Paul Simon’s ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’

Paul Simon’s ‘The Rhythm of the Saints’ is his eighth studio album self-produced and released on October 16, 1990 by Warner Bros.

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Track Listing : 1.The Obvious Child (Paul Simon) – 04:10 . 2.Can’T Run But (Paul Simon) – 03:36 . 3.The Coast (Paul Simon, Vincent Nguini) – 05:04 . 4.Proof (Paul Simon) – 04:39 . 5.Further To Fly (Paul Simon) – 05:36 . 6.She Moves On (Paul Simon) – 05:03 . 7.Born At The Right Time (Paul Simon) – 03:48 . 8.The Cool, Cool River (Paul Simon) – 04:33 . 9.Spirit Voices (Paul Simon, Milton Nascimento) – 3:56 . 10.The Rhythm Of The Saints (Paul Simon) – 04:12

Musicians : Paul Simon – Vocals, Guitar . Clifton Chenier – Accordion . Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Background Vocals . Milton Nascimento – Vocals, Naná Vasconcelos – Percussion, Conga, Triangle, Berimbau, Gourd . Vincent Nguini – Bass, Guitar, Clavinet . Adrian Belew – Synthesizer . Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizer . Justin Tchounou – Synthesizer . J.J. Cale – Guitar . Rigo Star – Guitar . Martin Atangana – Electric Guitar . George Seba – Electric Guitar . Kofi Electrik – Guitar . Armandinho – Guitar . Ray Phiri – Guitar . Raphael Rabello – Guitar . Hugh Masekela – Flugelhorn . Kim Wilson – Harmonica, Olodum . Clifton Anderson – Trombone . Dave Bargeron – Euphonium, Horn . Michael Brecker – Saxophone . Jude Bethel – Tenor Saxophone . Jacques Bolognesi – Trombone . Randy Brecker – Piccolo Trumpet . Charles Doherty – Tenor & Alto Saxophone . Alain Hatot – Saxophone . Errol Ince – Trumpet . Phillipe Slominski – Trumpet . Clyde Mitchell – Trumpet . Bakithi Khumalo – Bass . Armand Sabal-Lecco – Bass . Andre Manga – Bass . Jimmy Mcdonald – Accordion . Madeleine Yayodele Nelson – Chekere, Bass . Steve Gadd – Drums . Grupo Cultural – Drums . Asante – Drums . Remy Kabocka – Drums . Decio Ramos – Drums . Felix Sabal-Lecco – Drums . Paulo Sérgio Santos – Chicote . Paul Santos – Percussion . Beloba – Percussion . Marçalzinho – Percussion . Canegal – Percussion . Gordinho – Surdo . Wilson Dasneves – Percussion, Cowbell . Giovanni Hidalgo – Conga . Francisco Aguabella – Conga . Artur Andres – Percussion . Mingo Araujo – Percussion, Castanets, Conga, Cymbals, Drums, Triangle, Shaker, African Bells, Go Bell, Casinette . Isaak Asante – Percussion . Anthony Carrillo – Bongos . Don Chacal – Bongos, Conga, Bata, Gourd . Sidinho Moreira – Bongos, Conga, Drums, Bottle, Water Bowl . Yo Yo De La Nelson – Chakeire . Jorge Ferreira Da Silva – Percussion . Briz – Background Vocals . Elolongue Mbango Catherine – Background Vocals . Karen Bernod – Background Vocals . Djana’D – Background Vocals . Florence Gnimagnon – Background Vocals . Myrna Lynn Gomila – Background Vocals . Kia Jeffries – Background Vocals . Charlotte M’Bango – Background Vocals

Production : Produced By Paul Simon . Roy Halee – Engineer . Bruce Keen – Engineer . Mequinho – Engineer . Richard Travali – Engineer . Greg Calbi – Mastering

Package : Bruno Barbey – Photography . Miguel Rio Branco – Photography . Sylvia Plachy – Photography . Yolanda Cuomo – Art Direction, Design

Recorded December 1989 – June 1990.

Released On October 16, 1990 By Warner Bros.

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Rolling Stone
As a confessional artist in the post-Freudian era, Simon has set his course through the world of the analytical, not the spiritual. But he’s smart enough to wonder if there are more things in heaven and earth than are known in his philosophy. Smart enough to wonderand to know the rhythm of the saints when he feels it. […]

Blogcritics
While not as well known as Graceland, The Rhythm of the Saints deserves to be known as more than “Graceland’s followup.” It represents Simon’s gift as a lyricist and catalyst in bringing together seemingly disparate musical forms, creating a beautiful, unusualand exotic mixture. […]

Stylus
That kind of unobtrusive heartbreak, poetry even, is characteristic of The Rhythm of the Saints, a record that keeps things understated despite drafting a three-continent team of musicians, that marks the peak of Simon’s sonic wanderlust. […]

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