Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective

Over The Bridge Of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective

by Paul SimonPaul Simon


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Released as a companion to Legacy's Complete Album Collection, Over the Bridge of Time: A Paul Simon Retrospective (1964-2011) condenses a five-decade career into 20 tracks. That's hardly enough to contain all the hits, so the compilers have opted for a mini-biography, tracing Simon's evolution from Simon & Garfunkel to the restless bard of the new millennium. Corners are cut, hits are forgotten -- and not small ones, either; "Mrs. Robinson," "Kodachrome," "Loves Me Like a Rock," "The Obvious Child" are all missing in action -- but Over the Bridge doesn't quite feel as if anything is missing because it does paint a nice overall picture of Simon's career and does have many major songs, including "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer," "The Only Living Boy in New York," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Still Crazy After All These Years," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Late in the Evening," and "You Can Call Me Al." Other compilations dig deeper and individual albums are necessary, but as a full-career overview, this does its job.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0888837576727
catalogNumber: 375767
Rank: 20221

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells
Oak Ridge Boys   Background Vocals
John Tropea   Electric Guitar
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Vocals
Milton Nascimento   Vocals
Naná Vasconcelos   Conga,Triangle,gourd
Adrian Belew   Guitar Synth (Horns)
Art Garfunkel   Vocals
Phoebe Snow   Background Vocals
Michael Brecker   Synthesizer,Saxophone,Soloist
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Contrabass Saxophone
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Bob James   Keyboards
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer
Grady Tate   Drums
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga
Alex Foster   Alto Saxophone
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Steve Gorn   Bamboo Flute
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Hal Blaine   Drums
Barry Beckett   Electric Piano
Don Chacal   gourd
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Jay Elfenbein   Vielle,Vihuela
Brian Eno   electronics
David Finck   Bass
Bill Frisell   Electric Guitar
Ernie Freeman   Strings
Steve Gadd   Drums
Eric Gale   Electric Guitar
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Morris Goldberg   Penny Whistle
Winston Grennan   Drums
Jamey Haddad   Percussion
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Neville Hinds   Organ
David Hood   Bass
Anthony Jackson   Bass,Contrabass Guitar
Larry Knechtel   Piano,Keyboards
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Armand Sabal-Lecco   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass
Richard Locker   Cello
Mike Mainieri   Marimbas,Vibes
Lois Martin   Viola
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Isaac Mtshali   Drums
Youssou N'Dour   Percussion
Vincent Nguini   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dean Parks   Hi String
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Steve Shehan   Percussion
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Von Eva Sims   Background Vocals
Pamela Sklar   Flute
David Spinozza   Guitar
Richard Tee   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Assane Thaim   Percussion
Evan Ziporyn   Bass Clarinet
Diane Lesser   English Horn
Renelie Stafford   Background Vocals
Ken Asher   Organ
Ronald E. Brecker   Trumpet
Sara Cutler   Flute
Babacar Faye   Percussion
Leonard Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Carter   Guitar
Elizabeth Mann   Flute
Charles Pillow   Clarinet
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass
Wallace Wilson   Rhythm Guitar
Desiree Elsevier   Viola
Huks Brown   Guitar
David W. Bargeron   Trombone
Jimmy Haskell   Strings
Vincent Lionti   Viola
Mick Rossi   Piano
Kim Allan Cissel   Trombone
Lewis Michael Soloff   Trumpet
Ronald E. Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Contrabass Saxophone
Sidinho   Conga,Tambourine
Denzil Lang   Percussion
Jacob Sam   Claves
Anthony Carillo   Bongos
Francisco Aquabella   Conga
Deirde Tuck   Background Vocals
Russel George   Bass
Mary Abt   Clarinet
Patti Anderson   Background Vocals
Jackie Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Art Garfunkel   Producer,Original Album Producer
Paul Simon   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
Bob James   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Jim Boyer   Engineer
Dave Grusin   Horn Arrangements
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer,Remixing,Original Album Producer
Del Newman   String Arrangements
Vincent Nguini   Guitar Arrangements
Roger Quested   Engineer
Phil Ramone   Producer,Engineer,Original Album Producer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Producer,Original Album Producer
Russ Titelman   Producer,Original Album Producer
Tom Wilson   Producer,Original Album Producer
Andy Smith   Programming,Engineer
Lizzie Bravo   Lyric Transcription
David Gorman   Art Direction
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Arranger
Kassondra Monroe   Art Direction
Jesse Kornbluth   Liner Notes
Art Simon   Original Album Producer

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