Paul And Friends
After several years of work, Paul Simon is finally ready to share his long-awaited collaboration with producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads) with the listening public.After several years of work, Paul Simon is finally ready to share his long-awaited collaboration with producer Brian Eno (U2, Talking Heads) with the listening public. The 11-track project, dubbed "Surprise," arrives this week via Warner Bros.
The album features some of Simon's most interesting work in years, particularly tracks like "Everything About It Is a Love Song" and "Beautiful," which seamlessly blend Eno's forward-looking electronic textures with Simon's signature acoustic guitar progressions. Also featured is "Father and Daughter," Simon's contribution to 2002's "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" which was nominated for the best original song Academy Award.
Guest appearances include guitarist Bill Frisell, drummer Steve Gadd and pianist Herbie Hancock, whose 2005 album, "Possibilities," included a new recording with Simon of the latter's "I Do It for Your Love."
On the heels of a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Simon is planning to hit the road later this year.