentary “The Harmony Game: The Making Of Bridge Over Troubled Water” with new interviews of Garfunkel and Simon.  ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary‘ release date on 25th March 2011 as CD/DVD and  2CD/DVD on Sony Music.


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