Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’ is hise fourth studio album co-produced with, Phil Ramone and released on October 6, 1975 by Columbia.
Track Listing : 1.Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon) – 03:26 . 2.My Little Town (Paul Simon) – 03:51 . 3.I Do It For Your Love (Paul Simon) – 03:35 . 4.50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Paul Simon) – 03:37 . 5.Night Game (Paul Simon) – 02:58 . 6.Gone At Last (Paul Simon) – 03:40 . 7.Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy (Paul Simon) – 03:14 . 8.Have A Good Time (Paul Simon) – 03:26 . 9.You’Re Kind (Paul Simon) – 03:20 . 10.Silent Eyes (Paul Simon) – 04:12
Musicians : Paul Simon – Vocals, Guitar . John Tropea – Electric Guitar . Patti Austin – Background Vocals . Art Garfunkel – Vocals On (2) . Phoebe Snow – Background Vocals, Vocals On (6) . Joe Beck – Electric Guitar . Michael Brecker – Saxophone Soloist . Bob James – Electric Piano . David Sanborn – Saxophone . Grady Tate – Drums . Pete Carr – Electric Guitar . Sivuca – Accordion, Vocals . Ralph Macdonald – Percussion . Chicago Community Choir – Background Vocals . Barry Beckett – Electric Piano . Eddie Daniels – Saxophone . Gordon Edwards – Bass . Jerry Friedman – Electric Guitar . Steve Gadd – Drums . Roger Hawkins – Drums . David Hood – Bass . The Jessy Dixon Singers – Background Vocals . Tony Levin – Bass . Hugh Mccracken – Guitar . Leon Pendarvis – Piano . Valerie Simpson – Background Vocals . Richard Tee – Piano . Toots Thielemans – Harmonica . Phil Woods – Saxophone . Kenny Ascher – Organ, Electric Piano
Production : Produced By Paul Simon, Phil Ramone . Phil Ramone – Engineer . Jerry Masters – Engineer . Glenn Berger – Engineer . Burt Szerlip – Engineer
Package : John Berg – Design . Ted Hughes – Liner Notes . Edie Baskin – Photography
Recorded In 1975.
Released On October 6, 1975 By Columbia.
Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
All the musicianship allows Simon to pull off even lightweight tunes like “Have A Good Time,” and more substantial efforts like “Silent Eyes” simply shine: many of the tracks feature stripped-down arrangements that show off the talent to best advantage. The disc also benefits from some of Simon’s most memorable melodies – “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” went to #1 (as did the album)and the title track is also a radio favorite – and lots of irrestistably clever lyrics […]
Paul Simon‘s myths were always too pretty to be believed — they lacked the necessary mystery and danger to have size, his Moby Dick would have been a disaster — but no one has ever questioned his craftsmanship, the quality of his melodies or his seemingly inherent decency. […]
So, maybe the old saying of not judging a book by its cover is one that we should all take to heart, because despite Simon’s wide smile, confident posturingand revealing pants on the sepia-toned front of Still Crazy After All These Years, inside, Simon revealed to the world that he was completely burnt out from the roller coaster of the past twelve yearsand that he was ready to move onto the next ride. […]