It’s finally here! Legacy Recordings has announced the first ever release of Paul Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park! It can be yours on Friday, June 9th, and trust us, you won’t want to miss out.
This historic career-spanning 2012 performance includes legendary artists and performances such as Graceland Reunion with Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and surprise guest Jimmy Cliff.
The arrival of Paul Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park coincides with the artists’ summer tour launching June 1st in St. Petersburg, Florida. This spectacular show will be available in a physical 2CD/DVD or Blu-ray package as well as digital audio and video formats, plus audio streaming.
June 15, 2012, Paul Simon and his band were joined by the original Graceland musicians and special guests to headline the final night of the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London. The set was three hours and was described as “One of the landmark concerts of his career.” by The Guardian, and The Daily Telegraph wrote “The night was a chance for those of us who grew up listening to Paul Simon to congregate, commune and be reminded again of music’s ability to transport us to a land of grace.”
The album, Paul Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park, chronicles the legendary artist’s historic concert at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival with an epic career-spanning set including Simon’s most enduring hits such as “Kodachrome”, “Graceland”, “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard”, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”, fan favorites, and two Simon & Garfunkel classics. The concert album features a reunion with the original Graceland musicians on the Grammy-winning album’s 25th anniversary, including Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as well as a surprise appearance from reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, performing his original songs “The Harder They Come” and “Many Rivers to Cross”, and a duet with Cliff and Simon on “Vietnam” and “Mother and Child Reunion”.
Both direct and reflective, Paul-Simon – The Concert in Hyde Park travels across six decades of the artist’s famous and timeless songbook, from Simon & Garfunkel, through 2011’s critically-acclaimed album, So Beautiful or So What. It flows and blends sounds to perfectly embody the high-spirited and exuberance reverberating off the crowd that night as they watched this renowned three-hour set.
This is not an album you want to miss out on. By simply listening to this album, you will be transported to a space of pure bliss that only Simon has the ability to take you to. Do not sit on this chance; save the date and be ready to experience all that music has to offer.
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