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Paul Simon Announces 'In The Blue Light' Album

Thursday, 12 July 2018 Written by Huw Baines

Paul Simon will accompany his final tour dates with a new album that revisits cuts from across his storied career.

‘In The Blue Light’ is out on September 7 and will feature fresh takes and new arrangements of songs from ‘There Goes Rhymin' Simon’, ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’, ‘One-Trick Pony’, ‘Hearts and Bone’, ‘The Rhythm of The Saints’, ‘You're The One’ and ‘So Beautiful Or So What’.

“This album consists of songs that I thought were almost right, or were odd enough to be overlooked the first time around,” Simon said in a statement. “Re-doing arrangements, harmonic structures, and lyrics that didn’t make their meaning clear, gave me time to clarify in my own head what I wanted to say, or realize what I was thinking and make it more easily understood.”

Among his collaborators on the record were producer Roy Halee, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd. The National’s Bryce Dessner, meanwhile, arranged Can't Run But.

Simon’s Homeward Bound farewell tour will wind down in September, with his last show set to take place at Flushing Meadows' Corona Park in New York.

Paul Simon Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Fri July 13 2018 - DUBLIN RDS Arena
Sun July 15 2018 - LONDON Hyde Park
Wed September 05 2018 - NEW ORLEANS Louisiana - Smoothie King Center (USA)
Fri September 07 2018 - TAMPA Florida - Amalie Arena (USA)
Sat September 08 2018 - FORT LAUDERDALE Florida - BB&T Center (USA)
Tue September 11 2018 - ORLANDO Florida - Amway Center (USA)
Wed September 12 2018 - ATLANTA Georgia - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood (USA)
Fri September 14 2018 - WASHINGTON District Of Columbia - Capital One Arena (USA)
Sat September 15 2018 - NEWARK New Jersey - Prudential Center (USA)
Mon September 17 2018 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - PPG Paints Arena (Formerly CONSOL Energy Center) (USA)
Thu September 20 2018 - NEW YORK New York - Madison Square Garden (USA)
Fri September 21 2018 - NEW YORK New York - Madison Square Garden (USA)
Sat September 22 2018 - CORONA New York - Flushing Meadows Corona Park (USA)

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