Columbia publish ‘Paul Simon,’ his eponymous second solo album featuring ‘Mother and Child Reunion,’ ‘Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard’ and ‘Duncan’ (1972)

‘Paul Simon’ feat. ‘Mother and Child Reunion’ is his eponymous second studio album as a solo artist co-produced with Roy Halee and released on January 14, 1972 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Mother And Child Reunion (Paul Simon) – 03:05 . 2.Duncan (Paul Simon) – 04:39 . 3.Everything Put Together Falls Apart (Paul Simon) – 01:59 . 4.Run That Body Down (Paul Simon) – 03:52 . 5.Armistice Day (Paul Simon) – 03:55 . 6.Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Paul Simon) – 02:42 . 7.Peace Like A River (Paul Simon) – 03:20 . 8.Papa Hobo (Paul Simon) – 02:34 . 9.Hobo’S Blues (Paul Simon, Stéphane Grappelli) – 01:21 . 10.Paranoia Blues (Paul Simon) – 02:54 . 11.Congratulations (Paul Simon) – 03:42

Musicians : Hal Blaine – Drums On (4 – 10 – 11) . Huks Brown – Lead Guitar On (1) . Ron Carter – Bass On (4) . Russel George – Bass On (6) . Stephane Grappelli – Violin On (9) . Winston Grennan – Drums On (1) . Stefan Grossman – Bottleneck Guitar On (10) . Jerry Hahn – Electric Guitar On (4 – 5) . Neville Hinds – Organ On (1) . Jackie Jackson – Bass On (1) . Larry Knechtel – Piano On (1) – Electric Piano On (3 – 11), Harmonium On (3 – 8), Organ On (11) . Denzil Laing – Percussion On (1) . Fred Lipsius – Horns On (5) . Los Incas – Flute, Charango, Percussion On (2) . Mike Mainieri – Vibes On (4) . Charlie Mccoy – Bass Harmonica On (8) . Victor Montanez – Drums On (7) . Airto Moreira – Percussion On (5 – 6) . Joe Osborn – Bass On (7 – 11) . John Schroer – Horns On (5 – 10) . David Spinozza – Acoustic Guitar On (4 – 6) . Steven Turre – Horns On (10) . Wallace Wilson – Rhythm Guitar On (1) . Cissy Houston – Backing Vocals On (1) . Von Eva Sims – Backing Vocals On (1) . Renelle Stafford – Backing Vocals On (1) . Deirdre Tuck – Backing Vocals On (1)

Production : Produced By Roy Halee, Paul Simon . Roy Halee – Engineer . Bernard Estardy – Engineer On (2) . Phil Ramone – Engineer On (6)

Package : John Berg – Design . Ron Coro – Design . P.A. Harper – Photography

Recorded January To March 1971.

Released On January 14, 1972 By Columbia.

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allmusic
If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon‘s post-split debut. […]

40footwolf @ RateYourMusic
Maybe the lyrics reveal something amazing in this album but sweet Jesus it’s hard to care. This is like the sandman farting sleepdust directly into your ear […]

Blogcritics
“Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” was an upbeat number as welland seemed to solidify Simon’s status as a solo artist. For those who bought the album however, there were signs that he had much more in mind than simply being a successful singles artist. […]

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