"I hope the listener will find these new versions of old songs refreshed, like a new coat of paint on the walls of an old family home.”
Music icon Paul Simon has announced details of his latest album ‘In The Blue Light’, which is set for release later this year.
The Simon & Garfunkel legend will release his fourteenth studio album on September 7, and it’ll see him offering a fresh perspective on ten of his favourite songs.
Although the tracks might not be household favourites, they span the entire of his career – and he’s joined by a wide cast of musicians too.
Check out the track listing in full below.
- 1) One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor
- 2) Love
- 3) Can’t Run But
- 4) How The Heart Approaches What It Yearns
- 5) Pigs, Sheep and Wolves
- 6) René and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
- 7) The Teacher
- 8) Darling Lorraine
- 9) Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy
- 10) Questions For The Angels
Among the guest musicians on the record is The National’s Bryce Dessner, who has provided an original arrangment on ‘Can’t Run But’.
Describing the record, Paul Simon said: ““It’s an unusual occurrence for an artist to have the opportunity to revisit earlier works and re-think them; to modify, even completely change parts of the originals.”
“Happily, this opportunity also gave me the gift of playing with an extraordinary group of musicians, most of whom I hadn’t recorded with before. I hope the listener will find these new versions of old songs refreshed, like a new coat of paint on the walls of an
old family home.”
The record’s release coincides with coincides with the final leg of Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour in September, including four performances in the New York City area and culminating with the Final Performance on 22 September in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
He’ll also play a farewell show at London’s Hyde Park as part of British Summer Time Festival this weekend.