Monthly Archives: March 2006

La Times 2.0

April 2, 2006 FAST TRACKS New songs of protest and rage By Chris Lee, Special to The Times BETWEEN the president’s plummeting poll numbers, widespread public dissatisfaction with the war in Iraq and the poetic potential of all that angst in the air, it was only a matter of time before pop music caught up with popular discontent. Now, three… Read more →

New York Times

Paul Simon Album Ends the Silence Paul Simon’s first new album in six years, “Surprise,” will be released by Warner Brothers Records on May 9. It was produced by Brian Eno, the studio innovator who has worked with U2, Talking Heads and David Bowie, among others. “Working with Brian Eno opens the door to a world of sonic possibilities,” Mr.… Read more →

Los Angeles Times

March 29, 2006 QUICK TAKES Paul Simon sings of ‘Wartime’ Richard Cromelin Paul Simon has set a release date of May 9 for “Surprise,” his first album in six years, and the collection figures to be closely watched because it contains one of the veteran singer-songwriter’s most socially slanted lyrics since 1973′s disillusioned “American Tune.” Simon hasn’t explained the inspiration… Read more →

Rolling Stone

Paul Simon Returns With “Surprise” Hall of Famer collaborated with Brian Eno on ninth studio album Sixteen-time Grammy winner Paul Simon will release Surprise, his much-anticipated collaboration with producer Brian Eno (Talking Heads, U2), on May 9th. The long-awaited follow-up to Simon’s last solo effort, 2000′s gold-selling You’re the One, was recorded in Eno’s London studio, as well as studios… Read more →

Billboard

Simon Ready To ‘Surprise’ With Eno March 28, 2006, 10:30 AM ET Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. 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,” will be released May 9 in North America via Warner Bros. and a day… Read more →

Starpulse News Blog

Warner Bros. To Release Paul Simon’s New Album ‘Surprise’ On May 9 On May 9, Warner Bros. Records will release ‘Surprise,’ the new studio album by Paul Simon and his first release since 2000. Produced by Simon, and in collaboration with Brian Eno, the album contains some of Simon’s best songwriting and performances since the ‘Graceland’ album. Says Paul Simon:… Read more →

United Press International

Paul Simon to release ‘Surprise’ album NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) — Paul Simon is preparing to roll out his years-in-the-making album, “Surprise,” with a tour and appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” The 11-track collaboration with producer Brian Eno hits stores May 8 internationally and May 9 in North America, Billboard.com reported Tuesday. It will mark Simon’s first album since… Read more →

Associated Press

Mar 28, 4:15 PM EST Paul Simon returns with new album By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When Paul Simon decided it was time for a new album, there was an immediate problem: He wasn’t exactly sure what to say – or how to say it. “It might be that it gets more difficult as you… Read more →