Hearts and Bones
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Measured against his other previous albums--Grammy winner "Still Crazy after These Years" and his self-titled debut solo album "Paul Simon"--"Heart And Bones" was considered a commerical flop by music biz standards. Don't let that stop you. Borrow this from a friend. If you happen to find this CD in the bargain bin of your local music store, buy it!
Too bad, too, because this is a worthy album, the final expression of Simon's initial, pre-Third World, solo style. Lots of electric piano, understated and tasteful percussion, lovely vocal arrangements, and insightful, confessional lyrics somewhere between Robert Lowell and Woody Allen. "Rene and Georgette Magritte" is one of the major highlights, surreal and intriguing, blending Dada with Doowop. I also love "Train in the Distance" and the title song. Very worth getting!
Both versions of Think Too Much are excellent. And of course, Johnny Ace. Still brings tears to my eyes.
If you don't have this album, buy it...you will not regret it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have always loved this album. A Paul Simon work that has been mostly overlooked. The two songs entitled "Think Too Much" are brilliant. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marc Mannheimer
I like everything that Simon and Garfunkel have ever done. They do a pretty good job individually as we'll.
I don’t know what Paul Simon was thinking when he decided to include on an album two versions of one song. Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by Marcel Lee
Paul Simon's pre-"Graceland" album, which I think is a masterpiece, even though it flopped upon release. Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by S. Ruble
I loved this album since the first day I heard it! Therefore it became one of the very few 5-star rated albums in my collection. Read morePublished on October 29, 2006 by F. Aue
The Capeman on Broadway was labelled a troubled production long before it opened onto the stage. Six years and millions of dollars in the making, the critics slated it, the punters... Read morePublished on September 3, 2005 by Trenthamfolk
Although one of the lesser known titles from Paul Simon's collection, "Hearts and Bones" is his greatest achievement. Read morePublished on August 19, 2004 by I like pie
Here's an underrated album if there ever was one. Sure, it wasn't publicized much, but there's some really great music on here. Read morePublished on November 2, 2002 by Emily
This album, sorely underrated (as every other review on this site is quick to point out), is also one of Simon's best, musically and lyrically. Read morePublished on September 22, 2001 by Ben C-F