Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

Negotiations and Love Songs 1971-1986

by Paul Simon


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Paul Simon replaced his earlier compilation, Greatest Hits, Etc. (1977), with this one, allowing Hits to go out of print. Fans may well wish that he had simply put together a Greatest Hits, Etc., Vol. 2 instead, however, since this is a case of a 16-track album covering 15 years replacing a 14-track album covering five years while containing nine of the same songs. All the major hits have been retained (though "Mother and Child Reunion" and "Loves Me Like a Rock" each have been shortened by 15 seconds), along with some of Simon's odd album track choices, such as "Have a Good Time." From the post-1977 period, you have the 1980 Top Ten hit "Late in the Evening," three selections from the underrated Hearts and Bones, and two from Graceland. (The original double-LP version of Negotiations and Love Songs contained a third, the Grammy Record of the Year-winning title song, but the in-print CD and cassette versions do not.) The result is more sampler than compilation. An artist of Simon's caliber is difficult to condense, and most of the tracks here are worthy, but as a single-album career retrospective, this could have been better.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992578929
catalogNumber: 25789

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Oak Ridge Boys   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dixie Hummingbirds   Vocals
John Tropea   Electric Guitar
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Vocals
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Adrian Belew   Synthesizer
Phoebe Snow   Background Vocals
Joe Beck   Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Saxophone
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Bob James   Keyboards
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Pete Carr   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Alex Foster   Alto Saxophone
Harptones   Background Vocals
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Bob Cranshaw   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Dave Bargeron   Trombone
Barry Beckett   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Vibes
Hux Brown   Guitar
Wells Christy   Synclavier
Kim Cissel   Trombone
Cissy Houston   Vocals
Don Elliott   Background Vocals,Vibes
Steve Gadd   Drums
Alexander Gafa   Guitar
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Russell George   Bass
Morris Goldberg   Penny Whistle
Winston Grennan   Drums
Roger Hawkins   Percussion,Drums
Neville Hinds   Organ
David Hood   Bass
Anthony Jackson   Bass,Contrabass Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Electric Guitar
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Denzel Laing   Percussion
Tony Levin   Bass
Jesse Levy   Cello
Michael Mainieri   Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vibes
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Marcus Miller   Bass
Isaac Mtshali   Drums
Youssou N'Dour   Percussion
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hi String
Ray Phiri   Guitar
Mark Rivera   Alto Saxophone
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Robert Sabino   Piano
Bobby Scott   Piano
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Von Eva Sims   Vocals
David Spinozza   Guitar
Richard Tee   Synthesizer,Piano,fender rhodes
Assane Thaim   Percussion
Deirdre Tuck Corley   Vocals
Phil Woods   Electric Guitar,Saxophone
Renelie Stafford   Vocals
Ken Asher   Organ
Ronald E. Brecker   Trumpet
Babacar Faye   Percussion
Leonard Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Bobby James   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Deidre Tuck   Vocals
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Guitar
Peter Gordon   French Horn
Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Jackie Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Paul Simon   Arranger,Producer
Quincy Jones   String Arrangements
Harptones   Vocal Arrangements
David Matthews   Horn Arrangements
Dave Grusin   Horn Arrangements
Roy Halee   Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Bobby James   String Arrangements
Robert Mapplethorpe   Cover Art
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Arranger
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   Producer

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