Paul Simon Complete Albums Collection

To celebrate Paul Simon’s 72nd birthday this month, Legacy Recordings is releasing a special 15-disc box set titled The Complete Album Collection and we’ve got one to give away. The CD set includes Paul Simon’s 12 studio albums and two live albums, along with over 30 tracks worth of bonus material spread across the discs. In addition, it comes with a large booklet including new liner notes written by American music historian Ashley Kahn, as well as a ton of photos. It will be released on 10/15 and retails for approximately $130. Check out full contest details below this clip of Simon’s 1991 performance of “Graceland” in Central Park (the full concert of which is included as one of the live discs).

Track Listing:
Disc 1: The Paul Simon Song Book (1965)
Disc 2: Paul Simon (1972)
Disc 3: There Goes Rhymin’ Simon (1973)
Disc 4: Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin’ (1974)
Disc 5: Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Disc 6: One Trick Pony (1980)
Disc 7: Hearts And Bones (1983)
Disc 8: Graceland (1986)
Disc 9: The Rhythm Of The Saints (1990)
Disc 10 and Disc 11: Paul Simon’s Concert In The Park (1991 2 CD Set)
Disc 12: Songs From The Capeman (1997)
Disc 13: You’re The One (2000)
Disc 14: Surprise (2006)
Disc 15: So Beautiful Or So What (2011)

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Comments (220)
  1. Kodachrome is my favorite Paul Simon song

  2. Mother and Child Reunion

  3. I love “Under African Skies.”

  4. OMG, this is a tough one. There are so many, but I’m going to say “Peace Like A River” with “She Moves On” also way up there…

  5. My favorite is American Tune!

  6. The Obvious Child.

  7. “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes.” Mind-blowing pre-teen radio epiphany.

  8. “Dazzling blue” is rather spectacular.

  9. Paranoia Blues, Crazy Love Vol. II (Vampire Weekend is that song)

  10. “Tenderness”

  11. Unequivocally and absolutely “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”.

  12. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” I know it was originally a Simon & Garfunkel song but I’m sure there’s a solo version on this box set on at least one of those live albums. Just one of the most amazing songs ever written.

  13. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

  14. “Late In The Evening”!

  15. You Can Call Me Al, if we aren’t counting songs made with the Garfunkster.

  16. 2 songs spring to mind:
    - “The Boy In The Bubble” … perfect bridge between the overall African-influenced feel of the Graceland album and pure, danceable American pop
    - “My Little Town” … imho, the absolute best, most intense & dramatic S&G song … perfectly structured and very powerful lyrics

  17. Still Crazy After All These Years

  18. You can call me al

  19. Kodachrome. Gumboots a close second. STEREOGUMBOOTS. please let me win.

  20. “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”

  21. “mother and child reunion” lovely track!

  22. sounds of silence.

  23. Slip Slidin’ Away (demo version more than studio!)

  24. Late in the Evening!

  25. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

  26. 50 ways to leave your lover

  27. Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

  28. Fuck Facebook!

  29. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes!!!

  30. Tough to pick just one, but gotta go with Late in the Evening.

  31. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

  32. “Graceland” is my favorite Paul Simon solo song. If we’re talking about the grand scheme of things, “The Boxer” is my favorite Paul Simon song.

  33. cool cool river

  34. dazzling blue

  35. Hearts and Bones

  36. Graceland

  37. Definitely Graceland, one of the greatest songs ever written period.

  38. What is this, Sophie’s Choice?

    This is a tough one, but I have to go with “Love and Hard Times”. When I hear it, I stop EVERYTHING I’m doing, close my eyes, and just listen. Gets me every time.

  39. Homeless. Ooooh, with Ladysmith. Too good.

  40. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

  41. Graceland!

  42. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

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