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Paul Simon: Graceland

Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 13 September 1986

OF COURSE Paul Simon has always been blessed with a remarkable facility for penning eminently hummable melodies, but since the heyday of his association with Art Garfunkel the introspective nature of his work and its increasingly sophisticated AOR setting has often seemed an anachronism, even an irritant. Still crazy after all these years indeed! What a delightful surprise then is this lovely Graceland soundscape and how modern sounding its passage.

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