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Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

Discussion in 'music' started by MichaelC, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. MichaelC

    MichaelC pfm Member

    The one step arrived today. Playing now. Wow. Such a clean presentation, super quiet, definitely more defined bass with added heft, and the piano on My Little Town is nailed on accurate, it really sounds like a piano. Not shrill at the top end other than the chorus on My Little Town which has always been shrill to my ears - I guess there is only so much that can be done. A real winner,
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  2. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “coping with coping”

    An album I haven’t played for ages. Just checked my discogs collection, and I haven’t listed it.

    A job for tomorrow - find the album.

    thanks for the reminder.

    edit: just seen this! re-reminder ;)
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2021
  3. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    Still Crazy Prices as OOP now
    Wow +1 superb sounding version
  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    A really good album, always enjoyed my humble CD copy. Never found it shrill
  5. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    Very good album, one I bought when it was first available. For some odd reason I still think of it as recent (in the same way I think of Ronnie Wood as being a recent addition to the Stones)…

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  6. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “coping with coping”

    I have a U.K 1975 pressing A3/B2 embossed lettering on front sleeve with odd shaped top of card lyrics inner sleeve, it has a ‘smile’ lip. and angled either side.
    Not a perfect copy, I haven’t played it for ages, so giving it a clean.
    In the Paul Simon/ Simon & Garfunkel box, his eponymous 1972 album because I haven’t heard that for a while as well.
    Since Paul Simon came out with Stranger To Stranger, that is my go to Simon fix.
    It is a great record.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I’d advise avoiding the later CD remasters including the box set, they definitely did the loud/compressed thing to what were lovely recordings.

    I’ve never felt the need for anything other than first press/early UK vinyl myself, though I’d be very interested to compare to US first pressings. I’m certainly not convinced there is any need to spend LOLprice on fancy audiophile reissues as they were huge sellers and can be found in nice condition fairly easily.

    PS The 1960s album The Paul Simon Songbook is often overlooked by people and shouldn’t be IMO. It is earlier edgier recordings of what became many of the S&G hits. It was ages before it ended up getting a CD release and I’ve not heard that so no idea what the mastering it like.
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  8. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    It’s also the album that gave us:-
    “I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song
    I’m twenty-two now but I won’t be for long”
    …which Billy Bragg used many years later.

  9. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    The CD is not bad. It's not been crushed and it's mono. Good shout!

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