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  • Oh No, Say It Isn't So!

    Paul Simon contemplating retiring from the music business in 2016.

    "Where have you gone Paul Simon?"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/ny...nger.html?_r=0
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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  • #2
    Just saw him last month at the Greek Theater in Berkeley and he put on a great show with a terrific band. His new CD, Stranger to Stranger, was given to everyone who bought tickets. The CD is pretty weak although the critics seem to like it - I find it difficult to get used to Paul Simon rapping.

    t's the third time I've seen Simon - first on his Graceland tour with Ladysmith Black Mombazo and then on his reunion tour with Art Garfunkle. He has such a wide and deep body of great work that I wouldn't miss hearing any new music coming from him. I would hate to see him give up touring though.
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    • Doxycc
      Doxycc commented
      Editing a comment
      I was at the Greek as well. Enjoyed the show save for the Steve Kerr distraction.

  • #3
    There is a copy I own of grace land that is really good quality , but most of his stuff in digital is poor in sound although I like some of his magic
    analog stuff.
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
    otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
    sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
    new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
    thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
    thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
    kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
    phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
    speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
    mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
    digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
    Dacs lampi various

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    • mkuller
      mkuller commented
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      Graceland on CD is not bad. It was remastered a few years ago and the remaster is better although louder and with some bass emphasis. Great music all the way through and one of my favorites.

      If you like it all, you have to see the documentary about its making called "Under African Skies", which really shows the genius of Paul Simon.

  • #4
    based on the subject header I thought this was about Weezer, now I can't the lyrics to "Say it aint so" outta my mind.

    All great things eventually come to an end. The one time I heard Paul in concert was with Garfunkel in '83 when they were selling out stadiums, this was at "The Murph" in SD. I was more of a rocker then but I now appreciate his music more than ever.
    TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

    "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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    • #5
      Simon solo or Simon and Garfunkle? What's your opinion?
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      • #6
        I like them both ways. they were awesome together but Paul's solo career was the better of the two for sure.

        I'm a huge fan of Hearts and Bones and play it at least once week for the pleasure of it. The SQ is excellent, get the Quiex II promo pressed on super vinyl, they're easy to come by and copy or two are usually on ebay at any given time.



        My other pick is the Concert in Central Park, it was part of their short lived reunion. The interplay between musicians and audience is interesting. when i have the Quad ESL in the system I always hear new shit every time I play it, subtle nuances like a lone voice in the audience or something Paul murmurs as turns away from the mic and in the quiet passages the sense of 'being there' in the audience can be palpable. just get the standard WB pressing, I guess 1st press is better. I know nothing of the recent reissue if its an improvement or three steps back as is often the case.

        TechDAS | Graham Eng | ZYX | B.M.C. | Boulder | Magico

        "Listening to Analogue music is an act of rebellion in a digital gulag" - Simon Yorke

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        • #7
          Sorry solo for me
          analog stuff.
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
          otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
          sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
          new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
          thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
          thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
          kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
          phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
          speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
          mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
          digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
          Dacs lampi various

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          • #8
            I guess he's figured he's done enough and just wants to step back and smell the roses in the remaining time he's allotted.

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            • #9
              Solo for me although I like all the old S & G songs. Art Garfunkle is on a solo tour but I can't imagine seeing him without Simon.
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              • #10
                Like Paul served either way. So many classics with Art Garfunkel and his solo work is arguably more musically interesting.
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                • #11
                  Sorry when I said bad that's a strong word I meant not reference quality
                  analog stuff.
                  otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 made new by soren
                  otari mtr 10 2 track 1/4 1/2 combo made new by soren
                  sota sapphire used eminent tech ver 2 arm
                  new sota nova table has magnetic levitation platter and full speed control and latest motor same arm as above
                  thorens td124 sme ver 2 arm
                  thorens td125 sme ver 2 arm
                  kenwood direct drive sme ver 2 arm
                  phono preamp Ml no 25 all re capped
                  speakers cust infinity IRS V , new caps and LPS , magnets etc.
                  mark levivson pre no 26 amps no 33
                  digital three cust servers , win ser 2016 , AO
                  Dacs lampi various

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                  • #12
                    I still like the duo because no one can harmonize like them.
                    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
                    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
                    ________________________________________

                    -Zellaton Plural Evo speakers
                    -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
                    -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
                    -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
                    -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
                    -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
                    -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
                    -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
                    -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
                    -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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                    • #13
                      I just picked up his new album Stranger To Stranger, which a friend (huge fan) recommended. Hope to have a listen to it shortly.
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                      • #14
                        Mikey's review of Stranger To Stranger

                        Music - 10
                        Sound - 10

                        http://www.analogplanet.com/content/...YDDFyJ2zZLm.97

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