Monthly Archives: November 2010

Paul Simon – “Getting Ready for Christmas Day” hits the web

Paul Simon’s new single, “Getting Ready for Christmas Day,” has hit the web. The song, off his upcoming album, So Beautiful or So What, is streaming at various corners of the web: Paul’s official (and currently-being-revamped) website, National Public Radio’s All Songs Considered and Stereogum. The song is about what you would expect from a Paul Simon Christmas tune: straight-up,… Read more →

Concord Records?

Last week we reported that Paul Simon has brought his solo catalogue back to Sony Records, with the company’s Legacy Recordings label planning to issue new remasters and, hopefully, some long-overdue DVDs (cough, Concert in the Park, cough). Given that we’ve been expecting this news since the spring, it seems natural to expect Simon to release his new album, So… Read more →

The Buzz Grows

Legendary rock critic Robert Hilburn of the L.A. Times weighs in on Paul’s new album on Twitter: COMING NEXT SPRING … a Brilliant new album from PAUL SIMON….titled “So Beautiful Or So What”. Easily his best since Graceland Read more →

Paul Simon back with Sony – Official

Second update: American Songwriter has the press release here. Update: And just like that, Paul’s site (formerly hosted by Warner Brothers) has flipped over to Sony, leaving the news item below gone forever. I’ll try to find a cached version of it, though presumably the press release will turn up eventually. Legacy Recordings, a branch of Sony, will issue “upgraded… Read more →

More new album news/Christmas song coming in a week or so?

The following comes from the Twitter feed of Bruce Warren, Assistant Station Manager for Programming at WXPN in Philadelphia: “new Paul Simon record is tropical acousticwave delicious. serious.” Following a reply (“There’s a new Paul Simon record? Today just got great.”) from New York music journalist Chris Barth, Warren replied, “yes, coming in March. he drops a “Xmas” song in… Read more →