Paul Simon’s ‘Hearts and Bones’ is his sixth solo album released on November 4, 1983 by Warner Bros.
Track Listing : 1.Allergies (Paul Simon) – 04:37 . 2.Hearts And Bones (Paul Simon) – 05:37 . 3.When Numbers Get Serious (Paul Simon) – 03:25 . 4.Think Too Much (B) (Paul Simon) – 02:44 . 5.Song About The Moon (Paul Simon) – 04:07 . 6.Think Too Much (A) (Paul Simon) – 03:05 . 7.Train In The Distance (Paul Simon) – 05:11 . 8.Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War (Paul Simon) – 03:44 . 9.Cars Are Cars (Paul Simon) – 03:15 . 10.The Late Great Johnny Ace (Paul Simon, Philip Glass) – 04:45
Musicians : Paul Simon – Guitar, Programming, Vocals . Rob Mounsey – Synthesizer, Vocoder . Bernard Edwards – Bass . Nile Rodgers – Guitar, Programming . Airto Moreira – Percussion . Marin Alsop – Violin . Michael Boddicker – Synthesizer . Wells Christy – Synthesizer, Synclavier . Tom Coppola – Synthesizer, Synclavier . Al Di Meola – Guitar . Gordon Edwards – Bass . Steve Ferrone – Drums . Steve Gadd – Drums . Eric Gale – Guitar . Anthony Jackson – Contrabass Guitar . Jill Jaffe – Viola . Jesse Levy – Cello . Michael Mainieri, Jr. – Marimba, Vibraphone, Background Vocals . George Marge – Bass Clarinet . Sid Mcginnis – Guitar . Marcus Miller – Bass . David Nichtern – Synclavier . Jeff Porcaro – Drums . Dean Parks – Guitar . Greg Phillinganes – Piano, Fender Rhodes . Michael Riesman – Synthesizer, Conductor . Mark Rivera – Alto Saxophone . Robert Sabino – Synthesizer, Piano . Richard Tee – Synthesizer, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Vocals . Carol Wincenc – Flute . Frederick Zlotkin – Cello . Peter Gordon – French Horn . Dave Matthews – Horn Arrangements . The Harptones – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Roy Halee, Paul Simon, Russ Titelman, Lenny Waronker . Jason Corsaro – Engineer . Ken Deane – Engineer . James Dougherty – Engineer . David Greenberg – Engineer . Roy Halee – Engineer, Mixing . Lee Herschberg – Engineer . Andy Hoffman – Engineer . Eric Korte – Engineer . Mark Linett – Engineer . Dan Nash – Engineer . Gene Paul – Engineer . Terry Rosiello – Engineer . Jimmy Santis – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering
Package : Paula Greif – Art Direction . Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff – Art Direction . Jeri Mcmanus – Design . Arthur Elgort – Photography
Released On November 4, 1983 By Warner Bros..
The tunes on Hearts and Bones are subtle, not immediately singable and certainly less startling than the lyrics, but the music has a certain playfulness that matches the album’s cerebral self-consciousness. […]
Partially informed by a failed first marriage and an on-again/off-again relationship with Carrie Fisher, the album is so tied to Simon’s escalating preoccupation with physical and emotional remoteness that it’s hard to imagine anyone being surprised when it failed to move a fan base waiting for the next “Late in the Evening”. […]
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So what of the record itself? It’s no masterpiece, there are too many half baked ideas such as the funky version of Think Too Much (a) and the African flavoured When Numbers Get Serious which hints at what was to come three years later. But when it hits the Paul Simon peak which it does quite often it’s a classy piece of recording. […]