Hearts and Bones [Bonus Tracks]

Hearts and Bones [Bonus Tracks]

by Paul SimonPaul Simon


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Hearts and Bones was a commercial disaster, the lowest-charting new studio album of Paul Simon's career. It is also his most personal collection of songs, one of his most ambitious, and one of his best. It retains a personal vision, one largely devoted to the challenges of middle-aged life, among them a renewed commitment to love; the title song was a notable testament to new romance, while "Train in the Distance" reflected on romantic discord. Elsewhere, "The Late Great Johnny Ace" was his meditation on John Lennon's murder and how it related to the mythology of pop music. Musically, Simon moved forward and backward simultaneously, taking off from the jazz fusion style of his last two albums into his old loves of doo wop and rock & roll while also incorporating current sounds with such new collaborators as dance music producer Nile Rodgers and minimalist composer Philip Glass. The result was Simon's most impressive collection in a decade and the most underrated album in his catalog. [In 2004, Warner Strategic Marketing reissued Simon's studio albums as remastered editions with bonus tracks, packaged in a cardboard digipack. Like the other entries in WSM's Paul Simon reissue series, the remastering on this is excellent, giving it a warmth that this introspective album needs. The album is graced with four previously unreleased bonus tracks: the work-in-progress "Shelter of Your Arms" and solo acoustic demos of "Train in the Distance," "Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War," and "The Late Great Johnny Ace."]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2004
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227890322
catalogNumber: 78903

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Vocoder
Harptones   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bernard Edwards   Bass,Bass Guitar
Nile Rodgers   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Marin Alsop   Violin
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Wells Christy   Synclavier
Tom Coppola   Synclavier
di Meola   Guitar,Soloist
Steve Ferrone   Drums
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Guitar
Anthony Jackson   Contrabass Guitar
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Jesse Levy   Cello
Mike Mainieri   Marimbas,Vibes
George Marge   Bass Clarinet
Sid McGinnis   Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass,Bass Guitar
David Nichtern   Synclavier
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hi String
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Michael Riesman   Synthesizer,Conductor
Mark Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Robert Sabino   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards
Richard Tee   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Carol Wincenc   Flute
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Peter Gordon   French Horn
David Nichtem   Synclavier
Sid McGuiness   Guitar

Technical Credits

Philip Glass   Orchestration
Paul Simon   Composer,Producer,drum programming,Audio Production
Harptones   Vocal Arrangements
Nile Rodgers   drum programming
Georges Delerue   Orchestration
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
James Dougherty   Engineer
David Greenberg   Engineer
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Lee Herschberg   Engineer
Andy Hoffman   Engineer
Mark Linett   Engineer
Dan Nash   Engineer
David Nichtern   Programming
Gene Paul   Engineer
Terry Rosiello   Engineer
Russ Titelman   Producer,Audio Production
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff   Art Direction
Jimmy Santis   Engineer
Paula Greif   Art Direction
Dave Matthews   Horn Arrangements
Kim Deane   Engineer
Stuart Gitlin   Engineer
Eric Korte   Engineer
Jim Santa   Engineer
Kendrick Dean   Engineer

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