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Negotiations And Love Songs 1971-1986

Paul SimonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)


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During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which ("Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Still Crazy After All These Years" and "Graceland") were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is ... Read more in Amazon's Paul Simon Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002LFN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,863 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Mother And Child Reunion
2. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
3. Something So Right
4. St. Judy's Comet
5. Loves Me Like A Rock
6. Kodachrome
7. Have A Good Time
8. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
9. Still Crazy After All These Years
10. Late In The Evening
11. Slip Slidin' Away
12. Hearts And Bones
13. Train In The Distance
14. Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
15. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
16. You Can Call Me Al

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This two-record set on one CD collects 16 Paul Simon hits from his solo career after Simon & Garfunkel without much rhyme or reason. The selections are not in chronological order and several of the cuts are oddly chosen. Those minor points aside, there are some landmark works presented on these discs. "Hearts and Bones" is a brilliant depiction of a crumbling love affair, while "Slip Slidin' Away" uncovers the hurt of divorce and middle age with a groove that's pure mid-'70s decadent. Simon's infatuation with rhythm is all over the place, from the reggae of "Mother and Child Reunion" to the South African bounce of "You Can Call Me Al." --Rob O'Connor

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Media Type: CD
Artist: SIMON,PAUL
Title: '71-86 NEGOTIATIONS & LOVE SO
Street Release Date: 10/18/1988
Domestic
Genre: ROCK/POP

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD the whole way through July 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Paul Simon is a much revered member of the music community and has been for a long, long time. "Negotiations & Love Songs" is a great example of WHY he deserves the praise that he has showered upon him. The 16 tracks on this CD showcase not only Simon's immense talent, but also his versitility. Be it the soft beauty of "Something So Right" or the upbeat synthesizer from "You Can Call Me Al" Simon shows he knows how to write a catchy pop song. Simon's beautiful lyrics can range from moving ("Slip Slidin' Away") to hilarious and rowdy ("Late In The Evening"). I reccomend this CD to anyone who loves great pop music, and for Simon fans it is a must.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow, I'm surprised nobody here really 'got' it September 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Many people have wondered here at the strange selection of the songs on this album. I've listened to it for years and always thought the theme was obvious: Simon has put together a little biography of his life, from songs written at the time. From his childhood through his years w/Garfunkle, joys of fatherhood and the arc of his relationship/marriage/divorce with Carrie Fischer, it's all here in a tidy little package. The chronicle mostly concentrates on his Fischer years; I'm not sure why he finishes up with Diamonds & Al, other than the fact that they were hits around the time the album was released and served to give it a little momentum in the stores.
Back in those days, Simon was incapable of writing a bad song. You can't go wrong buying this one, but don't treat it as a greatest hits CD -- accept it as a little story of Simon's life, which is what his songs have always been about anyway.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview that is in need of revamping October 14, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
This replaced Paul Simon's Greatest Hits, etc. Sadly that does not make for an improvement. That album covered less ground with more tracks. Hence this replacement suffers not only from omissions, but Paul's odd selections.
Where are An American Tune, Take Me To The Mardi Gras, Duncan, and Gone At Last? Second, why is Have A Good Time on this?
Lastly, the CD is an abridged version of the album, resulting in the dropping of one of Paul's biggest hits, and his favorite recording--Graceland.
When the CD first appeared, the maximum length was less than 70 minutes. Now, CDs can fit over 79 minutes of music. Why hasn't Warner Brothers remastered this and restored the song?
Finally, Paul likes to edit his works. Mother and Child Reunion and Loves Me Like A Rock lose 20 seconds each.
Warner Brothers has yet to remaster any of their artists catalogs. Make Paul Simon your first, and give this best-of a needed facelift!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Need an Easy-To-Read Track List? April 5, 2011
Format:Audio CD
1. Mother and Child Reunion
2. Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
3. Something So Right
4. St. Judy's Comet
5. Loves Me Like a Rock
6. Kodachrome
7. Have a Good Time
8. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
9. Still Crazy After All These Years
10. Late in the Evening
11. Slip Slidin' Away
12. Hearts and Bones
13. Train in the Distance
14. Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War
15. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
16. You Can Call Me Al
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Terririfc Retrospective Of Paul Simon's Solo Career April 26, 2002
Format:Audio CD
No one cut quite so high or bright an arc in American pop music during the late sixties and early seventies as did Paul Simon. Whether alone as in his later career or with long-time collaborator Art Garfunkel, he consistently surprised, delighted and edified his audiences with thoughtful, memorable, and amazingly durable songs and melodies that one still finds himself humming late into the night. While Paul has been uncharacteristically quiet as of late, no one will ever deny his lasting appeal or his talent as both a singer and as a songwriter.
What we have hear, then, is a selective compilation of his solo work, ranging from the haunting "Mother and Child Reunion" to the comical but lyrical "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard", from "Something So Right" to "Kodachrome", and from "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" to "Still Crazy After All These Years". All of these songs, as well as the many others included here, are all intelligent, sophisticated, and fun to listen to. While few have the power or meaning of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" or "The Boxer", they are all still memorable and evocative, proof positive that Paul Simon can stand alongside anyone, including Bob Dylan, in terms of depth of talent and extent of success. This is a wonderful retrospective of Paul Simon's solo work. Enjoy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diverse Collection August 6, 2004
Format:Audio CD
An interesting collection from 1988 that is a combination of some of Paul Simon's greatest hits with some lesser known gems. One such gem is "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War," which combines a bit of folk and is wonderful song that I am unable to recall having previously heard.

Of course there are quite a number of songs for which Paul Simon is famous, ranging from early hits "Mother and Child Reunion" to later hits such as "You Can Call Me Al." While this collection is not truly a greatest hits, it certainly seems to come close to one.

Paul Simon has had a fascination with rhythmic music, perhaps epitomized by his much lauded "Graceland" album, which was both a critical and commercial success. That rhythm is well-evidenced by the selections chosen for this collection. Of course Paul Simon is much more than "Graceland" and more than just fascinated with rhythm as he has consistently created magical and beautiful music throughout his solo career.

This CD is an eclectic collection of some of Paul's more enduring and artistically created music. Worth having even in comprehensive collections.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Was in wonderful shape
I always hesitate to buy "used" but in this case very happy I did. Was as described. Case was in awesome condition not to mention the cd inside. Came well packaged. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Courageous Christian
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Yeah
I love all of these songs deeply, but the inclusion of "Hearts and Bones" makes this particular Greatest Hits stand out from the others. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joseph Weir
5.0 out of 5 stars best of the best
tape is outstanding for us older folks...everybody should purchase one....next to dylan and others like him...brings back that mellow feeling all over again.....
Published 7 months ago by anthony chirico
5.0 out of 5 stars Great "Anti-Depressant"!
Great CD, it's like a walk through memory lane! Go, Paul Simon...you express yourself so clearly and without a big ego.
Published 13 months ago by ALT
5.0 out of 5 stars i love it
I've been listening to paul simon since i was a child. Great mellow beats with inspirational messages. Good with any crowd.
Published 13 months ago by michelle engebretson
4.0 out of 5 stars Memories
Brings back old times. Paul Simon is always great! Says eleven more words required so having said all I want ....
Published 14 months ago by Ann Marie Corey Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Great Artists of my time
One of the Great Artists of my time, Music of an era. Simon and Garfunkle were a great team and Paul Simon continues on.
Published 16 months ago by R. Doughty
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Amazing body of work, from one of the masters of modern music. Truly timeless. This has all my favorite songs on it, some so beautiful that I can barely even listen to them... Read more
Published 16 months ago by amylou718
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
I had lost my copy of this CD and buying another one here on Amazon was a great way to replace it!
Published 17 months ago by Busy Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars The best
I love Paul Simon's music. It changes, develops, evolves. He is deserving of all the lifetime awards he has received. Read more
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