You're the One Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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While I admit I thought a few of the songs odd on a first or even third hearing ("Pigs, Sheep and Wolves" and "You're the One" namely), the lyrics are every bit as good as any of Simon's other works. Since purchasing the album I have listened to it well over 200 times and am blown away with how beautiful the words are.
"Nature gives us shapeless shapes
Clouds and waves and flame
But human expectation
Is that love remains the same.
And when it doesn't
We point our fingers
And blame blame blame."
"All the trees were washed with April rain,
And the moon in the meadow
Took darling Lorraine"
"You want to be a leader?
You want to change the game?
Turn your back on money
Walk away from fame
You want to be a missionary?
Got that missionary zeal?
Let a stranger change your life
How does it make you feel?
You want to be a writer
But you don't know how or when
Find a quiet place
Use a humble pen."
The lyrics speak for themselves. 5 stars. As few artists in the past 20 years has produced such lyrics, why would this album receive any less than 5 stars?
And this is not to mention the instrumentality, which is deceivingly simply--especially in "The Teacher."
Half of this album is the best and most mature work of this profound artist's career. Purchase it, listen in a quiet room with no distractions, learn the words, let it open slowly and illumine your heart...it is a sublime creation full of love for the irony of life and conversely the beauty of whole of the universe....and by the way, the love of God. It is sublime again, like a view of a new galaxy.
I am BLOWN AWAY.
Exquisite genius: subtle, syncopated, tender, wise, lyrical, poetic, layer upon layer of gorgeous tapestry.
Leaves you wondering how one person could have so much talent, so much to give, and manages to do it decade after decade.
Paul Simon is a magnificent artist.
This is both music that is easy and music that is not easy. Accessible because it is as common as blood and sweat. Inaccessible, because it comes from an incredibly creative musician and his equally creative colleagues as they take all the musical knowledge in their kits and blend it together to create something NEW and familiar.
This is a blessing. This is high art for the masses. This is a man using the creative gifts God has given him to nearly the fullest extent personal courage and the tools he has access to allow.
Paul Simon is an American Master. Enjoy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Paul Simon never disappoints. Like his other albums, he takes his musical wisdom into a realm that is uniquely "You're the One". Beautiful!!!Published on April 20, 2010 by PA-Bill
I'm not one for reviews, so this is going to be short. I was initially reluctant about this album. I don't really know why. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by B. K. Williams
I know I am late to this party, but, if you read this, skip the CD, get the concert DVD, "Paul Simon - You're the One, Paris 2000". There is much more on it. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Richard S. Mitnick
When I was in high school, in 1967, my English teacher asked the class to name our top five favorite poets. I submitted these, in alphabetical order:
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