Thursday, February 25, 2016

"Hearts and Bones," Paul Simon (1983)

"Hearts and Bones" is a good Paul Simon album that had the misfortune to be released just a couple of years before "Graceland," a very, very great Paul Simon album.

You can begin to hear the rhythms that would make "Graceland" such a phenomenal success on some of the songs here, but there's no question that the players - expert session men though they may be - lack the fluidity of the African musicians Simon would put in the spotlight on "Graceland."

On the other hand, you've got to love any album that includes songs with titles like "Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War."

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