Paul Simon 1964/1993

Paul Simon 1964/1993

by Paul Simon



Artist-designed box set retrospectives tend to be idiosyncratic, and this one is no exception. Take the title, which describes a 52-track, 200-plus-minute, three-disc set, the earliest recording from which actually was released in 1957 (that's Tom & Jerry's chart single, "Hey, Schoolgirl") and which contains no recordings from 1964 or from later than 1991. While Simon has included all of his biggest solo hits and most of those by Simon & Garfunkel (excepting "Homeward Bound" and "I Am a Rock"), and has grouped the songs into three roughly chronological sections (1957-1973, 1973-1983, and 1986-1991), he has made song choices and sequencing decisions within each section more reflective of his own taste than any historical or audience-based consideration. The music is so good it almost doesn't matter, but with only one previously unreleased song (a 1991 outtake from The Rhythm of the Saints), Paul Simon 1964/1993 is basically an abridged reshuffling of Simon's existing catalog. [Note also that Simon's tendency to edit his songs for use on compilations continues: "Loves Me Like a Rock" is 13 seconds shorter than the version on There Goes Rhymin' Simon, while "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" has lost 29 seconds from the Still Crazy After All These Years version.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/1993
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624539421
catalogNumber: 45394

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Simon   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,6-string bass
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Oak Ridge Boys   Vocals
Dixie Hummingbirds   Vocals
John Tropea   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Philip Glass   Performing Ensemble
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Vocals
Milton Nascimento   Vocals
Naná Vasconcelos   Percussion,Conga,Triangle,gourd
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar
J.J. Cale   Guitar
Everly Brothers   Vocals
Art Garfunkel   Vocals,Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals
Phoebe Snow   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ringo Starr   Guitar
Joe Beck   Electric Guitar
Michael Brecker   Synthesizer,Saxophone,EWI
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Richard Davis   Acoustic Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
Bob James   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Hugh Masekela   Flugelhorn
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Grady Tate   Drums
Pete Carr   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Giovanni Hidalgo   Conga
Alex Foster   Alto Saxophone
Harptones   Background Vocals
Pete Drake   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Water   Background Vocals
Fred Carter   Guitar
Bobby Gregg   Drums
Incas   Instrumental
Uakti   Percussion
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
Bob Cranshaw   Bass,Electric Bass
Airto Moreira   Percussion
Ademola Adepoju   Pedal Steel Guitar
Francisco Aguabella   Conga
Marin Alsop   Violin
Artur Andres   Percussion
Mingo Araujo   Percussion,Castanets,Conga,Drums,Bass Drums,Triangle,talking drum,Sordu,Casinette
Hal Blaine   Percussion,Conga,Drums
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
Dave Bargeron   Trombone,Euphonium
Barry Beckett   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Piccolo
Briz   Background Vocals
Hux Brown   Guitar
Bob Bushnell   Bass
Anthony Carrillo   Bongos
Elolongue Mbango Catherine   Background Vocals
Tony Cedras   Keyboards
Don Chacal   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Bata,gourd
Wells Christy   Synclavier
Kim Cissel   Trombone
Cissy Houston   Vocals,Background Vocals
Wilson DasNeves   Percussion,cowbell
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Djana'd   Background Vocals
Don Elliott   Background Vocals,Vibes
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Steve Gadd   Drums
Alexander Gafa   Guitar
Eric Gale   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Earl Garner   Trumpet
Russell George   Bass
Florence Gnimagnon   Background Vocals
Morris Goldberg   Penny Whistle
Gordinho   Sordu
Gorgoni   Guitar
Winston Grennan   Drums
Paul Griffin   Piano
Grupo Cultural   Drums
Buddy Harmon   Percussion
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Neville Hinds   Organ
David Hood   Bass
Anthony Jackson   Bass,Contrabass Guitar
Jill Jaffe   Viola
Hilary James   Electric Piano
Jessy Dixon Singers   Background Vocals
Rev. Claude Jeter   Voices,Falsetto
Jimmy Johnson   Electric Guitar
Larry Knechtel   Organ,Bass,Piano,Keyboards
Denzel Laing   Percussion
Armand Sabal-Lecco   Bass
Tony Levin   Bass
Charlotte Mbango   Background Vocals
Michael Mainieri   Marimbas,Background Vocals
George Marge   Bass Clarinet
Rick Marotta   Drums
Mazzola   Chicote
Hugh McCracken   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sid McGinnis   Electric Guitar
Victor Montanez   Drums
Isaac Mtshali   Drums
Youssou N'Dour   Percussion
Vincent Nguini   Bass,Guitar,Clavinet,Claves
Onward Brass Band   Horn
Dean Parks   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Hi String
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Ray Phiri   Guitar
Raphael Rabello   Guitar,Classical Guitar
Decio Ramos   Percussion
Michael Riesman   Synthesizer
Sherman Robertson   Synthesizer,Guitar
Alan Rubin   Trumpet
Alton Rubin   Accordion,Drums
Robert Sabino   Piano
Paulinho Santos   Percussion
Paulo Sérgio Santos   Chicote
Bobby Scott   Piano
John Selolwane   Guitar
Joseph Shabalala   Vocals
Valerie Simpson   Background Vocals
Von Eva Sims   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pedro Sorongo   Percussion,Scraper
David Spinozza   Guitar
Richard Tee   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Assane Thaim   Percussion
Deirdre Tuck Corley   Background Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Carol Wincenc   Flute
Phil Woods   Saxophone
Frederick Zlotkin   Cello
Vusi Khumalo   Drums
Makhaya Mahlangu   Percussion
Charlie McCoy   Harmonica
Dave Rubin   Washboard
Renelie Stafford   Vocals,Background Vocals
Julia Waters   Background Vocals
Ken Asher   Organ
Babacar Faye   Percussion
Johnny Hoyt   Saxophone
Remy Kabocka   Drums,talking drum
Forere Motloheloa   Accordion
Leonard Pickett   Tenor Saxophone
Fred Carter   Guitar
Deidre Tuck   Vocals
Marco Antônio Guimarães   Percussion
Bakithi Kumalo   Bass
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Guitar
Luna   Percussion
Beloba   Percussion
Wallace "Red Rat" Wilson   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joe Osborn   Bass
Peter Drake   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Marçalzinho   Percussion
Canegal   Percussion
Sidinho Moreira   Bongos,Conga,Tambourine,Sordu
Jorge Ferreira da Silva   Percussion
Alonzo Johnson   Bass
Jackie Jackson   Bass

Technical Credits

Philip Glass   Liner Notes
Adrian Belew   Arranger
Art Garfunkel   Producer
Paul Simon   Arranger,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Harptones   Vocal Arrangements
Incas   Contributor
David Matthews   Composer,Horn Arrangements
Dave Grusin   Horn Arrangements
Ernie Freeman   String Arrangements
Gordinho   Contributor
Roy Halee   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Jimmie Haskell   String Arrangements
Bob Johnston   Producer
Jerry Masters   Engineer
Mazzola   Arranger,Contributor
Jorge Milchberg   Arranger
Del Newman   String Arrangements
Vincent Nguini   Arranger,Guitar Arrangements
Ray Phiri   Arranger
Phil Ramone   Producer,Engineer
Paul Samwell-Smith   Producer
Paulo Sérgio Santos   Contributor
Russ Titelman   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Horn Arrangements
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Antonio Luis Alves de Souza   Director
Kevin Howlett   Liner Notes
Stan West   Producer
Marco Antônio Guimarães   Arranger
Chikapa "Ray" Phiri   Arranger
Reginald Warburton   Producer
Daniel Alomía Robles   Arranger
Twisters   Contributor
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section   Producer
Traditional   Composer

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Paul Simon 1964/1993 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Released during the early '90s hey-day of box sets, 1964-1993 accomplishes very well what box sets were meant to do. Those who want a better introduction to Simon's work than "Negotiations and Love Songs" or "On My Way - Don't Know Where I'm Going" should be well-pleased with this collection. This box set does not give a comprehensive over-view of Simon and Garfunkel, but it does give a comprehensive over-view of Paul Simon's greatest vocal work from that duo. (The Boxer, Mrs. Robinson, and El Condor Pasa) The second disc brilliantly covers Simon's '70s output, including the should-have-been hits "Something So Right" and "Tenderness" as well as the big solo hits "Loves Me Like a Rock," "50 Ways," "Slip Slindin' Away," etc. etc. Disc three includes all of the essentials from Simon's incredible "World Music" albums "Graceland" and "The Rythm of the Saints. (Almost all of "Graceland" is included, in fact) The live tracks from the "Born at the Right Time" tour brilliantly capture Simon's enthusiasm for his new material. (As well as that of his audience) In sum, if you don't own any Paul Simon records and you have a little extra cash, this is the place to start.