Paul Simon / Ultimate Collection


Sony will issue Paul Simon The Ultimate Collection in April, a single disc compilation that will feature both Simon & Garfunkel classics and the best of solo Simon.

The 19-track collection boasts an attractive front cover (an outtake from his 1972 eponymous solo debut) and springs no real surprises in terms of track listings. In the unlikely event of you owning none of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s work it’s about as good as your going to get on one disc.

Interestingly, this is being marketed as the ‘first ever’ single disc compilation to feature both Simon & Garfunkel and Paul Simon, but ‘someone’ has forgotten about Over The Bridge Of Time which was released in 2013, although admittedly, I think that compilation was primarily focused on the US market.

A comparison of track listings (they are not the same) reveals that the early set ignores Graceland, Father and Daughter and The Obvious Child and includes a few alternative selections such as Hearts and Bones and Love and Hard Times (the latter from Simon’s most recent studio album, 2011’s So Beautiful Or So What).

The Ultimate Collection is out on 13 April 2015

CD Edition

2LP Vinyl set

Track listing

1. You Can Call Me Al
2. Graceland
3. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
4. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
6. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
7. Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
8. Me & Julio Down by The School Yard
9. The Boy In The Bubble
10. The Only Living Boy In New York – Simon & Garfunkel
11. Mother & Child Reunion
12. Late In The Evening
13. Father & Daughter
14. The Obvious Child
15. Slip Slidin’ Away
16. America – Simon & Garfunkel
17. The Sound Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
18. Still Crazy After All These Years
19. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel


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