The new album In The Blue Light shines fresh perspectives on 10 of Paul Simon’s favorite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs from his unparalleled body of work. Discover new insight and energy in compositions like “Can’t Run But,” “Darling Lorraine,” “One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor” and “Questions For The Angels,” revisited here by Simon and a talented cast of musicians, including jazz icons Wynton Marsalis, Bill Frisell, Steve Gadd and Jack DeJohnette, as well as New York-based modern chamber sextet yMusic, currently accompanying Simon and his band on Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour.
“This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked the first time around,” he said in a statement. “Re-doing arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics that didn’t make their meaning clear, giving me time to clarify in my head what I wanted to say, or realize what I was thinking and make it more easily understood.”
This will be Simon’s 14th solo studio album, following 2016’s Stranger to Stranger.
Produced by Paul Simon and Roy Halee, In The Blue Light is available everywhere on Friday, September 7.
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i can’t wait to hear this –
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I wonder if his retirement includes future songwriting and recording. This album has a wrap up feel to it.